Hikmate Abriouel obtained her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Microbiology, University of Granada (Granada, Spain), in 2000. Her scientific interests were focused on production, purification, and physicochemical characterization of bacteriocins produced by Enterococcus faecalis. After the doctoral period, she worked as Postdoctoral Scientist for two years (from 2000 to 2002) in Federal Research Center for Nutrition (Karlsruhe, Germany), in Department of Health Sciences of University of Jaén (Spain), and in Department of Microbiology of University of Granada (Spain). Actually, she serves as a Professor of Microbiology in University of Jaén (Spain) and she has experience in food microbiology, microbial ecology applying advanced technology for culture- and nonculture-based study of spoilage and pathogenic foodborne bacteria. Other interests are in the area of detection and characterization of antagonistic molecules such as bacteriocins, probiotic lactic acid bacteria, and resistance to antibiotics and biocides. Dr. Abriouel is regularly reviewing papers for Applied and Environmental Microbiology, International Journal of Food Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, Letters in Applied Microbiology, Current Microbiology, and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. She is coauthor of more than 120 papers on national and international journals and she attended national and international congresses with oral and poster presentations. She is also a Member of Spanish Society for Microbiology (SEM) and Spanish Society for Probiotics and Prebiotics (SEPYP).
Biography Updated on 6 January 2013