Silvia Bofill Mas is a Ph.D. degree holder and a Member of the Laboratory of Virus Contaminants of Water and Food at the Department of Microbiology of the Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain. Her research is focused on studying human and animal adenoviruses and polyomaviruses present in the environment and their potential application as indicators of fecal pollution from human origin. Nowadays, she is a tenured track professor. As a teacher, she performs tasks in degrees of biology, biochemistry, environmental science, and food science and technology and the advanced M.S. degrees in microbiology and water as well, both taught in the UB. In 2012, She published several articles: the "New methods for the concentration of viruses from urban sewage using quantitative PCR" Calgua B, Rodriguez-Manzano J, Hundesa A, Suñen E, Calvo M, Bofill-Mas S, Girones R. J Virol Methods,2012 Nov 16;187(2):215-221, "A novel tool for specific detection and quantification of chicken/turkey parvoviruses to trace poultry fecal contamination in the environment" Carratalà A, Rusinol M, Hundesa A, Biarnes M, Rodriguez-Manzano J, Vantarakis A, Kern A, Suñen E, Girones R, Bofill-Mas S. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2012 Oct;78(20):7496-9, and "Comparative inactivation of murine norovirus, human adenovirus, and human JC polyomavirus by chlorine in seawater" de Abreu Corrêa A, Carratala A, Barardi CR, Calvo M, Girones R, Bofill-Mas S. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2012 Sep;78(18):6450-7.
Biography Updated on 10 January 2013