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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  • Publication
    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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    Bioeconomy based on Scientific Research and Entrepreneurship
    (American Research Institute for Policy Development, 2015) Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Torrejón, Ana; Gómez-Flechoso, María de los Angeles; Georgieva, Flor; Pintos López, Beatriz; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Martin Calvarro, Luisa; Lahoz Beltrá, Rafael; Saco Sierra, M. Dolores; Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena
    The bioeconomy can be defined as an activity that provides solutions to problems arising from the imbalance between increasing world population and the availability of resources and difficulties in supplying those needs. Bioeconomy is based on best and new uses of natural resources among which are important and essential plant species in areas such as agriculture, food industry, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry, textile industry, landscaping and architecture, design of interior and exterior gardens, bioenergy, and the conservation and restoration of soils and natural ecosystems. Once checked problems, how to propose solutions in the context of the Bioeconomy? The universities base their activity in teaching and learning and scientific research. Furthermore, human societies and the habitats they occupy are social structures in which problems occur. If scientific research provides results that may constitute solutions to problems, it is necessary to build bridges between the academic activity and problems of society, bridges to convert research results in an entrepreneurial activity that allows its application as a solution to a given problem. That bridge is entrepreneurship to develop spin-offs and start-up. Something else to consider? The entrepreneurship is a process, it is learned, tested and developed, but solves nothing if not based on an entrepreneur, so the bridge is the entrepreneur instead of entrepreneurship. Consequently we must devote the effort to form new mindsets and attitudes to modern societies. If we have the necessary tools, learn to use them to be resolute and ask governments environments and mechanisms necessary to carry out the task.
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    Embryogenesis in Oak species. A review
    (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2014) Gómez-Garay, Aranzazu; Manzanera, José Antonio; Pintos López, Beatriz
    Aim of study: A review on the propagation methods of four Quercus species, namely Q. suber, Q. robur, Q. ilex and Q. canariensis, through somatic embryogenesis and anther embryogenesis are presented. Area of study: The study comprises both Mediterranean and Atlantic oak species located in Spain. Material and methods: Somatic embryogenesis was induced on immature zygotic embryos of diverse oak species, permitting the multiplication of half-sib families. Induction of haploid embryos and doubled haploids was assayed in both Q. suber and Q. ilex by temperature stress treatments of anthers containing late vacuolated microspores. The haploid origin of the anther embryos has been evaluated by quantitative nuclear DNA analysis through flow cytometry and by DNA microsatellite markers. Genetic transformation of cork oak has also been performed by means of Agrobacterium tumefaciens vectors. Proteomic analysis has been conducted to screen the diverse protein profiles followed by in vitro derived embryos during their development. Research highlights: Successful plant regeneration from both somatic and haploid embryos has been achieved. In the particular case of cork oak, doubled-haploid plants were obtained. Plantlets regenerated from selected parent trees through somatic embryogenesis were acclimated in the greenhouse and in the nursery, and were planted in an experimental plot in the field. Preliminary evaluation of the cork quality of the plants showed a good heritability correlation with the parent trees. This article revises the work of and is dedicated to Dr. M. A. Bueno, who devoted much of her professional life to the research on Biotechnology and Genetics of forest species, leading the Laboratory of Forest Biotechnology at the Spanish Institute of Agronomic Research (INIA).
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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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    Uptake of CeO2 nanoparticles and its effect on growth of Medicago arborea in vitro plantlets
    (Humana Press, 2014-10) Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Pintos López, Beatriz; Manzanera, José Antonio; Lobo, Carmen; Villalobos, Nieves; Martín, Luisa
    The present study analyzes some effects of nanoCeO2 particles on the growth of in vitro plantlets of Medicago arborea when the nanoceria was added to the culture medium. Various concentrations of nano-CeO2 and bulk ceric oxide particles in suspension form were introduced to the agar culture medium to compare the effects of nanoceria versus ceric oxide bulk material. Germination rate and shoot dry weight were not affected by the addition of ceric oxide to the culture media. Furthermore, no effects were observed on chlorophyll content (single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) measurements) due to the presence of either nano- or microCeO2 in the culture medium. When low concentrations of nanoceria were added to the medium, the number of trifoliate leaves and the root length increased but the root dry weight decreased. Also the values of maximum photochemical efficiency of PSII (Fv/Fm) showed a significant decrease. Darkadapted minimum fluorescence (F0) significantly increased in the presence of 200 mg L−1 nanoceria and 400 mg L−1 bulk material. Root tissues were more sensitive to nanoceria than were the shoots at lower concentrations of nanoceria. A stress effect was observed on M. arborea plantlets due to cerium uptake.
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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.