Sara graduated in Biology and afterwards joined Dr Reyes lab at the IBVF in Seville (Spain) where she received her PhD working in chromatin remodeling proteins in Arabidopsis. For her postdoc she moved to Cologne (Germany) to work with Dr Turck and Prof. Coupland at the MPIPZ in the regulation of flowering by chromatin related processes. Later on she focused in the regulation of plant development by PcG proteins working in Dr Schubert lab at the HHU (Duesseldorf, Germany). Sara is a PI at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) since 2015 where she also teaches as member of the School of Natural Sciences.
Eduardo comes from Spain where he studied Biotechnology and did his MSc in Biotechnology in Agroforestry at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. For his master thesis he worked with Dr Crevillen and Dr Jarillo at the CBGP (Madrid, Spain) to characterise chromatin remodeling proteins involved in flowering regulation. Eduardo is a fellow from the College of Science at NUI Galway. He is interested in revealing the molecular functions of two novel chromatin related proteins. His work focuses on understanding the role of these proteins in the PcG pathway and in the regulation of gene expression and plant development.
Godwin is from India where he graduated in Biotechnology from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Then, he moved to Israel to pursue his M.Sc. in the Desert Studies at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and specialized in agriculture and biotechnology of drylands under the supervision of Prof. Gideon Grafi. To join our lab he has been awarded a prestigious Hardiman research scholarship. His PhD work focuses on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms involved in establishing a memory of seed priming.
Although Jesús also comes from Spain, he studied his Biology Technical Assistant degree at the Hilden Vocational School in Germany. He was working at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research as a research assistant in Dr. Turck’s lab, where he focused on the analyses of Arabidopsis mutants. Jesús has joined our lab through the TIDA-SFI grant to develop a new seed biopriming method for invigorating plant growth and resistance to stresses. Based on his results, he aims to create a new commercial seed biopriming method that may have an impact on the agri-food sector and sustainable agriculture.