Pintos López, Beatriz

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Pintos López
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Ciencias Biológicas
Genética, Fisiología y Microbiología
Fisiología Vegetal
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    Learning in the laboratory: experiences in an hybrid between the expository and the inquiry laboratories
    (International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED),, 2013) Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Pintos López, Beatriz
    There are distinct styles of laboratory instructions in chemistry education which can be applied to biology: expository, inquiry, discovery, and more recently, problem-based. This work is focused in a hybrid type between the expository and the inquiry laboratories. The process consists of two phases: - First, learners were trained in an expository laboratory. All the students at the first course participate in this training. Within this learning environment, the instructor defines the topic,relates it to previous work, and directs students’ action. - Later some students voluntarily participate in the inquiry laboratory. Inquiry-based activities are inductive. They have an undetermined outcome and require the learners to generate their own procedures. They are more student-centred, contain less direction, and give the student more responsibility for determining procedural options than the traditional format. The aims (as general statements of what the teacher intends to achieve), and the objectives (as specific statements of what the students should be able to accomplish as a result of being taught in the laboratory) of this “hybrid” laboratory were analyzed and discussed.
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    CICLOBIOMA: Proyecto Aprendizaje-Servicio Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    (Universidad Complutense, 2020) Perez-Urria Carril, Elena; Pintos López, Beatriz; Alonso Valenzuela, Raquel; Avalos García, Adolfo; Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Marquina Díaz, Domingo; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Martín Gómez, Soledad; Solís González, M. Teresa; Santos de la Sen, Antonio; Torres Muñoz, Margarita; Astudillo Calderón, Sergio; Alzahrani, Sabah
    CICLOBIOMA es un Proyecto de Aprendizaje-Servicio de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid en el marco de la “Convocatoria Proyectos Aprendizaje-Servicio Complutense 2019” y del Convenio suscrito entre la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y el Ayuntamiento de Madrid de 4 de julio de 2017 para impulsar proyectos basados en el aprendizaje-servicio. CICLOBIOMA consiste en el planteamiento y el desarrollo experimental de soluciones a problemas científicos con enorme proyección y calado social, que se enmarcan en los Objetivos del Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS 11 y 12) y que tienen como meta reducir el impacto ambiental negativo de las ciudades mediante el aprovechamiento de residuos agroalimentarios para la producción de biomateriales y para la obtención de compuestos de alto valor en diferentes industrias.
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    EstuPlan: Metodología y herramientas de aprendizaje para el desarrollo de competencias y habilidades (resolución de problemas y creatividad) en entornos científicos y sociales
    (2019-06-26) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca; Esteban Carrasco, Alberto; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pintos López, Beatriz; Solís González, M. Teresa; Torres Muñoz, Margarita; Santos de la Sen, Antonio; Alonso Valenzuela, Raquel; Astudillo Calderón, Sergio; Awad Alzahrani, Sabah; de Diez de la Torre, Laura; García Companys, Marina; Ortega Pérez, Nora; Rodriguez Martínez, Victor
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    Managing the unexpected in class: an opportunity to teasching and learning
    (International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2013) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Pintos López, Beatriz
    Usually teacher prepares the class scheduling, explaining theoretical concepts, problem solving, etc.. When this schedule does not include student intervention a few contingencies can be expected in the development of the class, only doubts and questions. However, when the program includes active participation of students there is the possibility of a more or less expected student participation based on the guidelines of the teacher. When following the method of problem-based learning, teacher presents case studies and problems to study, reasoning and solve in the context of the class. These problems are made available to students in time for their preparation. In this paper, our group of teachers test a new learning methodology based on the unexpected. Students receive cases and problems to study, reasoning and finally solve in class. This resolution involves understanding theoretical concepts so that each case has scored those concepts that should be known. If learning is meaningful, students can reason and / or solve a different case or problem form those initially assigned. In this way the student thinks in class a case or new problem not seen before which requires the understanding and application of the same theoretical concepts. We call this “managing the unexpected” and, based on our experience, it is an excellent opportunity to teach and learn.
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    PROYECTA: Emprendimiento en Bioeconomía (Máster en Biología Vegetal Aplicada)
    (2015) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Lahoz Beltrá, Rafael; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pintos López, Beatriz; Puelles Gallo, María; Saco Sierra, M. Dolores
    PROYECTA se plantea como Proyecto de Innovación y Mejora de la Calidad Docente, dentro del programa de apoyo a grupos innovadores, para consolidar y mejorar acciones en el ámbito del Máster Universitario en Biología Vegetal Aplicada y para crear contenidos y desarrollar iniciativas que favorecen y potencian el emprendimiento y la inserción laboral de los estudiantes. PROYECTA se consolida y continua su curso desarrollando sus objetivos en el ámbito de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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    Gastronomic botany and molecular gastronomy
    (International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2011) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Pintos López, Beatriz; Saco Sierra, M. Dolores; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pérez-Alonso, María José; Puelles Gallo, María; Palá Paúl, Jesús; Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca; Llamas Ramos, José Eugenio
    Complutense University of Madrid through the "Vicerrectorado de Calidad" develops projects to innovate and improve teaching quality. Among these projects is "Gastronomic Botany and Molecular Gastronomy" which aims to develop new materials and tools for the Virtual Campus and consequently offer new possibilities for teaching and training. Also this project organize and structure a new teaching matter for post-graduate education that will be an example of approach, relationship and cooperation between university and industry in the context of post-graduate learning and life-long learning. The project focuses on the idea that for most people, plants, algae and fungi are a group of organisms for which there are very different perceptions associated with different interests that make up what may be called areas of specialization in Plant Biology. The "plant world" extends their knowledge to different fields, including horticulture, food science, food, medicine, nutrition, natural products, drug industry or economic and social areas. There are three aspects around which is organized a body of knowledge related to gastronomy and "plant world": 1) Gastronomic Botany: use of plants, algae and fungi in food, 2) Nutrition and Health: Bioactive principles of functional foods, nutrigenomics 3) Economic Botany: social, economic and health aspects related to the plant products market. Gastronomy is a cultural object changing over time depending mainly on several factors: 1) raw material for food, 2) knowledge about the properties of some of these substances, 3) methods and techniques for the use of these materials. On the other hand, in recent years has been expanding and using the term "molecular gastronomy" to refer changes in processing food. Also all these aspects are related to two important questions: food safety and advances in functional foods and nutrigenomics.
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    UCM-MACB 2.0: A Complutense University Virtual Herbarium Project
    (International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2011) Ávalos García, Adolfo; Barrera Martínez, Ildefonso; Gabriel y Galán Moris, José María; Gallardo García, Tomás; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Hernández, José María; Lahoz Beltrá, Rafael; López González-Nieto, Pilar; Marcos Samaniego, Nieves; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; García Moreno, Ana; Oliván Martínez, Gisela; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Pintos López, Beatriz
    UCM-MACB 2.0 is the name of a project leaded by a multidisciplinary team composed by university professors, students and collaborators as well as national and foreign visiting professors and researchers under the European Area of Higher Education. This is an e-learning project oriented to training and teaching being available to the general public, students and professionals from different areas on the basis of the plant biology, plant popular uses and their applications. At present, the initial steps of the project have received the financial support of Vicerrectorado de Calidad y Desarrollo, Complutense University of Madrid (PIMCD 3/2010). The target of the project is the developing and configuration of a computer system implementing a virtual herbarium based on plant species from the MACB herbarium (Faculty of Biology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain). The system also will includes a web page and an IT application (as a client-servant application) to transfer herbarium information to the potential interested community. MACB herbarium sheets will be associated with a set of databases containing the following information: taxonomic information, geographic distribution, specimen photographs, links to external online resources such as educational, scientific and other databases containing freely available molecular data (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics), for instance, GenBank or GenomeNet, PDB , InterPro, Enzyme, Prosite, Pir, TrEMBL, EMBL-Bank, Swiss-prot or NCBI taxonomic data as Taxonomy Browser, GBIF, Species 2000, or Tree of Life, etc. It is important to note that auxiliary information (geographical, ecophysiological, genomics, etc) is one of the main distinguishing features of UCM-MACB 2.0. Furthermore, plant images are enriched with information in multimedia format (MP3 voice) to make available UCM-MACB 2.0 to visually impaired users. In this sense, we plan to cooperate with the Office for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities at the Complutense University of Madrid. Thus, one of the main contributions of this project is that we extend the classical idea of herbarium enriching the usual botanical information with multimedia elements, opening the definition of ‘herbarium sheet’ to new educational and scientific possibilities.
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    Nanoceria and bulk cerium oxide effects on the germination of Asplenium adiantum-nigrum spores
    (INIA, 2016) Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Pintos López, Beatriz; Manzanera, José Antonio; Prada Moral, Carmen; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Gabriel y Galán Moris, José María
    Aim of the study: The effect of cerium oxide engineered nanoparticles on the spore germination of the fern Asplenium adiantumnigrum. Area of study: France, Britanny Region, Finistére Department, Plougonvelin, in rocks near the sea. Material and methods: Asplenium spores were cultured in vitro on agar medium with Nano-CeO2 (less than 25 nm particle size) and bulk-CeO2. The addition of each nano- and bulk particles ranged from 0 to 3000 mg L–1. Observations on rhizoidal and prothallial cells during first stages of gametophyte development were made. The No-Observed-Adverse-Effect concentration (NOAEC) and Lowest-Observed-Adverse-Effect-Concentration (LOEC) values for spore germination rate data were analyzed. Main results: Germination was speeded up by 100 to 2000 mg L–1 nanoceria, while bulk cerium oxide had the same effect for 500 to 2000 mg L–1 concentrations. Present results showed cellular damage in the protonema while rhizoid cells seemed not to be affected, as growth and membrane integrity remained. Research highlights: Both nanosized and bulk cerium oxide are toxic for the fern Asplenium adiantum-nigrum, although diverse toxicity patterns were shown for both materials. Diverse toxic effects have been observed: chloroplast membrane damage and lysis, cell wall and membrane disruption which leads to cell lysis; and alterations in morphology and development.
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    EstuPlan: Methodology for the development of creativity in the resolution of scientific and social problems
    (Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, 2019-06-28) Astudillo Calderón, Sergio; de Diez de la Torre, Laura; García Companys, Marina; Ortega Pérez, Nora; Rodriguez Martínez, Victor; Awad Alzahrani, Sabah; Alonso Valenzuela, Raquel; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca; Esteban Carrasco, Alberto; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Pintos López, Beatriz; Solís González, M. Teresa; Torres Muñoz, Margarita
    Creative thinking is necessary to generate novel ideas and solve problems."EstuPlan" is a methodology in which knowledge and creativity converge for the resolution of scientific problems with social projection. It is a training programme that integrates teachers, laboratory technicians and PhD students, master and undergraduate students which form working groups for the development of projects. Projects have a broad and essential scope and projection in terms of environmental problems, sustainable use of natural resources, food, health, biotechnology or biomedicine. The results show the success of this significant learning methodology using tools to develop creativity in responding to scientific and social demand for problem-solving to transfer academic knowledge to different professional environments. Bioplastics, Second Life of Coffee, LimBio, Algae oils, Ecomers, Caring for the life of your crop and Hate to Deforestate are currently being developed.
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    Problem-Based Learning in Plant Biology (Poster)
    (2012-09-19) Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Avalos García, Adolfo; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Pintos López, Beatriz