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Research on plant-bacteria interactions at the IHSM-UMA-CSIC (Málaga) Dr. Diego Romero (RYC-2011-080605)

Recently, Diego Romero has gained an ERC Starting Grant to go ahead with his project entitled. Mechanistic and functional studies of Bacillus biofilms assembly on plants, and their impact in sustainable agriculture and food safety (BacBio). Next there is a piece of news on this matter: http://www.elglobomalaga.es/2014/12/05/starting-grant-subvenciona-dos-proyectos-universitarios-con-15-millones-de-euros/

Diego Romero (Málaga, 1976) graduated in Biology Sciences at the University of Málaga (1999), where he obtained his PhD (2006). He made four years of postdoctoral research under the supervision of Professor Roberto Kolter at the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department of the Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA). Then, in January 2012 he went back to the Microbiology Department of the Sciences Faculty at the University of Málaga under a Ramón y Cajal contract. At present, the research activity of Diego Romero is focused on the study of the molecular basis involved in the interaction bacteria-plant in the context of vegetal crops protection, at the Institute for Mediterranean and Subtropical Horticulture “La Mayora” (IHSM), a joint center of University of Málaga-CSIC.

Until now, Diego Romero has authored more than twenty WoS research papers, as well as other divulgation papers and he has presented more than one hundred communications at national and international conferences. He has supervised one PhD thesis and is supervising two other theses that are in progress. Diego Romero is the principal researcher of two research projects and has established collaboration agreements with several enterprises. He belongs to the Spanish Microbiology Society (SEM) and to the Specialized Group of Plants Microbiology of the Spanish Society of Phytopathology (SEF) and to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

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