News 2020



- Friday, 31 January 2020

The CBGP (UPM-INIA) celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a contest and at event at the centre facilities on February 11

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11, 2020), the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics, CBGP (UPM-INIA), organizes the first contest of drawing and short stories, and the CBGP S3-Forum on “ WOMEN AND GIRL'S DAY IN SCIENCE: R&D for a more sustainable agriculture and food quality”.


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- Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Biosynthesis of Nitrogenase Cofactors

Research in the laboratory of Prof. Luis Rubio aims at understanding the biochemical processes and mechanisms that enable biological N2 fixation, the reduction of inert N2 gas into ammonia. A long-term goal of this research, supported by the Bill & Melinda Foundation, is to obtain crops that can utilize atmospheric N2 as direct nitrogen source, minimizing the need of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, one of the main expenses for farmers and prohibitively so in developing countries, and reducing the negative environmental effects that originates from fertilizer production and use.


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- Monday, 20 January 2020

Biocontrol capabilities of the genus Serratia for sustainable agriculture: Enterobacteria with a unique secondary metabolism

Serratia are enterobacterias, widely diverse and occupying many different habitats such as water, soil, plants, vertebrates and humans. They share a rich secondary metabolism and are able to produce a wide range of natural bioactive products including the β-lactam antibiotic carbapenem or the antifungal compound oocydin A.


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- Thursday, 09 January 2020

Advances deciphering the epigenome of plants

Epigenetic regulation in plants has enormous implications for crop improvement and agriculture. Researchers at Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA) used next-generation sequencing approaches and novel computational analytical pipelines to describe the genome-wide map of an epigenetic mark in a Brassica crop.


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