Faculty of Science and Technology
University of the Azores
Rua da Mãe de Deus
9500-321 Ponta Delgada
São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
Anna Garriga is a researcher in the Centro de biotecnologia dos Açores (CBA) of Universidade dos Açores and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain. In 2021, I finished my Biodiversity PhD in the biological control of Drosophila suzukii with entomopathogenic nematodes. During the project, infectivity assessment of the pest was performed with different nematode species in larval, pupal, and adults staged alongside semi-field experiments. In parallel, the immune system of the fly was evaluated along the nematode infection with physiological and molecular procedures. Currently, my research continues with the molecular analysis of D. suzukii transcriptome. During my doctoral cycle, two international stages in University of Insubria (Italy) and Universidade dos Açores (Portugal) were completed to develop a multidisciplinary profile. I have experience in laboratory and field experiments for biological control, and molecular and bioinformatic analysis for biodiversity assessment.
Frias, Jorge, Anna Garriga, Ángel Peñalver, Mário Teixeira, Rubén Beltrí, Duarte Toubarro, and Nelson Simões. 2023. "Exploring Gut Microbiome Variations between Popillia japonica Populations of Azores" Microorganisms 11, no. 8: 1972. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms11081972
Garriga, A., Toubarro, D., Simões, N., Morton, A., & García-Del-Pino, F. (2023). The modulation effect of the Steinernema carpocapsae - Xenorhabdus nematophila complex on immune-related genes in Drosophila suzukii larvae. Journal of invertebrate pathology, 196, 107870. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2022.107870