Programa Doctoral

 

Las candidaturas de doctorado en el IRTA normalmente dependen de la obtención de una subvención pública. Los candidatos deberán ponerse en contacto con los jefes científicos para evaluar la mejor estrategia de financiación en cada caso.

VEGETAL PRODUCTION

Area Program/Team Topic of the PhD-position Scientific leader Contact Timing Granted/Program
Vegetal production Postharvest/Lab. of physiology and technology Study of the biochemical basis of physiological disorders in fruit. Development of control strategies and predictive technology. Dr. C. Larrigaudiere christian.larrigaudiere,@irta.cat 3 – 4 years  
Vegetal production Postharvest/Postharvest Pathology Mechanisms of virulence from Monilinia spp. in stone fruits Dr. Josep Usall josep.usall@irta.cat 3-4 years  
Vegetal production Postharvest/Postharvest Pathology-Physiology and Technology New integrated strategies to improve apple and persimmon postharvest quality based on the application of edible Coatings formulated with bioactive ingredients Dr. Neus Teixidó, Dr. Jordi Giné neus.teixido@irta.cat jordi.gine@irta.cat 4 years INIA
Plant Science Fruitculture,(Viticulture & Enology) Viticulture management under semiarid conditions Robert Savé Felicidad De Herralde robert.save@irta.cat 2018 CIEN/IRTA
Plant Science Fruitculture (Viticulture & Enology) Terroir microbiota a double key to control must fermentation and greenhouse gasses emissions Felicidad De Herralde Anna Puig Xavier Aranda Felicidad.deherralde@irta.cat 2018 INIA/IRTA
Plant Science Fruitculture (Viticulture & Enology) Wine and health: 7º alcoholic degree and less histaminic shock José Antonio García Regueiro Robert Savé Joseantonio.garcia@irta.cat 2018 IRTA
Vegetal production PVS/Mycology Interactions Mycorrhizas-Fungal Pathogens C. Calvet C.Calvet 2019-2022 INIA /RTA applied
Vegetal production PVS/Mycology Grapevine trunk diseases J. Luque J.Luque 2018-2021 EU/ H2020 applied
Vegetal production PVS/Entomology IPM Cover Crops O. Alomar O.Alomar 2019-2022 MINECO/FPI applied
Vegetal production PVS/ Emerging diseases Control of Trioza erytreae causing Huangllongbing M.T. Martínez M.T. Martínez 2018-2021 INIA/RTA Emergentes applied
Plant production Genomics and Biotechnology / Genetic and Genomics of Vegetable Crops Genetic dissection of the molecular mechanisms of climacteric fruit ripening in melon Jordi Garcia-Mas jordi.garcia@irta.cat 2018 MINECO. Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad/ Granted
Plant Production Genomics and Biotechnology / Genetic and Genomics of Rosaceae New whole genome strategies for peach breeding: Marker Assisted Introgression (MAI) and Resynthesis Iban Eduardo Iban Eduardo (iban.eduardo@irta.cat) 2018-2021 INIA/RTA project granted
Plan Production Genomics and Biotechnology / Genetic and Genomics of Vegetable Crops Study of the resistance mechanism to Cucumber mosaic Virus in melon Ana Montserrat Martín Hernández Montse (montse.martin@irta.cat) 2016-2018 MINECO. Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad/ Granted

ANIMAL PRODUCTION

Area Program/Team Topic of the PhD-position Scientific leader Contact Timing Granted/Program
Animal Production Animal Welfare Development of indicators to assess animal welfare (animal based and precision technology based) Emma Fàbrega Romans Emma.fabrega@irta.cat September 2018 Mineco
Animal Production Animal Welfare Relationship between animal behaviour and performance, digestion and physiological indicators of animal welfare Antoni Dalmau Bueno Antoni.dalmau@irta.cat September 2018 Mineco/private contracts
Animal Production Animal Welfare Development of new technologies for the automatically assessment of animal welfare at slaughter. Antonio Velarde Antonio.velarde@irta.cat 2018 H2020/national calls/ private contracts
Animal Production Animal Nutrition Development of immunomodulatory substances (feed additives) able to regulate the intestinal inflammation/tolerance mechanisms in poultry Joan Tarradas joan.tarradas@irta.cat 2018-2021 Predoctoral position associated with the project SPID201700X084498IV0 (provisional numbering)
Animal Production Animal Nutrition Early nutrition in swine Núria Tous Closa Enric Esteve Garcia Nuria.tous@irta.cat esteve@irta.cat 3 years RTA2017-00086-C02-00
Animal Production Animal Health Swine influenza virus evolution under vaccination scenarios J.I. Núñez / A. Darji Joseignacio.nunez@irta.cat Ayub.darji@irta.cat 2018 MINECO, granted, AGL2016-75280-R
Animal Production Animal Health Microbiota respiratoria V. Aragón / M. Sibila Virginia.aragon@irta.cat Marina.sibila@irta.cat 2018 MINECO, granted, AGL2016-77361-R
Animal Production Animal Health Protección frente a la peste porcina Africana F. Rodríguez Fernando.rodriguez@irta.cat 2018 MINECO, granted, AGL2016-78160-C2-1-R
Animal Production Animal Health Inmunopatogenia de la infección por el coronavirus del MERS J. Segalés Joaquim.segales@irta.cat 2018 EPFIA project – H2020, granted
Animal Production Animal Nutrition Foetal programming in swine, impact on piglet survival and immunity in commercial and Iberian breeds Núria Tous Enric Esteve Nuria.tous@irta.cat Enric.esteve@irta.cat 2018 – 2020 Predoctoral positon associated with INIA RTA2017-00086-C02-C1 project pending approval
Animal Production Aquaculture – Marine Monitoring Biosensors for the detection of analytes of interest in aquaculture applications Mònica Campàs monica.campas@irta.cat Always open  
Animal Production Aquaculture – Marine Monitoring Identification of marine toxins with instrumental analysis Maria Rambla maria.rambla@irta.cat Always open  
Animal Production Aquaculture – Marine Monitoring Marine toxins and harmful microalgae. Environmental studies and toxicity evaluation Jorge Diogène jorge.diogene@irta.cat Always open  
 Animal Production  Aquaculture Shellfish Pathology Noèlia Carrasco noelia.carrasco@irta.cat  Always open INIA/VIVALDI
 Animal Production Aquaculture Biosecurity parameters and in vivo protocols  Dolors Furones dolors.furones@irta.cat    RIS3CAT
 Animal Production  Aquaculture Use of additives in feeds to improve health in fish Dolors Furones Enric Gisbert Alicia Estevez dolors.furones@irta.cat alicia.estevez@irta.cat    MedAID
Animal Production  Aquaculture Dietary additives and adiposity in aquaculture  Enric Gisbert enric.gisbert@irta.cat   LIFE BREWERY
Animal Production Animal Breeding and Genetics Genetic determination of the immune capacity in pigs: identification of functional genetic variants affecting innate immunity traits in pigs for implementig genomic selection Maria Ballester maria.ballester@irta.cat  2017-2020 MINECO/RETOS (funded project)
Animal Production  Animal Breeding and Genetics Quantitative modelling of the genetic determination of alternative definitions of Feed Efficiency traits using Structural Model Equations in growing pigs  Juan Pablo Sánchez  juanpablo.sanchez@irta.cat 2018-2021 H2020 (funded project)
 Animal Production  Animal Breeding and Genetics Feed Efficiency of the reproductive sows: Genetic components of energy and protein balances during gestation and lactation.  Juan Pablo Sánchez juanpablo.sanchez@irta.cat 2018-2021 H2020 & INIA/RTA (funded projects)
Animal Production  Animal Breeding and Genetics Phenomics and Transcriptomics in pig models of metabolic and neurologic human genetic and nutritional based disfunctions  Joan Tibau  joan.tibau@irta.cat  2018-2021
Animal Production  Animal Breeding and Genetics Gut microbiota and host genetics: joint contribution to efficiency, behaviour and robustness in pigs Yuliaxis Ramayo Caldas yuliaxis.ramayo@irta.cat   2018-2021 MINECO/RETOS (applied project)
Animal Production  Animal Breeding and Genetics Selection for feed efficiency in rabbits under different strategies Miriam Piles miriam.piles@irta.cat 2018-2021  INIA/RTA (funded project) & MINECO (to be requested)
 Animal Production Animal Breeding and Genetics Genetics of the immune capacity in pigs: Estimation of genetic parameters for innate immunity, association with production efficiency, and selection strategies. Raquel Quintanilla raquel.quintanilla@irta.cat   2018-2021 MINECO/RETOS (funded & applied projects)
 Animal Production GE Comparative Molecular Physiology Molecular endocrinology and cell biology of spermiogenesis in teleosts Dr. François Chauvigné francois.chauvigne@irta.cat 2018 MINECO applied
 Animal Production  GE Comparative Molecular Physiology Development of aquaporin-based biotechnological methods for the long-term preservation of yolk-containing cells and embryos  Dr. Joan Cerdà joan.cerda@irta.cat  2019 No
 Animal Production  Ruminant Production Study of the use of new recombinant protein nanostructured formats in the improvement of the cow dry period Anna Arís anna.aris@irta.cat   2017-2020 INIA-RTA (funded project)
 Animal Production  Ruminant Production Development of a novel recombinant platform for the production of antimicrobial and immunostimulant nanoparticles: the first step in the fight against bacterial infections Elena Garcia elena.garcia@irta.cat  2017-2021 INIA-RTA (funded project) + contract
 Animal Production Ruminant Production Optimizing calf and heifer rearing Alex Bach alex.bach@icrea.cat  2017-2020 CDTI (funded project)
Animal Production Ruminant Production Effects of pretransport factors on animal welfare and health in weaning calves Maria Devant maria.devant@irta.cat  2017-2020 GO Transport (funded)

ENVIRONMENT AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Area Program/Team Topic of the PhD-position Scientific leader Contact Timing Granted/Program
Environment and global change GIRO Bioelectrochemical systems in environmental applications August Bonmatí august.bonmati@irta.cat 2018 INIA/RTA, granted
Environment and global change GIRO Advanced anaerobic biotechnologies for resource recovery Belén Fernández belen.fernandez@irta.cat 2018 INIA/RTA, granted
Environment and global change GIRO Integrative LCA for sustainable development in agriculture Assumpció Antón assumpció.anton@irta.cat 2018 H2020, applied
Environment and global change GIRO Composting for obtaining high quality products: from nitrification/acidification to microbial interactions Rafi Cáceres rafaela.caceres@irta.cat 2018 LIFE and GOs, applied
Environment and global change GIRO Circular Economy in Agriculture: biogas and biofertilizers Víctor Riau victor.riau@irta.cat 2018 H2020, applied
Environment and global change Urban and Periurban Agriculture Recovery and reuse of nutrients from waste water Carme Biel carme.biel@irta.cat 2017-2020 LIFE (project funded)
Environment and global change Urban and Periurban Agriculture Enhancement of productivity in roof top greenhouses integrated in buildings Juan Ignacio Montero Juanignacio.montero@irta.cat 2017-2020 MINECO project funded till December 2019
Environment and global change Aquatic Ecosystems Adapting rice farming to climate change: new varieties and agriculture practices Carles Ibáñez Maite Martínez carles.ibanez@irta.cat mteresa.martinez@irta.cat 2017-2019 FPI-INIA/granted
Environment and global change Aquatic Ecosystems Diatom metabarcoding: developing new tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems Rosa Trobajo David G. Mann rosa.trobajo@irta.cat david.mann@irta.cat 2017-2019 IRTA-URV-Santander/granted
Environment and global change Aquatic Ecosystems Coastal wetland socioecology: our future coasts Carles Ibáñez carles.ibanez@irta.cat 2018-2020 H2020/applied
Environment and global change Aquatic Ecosystems Effects of rice farming water management on coastal ecosystems Nuno Caiola nuno.caiola@irta.cat 2018-2020 INIA/applied
Environment and global change Aquatic Ecosystems Global change in running waters: our future rivers Carles Ibáñez carles.ibanez@irta.cat Permanent call No
Environment and global change Aquatic Ecosystems Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in aquatic ecosystems and rice fields Nuno Caiola nuno.caiola@irta.cat Permanent call No
 Environment and global change Efficient Use of Water in Agriculture Optimizing deficit irrigation in crop-forced vineyards for improving wine quality under climate change  Joan Girona Joan.girona@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA (project funded)
 Environment and global change  Efficient Use of Water in Agriculture Integrating near-surface soil moisture into the Two Source Energy Balance model for improving the partitioning of soil evaporation and plant transpiration.(MOIST) Héctor Nieto hector.nieto@irta.cat 2018-2021 Innovation Fund Denmark, IFD (project funded)
 Environment and global change  Efficient Use of Water in Agriculture Integration of soil sensor data with Remote Sensing images for decision support systems in irrigation Jaume Casadesús / Joaquim Bellvert  Jaume.casadesus@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA (project applied)
 Environment and global change  Efficient Use of Water in Agriculture Integrated Management Practices and Advanced Technologies to Enhance Water Use Efficiency in Agricultural Production (IMPACTSHUI) Joaquim Bellvert  joaquim.bellvert@irta.cat 2018-2021  H2020 (project applied)
 Environment and global change  Efficient Use of Water in Agriculture Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA) Joaquim Bellvert  joaquim.bellvert@irta.cat 2018-2021 RIS3CAT (project applied)

FOOD INDUSTRIES

Area Program/Team Topic of the PhD-position Scientific leader Contact Timing Granted/Program
Food Industries Food Safety Natural ingredients (antimicrobials) from alternative sources Maria Hortós maria.hortos@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA/RTA project granted. INIA/FPI contract to be applied
Food Industries Food Safety Towards Next Generation fermented sausage manufacturing through predictive modelling and omic approaches Anna Jofré anna.jofre@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA/RTA project granted. INIA/FPI contract to be applied
Food Industries Food Technology Water retention capacity in cooked ham during and after processing: online control and modulation Xavier Serra xavier.serra@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA/RTA project granted. INIA/FPI contract to be applied
Food Industries Food Technology Obtaining Zinc-Protoporphyrin and Ferrochelatase to improve color and reduce curing angents in meat products Ricard Bou ricard.bou@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA/RTA project granted. INIA/FPI contract to be applied
Food Industries Food Technology Modeling of dielectric heating with radiofrequency in liquid foods with high viscosity and / or particles and their effect on quality and stability Israel Muñoz israel.munoz@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA/RTA project granted. INIA/FPI contract to be applied
Food Industries Food Technology Non-destructive characterisation of quality and nutritional composition of meat, fish and salted products and impact of its labelling on the consumer Elena Fulladosa elena.fulladosa@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA/RTA project granted. INIA/FPI contract to be applied
Food Industries Product Quality Detection and classification of boar taint in fat from boars and technological strategies to improve sensory quality of meat products with boar taint Maria Angels Oliver mariaangels.oliver@irta.cat 2018-2021 INIA/RTA project granted. INIA/FPI contract to be applied