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Ascaso, Carmen
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CSIC - Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN)
Biogeoquímica y Ecología Microbiana
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Profesor de investigacion del CSIC
Carmen Ascaso is currently Professor of Research at the National Museum of Natural History (MNCN), from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). She previously belonged to Natural Resources Institute (IRN-CSIC) where she was Vice director till 2010 and she has been the head of the Electron Microscopy Service since 1990 (CCMA and ICA). Since 1980, she has been Head Researcher in projects financed by the Assessment Commission of Scientific and Technological Research, the General Administration of Science and Technology, and the Programme of Promotion of General Knowledge. Furthermore, she received special support from the Sectorial Programme for the Promotion of Knowledge for the study of the ALH84001 meteorite. She has published 150 in SCI journals and several chapters in internationally authored books reaching a total of more than 200 publications. Since the beginning of her career, her research interests have been focused on lichen symbiosis, and have included ultrastructural, ecophysiological, enzymatic and, particu-larly, thallus-substrate studies. With respect to the latter, she has been involved in the development of new methodologies for the study of microorganism/lithic substrate in-terfaces and the understanding of the processes of biomobilisation and biomineralisation. Thanks to new research strategies of the research group that she founded - the EcoGeo group belonging to the Department of Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology (MNCN) - the possibility exist of observing microorganisms without separation from the lithic substrates. Dr. Ascaso received the first samples of Antarctic rocks colonized by microorganisms at the time of receiving the Martian meteorite. His team is currently working on the study of the complexity of Antarctic microhabitats, including regression of glaciers, an issue that is under the supervision of Dr. de los Ríos. Dr. Ascaso participates in Microbial Ecosystem lithic exposed areas after glacial retreat. Succession ecology phylodiversity and geomicrobiology. MINECO. Ref. CTM2012-38222-C02-02. 2013-2015. IP: Asunción de los Ríos. She is currently involved in the study of the processes of fossilization of microorganisms under extreme conditions of different regions of Antarctica and formation of biomarkers. With regard to the subject of biodeterioration, Dr. Ascaso has been working in several monuments: Silos Monastery (Spain), Jeronimos Monastery and Tower of Belem (Portugal), Jaca Cathedral, various churches of Segovia and monuments of Novelda (Alicante-Spain), Cathedral of Segovia and Machu Picchu (Peru). Since the late 1990's, she has also been working on the effect of biocides on biodeterioration in Jeronimos Monastery and Cathedral of Segovia and in quarries Redueña-Madrid, the bridge of Talamanca del Jarama and Machu Picchu. These studies have usually been conducted in collaboration with private partners. Dr. Ascaso is currently involved in a project named Geomateriales 2-CM Ref P2013 / MIT-2914, funded by the Community of Madrid to start in October 2014 with responsibility for investigating ECOGEO-MNCN group. Since 2006 she participates in projects funded by the Community of Madrid, being responsible of the research team in previous projects: Maternas and Geomateriales. She was working with the samples exposed to outer space conditions in Biopan V and VI in September 2007, a project granted by ESA. She is also working on Project LIFE "Lichens and Fungi Experiment". EXPOSE-E Program (ESA) International Space Station. She continues the study of the Martian meteorite ALH84001. In collaboration with Dr. Wierzchos, she discovered the existence of life on the rocks of the Atacama Desert in Chile. Dr. Ascaso has participated in the last three expeditions (2010, 2011 and 2013) and is currently working with samples collected in. She partici-pates in the project Adaptation processes and geomicrobiology of lithobiontic microbial communities in extreme environments of the Atacama Desert and their metabolites: sources in biotechnology. MINECO. REF. CGL2013-42509-P. PI: Jacek Wierzchos. Research is being carried out by a multidisciplinary, international group: MNCN-CSIC (Biology and Chemistry), University of Extremadura (Geology), Johns Hopkins (Microbiology and Molecular Biology) and the University of Prague (Geochemistry). Dr. Ascaso has been one of the nominees to the Jaime I Research Awards in 2001 and she has been invited to submit her CV to the 2014 edition of this award. She is member of numerous committees, including her appointment as an expert on the European Union's "Earth Sciences Panel". She also was an expert on the "Chemical Technology and the Environment" for the National Evaluation Agency and member of the CSIC's Natural Resources Commission. Member of the Executive Committee for Physics in Action 20012003, Physics + Mathematics in Action in 2004 and 2005, Science in Action in 2006. Following the research conducted by Dr. Ascaso and his colleague Dr. Jacek Wierzchos in the Martian meteorite ALH84001, the National Museum of Natural History held an exhibition in 2000 entitled La cara oculta de Marte, with the images obtained by both researchers. Also, the Museum of Natural Sciences in Álava (MCNA ) presented Meteorites in 20002001, with some of the above mentioned pictures and the room Matadero (Huesca), conducted a presentation on the same subject, sponsored by the Diputación de Huesca in 2001. Madrid Planetarium also exhibited part of that work. The National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with L' Oréal - UNESCO For Women in Science, made a presentation entitled The lineage of Isis on Women in the History of Science , where Dr. Ascaso's work was exposed. A similar exhibition was presented at the Science Museum of Valladolid. In addition, L' Oréal - UNESCO published a book entitled Nosotras las biocientíficas españolas in 2002, offering a sample of Spanish women scientists, which included the name and work of Dr. Ascaso.
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1closedAccess2010A new taphonomic bioerosion in a Miocene lakeshore environmentPesquero, María Dolores CSIC ORCID; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Alcalá, Luis; Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda artículo
2closedAccess1980A rapid Method for the Quantitative Isolation of Green Algae from lichensAscaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
3openAccessenvmicrob.pdf.jpg2003Acid microenvironments in microbial biofilms of antarctic endolithic microecosystemsRíos, Asunción de los CSIC ORCID ; Wierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID ; Sancho, Leopoldo G.; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
4openAccessPhotosynthetica19102.pdf.jpg1985Action of humic Acid Preparations on Leaf Development, Mineral Elements Contents and Chloroplast Ultrastructure of Ryegrass PlantsFortún, Consuelo ; Rapsch, Sonia; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
5openAccessAdaptation strategies of endolithic chlorophototrophs.pdf.jpg10-Sep-2015Adaptation strategies of endolithic chlorophototrophs to survive the hyperarid and extreme solar radiation environment of the Atacama DesertWierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID ; Souza-Egipsy, Virginia CSIC ORCID ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
6closedAccessJan-2008Advances in the ultrastructural study of the implant–bone interface by backscattered electron imaging.Wierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID ; Falcioni, T.; Kiciak, A.; Wolin´ski, J.; Koczorowski, R.; Chomicki, P.; Porembska, M.; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
7openAccessInt Adv Wier.pdf.jpg1995Advantages of application of the backscattered electron scanning image in the determination of soil structure and soil constituentsWierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID ; García-González, M. T. ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
8closedAccess2002An ultrastructural, anatomical and molecular study of the lichenicolous lichen Rimularia insularisRíos, Asunción de los CSIC ORCID ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Grube, M.artículo
9openAccessPM_2015_84_3A_539.pdf.jpg2015Anthropic effect on the lichen colonization in building stones from cultural heritageCámara Gallego, Beatriz CSIC ORCID; Álvarez de Buergo, Mónica CSIC ORCID ; Fort González, Rafael CSIC ORCID ; Souza-Egipsy, Virginia CSIC ORCID ; Pérez-Ortega, Sergio; Ríos, Asunción de los CSIC ORCID ; Wierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
10closedAccessaccesoRestringido.pdf.jpg2015Application of artificial neural networks as a tool for moisture prediction in microbially colonized halite in the Atacama DesertWierzchos, K.; Cancilla, J.C.; Torrecilla, J.S.; Díaz-Rodríguez, P.; Davila, A.F.; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Nienow, J.; McKay, Christopher P.; Wierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID artículo
11openAccessjournal of microscopy 1994.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Professional.pdf.jpg1994Application of back-scattered electron imaging to the study of the lichen-rock interfaceAscaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Wierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID artículo
12openAccessBioconstructions in ochreous.pdf.jpg2011Bioconstructions in ochreous speleothems from lava tubes on Terceira Island (Azores)Ríos, Asunción de los CSIC ORCID ; Bustillo, Mª Ángeles CSIC ORCID ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Carvalho, Maria do Rosárioartículo
13openAccessAlteración de granitos y rocas afines.pdf.jpg1993Biodeterioration produced by Lecanora Albescens (HOFFM.) Branth & Rostr. on the Abaci of the Silos MonasteryAscaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Vizcayno, Carmen CSIC ; García-González, M. T. artículo
14openAccess2012Biofilms, texturas y composición isotópica de travertinos actuales y fósiles, Alhama de Almería-Alicún (provincia de Almería).García del Cura, M. Ángeles CSIC ORCID; Sanz Montero, María Esther; Ríos, Asunción de los CSIC ORCID ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
15openAccess2005Biomineralization of endolithic microbes in rocks from the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica: implications for microbial fossil formation and their detectionWierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID ; García Sancho, Leopoldo; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
16openAccess89.pdf.jpgJun-2008Biorreceptividad de las dolomías a la colonización fúngicaCámara Gallego, Beatriz CSIC ORCID; Ríos, Asunción de los CSIC ORCID ; García del Cura, M. Ángeles CSIC ORCID; Galván, Virginia; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID artículo
17openAccessCG_2016_443_22.pdf.jpg17-Sep-2016Biosignatures and microbial fossils in endolithic microbial communities colonizing Ca-sulfate crusts in the Atacama DesertCámara Gallego, Beatriz CSIC ORCID; Souza-Egipsy, Virginia CSIC ORCID ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Artieda, Octavio; Ríos, Asunción de los CSIC ORCID ; Wierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID artículo
18openAccessActa Palaeontologica Polonica 59 (4), 2014.pdf.jpg2014Calcium phosphate preservation of faecal bacterial negative moulds in hyaena coprolitesPesquero, María Dolores CSIC ORCID; Souza-Egipsy, Virginia CSIC ORCID ; Alcalá, Luis; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda artículo
19openAccessPNAS.pdf.jpg27-Feb-2001Chains of magnetite crystals in the meteorite ALH84001: Evidence of biological originImre Friedman, E.; Wierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; Winklhofer, Michaelartículo
20openAccessjournal of soil science 1992.pdf.jpg1992Changes in microstructure of soils following extraction of organically bonded metals and organic matterWierzchos, Jacek CSIC ORCID ; Ascaso, Carmen CSIC ORCID ; García-González, M. T. artículo