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...

Makaú in concert

This event saves my Christmas…!!! Waiting is over…!!! After a pandemic-inflicted postponement of more than one year, our former lab member, , will finally play his first full concert with his group Makaú and...

News from the Antarctic connection

Thanks for having us in this collaboration Nice work on the root endophyte-mediated activation and action of expansin isoforms in the Antarctic plant Colobanthus quitensis. It is a pleasure to work with this talented...

Welcome on board

Just a few days ahead of Halloween, we are very happy to welcome as newest member of our crew. Irene is a last year undergraduate student in our Biotechnology grade at the ETSIAAB and...

Happy to have Adrián back

The entire lab is delighted that Adrián decided to join us again for his PhD. After having him for his Bachelor thesis, we are now looking forward to accompany Adrián in the next step...

Hasta siempre, Pepe

All the best for your future career… After more than two years, it was unfortunately time to part ways with our postdoc Pepe Moya, who was the main responsible for our GWAS project. It...

Computational Biology Master in the media

The MBC in ABC En vanguardia: al día con los últimos avances tecnológicos https://abc.es/formacion/abci-vanguardia-ultimos-avances-tecnologicos-202109201325_noticia.html#vca=rrss-inducido&vmc=abc-es&vso=tw&vli=noticia.foto… a través de @abc_es @La_UPM @CBGP_Madrid @etsiaab @informaticaupm The Master’s Degree in Computational Biology is aimed at graduates in Experimental...

Transcriptional fine tuning

It took indeed a while, until we got this part of our work wrapped up and ready for publication. However, thanks to the great work of our ex-lab member Marta Pérez Alonso, who is...

Plant analytics

We are very happy to see our latest book chapter on multiplex plant hormone analytics finally printed in Solanum tuberosum – Methods and Protocols, edited by David Dobnik, Kristina Gruden, Živa Ramšak, and Anna Coll...

On the art to stop the signal

We are very happy to see our latest review article published in Biomolecules. In this work, Pepe Moya summarised the up to date largely overlooked role of amide signalling compounds in plants, and how...

New Catedrático in town

If you are going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. Charles Bukowski Finally, I made it all the way… It was exhausting and I definitely had better days in my...

Better in Tandem

Here comes another #preprint in which we like to share our work on the molecular basis of jasmonate-mediated induction of the auxin biosynthesis-related genes YUCCA8 and YUCCA9. In addition, the work highlights a role...

New preprint online

We are excited to share the #preprint of our latest review in which Pepe Moya wrapped up the up to date largely overlooked  role of amide signalling compounds in plants. The work pays special...

Another paper on the role of IAM

Slowly but steadily we further our understanding on the possible role of IAM in plant growth and development. In our latest work on the ami1 rty double mutant, which was recently published in the...

Planning to apply for a PhD fellowship?

Elucidating the signal perception and integration mechanisms that orchestrate plant growth repression in plants under abiotic stress Host Organization: CBGP (UPM-INIA) – Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme –...

XX Semana de la Ciencia

Like in the years before, our lab will actively contribute to the Science Week activities of the UPM / CBGP. The Science week is organised by the Counsel of Science, Universities and Innovation of...

3rd Prize Espiga de Oro

Very honoured to be awarded with the 3rd prize for my teaching activities and academic excellence in our Master program in Biotechnology Agroforestal. A great shout-out to my students @masterbiotec and the Student’s Delegation...

Tópicos de Biología de Plantas 2020

On the 16th of November, I will contribute to the joint postgraduate education program in Biological Sciences and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Universidad Nacional de Rosario and the Universidad Nacional de San...

Viva virtual conferences

At the end of next month, on the , Stephan will be giving a seminar on the latest results of our laboratory related with the control of the balance between plant growth and plant...

Great defence by Adrián

Another successful online defence from our group. We are all very proud of Adrián, who defended his BSc project this week in outstanding manner. It was a pleasure to have you around in our...

Royal visit at the UPM today

Together with several other high officials, like the Minister of Universities, Manuel Castells, the President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida, his Majesty...

10 years at the CBGP

Officially celebrating my 10th anniversary at the @CBGP_Madrid today. When moving my lab from the @ruhrunibochum to Madrid in 2010, I never thought that I would stay for so long. However, we came a...

We Welcome a New Member in the Team

We are delighted to welcome as new member in our lab. Gloria is an undergraduate student from our Biotechnology Grade who has already gained some important international exposure. She will conduct pioneer work in...

Two proposals on the ERA server

Great work guys… I really enjoyed working with these two fine young men and promising junior scientists on their project proposals for the upcoming Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship call over the past few weeks. It...