Abiotic stress responses

We are very happy to see our latest book chapter on plant hormone crosstalk under abiotic stress conditions finally printed in Progress in Botany, edited by Ulrich Lüttge, Francisco M. Cánovas, María-Carmen Risueño, Christof...

IV Frontiers in Plant Biology

Next up for our lab is the IV Edition of the Workshop “Frontiers in Plant Biology” which will be held at the CBGP between the 17th and 19th of April. This time our three...

Kick-off Meeting EvoDevoSigNet

Just back from a two days Kick-off Meeting of our EvoDevoSigNet (@EvoDevoSigNet) group financed by the Spanish State Agency for Investigation (@AgEInves). It was a very intense and highly interesting meeting. Learned a lot...

Junior seminar Adrián

This Tuesday 9th of April 2024, our Illuminati Adrián gave a fantastic presentation on his PhD project in the Junior Seminar series of the CBGP. Another obligatory step towards the defense of his doctorate...

New preprint on fungus-triggered plant growth promotion

In case you are interested in the mechanism that contributes to Serendipita indica-triggered growth promotion, have a look at our latest #preprint out in @biorxiv_plants on the crosstalk between the root colonising fungus and Arabidopsis thaliana: González Ortega-Villaizán...

Fungal ENA ATPases

and her crew are starting strong into the new year!!! Fresh from the press, they report on the phyogenic and structural intricacies of fungal ENA ATPases, using the Neurospora crassa protein as an example....

IAM takes me to Jena

Absolute looking forward to this trip to the Max-Planck in Jena, Germany, after a couple of weeks of compulsive project proposal writing…!!! 

Quality in teaching

Over the course of 2023, I participated in the DOCENTIA 2.0 program that evaluates the quality of Professors at Spanish Universities. The evaluation follows guidelines established by the Fundación Madri+d and Agencia de Calidad...

Los pueblos de la ETSIAAB

Like always, a pleasure to contribute to activities of the School. Especially, when it is about a presentation of my roots. Many thanks to Alonso Redondo for having me.

Piriformospora and N nutrition

Another paper from our fantastic ICPS research team. I am delighted to have been part of this work addressing the question as to whether the root-colonizing fungus Piriformospora indica is capable of improving nitrogen...

Back to Chile

Very excited to travel a second time to Chile this year and to meet old friends and collaborators. In addition, I am super pumped to present our latest results on abiotic stress responses in...

…as you pass GO

Felicidades Andrés!!! This Monday, another of our students took it to the goal line. defended his impressive Bachelor thesis in Biotechnology with huge success. Since the end of last year, we were working together...

Congratulations Estefi

Yesterday our Master student defended with great success her thesis in Biotechnology and Bioengineering of Plants. Over the last months, among other things, Estefi dedicate herself to the isolation of fungal endophytes from plants...

Welcome to the crew, Manish

A few days ago, a new Postdoc, Manish Kumar Patel, joined our group with a Maria Zambrano fellowship for attracting international talent. Manish obtained his PhD in 2018 from the Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University...

Fungal transportome

Congratulations to , and their crew!!! Their new work on the changes in the transportome of Serendipita indica between free-living and endophytic-living fungi under control and moderate salt stress conditions has just been published...

Bienvenue Daniel

This week we had the pleasure to welcome in our group. Daniel is an undergraduate student from the Université Paris-Saclay where he is currently studying Chemistry. In his stay in our lab, Daniel will be...

Well roar’d Lion

Last week, Adrián represented our lab at the National Plant Hormone Conference in Segovia, Spain. It was a pleasure listening to him and following his presentation. On top of nailing his first ever presentation...

National Phytohormone Conference

Meet us at the XVI Congreso Fitohormonas – Metabolismo y modo de acción that will be held in Segovia between the 19th and 21st of April. will guide us through his work in an...

Congrats Lorena

  Our congratulations go to from Begoña Benito’s group, who defended her PhD project entitled: “Study of potassium nutrition in the symbiosis between Serendipita indica and Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to K+ deficiency and salinity:...

Kick-off meeting in the local press

Our visit to Chile was great. We shared some highly interesting conversations with internationally renowned scientists that, actually, opened up whole new perspectives for our own work. On the way we kicked off the...

Next stop Chile

Very much looking forward to this trip to Chile to visit old friends and collaboration partners after a long time of travel restrictions. A journey to the Southern hemisphere in winter/spring is always highly...

Promovare – Next Gen Up

Congratulations Paloma!!! We have another new Doctor in town. On behalf of the entire lab I must express how proud we are of our former PhD student Paloma Ortiz-García who rocked her PhD defence...

¿Do Opposites Attract? 2.0

Finally published We are delighted to share our latest work on the crosstalk between auxin and abscisic acid with you. This review article is basically part of the introduction of Paloma’s thesis. By anticipating...

Welcome Luis

We warmly welcome Luis Morales from the Universidad Autónoma de Chile, one of our collaborators, to our lab. Luis obtained a Banco Santander Mobility Fellowship and will stay one month in the CBGP to...

¿Do Opposites Attract?

Happy New Year Folks On behalf of the entire Pollmann Lab, I wish you a Prosperous New Year, full of success, health and happiness. To start 2023 well, we would like to share with...

Congratulations Tatiana

  Finally, the part of Tatiana’s PhD thesis, which has been elaborated over the course of her stay in our lab in 2019, has been accepted for publication in Environmental and Experimental Botany. On...

Beca de colaboración 2022/2023

On behalf of the complete lab, I heartily congratulate Andrés for obtaining one of the Becas de Colaboración 2022/2023 student fellowships of the UPM.  Such a great start in the last episode of your...

Field trip

Ahead of the official start of the BioMines project, we took the chance for a first field trip to the abandoned mining site in the Sierra of Madrid, before the weather changes for the...

PhD fellowship INPhINIT 2023

Optimized rhizosphere microbial communities for enhanced plant productivity and stress resilience Host Organization: CBGP (UPM-INIA) – Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme – Incoming. Call for applications 2023 (LINK)...

In good times and bad?

Super exited that our review article on the possible impact of environmental stress conditions on sustaining existing plant–microbe interactions has now been published in Plant, Cell & Environment. It was a tremendous experience to...

Challenge accepted

Green remediation of mine affected soils: putting the microorganisms to work More than happy to be part of the project and the CBGP team working on soil microbes, endophyte fungi, and the application of...

Welcome back Andrés

It is again this time of the year and Halloween is in sight, we are very happy to welcome back to our group, after he was already ‘short-term’ member of our crew as a...

Welcome Eoghan

It is our great pleasure to welcome the newest member of our team at the CBGP and in our lab. Eoghan will be working in our new µNutri-Heat mission,  coordinated by Juan Carlos del...

XVI RBMP

We are excited to attend the 16th Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology held in Seville, Spain, from tomorrow 14th until Friday 16th of September. Paloma and myself will present our most recent results and...

Ameliorate drought stress

Root endophyte fungi help to reduce drought stress in strawberry Excited to see this latest work of our REDES project #190078 funded by the Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (ANID, Chile). Here, we...

CBL7 paper finally published

On behalf of the entire ICPS research team, I am delighted to announce that our latest work on the role of the Ca2+ sensor CBL7 in coordinating the interaction between the root endophyte fungus...

We have a kick-off

Finally we are good to go After endless virtual meetings, we finally celebrated the kick-off meeting of our new PRIMA project #Quinoa4Med (#Q4M) from the 27th to the 28th of July at the Centre...

Bachelor thesis – ticked off

Congratulations Irene In the last week our Bachelor student Irene Viguera Leza defended very successfully her thesis in Biotechnology. Over the past months, I more and more relished Irene’s project and finally got really...

Junior Seminar – check

Next hurdle taken… After getting her work published, Paloma successfully presented her project in the Junior Seminar Series of the CBGP. Being able to pick up theses kind of activities after the COVID break...

MYB74 in the media

Finally, we put a gene ID to the acronym LAUCH1 So glad that we made the right educated guess when we decided to have a closer look at MYB74 a couple of years ago....

Our faces in the UPMday22

Last week, from the 17th to the 18th of May, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid celebrated its UPMday22. In this occasion, the students that were not able to properly celebrate their graduation due to...

He are hiring!!!

Open Postdoc vacancy We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to analyze the plant response to heat and nutritional deficiencies using a novel and revolutionary approach. Expertise in phenotyping, metabolomics, metagenomics and plant...

New preprint on CBL7 online

We are excited to share the #preprint of our latest manuscript in which we demonstrate a so far undiscovered role for the Ca2+ receptor protein CBL7 in driving the interaction of Serendipita indica with Arabidopsis...

Welcome to Spain, Francis!

Finally, it is done… After plenty of administrative struggles, we are now delighted to welcome our newest lab member at the CBGP, Francis Onejeme. Francis obtained a Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) fellowship to...

New paper from Begoñas group

Potassium exchange in Arabidopsis – Piriformospera indica interaction Very happy about the new contribution of Begoña’s crew on the nutrient exchange in plant-fungus interaction, which has just recently been published in the Frontiers in...

Feliz año nuevo

We are in this together – and we will get through this, together! António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) Almost two years of being careful and respecting social distancing concepts as strict as possible, but it...

Quinoa4Med

A new project for Christmas Really happy to be part of the project and the CBGP team working on seed germination traits. Looking forward to kick the project off in the next year Synopsis...