News 2012



- Monday, 10 December 2012

A consortium of CBGP investigators under the coordination of CBGP Professor Pollmann receives grant to improve glucose extractability from Solanaceae plants

The research program of the consortium running under the acronym OPTISOL was awarded with a €1 million funding for a period of 36 month in the framework of the INSPIRE program launched by REPSOL and the UPM.


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- Wednesday, 28 November 2012

European initiative to restore polluted sites with the participation of CBGP

CBGP is participating in a LIFE+ project that combines innovative biological technologies and in situ chemical oxidation to degrade organic pollutants in military and industrial sites.


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- Friday, 16 November 2012

CBGP participates in EpiTRAITS, a high profile joint research & training network

Researchers of the CBGP participate in an European training network that will study the epigenetic regulation of economically important traits in plants.


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- Monday, 06 August 2012

Broccoli, cabbage & co.: mustard oils as Chemical Mace

Broccoli and other plants use mustard oils to ward off pests. These natural substances are also thought to have a preventive effect on cancer. A Danish-German-Spanish team is now presenting new findings about mustard oils in plant science in “Nature” – with interesting prospects for agriculture.


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- Monday, 02 July 2012

Six CBGP researchers are granted by the european programme Marie Curie CIG in 2012 to consolidate their research lines

The financial support aims to provide the researchers with the best possible conditions for establishing themselves in a long term research career


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- Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Integrated pest management (IPM) from the standpoint of plant-arthropod interactions

Dr. Isabel Díaz, UPM professor and CBGP researcher, has co-edited with professor Guy Smagghe from Gent University (Belgium) the book: "Arthropod-Plant Interactions: Novel Insights and Approaches for IPM" in the Springer book series "Progress in Biological Control".


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- Thursday, 24 May 2012

Lignocellulosic biomass yield enhancement: generation of poplars with an increased sylleptic branching

CBGP research group led by Dr. Isabel Allona has identified a gen responsible of a greater production of branches in poplars. Trees in which the expression of this single gene has been changed don't show any significant changes either in their growth characteristics or in the composition and anatomy of their wood.


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- Friday, 27 April 2012

Protein targeted degradation regulates flowering time

In a wide variety of plants the floral transition relies on the length of the daylight period, also known as photoperiod. CBGP reserchers have characterised the role of the HOS1 protein in the degradation of the main component of the photoperiod pathway , which regulates flowering time in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.


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- Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Presentation of the book Fundamentos de la Nutrición Humana (Basics of Human Nutrition)

The book by UPM Professors Emilia López Solanilla and Francisco García Olmedo, was presented in the main Conference Hall of the UPM School of Agriculture. It has been edited by UPM Press.



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- Monday, 26 March 2012

Actúa UPM 2012 awarded a 1.000 € prize to a project created by CBGP staff

Paloma Rueda presented the biotech project titled “Enzyme production in genetically modified algae (Enzimas MMG)”.


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- Friday, 16 March 2012

CBGP Professor Luis Rubio Receives Grant to Develop Nitrogen-Fixing Cereals

The research program under the NFIX acronym has a $3 million funding for a period of 52 months from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. NFIX charitable purpose is to introduce biological nitrogen fixation in cereals to increase productivity of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia small farmers while preserving the environment.


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- Wednesday, 15 February 2012

New technologies for crop vaccination

Plant Response Biotech (PRB) will collaborate with the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas UPM-INIA (CBGP) to exploit innovation technologies developed in the Center laboratories for crop vaccination.


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- Friday, 27 January 2012

Fernando García-Arenal received the UPM Research Prize in Santo Tomás de Aquino 2012 ceremony

UPM research award promotes the public recognition of scientists who have contributed significantly to the improvement of UPM research.


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- Monday, 23 January 2012

Presentation of the UPM’s Grade in Biotechnology at the CBGP, with participation of the CEO from Genoma España

50 students from different high schools in Madrid attended the presentation at CBGP. Three professors detailed the specifics of each of the routes that make up the grade: Plant Biotechnology, Computational Biotechnology, and Health Biotechnology Biosanitary.


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- Monday, 02 January 2012

CBGP launches nine new fundamental research projects

Nine proposals have been granted in the call of the Spanish National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Innovation published in 2011. Total funds for them are above 1.5 million euro.


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