Beatriz Delgado Corrales

Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE)/ Environmental microbiologist., Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment

Beatriz Delgado is an environmental microbiologist with a background in biotechnology and bioinformatics. During her research career she has focused on characterizing microbial communities in different environments using DNA sequencing and bioinformatic tools.

She obtained her BSc in Biotechnology from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), in Spain in 2017, followed by a MSc in Environmental Microbiology from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2018. Since October 2020, she is working on her PhD at the HBBE. In both her BSc and MSc theses, she analysed the composition of the rumen microbiome using whole-genome sequencing with Oxford Nanopore’s MinION.

During her PhD at the HBBE she will explore the bacterial, fungal and viral composition of the Built Environment (BE), with a focus on indoor air and its impact on human health. This project will also focus on the variations of the microbial composition over time and on different types of surfaces found on the BE.