University of Leipzig
2023 - Present
Funding from the "Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Kultur und Tourismus" (SMWK; in English "Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism of the State of Saxony") to carry out environmental sampling in the tree canopy and to relate the diversity and content of bioaerosols to climate change phenomena.
2022 - Present
Junior Professorship at the University of Leipzig to study the Biodiversity of the Atmosphere.
It's time to fill the new lab with molecular biology and biotechnology equipment to start working! Looking through the catalogues to select the best and most practical equipment! ☺
University of Graz
Publications in preparation
Cytoplasmic pulses of Physarum polycephalum seen as heartbeats ♥ (video: Beatriz Sánchez-Parra).
Max-Planck Institute of Chemistry
Technical School of Industrial Engineering - Politécnica University of Madrid
Centre of Biotecnology and Genomic of Plants - Politécnica University of Madrid
Complutense University of Madrid- Biology Faculty
Today, agricultural production is adversely affected by extensive droughts, increasing temperatures and other effects caused by climate change. But the chemical composition of soils, in which crops are grown, is also very important.
Rye (Secale cereale) is a plant that is high resistant to Aluminium, an element that in fact is quite present in the soil where it is usually grown, in comparison to other crops such as wheat or rice. However, all rye varieties don't show the same resistance to the same concentrations of Aluminium.
During my Bachelor final thesis, I carried out a research project in molecular biology, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Benito at the UCM, to sequence and study two new superoxide dismutase genes in several rye varieties that could be involved in aluminium tolerance in rye: ScCu/ZnSOD and ScMnSOD.
Dendrogram obtained with the hypothetical proteins corresponding to the MnSOD, Cu/ZnSOD and FeSOD genes in several Poaceae species and other monocot and dicot plant species.