Long Night of the Sciences Leipzig - 23.06.2023
Many people have asked me how I can study the air we breathe. How I manage to analyse the biological particles in the air: pollen grains, bacteria, viruses...
I have even been asked if I use a butterfly catcher to collect them and transport them to the laboratory where I study them. If it were you, how would you do it? How would you catch a bacterium that grew for example in New Zealand but has arrived in Spain? Or how would you study the pollen of a tree that is close to your house and causes you so many allergies?
In this talk, you will learn about the different processes and methods we scientists use to study what is in the air. And you will learn that DNA is the clue that we follow, like real detectives, in the laboratory to study it.
If you are curious about how we study the bugs we can breathe... don't miss this talk!
Talk for the Barcelona Science Week (2020). Event organised by: LaBiotheque (in Spanish).
Experiments for General Public
Science in an easy language
Publication for general audience in the journal Sem@foro, 67: 58. Section: “Nuestra Ciencia”, of one of the scientific papers: Sánchez-Parra B, Núñez A., Moreno D.A. (2019). “Prevención de brotes de legionelosis mediante la detección rápida de la bacteria Legionella pneumophila a partir de muestras de aire”. (In Spanish).