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Miguel A. Botella

Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterranea Universidad de Málaga-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IHSM-UMA-CSIC).

He studied Biology at the University of Málaga, Spain and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Málaga-Purdue University (Indiana, USA). After one year postodoct in Purdue University working on pest resistance in soybean he joined the group of Dr. Jonathan Jones at The Sainsbury Laboratory (John Innes Centre), UK where he worked for 4 years in Plant-Pathogen interactions. Since 2000 he is a group leader in the IHSM investigating genetic determinants in (1) abiotic stress tolerance using molecular approaches in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana in order to translate this knowledge into crops and (2) fruit ripening in tomato and strawberry.


Hao et al (2014) Clathrin and membrane microdomains cooperatively regulate RbohD dynamics and activity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26:1729–1745.


Doblas et al. (2013) The SUD1 gene encodes a putative E3 ubiquitin ligase and Is a positive regulator of 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl CoenzymeA Reductase activity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25:728–743.


Tomato Genome Consortium (2012) The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution. Nature 485:635–641.