I graduated as Technical Agriculture Engineer from the University Jaume I of Castellon in 2006. I spent a few months travelling before I moved to Valencia, where, in December 2008 I completed a higher engineering degree in Agronomy. In January 2009, I was awarded a Leonardo Da Vinci training fellowship to join the laboratory of Dr. Jurriaan Ton at Rothamsted Research (Harpenden, UK). Seven months into my fellowship, I obtained a studentship to carry on with my doctoral studies based at Rothamsted Research, but as a student of Lancaster University. In November 2012, I completed my PhD in Biological Sciences. After I completed my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Animal and Plant Sciences at The University of Sheffield for 3 years. My postdoc project identified the plant receptor protein of β-amino butyric acid, a priming agent that induces broad spectrum resistance in a wide range of plant species.


  • BBSRC Future Leader Fellow (2017-present), University of Sheffield
  • P3 Independent Research Fellow, University of Sheffield (2016)
  • Research Associate, University of Sheffield (2013-2015)
  • PhD: Lancaster University / Rothamsted Research (2009-2012)
  • MEng in Agronomy and Crop Science: Polytech University of Valencia (2006-2008)
  • BEng in Agronomy (Horticulture and landscape gardening): University Jaume I of Castellon (2003-2006)
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