Anna Carratala Ripolles

EPFL ENAC IIE LEV
GR A0 392 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
1015 Lausanne

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Fields of expertise

My research is focused on understanding the ecology of aquatic microorganisms to ultimately promote water quality and develop novel biotechnological applications. My current interests include:

- Characterising the dynamics of microorganisms in alpine and polar lakes in response to environmental change.
- Monitoring of planktonic and benthic Cyanobacteria in freshwater ecosystems.
- Identification of mechanisms leading to the production of cyanotoxins in alpine and arctic lakes.
- Understanding microbial interactions among virus, bacteria and protists in freshwater ecosystems.
- Developing novel biotechnological applications based on the metabolic diversity of lake water bacteria.
- Exploring the production of metabolic water by cold-adapted arctic bacteria. 









Professional course

Research scientist

Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry

EPFL

from April 2017.

Postdoctoral researcher

Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry

EPFL

2013-2017

Research internship

Laboratory of Integrative Biology of Marine Organisms (BIOM)

Observatoire Océanologique Banyuls sur Mer, France

February-October 2012.

Research internship

Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

July 2011.

Research internship

Laboratory of Compared and Environmental Virology

Institute Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

July 2010.

PhD student

Laboratory of viral contaminants

University of Barcelona

2008-2013


Education

Ph.D. Environmental Microbiology

University of Barcelona

2008-2013

Master Advanced Microbiology

Biology

2007-2008

Degree Biology

University of Barcelona

2001-2007

Open Water, Advanced and Rescue Diver

2008-2017


Awards

Extraordinary PhD Award

University of Barcelona

2014

International Geneva Award

Swiss Network of International Studies

2019

Prix Source Innovation

Alliance, EPFL

2023

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Courses

Biology

This course will cover the fundamental principles governing life and the living world. Topics will include the diversity of living organisms, cellular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. This course provides a foundation in biology, fostering critical thinking & analytical skills.

Hands-on bioinformatics for microbial meta-omics

This course will train doctoral students to use bioinformatic tools to analyse amplicon and metagenomic sequences. In addition, we will also touch upon meta-transcriptomics and meta-proteomics.