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Dr Joseph Alexander Christie De Oleza

Dr Joseph Alexander Christie De Oleza
Tenured contract lecturer




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Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) **


A.1. Current position

Name of University/Institution

University of the Balearic Islands 


 Department of Biology

Address and Country

Ctra. Valldemossa km 7.5, Edif. Guillem Colom 07122

Phone number



Current position

Ramon y Cajal



Key words

marine microbial ecology; molecular biology; microbial interactions; nutrient cycling; microplastics; polymer biodegradation 


A.2. Education






U. Balearic Islands




U. Balearic Islands




U. Balearic Islands


Advanced Microbiology


U. Balearic Islands


Environ. Microbiol. & Biotechnol


A.3. JCR articles, h Index, thesis supervised

47 peer reviewed publications (indexing from Web of Science) from which:

  • 30 as first / last author (22 as corresponding author)
  • 41 in the first quartile
  • 23 in the first decile (Nature Microbiology, Nature Communications, ISME, Microbiome, Current Biology, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Environmental Science & Technology, J Hazardous Materials, Microbial Ecol)
  • >3400 citations (>2.800 since 2018) Google Scholar

h-index of 26 (24 since 2018) Google Scholar

i10-index of 43 (34 since 2018) Google Scholar

10 PhD theses completed (8 as main supervisor)

3 PhD theses in process (3 as main supervisor)

Over ¤2.5M in research grants won as Principal Investigator (PI)


Part B. CV SUMMARY (max. 3500 characters, including spaces)

Dr. Christie-Oleza in a molecular environmental microbiologist by training. He moved from the University of Warwick to the University of the Balearic Islands in 2019 as a Ramon y Cajal – an extremely competitive tenure track fellowship programme to attract talent in Spain. He has been an Independent Group Leader since 2013. In 2015 the University of Warwick offered him a position as an Assistant Professor based on his outstanding scientific trajectory; university where he still holds a position as a visiting professor. Throughout his career Dr. Christie-Oleza has been externally funded through competitively won fellowships (Areces Foundation Fellowship, IEF Marie Curie Research Fellowship, NERC Independent Research Fellowship and, now, a Ramon y Cajal) demonstrating his ability to put forward original research ideas and manage his own research projects, generating high impact outputs. He has two main research lines:

1) Ecology and biodegradation of plastic; research line with which he integrated in his current lab at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain).

2) Marine microbial interactions – nutrient cycling and microbial ecology; an independent research line Dr. Christie-Oleza will consolidate with this project ‘Consolidación Investigadora’.

From his 47 peer reviewed publications, he is first / last author in 30 of them and corresponding author in 22, altogether proving his implication and leadership in his current research outputs. The relevance of Dr. Christie-Oleza’s research can be broadly assessed both by: i) the prestige of the journals’ where he has published (41 of his publications are in journals in the first quartile of their discipline and 23 in the first decile, e.g. Nature Microbiol., Nature Commun., PNAS, ISME, Microbiome, Curr. Biol., Mol. Cell. Proteomics, Environ. Sci. Technol., J Hazard. Mater., Water Res.); and, most importantly following DORA, ii) the rate at which his publications get cited (from Google Scholar: >3,400 citations, >2,800 since 2018; h-index of 26). For example, Erni-Cassola et al 2017 (published in Environ. Sci. Technol.) has been cited >670 times, or Erni-Cassola et al 2019 (published in J. Hazard. Mater.) cited >550 times. Hence, Dr. Christie-Oleza is providing useful outputs to the scientific community.

During his three main international career moves (i.e. France-UK-Spain), he has developed a wide network of interdisciplinary and international collaborations across Europe (e.g. with Dr. Helliwell, publishing in Curr. Biol., 2021; or Dr. Lidbury, publishing in PNAS, 2022), South America (e.g. with Dr Echeveste, publishing in J. Hazard. Mater., 2022), as well as his recent collaboration with Dr. Yang from China (e.g. publication in Water Res., 2022).  

Dr. Christie-Oleza takes great care in the mentoring of his team members and dedicates a considerable amount of time to help early career scientists achieve their very best in a friendly and welcoming environment. Routinely, his PhD students win prizes at symposiums and best thesis awards, as well as publish in high impact journals, altogether, helping them move on to successful research positions. Out of the 10 PhD students he has already supervised to completion, eight have continued into postdoc positions in internationally renowned laboratories, one moved to work in the ERC Commission in Brussels, and two as research scientists in international firms. He has also supervised three postdoctoral researchers and two senior research technicians as well as numerous BSc, MSc and visiting scientists in his lab.

Despite his early career stage, Dr. Christie-Oleza has held numerous Institutional responsibilities, e.g. being Research Theme leader of Environmental Biosciences and Deputy Director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Warwick, or one of NERC’s 50th Anniversary Ambassador (2015; involving dissemination and outreach activities). Since 2020, Dr. Christie-Oleza is an Associate Editor for the journal Microbiome (impact factor 15.5) and Environmental Microbiome (IF 7.9), and is currently a guest editor of Environmental Microbiology’s special issue ‘Microbes of the plastisphere’ (IF 5.1). He routinely carries out reviewing and assessment activities (e.g. pool of experts for the Spanish National Research Agency, AEI; regular reviewer for scientific journals such as Nature Commun., Nature Microbiol., Microbiome, ISME, Env. Sci. & Technol., Env. Microbiol, amongst others; or internationally invited for PhD and MRes examining panels). All together, these achievements demonstrate that Dr. Christie-Oleza has a consolidated career and is an internationally renowned researcher.

Dr. Christie-Oleza also dedicates time in disseminating his research through numerous press releases that have been picked up by local and international press, as well as doing outreach activities in schools (e.g. AMGEN TransferCiència program).



C.1. Publications (since 2012)

IF, impact factor from year of publication; * indicates corresponding author

    1. Zadjelovic, V.; Wright, R.J.; Borsetto, C; Quartey, J.; Cairns, T.N.; Langille, M.G.I.; Wellington, E.M.H.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2023 Microbial hitchhikers harbouring antimicrobial‑resistance genes in the riverine plastisphere. Microbiome, 11: 225. doi: 10.1186/s40168-023-01662-3. (IF: 15.5) Q1 D1
    2. Zadjelovic, V.; Wright, R.J.; Walker, T.R.; Avalos, V.; Marín, P.E.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Riquelme, C. 2023 Assessing the impact of chronic and acute plastic pollution from construction activities and other anthropogenic sources: A case study from the coast of Antofagasta, Chile. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 195: 115510. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.115510. (IF: 5.8) Q1 D1
    3. Zadjelovic, V.; Erni-Cassola, G.; Obrador-Viel, T.; Lester, D.; Eley, Y.; Gibson, M.I.; Dorador, C.; Golyshin, P.N.; Black, S.; Wellington, E.M.H.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2022 A mechanistic understanding of polyethylene biodegradation by the marine bacterium Alcanivorax. J. of Hazardous Materials, 436: 129278. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.129278. (IF: 13.6) Q1 D1
    4. Latva, M.; Dedman, C.J.; Wright, R.J.; Polin, M.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2022 Microbial pioneers of plastic colonisation in coastal seawaters. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179: 113701. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113701. (IF: 5.8) Q1 D1
    5. Dedman, C.J.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.*; Fernández-Juárez, V.; Echeveste, P. 2022 Cell size matters: Nano- and micro-plastics preferentially drive declines of large marine phytoplankton due to co-aggregation. J. of Hazardous Materials, 424: 127488. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.127488. (IF: 13.6) Q1 D1
    6. Yuan, W.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Xu, E.G.; Li, J.; Zhang, H.; Wang, W.; Lin, L.; Zhang, W.; Yang. Y. 2022 Environmental fate of microplastics in the world's third-largest river: basin-wide investigation and microplastic community analysis. Water Research, 210: 118002. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.118002. (IF: 12.8) Q1 D1
    7. Lidbury, I.D.E.A; Scanlan, D.J.; Murphy, A.R.J.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Aguilo-Ferretjans, M.M.; Hitchcock, A.; Daniell, T. 2022 A widely distributed phosphate-insensitive phosphatase presents a route for rapid organophosphorus remineralisation in the biosphere. PNAS, 119: e2118122119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2118122119. (IF: 11.1) Q1
    8. Aguilo-Ferretjans, M.M.; Bosch, R.; Puxty, R.J.; Latva, M.; Zadjelovic, V.; Chhun, A.; Sousoni, D.; Polin, M.; Scanlan, D.J.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2021 Pili allow dominant marine cyanobacteria to avoid sinking and evade predation. Nature Communications, 12: 1857. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22152-w. (IF: 17.7) Q1 D1
    9. Wright, R.J.; Bosch, R.; Langille, M.G.I.; Gibson, M.I.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2021 A multi-OMIC characterisation of biodegradation and microbial community succession within the PET Plastisphere. Microbiome, 9: 141. doi: 10.1186/s40168-021-01054-5. (IF: 16.8) Q1 D1
    10. Dedman, C.J.; King, A.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.*; Davies, G.L. 2021 Environmentally relevant concentrations of titanium dioxide nanoparticles pose negligible risk to marine microbes. Environmental Science-Nano, 8: 1236-1255. doi: 10.1039/d0en00883d. (IF: 9.5) Q1
    11. Chhun, A.; Sousoni, D.; Aguilo‐Ferretjans, M.M.; Song, L.; Corre, C.; Christie‐Oleza, J.A.* 2021 Phytoplankton trigger the production of cryptic metabolites in the marine actinobacterium Salinispora tropica. Microbial Biotechnology, 14: 291-306. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13722. (IF: 6.6) Q1
    12. Helliwell, K.E.; Harrison, E.L.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Rees, A.P.; Kleiner, F.H.; Gaikwad, T.; Downe, J.; Aguilo-Ferretjans, M.M.; Al-Moosawi, L.; Brownlee, C.; Wheeler, G.L. 2021 A novel Ca2+ signaling pathway coordinates environmental phosphorus sensing and nitrogen metabolism in marine diatoms. Current Biology, 31: 978-989. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.11.073. (IF: 10.9) Q1 D1
    13. Dedman, C.J.; Rizk, M.M.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.*; Davies, G.L. 2021 Investigating the impact of cerium oxide nanoparticles upon the ecologically significant marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 668097. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.668097. (IF: 5.2) Q1 D1
    14. Wright, R.J.; Erni-Cassola, G.; Zadjelovic, V.; Latva, M.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2020 Marine plastic debris: a new surface for microbial colonization. Environmental Science & Technology, 54: 11657−11672. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c02305. (IF: 9.0; Front Cover) Q1 D1
    15. Wright, R.J.; Bosch, R.; Gibson, M.I.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2020 Plasticizer degradation by marine bacterial isolates: a proteogenomic and metabolomic characterization. Environmental Science & Technology, 54: 2244-2256. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b05228. (IF: 9.0; Front Cover) Q1 D1
    16. Dedman, C.J.; Newson, G.C.; Davies, G.L.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2020 Mechanisms of silver nanoparticle toxicity on the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus under environmentally-relevant conditions. Science of the Total Environment, 747: 141229. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141229. (IF: 8.0) Q1 D1
    17. Zadjelovic, V.; Chhun, A.; Quareshy, M.; Silvano, E.; Hernandez-Fernaud, J.R.; Aguilo-Ferretjans, M.M.; Bosch, R.; Dorador, C.; Gibson, M.I.; Christie-Oleza J.A.* 2020 Beyond oil degradation: enzymatic potential of Alcanivorax to degrade natural and synthetic polyesters. Environmental Microbiology, 22 (4): 1356–1369. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14947. (IF: 5.5) Q1
    18. Erni-Cassola, G.; Wright, R.J.; Gibson, M.I.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2020 Early colonization of weathered polyethylene by distinct bacteria in marine coastal seawater. Microbial Ecology, 79: 517–526. doi: 10.1007/s00248-019-01424-5. (IF: 4.6) Q1 D1
    19. Zadjelovic, V.; Gibson, M.I.; Dorador, C.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2020 Genome of Alcanivorax sp. 24: A hydrocarbon degrading bacterium isolated from marine plastic debris. Marine Genomics, 49: 100686. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2019.05.001. (IF: 1.7) Q4
    20. Wright, R.J.; Gibson, M.I.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2019 Understanding microbial community dynamics to improve optimal microbiome selection. Microbiome, 7: 85. doi: 10.1186/s40168-019-0702-x. (IF: 11.6) Q1 D1
    21. Erni-Cassola, G.; Zadjelovic, V.; Gibson, M.I.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2019 Distribution of plastic polymer types in the marine environment; a meta-analysis. J. of Hazardous Materials, 369: 691–698. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.02.067. (IF: 9.0) Q1 D1
    22. Michniewski, S.; Redgwell, T.; Grigonyte, A.; Rihtman, B.; Aguilo-Ferretjans, M.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Jameson, E.; Scanlan, D.J.; Millard, A.D. 2019 Riding the wave of genomics to investigate aquatic coliphage diversity and activity. Environmental Microbiology, 21 (6): 2112-2128. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14590. (IF: 4.9) Q1
    23. Zerfaß, C.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Soyer, O.S. 2019 Manganese oxide biomineralization provides protection against nitrite toxicity in a cell-density-dependent manner. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 85 (2): e02129-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02129-18. (IF: 4.0) Q1
    24. Kaur, A.; Hernandez-Fernaud, J.R.; Aguilo-Ferretjans, M.M.; Wellington, E.M.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2018 100 days of marine Synechococcus - Ruegeria pomeroyi interaction, a detailed analysis of the exoproteome. Environmental Microbiology, 20 (2):785-799. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14012. (IF: 5.1) Q1
    25. Christie-Oleza, J.A.*; Sousoni, D.; Lloyd, M.; Armengaud, J.; Scanlan, D.J. 2017 Nutrient recycling facilitates long-term stability of marine microbial phototroph-heterotroph interactions. Nature Microbiology, 2: 17100. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.100. (IF: 14.2) Q1 D1
    26. Erni-Cassola, G., Gibson, M.I., Thompson, R.C., Christie-Oleza, J.A.* 2017 Lost, but found with Nile Red: a novel method for detecting and quantifying small microplastics (1 mm to 20 μm) in environmental samples. Environmental Science & Technology, 51 (23): 13641-13648. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04512. (IF: 6.7) Q1 D1
    27. Christie-Oleza, J.A.*; Armengaud, J.; Guerin, P; Scanlan, D.J. 2015 Functional distinctness in the exoproteomes of marine Synechococcus. Environmental Microbiology, 17 (10): 3781-3794. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12822. (IF: 5.9) Q1
    28. Christie-Oleza, J.A.*; Scanlan, D.J; Armengaud, J. 2015 "You produce while I clean up", a strategy revealed by exoproteomics during Synechococcus-Roseobacter interactions. Proteomics, 15 (20): 3454-3462. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201400562. (IF: 4.1) Q1
    29. Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Armengaud, J. 2015 Proteomics of the Roseobacter clade, a window to the marine microbiology landscape. Proteomics, 15 (23-24): 3928-3942. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201500222. (IF: 4.1) Q1
    30. Bland, C.; Hartmann, E.M.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Fernandez, B.; Armengaud, J. 2014 N-Terminal-oriented proteogenomics of the marine bacterium Roseobacter denitrificans Och114 using N-succinimidyloxycarbonylmethyl)tris(2,4,6-trimethoxyphenyl) phosphonium bromide (TMPP) labeling and diagonal chromatography. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 13 (5): 1369-1381. doi: 10.1074/mcp.O113.032854. (IF: 6.6) Q1 D1
    31. Durighello, E.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Armengaud, J. 2014 Assessing the exoproteome of marine bacteria, lesson from a RTX-toxin abundantly secreted by Phaeobacter strain DSM 17395. PLoS One, 9 (2): e89691. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089691. (IF: 3.2) Q1
    32. Hartmann, E.M.; Durighello, E.; Pible, O.; Nogales, B.; Beltrametti, F.; Bosch, R.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Armengaud, J. 2014 Proteomics meets blue biotechnology: A wealth of novelties and opportunities. Marine Genomics, S1874-7787 (14): 00042-7. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2014.04.003. (IF: 1.8) Q3
    33. Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Piña-Villalonga, J.M.; Guerin, P.; Miotello, G.; Bosch, R.; Nogales, B.; Armengaud, J. 2013 Shotgun nanoLC-MS/MS proteogenomics to document MALDI-TOF biomarkers for screening new members of the Ruegeria genus. Environmental Microbiology, 15 (1): 133-147. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02812.x. (IF: 6.2) Q1
    34. Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Miotello, G.; Armengaud, J. 2013 Proteogenomic definition of biomarkers for the large Roseobacter clade and application for a quick screening of new environmental isolates. J. Proteome Research, 12 (11): 5331-5339. doi: 10.1021/pr400554e. (IF: 5.0) Q1
    35. Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Brunet-Galmés, I.; Lalucat, J.; Nogales, B; Bosch, R. 2013 MiniUIB, a novel minitransposon-based system for stable insertion of foreign DNA into the genomes of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79 (5): 1629-1638. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03214-12.  (IF: 4.0) Q1
    36. Vázquez, S.; Nogales, B.; Ruberto, L.; Mestre, C.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Ferrero, M.; Bosch, R.; Mac Cormack, W.P. 2013 Characterization of bacterial consortia from diesel-contaminated Antarctic soils: towards the design of tailored formulas for bioaugmentation. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 77: 22-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2012.11.002. (IF: 2.2) Q2
    37. Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Fernandez, B.; Nogales, B.; Bosch, R; Armengaud, J. 2012 Proteomic insights into the lifestyle of an environmentally relevant marine bacterium. ISME J., 6 (1): 124-135. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.86. (IF: 9.0) Q1 D1
    38. Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Pina-Villalonga, J.M.; Bosch, R.; Nogales, B.; Armengaud, J. 2012 Comparative proteogenomics of twelve Roseobacter exoproteomes reveals different adaptive strategies among these marine bacteria. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 11 (2): M111.013110. doi: 10.1074/mcp.M111.013110. (IF: 7.3) Q1 D1
    39. Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Miotello, G.; Armengaud, J. 2012 High-throughput proteogenomics of Ruegeria pomeroyi: seeding a better genomic annotation for the whole marine Roseobacter clade. BMC Genomics, 13: Art.73. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-73. (IF: 4.4) Q1
    40. Armengaud, J.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Clair, G.; Malard, V.; Duport, C. 2012 Exoproteomics: exploring the world around biological systems. Expert Review of Proteomics, 9 (5): 561-575. doi: 10.1586/epr.12.52. (IF: 3.9) Q1
    41. Suarez-Suarez, L.Y.; Brunet-Galmes, I.; Piña-Villalonga, J.M.; Christie-Oleza, J.A.; Peña, A.; Bennasar, A.; Armengaud, J.; Nogales, B.; Bosch, R. 2012 Draft genome sequence of Citreicella aestuarii strain 357, a member of the Roseobacter clade isolated without xenobiotic pressure from a petroleum-polluted beach. J. Bacteriology, 194 (19): 5464-5465. doi: 10.1128/JB.01261-12. (IF: 3.2) Q2

C.2. Research projects and grants

  • PID2022-139042NB-I00: Mechanistic understanding of the initial steps of refractory plastic colonization and biodegradation (plasticROS). Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (2023-2026). PI. 197,500¤, Spain.
  • TED2021-129739B-I00: Alive plastics with end-of-life self-degradation (AlivePlastics). Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (2022-2024). PI. 179,400¤, Spain.
  • PDC2022-133849-I00 (Proof of Concept from PID2019-109509RB-I00): Self-degradable polyesters in marine ecosystems (polyDEmar-PoC). Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (2022-2024). PI. 148,350¤, Spain.
  • PID2019-109509RB-I00: New approaches for improving the biodegradation of plastics by marine microbes (polyDEmar). Ministerio de Ciencias, Innovación y Universidades (2020-2023). PI. 196,020¤, Spain.
  • RYC-2017-22452: Ramon y Cajal (2019-2024). Ministerio de Ciencias, Innovación y Universidades, Agencia Estatal de Investigación, European Social Fund and University of the Balearic Islands. PI (Independent Fellowship). 308.600¤, Spain.
  • NE/S005501/1: Microbial hitch-hikers of marine plastics: the survival, persistence & ecology of microbial communities in the 'Plastisphere'. NERC (2019-2023). PI at Warwick £600,090 (~684,100¤), UK. Project collaborator since Ramon y Cajal.
  • BB/M017982/1: Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre. BBSRC/EPSRC (2015-2020). Co-I (PI: Prof McCarthy). £13,488,965 (~15,377,400¤), UK.
  • CTM2015-70180-R: Caracterizacion fisiologica y proteogenomica de degradadores eficaces de hidrocarburos aromaticos del linaje Roseobacter. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (2016-2019). Team member (PI: Dr Bosch). 157.300¤, Spain.
  • NE/K009044/1: Eco-interactomics: From microbial interactions to the fate of dissolved organic matter in the oceans. NERC Independent Research Fellowship (2013-2018). PI (Independent Fellowship). £719,081 (~819,750¤), UK.
  • SLS Pump Priming: Important secondary metabolite produced by marine Synechococcus. University of Warwick (2017). PI. £5,000 (~5,700¤), UK.
  • SLS Pump Priming: Defining the right pipeline for proper metaproteomics. University of Warwick (2014). PI. £5,000 (~5,700¤), UK.
  • PIEF-GA-2010-272593: Do Synechococcus regulatory networks underpin marine ecological distinctness? FP7 Marie Curie Actions, IEF Fellowship (2011-2013). ¤209,593, UK.


C.3. Contracts

Ramon y Cajal. University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. 2019-2024

Assistant Professor. University of Warwick, UK. 2015–2019

NERC Independent Research Fellow. University of Warwick, UK. 2013–2018

IRF Marie Curie Research Fellow. University of Warwick, UK. 2011–2013

Ramon Areces Postdoctoral Research Fellow. CEA Marcoule, France. 2009–2011

Postdoctoral Researcher. University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. 2009


C.4. Patents  and Transfer projects

2013  Christie-Oleza J.A.; Brunet, I.; Lalucat, J.; Nogales, B.; Bosch, R. University Balearic Islands. Minitransposon miniUIB and its derived uses. Pub. No.: WO/2013/167784. International Application No.: PCT/ES2013/070294.

2023  Project ACELERA (FUEIB). Optimization of the treatment of black algae in tourist recreational water facilities in the Balearic Islands. Company: Comercial Distribuidora Puig SL. Participation in the research team (PI: Dr Doménech). 25,226¤.


C.5. Others

Invited talks:

  •          2023  Invited speaker, departmental seminar at the University of Cordoba, Spain
  •          2022  Speaker, ISME, Lausanne, Switzerland
  •          2022  Speaker, International Meeting ProSynFest, Córdoba, Spain
  •          2021  Invited speaker, SAMIGE and DIMAyA national conference, Argentina (on-line)
  •          2021  Invited speaker, Microplastics workshop, Mallorca, Spain (on-line)
  •          2021 Invited speaker, ICM - EMM seminar series, Barcelona, Spain (on-line)
  •          2020 Invited speaker, Metagenomics seminar series, Alicante, Spain (on-line)
  •          2019 Invited speaker, Metaproteomics Workshop, Sheffield UK
  •          2019 Invited speaker, FEMS International Meeting, Glasgow UK
  •          2019  Invited speaker, departmental seminar at the University of East Anglia, UK.
  •          2018 Speaker, ISME International Meeting, Leipzig Germany.
  •          2018  Invited keynote speaker, Roseobacter Symposium, Oldenburg Germany.
  •          2018 Invited speaker, departmental seminar at the University of Liverpool, UK.
  •          2017 Invited keynote speaker, Workshop on Extremophiles, University of Alicante, Spain.
  •          2015 Speaker, ASLO International Meeting, Granada, Spain.
  •          2013 Invited speaker, departmental seminar at the University of Essex, UK.
  • 2013 Invited speaker, EU funded project MaCuMBA, Biological Station Roscoff, France.
  • 2013 Invited speaker, Gordon Research Conf. Marine Molecular Ecology, Hong Kong.


Organization of R&D activities:

-           2017 Organising committee of the MMEG Meeting, Coventry UK

-           2017 Organising committee of CBNP Symposium XI, Coventry UK

-           2015 Organising and chairing session at ASLO-2015, Granada Spain

-           2011 Collaboration in the organization of SMAP-2011, Avignon France

-           2009 Collaboration in the organization of EC-US Working Group, Mallorca Spain


Academic positions of responsibility and management:

-        Associate Director of Undergraduate admissions. School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick (2017-2019).

-        Research Theme Leader in Environmental Bioscience. School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick (2017-2019).

-        Environment and Microbiology Seminar series. School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick (2013-2017).


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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11079 - Master's Thesis
11081 - Research Group Internships
  • Master's Degree in Advanced Microbiology2023-24
11087 - Environmental Biotechnology
11091 - Specialisation Seminars
21509 - Integrated Chemistry Laboratory II


Research groups

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Microbiology (Microbio) Member
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