-A. Sukenik, A. Quesada, N. Salmaso (2015). Global expansion of toxic cyanobacteria. Effects on ecosystem functioning . Biodiversity and Conservation. In press

-Y. Blanco, A. Quesada, I. Gallardo-Carreño, J. Aguirre y V. Parro (2015). CYANOCHIP: an antibody microarray for high taxonomical resolution cyanobacteria monitoring  Environmental Science and Technology. In press

-MC Casero, A. Ballot, R. Agha, A. Quesada and S. Cirés(2014). Characterisation of saxitoxin production and reléase and phylogeny of stx genes in paralytic shellfish poisoning tosin producing Aphanizomenon gracile. Harmful Algae  37: 28- 37

-M. Medina-Cobo, J.A: Domínguez, A Quesada and C. de Hoyos (2014).  Estimation of cyanobacteria biovolume in water reservoirs by MERIS. Water Research.  63: 10-20   
-R Agha,and A Quesada (2014). Oligopeptide as biomarkers of cyanobacterial suppopulations. Toward an understanding of their biological role Toxins 6: 1929-1950 .

-R Agha, MÁ Lezcano, MM Labrador, S Cirés, and A Quesada (2014). Seasonal dynamics and sedimentation patterns of Microcystis oligopeptide-based chemotypes reveal subpopulations with different ecological traits  Limnology and Oceanography 59: 861-871.

-S Cirés, L Wörmer, A Ballot,  R Agha, C Wiedner, D Velázquez, MC Casero, and A Quesada (2014). Phylogeography of cylindrospermopsin and paralytic shellfish toxin-producing Nostocales cyanobacteria from Mediterranean Europe (Spain)Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80: 1359- 1370

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Official Master on Inland Waters Quality Assessment

Official Master on Inland Water Quality Assessment at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

Free Webinar for information on 2016/17 academic course

Please register to http://www.thestudyabroadportal.com/universidad-autonoma-de-madrid/water-related-official-master-studies-new-job-opportunities-and-challenges?w2palt=1




This hands-on course will provide a detailed complete training on cyanobacteria and cyanobacterial derived problems (cyanotoxins). This course will be taught by world class leading scientists on the topics. Postgraduate students (Ph.D., postdocs, early-career trainees) are invited to participate.

The topics will be: Introduction to cyanobacteria, cyanobacteria management, field studies, taxonomy, toxicology, toxinology and genetics. This Course is funded by CYANONILS and CYANOCOST.

Please visit: http://congresos.fuam.es/fuamcongresos/advanced-course-on-cyanobacteria-and-cyanotoxins/home

Team publications

Multi-scale strategies for the mon

R Agha; S Cirés; L Wörmer; JA Domínguez; A. Quesada (2012).

Cyanobacterial heterocyst glycolipids in cultures and environmental samples: Diversity and biomarker potential. Limnology and Oceanography , 57: 1775-1788

L Wörmer,; S Cirés D. Velázquez; A Quesada y K-U Hinrichs (2012).

Temperature-Dependent Dispersal Strategies of Aphanizomenon ovalisporum (Nostocales, cyanobacteria): Implications for the Annual Life Cycle Microbial Ecology, 65: 12-21

S Cirés; L Wörmer; C. Wiedner A Quesada (2012).

Effects of harmful cyanobacteria on the freshwater pathogenic free-living amoeba Acanthoamoeba castellanii. Aquatic toxicology, 130: 9-17

P. Urrutia-Cordero, R. Agha, S. Cirés, M.A: Lezcano, M.Sánchez-Contreras, KO Waara, H. Utkilen, A. Quesada (2013).

A Quesada (2013) Limited stability of microcystins in oligopeptide profiles of Microcystis aeruginosa (Cyanobacteria). Implications in the definition of chemotypes.

 R. Agha, S Cirés, L. Wörmer

Toxins, 5: 1089-1104

First TaqMan Assay to Identify and Quantify the Cylindrospermopsin-Producing Cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon ovalisporum in Water. Advances in Microbiology 3: 430-437

E. Campo, M.A. Lezcano, R. Agha, S. Cirés, A. Quesada, R. El-Shehawy (2013).

Overwintering populations of Anabaena, Aphanizomenon and Microcystis as potential inocula for summer blooms. J. Plankton Research. In press

S. Cires, L. Wörmer, R. Agha and A. Quesada (2013).