Francisco Javier Cejudo

Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis, CSIC–University of Sevilla

He studied Biology in the University of Sevilla and obtained his PhD in Biology in 1986 for his work on nitrogen fixation in aerobic bacteria. As a postdoc, he first joined Prof. Vignais's lab at Centre d'Estudes Nucleaires (Grenoble, France) studying nitrogen fixation in photosynthetic bacteria. Then he switched to plant molecular biology by a second post-doc at Sainsbury Lab, John Innes Centre (Norwich, UK) studying gibberellin-responsive promoters under the supervision of Prof. David Baulcombe. In 1992 he started an independent group at IBVF (Sevilla, Spain). Work in the Cejudo Lab is focused in redox signaling and response to oxidative stress in plants. Our aim is to understand redox regulation in chloroplasts in response to environmental stimuli and its effect on early stages of plant development.

Pérez-Ruiz et al (2014) NADPH thioredoxin reductase C is involved in redox regulation of the Mg-chelatase I subunit in Arabidopsis thaliana chloroplasts. Mol Plant 7: 1252-5.

Kirchsteiger et al (2012) NADPH Thioredoxin Reductase C is localized in plastids of photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic tissues and is involved in lateral root formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 24: 1534-48.

Pérez-Ruiz et al (2006) Rice NTRC is a high efficiency redox system for chloroplast protection against oxidative damage. Plant Cell 18: 2356-68.