Isabel Allona


Dr. Isabel Allona is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Professor in the Biotechnology-Plant Biology Department at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), teaching in the Degree of Biotechnology, at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB). After her graduation as Forestry Engineer she received in 1991 her PhD in Forest Biotechnology at the UPM, directed directed by Dr. Aragoncillo. Then, she worked as Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Paz-Ares at the CIB-CSIC and as Assistant Professor at the UPM from 1992 to 1995. From 1995 to 1998, she was granted as Fulbright Postdoctoral fellowship at the Forest Biotechnology Group (NCSU, USA) with Dr. Sederoff (who has been the recipient of the Wallenberg Prize, Oct 2017). In 1999 she obtained an Associate Professor position at the UPM. Since 2006, Dr. Allona is Principal Investigator of the Group “Seasonal and Circadian Control of Growth-Dormancy Cycles in Trees” at the CBGP. In her laboratory, they study the molecular basis of trees annual growth-dormancy cycles regulation, using poplar as model specie. Briefly, the laboratory is focused on understanding how the environmental signals influence the molecular networks regulating specific phases of dormancy, leading to the identification of new targets to biotechnologically modulate vegetative growth and optimize the adaptation of the already improved trees to different geographical regions and/or to the climate change in their own area. Dr. Allona belong to the Scientific Committee of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), to the UPM Ethics Commission and is the responsible of the UPM research group “Plant Biotechnology”. For more information.

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