Pía Oyarzúa Alarcón (Concepción, 1986) is degreed in Bioengineering (Universidad de Concepción, 2010) and MSc in Microbiology (Universidad de Concepción, 2012). In the last 5 years she was part of the Plant Health team of the Faculty of Agronomy at the University of Concepcion, where she was developed as Chief of Laboratory, co-investigator and researcher in several biotechnology and agricultural projects.
She is currently a PhD student in Environmental Science and Technology and her research will be based on understanding the molecular mechanisms of the biological elimination of organic matter and nitrogen in complex wastewater using systems based on granular biomass.
Pía’s current research interests are:
Know what are the determining operational factors in the formation of granular biomass
Understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of granular biomass.
Determine bacterial mechanisms that are affected or favored with variations in operational parameters.