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The ANTIOX-Ecophys Team

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch
smunne@ub.edu

Sergi Munné-Bosch was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1974. He received the Biology degree and the Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona, Spain, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He has performed several stays as a research scientist abroad, including the University of Hannover (Germany), University of Fukuyama (Japan) and University of Virginia (United States), among others. From 2000 to 2003, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Barcelona, and during the period from2002 to 2003, he also worked as a research scientist at the National Research Council in Spain (CSIC). Since 2017, he has been a Full Professor of plant physiology and he leads the ANTIOX research group at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Barcelona focused on the study of the function of antioxidants in plants, plant ecophysiology and potharvest processes in plants. During 2000 and 2003, he was a recipient of the Plant Water Relations and Plant Physiology Awards, respectively, given by the Spanish Society of Plant Physiologists. He was a recipient of the ICREA Academia Award, given by the Catalan Government in 2008 and 2014. Since 2015 he is Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal “Environmental and Experimental Botany”.

Maren Müller
maren.muller@ub.edu

Maren Müller completed her first state examination in Nutritional Science at the University of Hannover (Germany) in 2000 and went on to earn her doctorate at the University of Kiel (Germany) in 2004. This was following by a one year position as a research assistant at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Barcelona. After a maternity leave and a two and a half year period working as a Food Quality Manager she rejoined to the research group of Sergi Munné-Bosch at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Barcelona in 2009. Since then, inter alia she is responsible for the plant hormone analysis including cytokinins, auxins, abscisic acid, salicylic acid, jasmonates, gibberellins, melatonin, and brassinosteroids in different plant tissues. She is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Barcelona (since 2014) and the University of Vic (since 2015).

PhD STUDENTS

Alba Cotado
acotado@ub.edu

Alba Cotado received her BSc in Biotechnology and MSc in Agrobiological and Environmental Sciences from the University of Barcelona in 2015 and 2016, respectively. She is currently working at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Barcelona, carrying out her PhD in the ecophysiology of endemic plants growing in the Pyrenees.

Erola Fenollosa
efenollosa@ub.edu

Erola Fenollosa Romaní received her BSc in Environmental Sciences and MSc in Environmental Agrobiology from University of Barcelona in 2015 and 2016 respectively. In 2014 she stayed for three months in Dr. Katja Tielbörger’s lab, from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany), through an Erasmus fellowship from Spanish Goverment. She is currently a PhD student at University of Barcelona, and she has been awarded with a 4-year PhD Fellowship (FPU) from the Spanish Government, studying invasive plants, focusing on Carpobrotus edulis.

Paula Muñoz
paula.munoz@ub.edu

Paula Muñoz Roldán received her BSc in Biology (Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology) from the University of Barcelona in 2015. She completed her final degree project at the LIT in Limerick (Ireland) evaluating carotenoids in microalgae. In 2016, she fulfilled her MSc in Molecular Biotechnology and completed her project on antioxidant production during ripening of sweet cherries under the supervision of Dr. Sergi Munné-Bosch. She has recently been awarded with a 4-year PhD Fellowship (FPI) from Spanish Government and part of her research is focused on the study of redox control mechanisms related to nutrient content and sex dimorphism in the Mediterranean shrub Pistacia lentiscus.

Marina Pérez
mperezllorca@gmail.com

Marina Pérez Llorca received her BSc in Biology and her MSc in Environmental Agrobiology from the University of Barcelona in 2016 and 2017, respectively. She completed both her bachelor’s final project and her master’s final project in Cardiff University (UK), studying the ecophysiology of dioecious plants under the supervision of Julia Sánchez Vilas. Furthermore, she held a traineeship in Leiden University (The Netherlands) during 2015. Now, she has joined the team ANTIOX to perform her PhD, focused on the role of phytohormones and the protection mechanisms of the Mediterranean shrub Cistus albidus under several environmental stresses.

BACHELOR STUDENTS

Ignasi Arqués
ignasi.arques@gmail.com

Ignasi Arqués Viver is currently studying a BSc in Biotechnology at the University of Barcelona. He is collaborating with the ANTIOX group in the research of ecophysiology of high mountain plants, under the supervision of Alba Cotado and Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch. Specifically, he investigates the influence of altitude to clonal growth in the endemic Pyrenees plant, Saxifraga longifolia.

Laia Jené
laiajene1997@gmail.com

Laia Jené Vinuesa is currently studying a BSc in Biotechnology at the University of Barcelona. She is collaborating with the ANTIOX group in the research of ecophysiology of invasive plants, under the supervision of Erola Fenollsa and Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch.

Vadim Pisarenco
vadimpisarenco@gmail.com

Vadim Pisarenco is currently studying a BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Barcelona. He has recently joined the ANTIOX group to collaborate in the research of ecophysiology of invasive plants, under the supervision of Erola Fenollosa and Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch.

Vicent Caselles Ballester
vicentcaselles97@gmail.com

Vicent Caselles Ballester is currently studying a BSc in Biotechnology at the University of Barcelona. He is collaborating with the ANTIOX group in the research of the role of phytohormones and the protection mechanisms of the Mediterranean shrub Cistus albidus, under the supervision of Marina Pérez and Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch.

 


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