Emilia López Solanilla


Emilia López Solanilla. She received the BS degree in Biological Sciences (1994), from Complutense University, Madrid and PhD in Biological Sciences (1998) from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She is head of the research team Phytopathogenic Bacteria, at the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics since 2008. She is member of the Spanish National Research Agency (AEI) since 2018 at the Agricultural and Forestry research area, and she has recently (2020) been appointed to coordinate the area. Scientific expertise focused in the research area related to the pathogenic bacteria-plant interaction. During the first phase of her scientific carrier, her contribution was focused on the study of resistance mechanisms to plant defense in phytopathogenic bacteria. During a postdoctoral stage (2001-2002) at Cornell University (Department of Plant Pathology, Ithaca, NY, USA), she was part of the initiative responsible for carrying out pioneering studies on bacterial functional genomics of plant pathogens. Since then, she has contributed to the study of the early stages of infection in phytopathogenic bacteria and to functional studies related to pathogenesis in different pathosystems. Her scientific interests currently focus on the study of the mechanisms of perception and response to plant and environmental factors in bacterial phytopathogens.

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