The EPSR 2016 is organise by the PhD students community of the Centre for Resarch in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona. The work is supervised by a core organising committee.
Raquel Salvador - CRAG PhD Student
Education and ResearchPhD in Molecular Genetics (2014-present) Molecular Genetics Department, CRAG
Master degree in Agrobiology (2013) Plant Physiology Department, Universitat de Barcelona
Graduate degree in Biology-Biotechnology (2012) Universitat de Barcelona
The research interest of my PhD is to understand the role that microRNAs (miRNAs) have in plant resistance in front pathogen colonization. The knowledge of the moment and location where they are expressed, and their target genes, can be a key factor to improve plant breeding and develop new techniques to protect crops from infection.
Marina Puigvert- CRAG PhD Student
Education and Research
PhD in Genetics (2013-present) Genetics Department (Universitat de Barcelona) and Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (M. Valls’ lab)
Master degree in Genetics and Genomics (2013) Master’s Project at Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford (G. Preston’s lab)
Summer program in Taiwan, College of Life Science, National Taiwan University (C. Cheng’s lab)
Graduate degree in Biotechnology (2012) Universitat de Barcelona
My main research interest is to study how bacterial pathogens colonise and cause disease on plants by understanding the regulation and expression of their virulence and pathogenicity genes, so that eventually new virulence-inhibitory molecules can be found to protect crops in fields from infection.
Fabio Barteri- CRAG PhD Student
Education and ResearchPhD in Plant Biology and Biotechnology (2015-present) Structural Evolution of Plant Genomes Laboratory @ CRAG / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Master of Science in Cell and Computational Biology (2014) Sapienza Università di Roma
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (2012) Sapienza Università di Roma
The Structural Evolution of Plant Genomes Laboratory at the CRAG is led by dr. Josep Casacuberta and its main interest is the contribution of Transposable Elements (TEs) activity in the evolution of plant genomes. My PhD thesis is focused on the application and development of bioinformatics tools to study the impact of transposition in the generation of genetic diversity at intraspecific, interspecific and somatic level in the Prunus genus.
Jorge Fung- CRAG PhD Student
Education and ResearchPhD in Molecular Genetics (2014-present) Molecular Genetics Department – CRAG (molecular mechanisms of circadian clock function – Paloma Mas lab)
Master degree in Plant Biology (2013) Université Paris-Sud- Master’s project at Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA-Versailles (M. Durand-Tardif group)
Graduate degree in Biology (2011) Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 Graduate project at Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA-Versailles (S. D’Andréa group)
During my PhD I will work in the elucidation and understanding of new molecular pathways controlling the proper function of the circadian clock in plants. I will be mainly focusing in transcription factors that have been shown to interact with core circadian components. This will help us to get a better understanding of the complex regulation of the plant circadian clock.