Profesor Titular Fisiologia Vegetal/Senior Lecturer
Management Committee Substitute
Short research description:
The main objective of our research is to improve plant productivity together with improvement of local soil characteristics. This improvement is to be shown in plant’s nutritional properties useful for human health, ensuring environmentally friendly sustainable production and maintaining natural resources of terrestrial ecosystems at the same time.
Due to their sessile nature, plants have developed a huge number of adaptative strategies to survive to changing environmental conditions. At the physiological level, these “strategies” involve photosynthesis and allocation of fixed carbon to growth or to secondary metabolism, in order to better adapt to changing environmental conditions. Improving photosynthesis involves improving photosynthetic pigments as well as a plethora of secondary metabolites to protect plants to biotic (microorganisms, fungi..) or abiotic stress (drought, cold, heat..), and at the same time, serve humans for different purposes (healing, vitamins…). One of the key objectives of the group is to enhance levels of secondary metabolites with a double objective, first, for pharmaceutical purposes and second, to improve nutritional value of foods, considering also obtention of functional ingredients
Headquaters address: Universidad Ceu San Pablo. c/Isaac Peral 58, 28040 Madrid
Postal address: Faculty of Pharmacy, Monteprincipe campus. Urbanizacion Monteprincipe, ctra. Boadilla del Monte km 5.300. Boadilla del Monte, 28668 Madrid, Spain
Work address: Faculty of Pharmacy, Monteprincipe campus. Urbanizacion Monteprincipe, ctra. Boadilla del Monte km 5.300. Boadilla del Monte, 28668 Madrid, Spain