Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Biológicas

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CSIC and specifically the Polymer Biotechnology group, is involved in the extraction of natural polyesters, based on insects such as the black soldier fly. They are also helping to develop a microbial fermentation library creating models to optimize extraction.

Key people

Key people

Professor Auxiliadora Prieto

M. Auxiliadora Prieto is a Research Professor at CSIC and is coordinator of the SusPlast platform, an interdisciplinary technology platform for sustainable plastic of CSIC ( She leads the Polymer Biotechnology group as part of the Microbial and Plant Biotechnology Department of the Biological Research Centre Margarita Salas (CIB-CSIC).

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