Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación IEO


Profesora de Investigación de los OPI

Moll de Ponent, s/n.
07015, Palma de Mallorca.
Illes Balears. España.
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Telephone: +34 971 133 720
Fax: +34 971 404 945

CV Summary

Dr. Eva Sintes is a Research Professor at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (12/7/2018). She did her PhD thesis in Biology at the University of the Balearic Islands, graded cum Laude (2002). Subsequently, she obtained a Marie Curie fellowship to conduct postdoctoral research at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, where she was eventually hired as postdoc researcher (2002-2009). Following, she started to work at the Microbial Oceanography group of the Limnology and Bio-Oceanography Department from the University of Vienna, Austria (2009-2018) as senior postdoc researcher.

Dr. Sintes has participated in 19 research projects and participated in 19 research expeditions. She co-supervised 7 master students and 6 PhD students, additionally to numerous Erasmus students, internships, etc. Her intense research activity has resulted in 60 articles published up to now in international scientific journals, and more than 100 presentations in international scientific congresses, with an h-index of 21.

Dr. Sintes had lectured the courses Bioquímica Ecológica y contaminación, Ecología Acuática, Métodos y Técnicas de Estudio de los Ecosistemas from the University of the Balearics, and the courses Advanced Marine Ecology and Microbial Oceanography from the University of Vienna. Since 2018, she had been lecturing the course Marine Microbiology within the Marine Ecology Master from the University of the Balearics.

The research interest of Dr. Sintes is microbial oceanography, particularly the diversity and metabolic capabilities of microbes, and how they can influence the structure and function of ecosystems. Recent advances in molecular biology, and particularly the advent of –omics (metagenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics), have exponentially increased the quantity and quality of the information on the biodiversity of microbes from different environments, as well as provided information on novel metabolic pathways and genes, consequently generating new questions and helping to better understand the functioning of global biogeochemical cycles.

Update in September 2020