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Dr Abraham Esteve-Núñez participated in the second edition of TEDxRivas

Abraham Esteve Núñez, Bioe group's principal investigator, participated last Saturday in the second TEDxRivas event, the meetings of divulgation that gather experts from different subjects to expose in an accessible way their research or personal experiences.

Under the motto Watching the Future, the event, organized by TEDxRivasVaciamadrid in collaboration with the city council, broth together for almost five hours experts in robotics, virology, climate, photography, blockchain (chain of blocks on databases) and crypto-currencies and even a magician and a poet. The speakers addressed the social, environmental and economic changes that will have to be faced in the short and medium term.

In his presentation, Dr Esteve explained how the decontamination of natural environments through microorganisms contributes to the sustainability of the environment, especially when dealing with wastewater treatment. "We are witnessing a cycle change in the way we interpret the microbiology of our natural environments, but also how to exploit applied technologies like those used in our treatment plants," he said.

TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, Design) meetings bring together thinkers, experts and entrepreneurs from around the world to share ideas and power to change attitudes, minds and ultimately the world.