The “Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Group” is made up of 12 people including researchers, technical and administration staff. Its research staff includes 9 university professors and full professors. Most of its members belong to the E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (Biotechnology-Plant Biology Department) and it also has members of the E.T.S de Ingeniería de Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural (Systems and Natural Resources Department). The Areas of Knowledge associated with the members of the group are: Plant Production, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Agroforestry Engineering. The group is also part of two clusters of the Moncloa Campus of International Excellence (CEI): Global Change and New Energies and Heritage. All researchers have at least 15 years of experience in their corresponding lines of research.


Research lines

  •    Plant Germplasm Banks
  • •   Application of omics technologies for the study of Biodiversity
  • •   Agronomic and morphological evaluation and molecular and ecogeographical characterization of plant genetic resources
  • •   In vitro conservation and cryopreservation of plant germplasm. Micropropagation, sanitation and improvement through in vitro culture techniques
  • •   Conservation of wild relatives of crops and wild plants for food use
  • •   Conservation and ecology of plant species and communities



Community Representatives

  • •   Juan P. Martín
  • •   Santiago Moreno
  • •   Eva Miedes