Lab members

José Manuel Pérez-Pérez Principal investigator

Since 2019, I am Full Professor of Genetics at the UMH. After my Biology studies at the Universidad de Alicante (España), I did my PhD in the group of Prof. J.L. Micol, at the neighbouring Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), on the genetic analysis of leaf development in Arabidopsis thaliana.

I carried out my postdoctoral research with Prof. B. Scheres at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), on the link between cell cycle regulators and root growth and development. Afterwards, I came back to the group of Prof. J.L. Micol to work on leaf growth coordination from a Systems Biology perspective.

In 2012, I started my own research and since 2017 I head the Research Group Genetics of regeneration and reproductive development of plants at the UMH.

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Ana Belén Sánchez-García Postdoc

Ana Belén studied Biology at the University of Alicante and followed the Master in Bioengineering at the UMH. She obtained her PhD in 2016 working on Arabidopsis genetics and, after joining the lab she was involved in the study of adventitious rooting in cultivated carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus). Currently, she is working on the phenotypic and molecular characterization of tomato mutants affected in adventitious root formation.

Eduardo Larriba Postdoc

Eduardo holds a Doctorate degree in Biology from the University of Alicante. His PhD Thesis focused on genetic, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of Pochonia chlamydosporia. He carried out an in-depth genomic analysis, leading the sequencing and functional annotation of the first genome of a nematophagous fungus. Thereafter, he made his first postdoc in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Gametogenesis at the Center for Biological Research (CIB-CSIC, Madrid). His research focused on the analysis of non-coding RNAs (ncRNA), mainly small RNAs (sncRNA), in primordial germ cells (PGCs) and mammalian gametes. Currently, his research focuses in transcriptomic and genomic analysis of protein and non-protein coding genes during de novo shoot and root formation in tomato.
Eduardo’s ResearchGate profile

María Salud Justamante Postdoc

María Salud studied Biology at the Universidad de Alicante and followed the Master in Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the UMH. She has been involved on the optimization of in vitro micropropagation in different plant species. During her PhD, she characterized adventitious root formation on a collection of commercial carnation cultivars. Her current work focuses on phenotypic and hormonal characterization of root system architecture in species such as Prunus and tomato.

María Salud’s ResearchGate profile

Mariem Mhimdi PhD student

Mariem studied Agronomic Engineering at the Higher School of Agriculture in Mograne (Tunisia) and studied the International Master in Plant breeding and Genetics at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (CIHEAM Zaragoza). She is pursuing the genetic dissection of adventitious root formation in a broad collection of tomato genotypes. She is currently enrolled by the prestigious grant “Santiago Grisolía” of the Generalitat Valenciana in the Doctoral Program in Bioengineering at the UMH.

María José Ñíguez Gómez Técnico de Laboratorio

María José studied Biochemistry at the Universidad de Murcia. She works at the Servicio de Apoyo Técnico a la Docencia y a la Investigación and from september 2018 she collaborates on lab management tasks.

Noelia Antón Ruiz Master’s student

Noelia studied Biotecnology at the UMH and obtained his Final Degree Project on the structural characterization of Na-K channels. She is currently doing his Master Thesis on the expression of genes involved in cold response in Rhynchoforus ferrugineus larvae, under the co-supervision of Dra. Trinidad León Quinto.

Intern students

Juan Cuenca Castelló Biotechnology 2020..21 RNA-seq of wound-induced adventitious root formation in tomato introgression lines
Marta Molina Pérez Biotechnology 2020..21 Adventitious root formation in Prunus spp.

Former lab members

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