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Biotechnologist , researcher

Mercedes Ballesteros, Spanish biotechnologist, researcher. Achievements include patents pending for procedure for the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass using a new heat-tolerant yeast; patents pending for procedure for the extraction of phenolic compounds from vegetal residues by hydrothermic treatment.

Background

Ballesteros, Mercedes was born on February 7, 1960 in Madrid, Spain. Daughter of Jacinto Ballesteros and Margarita Perdices.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Autonoma University, Madrid, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, Autonoma University, Madrid, 1988. Master of Science in Biotechnology, Complutense University, Madrid, 1990.

Career

Researcher Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas, Madrid, 1987—2001, head of project, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents pending for procedure for the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass using a new heat-tolerant yeast. Patents pending for procedure for the extraction of phenolic compounds from vegetal residues by hydrothermic treatment.

Membership

Member Trade Union Comisiones Obreras, Madrid. Member of Spanish Biomass Association (associate), Spanish Biotechnology Association (associate).

Connections

father:
Jacinto Ballesteros

mother:
Margarita Perdices