Arnau Sala Martí (Roda de Ter, Barcelona, 1991) studied Biotechnology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Currently, he is a PhD student in Environmental Science and Technology and his research is focused on the solid-state fermentation of fungal strains to obtain biopesticides.

The topic of his PhD research, started in 2017, is Fungal biopesticides production through SSF. He is supervised by Dr Adriana Artola and Dr Raquel Barrena.

Arnau current research interests are:

  • Acquiring knowledge an understanding of different fungal BCAs.
  • Growth of various fungal BCA strains in solid substrates.
  • Optimization of fungal SSF process.