Manuel Piñeiro

 

Dr. Manuel Piñeiro is a senior scientist in the Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrarias-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (INIA-CSIC). After graduating in Biology in the Universidad de Sevilla (1986), he earned his PhD in Sciences in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, 1991) working in the Centro de Biología Molecular-Severo Ochoa – CSIC. He did a first postdoctoral stay in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) between 1992 and 1994 when he was granted an European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) postdoctoral fellowship to work in the group of Dr. George Coupland (John Innes Centre, UK). In 2001 he was awarded a Ramón y Cajal grant to start his research line in INIA where he obtained a staff scientist position in 2002. His research group in the CBGP is interested in understanding the genetic and molecular regulation of plant developmental transitions such as the initiation of flowering that have a direct impact on crop yield. His laboratory is contributing to unveil the involvement of epigenetic mechanisms in the regulation of plant developmental processes like flowering time, and in the adaptation of plants to fluctuating environmental conditions with particular emphasis in the increase on ambient temperature associated with the current scenario of climate change. Currently he serves as representative of INIA in the European Plant Science Organization (EPSO). For more information (link to the web page of the group).

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