Antonio Molina


Antonio Molina is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Biotechnology and Plant Biology of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Since February 2016 he is Director of the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA), that has been awarded as Center of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” by the Spanish Research Agency. Dr. Molina completed his doctoral thesis at the UPM under the supervision of Dr. Francisco García-Olmedo and did a postdoctoral at the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Unit (ABRU) Syngenta (NC, USA) under the supervision of Dr. John Ryals.

The research activity of the group of Dr. Molina at the CBGP focuses on the study of Plant Immunity and its applications to crop protection ( Dr. Molina has published more than 70 scientific articles being a recognised expert in the area of plant innate immunity, resistance to necrothrophíc fungi and the function of plant cell wall in immunity. He has developed an intense activity of innovation and technology transfer in collaboration with national and international companies, that resulted in several Patents exclusively licensed to companies and in the commercialization of agrobiological products. Dr. Molina is the co-founder of PlantResponse Biotech SL (PRB;, a UPM spin-off enterprise that has raised more than 12 millions of euros of Venture Capitals, and has been recognised by the Spanish Association of Biotech Enterprises (ASEBIO) as one the Spanish success biotech companies of the last 10 years. Dr. Molina is currently Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of PRB. Dr. Molina is also co-founder of FAIR Data Systems, a start-up company that has been launched on November 2019. For more information.

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