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Olaya Mediavilla Santos
Forest Engineer, PhD
She likes singing while driving and is learning to play the dulzaina

A specialist in the isolation and cultivation of saprophytic and mycorrhizal fungi, she's currently completing her doctoral thesis on the controlled production of Boletus edulis in clusters of Cistus ladanifer to boost the use of poorly productive land. She has extensive experience in lab work, starting at the beginning of 2012 by focusing her end of course project on the cultivation of cep mushrooms. Since then she's continued working in the same area, producing several very important scientific publications. She has also devoted a substantial part of her work to the field of molecular biology, carrying out mass sequencing studies on communities of fungi and bacteria, as well as the isolation and functional characterisation of bacteria for their subsequent application to agricultural and forestry production.