Jaume Flexas

Biology Department, Universitat de les Illes Balears

He studied Biology and obtained his PhD at UIB in 2000. One year later he became an Associate Professor of Plant Physiology, and since then he has received several awards, like the 2006 Young Scientist FESPB Award (under 35) in plant physiology (Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology). He is also one of the 'Highly cited authors' identified by Thomson Reuters. Major research topics in his lab are (i) plant responses to multiple abiotic and biotic stresses; (ii) photosynthesis; (iii) mechanistic basis of mesophyll conductance to CO2; and (iv) water use efficiency of plants.

Galmés et al (2014) Expanding knowledge of the Rubisco kinetics variability in plant species: environmental and evolutionary trends. Plant Cell Environ. 37: 1989-2001.

Galmés et al (2013) Variation in Rubisco content and activity under variable climatic factors. Photosynth Res. 117: 73-90.

Galmés et al (2011) Rubisco activity in Mediterranean species is regulated by the chloroplastic CO2 concentration under water stress. J Exp Bot. 62: 653-65.