Humans emit about 30 billion tonnes of CO2 each year through their energy requirements, which has important negative consequences for climate change. The move towards a different “greener” society is inevitable.
One of the interests of the Plant Development Genetics Group (DEVOLEG, www.devoleg.es) at the Misión Biológica de Galicia (MBG, CSIC) is the study of the genetic mechanisms responsible for the plant development
APE1 (apurinic apyrimidinic endonuclease 1) is a key factor in one of the DNA repair pathways, known as “Base Excision Repair” (BER), which activates upon DNA “lesions” elicited by oxidative damage, among others.
The student will join in a project whose main objective is the design, development and characterization of biopolymer-based emulsions with added silicon and application of them in the development of healthier meat products.