Pablo Vera

Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas, CSIC–UPV, Valencia

He holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Universidad de Valencia. As a postdoc he joined Chris Lamb lab at the Salk Institute and worked on plant defense. Pablo Vera has been Full Professor in Biochemistry and Mol. Biol. since 2000, and since 2007 he is Research Professor at Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and is settled down in Valencia working at the IBMCP. He studies how plants adapt to environmental stress, especially biotic stress. His research has focused on the understanding of how plant respond to pathogenic attack and activate immune-related responses to fend off the intruders. Along this line, his lab has identified a repertoire of molecular regulators key for mounting an efficient disease resistance response to pathogens. During the last years his lab also built a research line for developing energy crops with the aim of contributing to the development of the bioenergy sector. Molecular, genetic and agronomical studies directed towards improving productivity of the energy crop Euphorbia lathyris, as an enriched source of energy carriers, are underway.

Dobón et al (2015).Novel disease susceptibility factors for fungal necrotrophic pathogens in Arabidopsis. PLoS Pathogens 11: e1004800.

Ramírez et al (2013). An Extracellular Subtilase Switch for Immune Priming in Arabidopsis. PLoS Pathogens 9: e1003445.

García-Andrade et al (2013). Mediated plastid RNA eEditing in plant immunity. PLoS Pathogens, 9: e1003713.