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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Research Scientist
Institution
Nationality Spain
Tel +34 972183380
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Website http://www.icra.cat/jlbalcazar
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Fisheries, Aquaculture , Pollution , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Pollution
Research Activities

My research interests are focused on host-microbe interactions, microbial diversity, and antibiotic resistance in the environment.

Selected publications

  • Subirats J., Sanchez-Melsio A., Borrego C.M., Balcazar J.L., Simonet P. 2016. Metagenomic analysis reveals that bacteriophages are reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents Accepted.

  • Lucas D., Badia-Fabregat M., Vicent T., Caminal G., Rodriguez-Mozaz S., Balcazar J.L., Barcelo D. 2016. Fungal treatment for the removal of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in veterinary hospital wastewater. Chemosphere 152, 301-308.

  • Balcazar J.L. 2015. Effect of ciliates in transfer of plasmid-mediated quinolone-resistance genes in bacteria. Emerging Infectious Diseases 21, 547-549.

  • Rodriguez-Mozaz S., Chamorro S., Marti E., Huerta B., Gros M., Sanchez-Melsio A., Borrego C.M., Barcelo D., Balcazar J.L. 2015. Occurrence of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in hospital and urban wastewaters and their impact on the receiving river. Water Research69, 234-242.

  • Etyemez M., Balcazar J.L. 2015. Bacterial community structure in the intestinal ecosystem of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) as revealed by pyrosequencing-based analysis of 16S rRNA genes. Research in Veterinary Science 100, 8-11.

  • Balcazar J.L. 2014. Bacteriophages as vehicles for antibiotic resistance genes in the environment. PLoS Pathogens 10, e1004219.

  • Marti E., Variatza E., Balcazar J.L. 2014. Bacteriophages as a reservoir of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase and fluoroquinolone resistance genes in the environment. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 20, O456-O459.

  • Marti E., Variatza E., Balcazar J.L. 2014. The role of aquatic ecosystems as reservoirs of antibiotic resistance. Trends in Microbiology 22, 36-41.

  • Marti E., Huerta B., Rodriguez-Mozaz S., Barcelo D., Jofre J., Balcazar J.L. 2014. Characterization of ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates from a wastewater treatment plant and its receiving river. Water Research 61, 67-76.

  • Sidrach-Cardona R., Hijosa-Valsero M., Marti E., Balcazar J.L., Becares E. 2014. Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant fecal bacteria in a river impacted by both an antibiotic production plant and urban treated discharges. Science of the Total Environment 488-489, 220-227.

Skills/Expertise Aquatic Microbial Ecology
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Jose Luis BALCAZAR)

Pérez-Sánchez T., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., de Blas I., Balcázar J.L. 2013. Probiotics in aquaculture: A current assessment. Reviews in Aquaculture. In press.
Quiroz-Guzmán J.L., Balcázar J.L., Vázquez-Juárez R., Cruz-Villacorta A., Martínez-Díaz S.F. 2013. Proliferation, colonization and detrimental effects of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio harveyi during brine shrimp hatching. Aquaculture. 406-407, 85-90.
Marti E., Balcázar J.L. 2013. Real-time PCR assays for quantification of qnr genes in environmental wáter samples and chicken feces. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79, 1743-1745.
Zokaeifar H., Balcázar J.L., Roos-Saad C., Kamarudin M.S., Sijam K., Arshad A., Nejat N. 2012. Effect of Bacillus subtilis on the growth performance, digestive enzymes, immune gene expression and disease resistance of white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Fish & Shellfish Immunology. 33, 683-689.
Vendrell D., Serarols L., Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Girones O., Múzquiz J.L., Ruiz-Zarzuela I. 2012. Accumulation and depletion kinetics of erythromycin in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 105, 160-163.
Marti E., Balcázar J.L. 2012. Multidrug resistance-encoding plasmid from Aeromonas sp. strain P2G1. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 18, E366-E368.
Pérez-Sánchez T., Balcázar J.L., Merrifield D.L., Carnevali O., Gioacchini G., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I. 2011. Expression of immune-related genes in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) induced by probiotic bacteria during Lactococcus garvieae infection. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 31, 196-201.
Pérez-Sánchez T., Balcázar J.L., García Y, Halaihel N., Vendrell D., de Blas I., Merrifield D.L., Ruiz-Zarzuela I. 2011. Isolation and characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with inhibitory activity against Lactococcus garvieae. Journal of Fish Diseases. 34, 499-507.
Perez T., Balcázar J.L., Peix A., Valverde A., Valázquez E., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I. 2011. Lactococcus lactis subsp. tructae subsp. nov. isolated from the intestinal mucus of brown trout (Salmo trutta) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 61, 1894-1898.
Marti E., Monclús H., Rodriguez-Roda I., Jofre J., Comas J., Balcázar J.L. 2011. Removal of microbial indicators from municipal wastewater by a membrane bioreactor (MBR). Bioresource Technology. 102, 5004-5009.
Pérez T., Balcázar J.L. Ruiz-Zarzuela I., de Blas I., Múzquiz J.L. 2010. Host-microbiota interactions within the intestinal ecosystem: what is known about fish? Mucosal Immunology. 3, 355-360.
Ferguson R.M.V., Merrifield D.L., Harper G.M., Rawling M., Mustafá S., Picchietti S., Balcázar J.L., Davies S.J. 2010. The effect of Pediococcus acidilactici on the gut microbiota and immune status of on-growing red tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Journal of Applied Microbiology. 109, 851-862.
Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Vendrell D., Gironés O., Múzquiz J.L. 2009. Effect of Lactococcus lactis CLFP100 and Leuconostoc mesenteroides CLFP196 on Aeromonas salmonicida infection in brown trout (Salmo trutta). Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology. 17, 153-157.
Vendrell D., Balcázar J.L., Calvo A.C., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Girones O., Múzquiz J.L. 2009. Quantitative analysis of bacterial adhesion to fish tissue. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 71, 331-333.
Vendrell D., Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Girones O., Muzquiz, JL. 2008. Protection of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) from lactococcosis by probiotic bacteria. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 31, 337-345.
Gómez G.D., Balcázar J.L. 2008. A review on the interactions between gut microbiota and innate immunity of fish. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology 52, 145-154.
Balcázar J.L., Vendrell D., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Múzquiz J.L., Gironés O. 2008. Characterization of probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from intestinal microbiota of fish. Aquaculture 278, 188-191.
Balcázar J.L., Rojas-Luna T., Cunningham D. 2007. Effect of the addition of four potential probiotic strains on the survival of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) following immersion challenge with Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 96, 147-150.
Balcázar J.L., Vendrell D., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Gironés O., Múzquiz J.L. 2007. In vitro competitive adhesion and production of antagonistic compounds by lactic acid bacteria against fish pathogens. Veterinary Microbiology 122, 373-380.
Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Vendrell D., Gironés O., Múzquiz J.L. 2007. Sequencing of variable regions of the 16S rRNA gene for identification of lactic acid bacteria isolated from the intestinal microbiota of healthy salmonids. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 30, 111-118.
Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Vendrell D., Múzquiz J.L. 2007. Quantitative detection of Aeromonas salmonicida in fish tissue by real-time PCR using self-quenched, fluorogenic primers. Journal of Medical Microbiology 56, 323-328.
Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Vendrell D., Calvo C., Márquez I., Gironés O., Múzquiz J.L. 2007. Changes in intestinal microbiota and humoral immune response following probiotic administration in brown trout (Salmo trutta). British Journal of Nutrition 97, 522-527.
Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Vendrell D., Gironés O., Múzquiz J.L. 2007. Enhancement of the immune response and protection induced by probiotic lactic acid bacteria against furunculosis in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology 51, 185-193.
Vendrell D., Balcázar J.L., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., de Blas I., Gironés O., Múzquiz J.L. 2007. Safety and efficacy of an inactivated vaccine against Lactococcus garvieae in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Preventive Veterinary Medicine 80, 222-229.
Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Cunningham D., Vendrell D., Múzquiz J.L. 2006. The role of probiotics in aquaculture. Veterinary Microbiology 114, 173-186.
Balcázar J.L., de Blas I., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., Vendrell D., Múzquiz J.L. 2006. Immune modulation by probiotic strains: quantification of phagocytosis of Aeromonas salmonicida by leukocytes isolated from gut of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) using a radiolabelling assay. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 29, 335-343.
Vendrell D., Balcázar J.L., Ruiz-Zarzuela I., de Blas I., Múzquiz J.L. 2006. Lactococcus garvieae in fish: a review. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 29, 177-198.


Created: 2004-12-30 Last Updated: 2016-06-17