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Research Group: Theory, Bioinformatics and Computation

This project is coordinated by the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology I2SysBio) and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. The project explores the presence of microorganisms with electricity generating potential of microbial communities present in the sediments of salt lagoons and salt flats of San Cristóbal Island in the Galapagos archipelago. Galapagos explores the production of electricity from environmental samples, characterizes the metagenomic content of microbial communities and the correlation of the presence of power species with environmental parameters such as pH, salinity, temperature and dissolved oxygen.

Universidad de San Francisco de Quito

Start date: January / 2018.

End date: December / 2020.

Principal investigators: Carlos Peña Garay, Sonia Zapata Mena.

Participating researchers:

Vicente Arnau, Wladimiro Diaz, José Manuel Martí, Lotfi Boubekeur, Pablo Egas


Funding agencies: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Science (GAIAS).

Partners: Sistemas Genómicos


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