applied-plant-biotechnology-agrotecnio

Goals

• Humanitarian aspects of plant biotechnology (technology transfer and training for developing countries)
• Policy and regulatory aspects of plant biotechnology
• Functions of viral proteins

Research Lines

• Metabolic pathway engineering
• Molecular Pharming
• Novel agronomic traits
• Developing country biotechnology applications
• Plant-virus-vector interactions

Main activities

• Creation of transgenic cereal crops with complex nutritional and value added traits
• Production of recombinant pharmaceuticals in rice and maize
• Training and technology transfer
• Multi-trait crops and their performance under field settings
• Electron microscopy and proteomics of plant viral infections
• Use of beneficial microorganisms in agriculture (PGPR and mycorrhizae)

International Impact

World leading position in multi-gene engineering of major cereal crops. World leading position in the creation of multi-component microbicides for infectious diseases. Influential position papers, white papers and policy papers on the regulation and socio-political impact of transgenic crops.

MEMBERS
-Paul Christou
-Ludovic Bassie
-Ramon Canela
-Jordi Eras
-Mercè Balcells
-Teresa Capell
-Jose Antonio Moreno
-Ana Pelacho
-Changfu Zhu
-Ma. Pilar Muñoz
-Gemma Villorbina
-Daniel Plaza Bonilla

POSTDOCS
-Sarai Giron
-M. Victoria Armario-Nájera
-Edinson Yara
-Wilmar Osorio

PHD STUDENTS
-Johanna Oviedo
-Angelica Guarnizo
-Alberto Millán
-Fernando Oliveros
-Derry Álvarez de Jesús
-Can Baysal
-Amaya Blanco
-Xin Huang
-Wenshu He
-Guillermo Sobrino
-Pedro Cerdá

TECHNICIANS
-Jose Pérez
-Victor Hugo Jiménez
-Jaume Gracia
-Andrea Saba
-Carme Guerris
-Guillem Moreto-Aragones

 

CONTACT DETAILS
191, Rovira Roure Avenue
25198 (Lleida)
Spain
Telf: +34 973 702831 (Mobile)
Fax: +34 973 702690
paul.christou@udl.cat

SENIOR RESEARCHERS

Paul Christou (PI)

PROJECTS

VITAMAIZE

PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2013

PUBLICATIONS