Ester López García

5209 elgqam@idaea.csic.es
ORCID: 0000-0001-5101-1787
Research group: Water, Environmental and Food Chemistry (ENFOCHEM)

Currently PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research at the Spanish National Research Council (IDAEA-CSIC - Barcelona, Spain). Her work is based on analyzing of emerging organic contaminants (illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals, PAHs) and transformation products in environmental samples (water and biota) by means of advanced extraction techniques (SPE, online SPE, PLE, QuEChERS) and liquid/gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, UHPLC-q-Orbitrap) analytical techniques.

  • BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Valencia in 2014 and MSc Experimental Degree in Analytical Chemistry from the same university in 2015. In 2016 she joined to the CSIC thanks to the “National System of Youth Guarantee” in the Youth Employment Initiative and the European Social Fund contract within the National Operational Programme on Youth Employment 2014–2020. Nowadays, she works as a PhD Student in Analytical Chemistry at the IDAEA-CSIC analyzing and studying the occurrence of illicit drugs and psychoactive pharmaceuticals in environmental samples.

She has participated in several conferences:

  • “LC/MS/MS workshop on environmental applications and food safety”, 5-6 July 2016, Barcelona. Poster presentation: “Analysis of ethyl sulfate in wastewater – a tool to trace alcohol consumption at the community level”. Ester López-García, Nicola Mastroianni, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda”.
  • “Net-Scarce international conference. River under water scarcity: Threats and challenges”, 15-16 November 2016, Barcelona. Poster presentation: “Spatio-temporal distribution and ecotoxicological risk of 22 drugs of abuse and metabolites in Surface water from four Spanish river basins”. Ester López-García, Nicola Mastroianni, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda.
  • “15th Journeys of Instrumental Analysis”, 3-5 October 2017, Barcelona. Poster presentation: “Analysis of drugs of abuse in the environment: a review of analytical methodologies and occurrence data”. Ester López-García, Nicola Mastroianni, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda.
  • “3rd International conference on Wastewater-Based Drug Epidemiology” 26 October 2017, Lisbon. Poster presentation: “Assessment of illicit drug and alcohol use in the city of Barcelona through a wastewater-base epidemiology approach”. Ester López-García, Nicola Mastroianni, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda.
  • “14th annual LC-MS/MS workshop on environmental applications and food safety”, May 1st, 2018. Poster presentation: “Analytical method development for the low-ppt determination of 16 anthropogenic emerging contaminants in water”. Ester López-García, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda.
  • “SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting”, Rome, 13-17 May, 2018. Poster presentation: “Psychoactive compounds in mussels: Analytical method development and occurrence assessment”. Ester López-García, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda.
  • “11º Congreso Ibérico y 8º Iberoamericano de Contaminación y Toxicología Ambiental”, 11-13 July 2018, Madrid. Poster presentation: “ESAR-NET ̶ a Spanish network for exploring the epidemiological applications of wastewater analysis”. Ester López García, Cristina Postigo, Yolanda Valcarcel, Iria González-Mariño, Lubertus Bijlsma, Alberto Celma, María Jesús Andrés-Costa, Félix Hernández, Miren López de Alda, Rosa María Marcé, Rosa Montes, Eva Pocurull, Yolanda Picó, Rosario Rodil, José Benito Quintana.
  • “SECYTA”, 2-4 October 2018, Granada, Spain. Oral presentation: “A fully automated approach for the analysis of 37 psychoactive substances in wastewater based on on-line SPE-LC-MS/MS”. Ester López-García, Nicola Mastroianni, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda.
  • “Globaqua Final Conference: Water river management under water scarcity and multiple stressors” 18-19 December 2018, Barcelona, Spain. Oral presentation: “Psychoactive substances in mussels: Analytical method development and occurrence assessment”. Ester López García, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda.

 

She has two papers and one book chapter published in scientific journals:

  • Ester López-García, Nicola Mastroianni, Cristina Postigo, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda. “A fully automated approach for the analysis of 37 psychoactive substances in raw wastewater based on on-line solid phase extraction-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry”. Journal of Chromatography A 1576 (2018) 80-89.
  • Ester López-García, Nicola Mastroianni, Cristina Postigo, Yolanda Valcárcel, Silvia González-Alonso, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda. “Simultaneous LC-MS/MS determination of 40 legal and illegal psychoactive drugs in breast and bovine milk”. Food Chemistry 245 (2018) 159-167.

Ester López-García, Cristina Postigo, Bozo Zonja, Damià Barceló, Miren López de Alda, “Analysis of Psychoactive Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater and Surface Water Using LC-MS”. Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry 79 (2018) 29-52. (Book chapter)

2017 SGR 01404 – Calidad de aguas y suelos

Suport als grups de recerca consolidats “2017 SGR 01404 – Calidad de aguas y suelos”

Start Date: 01/01/18

WATERPROTECT

WATERPROTECT “Innovative tools enabling drinking WATER PROTECTion in rural and urban environments”

Start Date: 01/06/17

ESAR-NET

Red Española para el análisis de aguas residuales con fines epidemiológicos (ESAR-NET) (CTM2016-81935-REDT).

Start Date: 01/01/17

BECAS

Development of analytical methodologies for determination of pesticides in water and soils and their application in the evaluation of new environmental bioremediation processes (BECAS) (grant number CTM2016-75587-C2-2-R).

Start Date: 30/12/16

Los fármacos como contaminantes prioritarios: efectos toxicológicos, ambientales y riesgos para la salud humana (PI14/00516)

Los fármacos como contaminantes prioritarios: efectos toxicológicos, ambientales y riesgos para la salud humana (PI14/00516)

Start Date: 01/01/15

SCORE

Analysis CoRe group Europe (SCORE)-ES1307 Action

Start Date: 14/04/14

SOLUTIONS

Solutions for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management

Start Date: 01/10/13


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