Francisca Prieto Fernández

I am an environmental microbiologist currently working as a PhD candidate in the in the Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit. My main field of interest lies in the ecology of microorganisms in extreme environments such as the cold-climates found in (sub-)arctic regions as well as polluted sites contaminated with metals and metalloids. I am particularly interested in finding biological tools to solve current environmental issues, such as alternative solutions for the extraction of critical raw materials (biomining) and/or the removal of priority pollutants in mine contaminated sites (bioremediation).

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90014 University of Oulu