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Dr. Guadalupe Dominica Piñar Larrubia

Natural Sciences and Technology in the Art
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Dr. Guadalupe Piñar (Jaén, Spain, 1969) graduated in Biology at the University of Granada (Spain) in 1992 and obtained her PhD in Biology at the Spanish National Research Council, (CSIC), Granada, in 1998.

Since 1999 she has been living and working in Vienna. She has worked at different Universities, such as the University of Vienna from 1999 to 2007, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences from 2007 to 2013 and since 2020 at the Academy of Fine Arts, where she has a permanent position as Senior Scientist at the Institute of Science and Technology in Art. During all these years she has been funded by different Austrian funding institutions such as the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) or the Austrian Academy of Sciences for research on various projects.

Her expertise focuses on the biology and conservation of cultural heritage, the biology of buildings and indoor environments and the study of extremophilic microorganisms inhabiting cultural heritage. Her studies are mainly focused on the study of microbial communities inhabiting monuments and art objects (comprising different materials) and their monitoring by culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques, using classical microbiological techniques and next-generation sequencing technologies.