Plant Genomics and Biotechnology

The development and use biotechnology and genomic tools in economically important plant species such as forest and fruit species, cereals, legumes and medicinal plants. Major efforts are directed to explore genomic tools, such as sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics, and molecular markers, to identify regulators, genes and strategies responsible for resistance to pests and diseases and for tolerance to water deficit, salinity and temperature stress. Grounded by physiology, biochemistry and biotechnology tools, we identify new plant products, improve biomass production, and also support breeding programs.The study of bioactive compounds and potential health beneficial effects of food metabolites is also performed.

  • Cereal Genomics
  • Plant genomics scope in Europe
  • Micropropagation in Plants
  • Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology
  • Sequencing
  • Transcriptomics
  • Proteomics
  • Molecular marker development / Marker assisted selection