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Isabel Arrillaga

Department of Plant Biology, ISIC/ERI of Biotechnology and Biomedicine

BIOTECMED, University of Valencia

Professor of Plant Physiology at the University of Valencia, leads the group of Biotechnology applied to Forest and Aromatic species. She graduated and doctorated in Pharmacy at the University of Valencia. After a 2-year postdoctoral stay at the School of Forest Resources in Athens-Georgia (USA) with Prof. Scott Merkle, she worked at IBMCP (CSIC-UPV, Valencia) with Prof. Vicente Moreno to develop salt resistant tomatoes. In 1996 she became professor at the University of Valencia. During the past years, her group has optimized SE protocols for maritime pine and holm oak. The group participates in national and European initiatives that use the maritime pine as a model in functional genomic studies in conifers.


Mendoza-Poudereux (2014) Deoxyxylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase is not a rate-determining enzyme for essential oil production in spike lavender. J Plant Physiol. 171: 1564-70.


Mendoza-Poudereux et al (2014) Enhanced levels of S-linalool by metabolic engineering of the terpenoid pathway in spike lavender leaves. Metab Eng. 23: 136-44.


Muñoz-Bertomeu et al (2007) Up-regulation of an N-terminal truncated 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase enhances production of essential oils and sterols in transgenic Lavandula latifolia. Plant Biotechnol J. 5: 746-58.