Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Ascensión Andres-Garrido

Ascensión Andres-Garrido, first author of Chloroplast damage induced by the inhibition of fatty acid synthesis triggers autophagy in Chlamydomonas

CURRENT POSITION: Ph.D. student in Genetics Department, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Plant Breeding

NON SCIENTIFIC INTEREST: Writing, cinema, football, dancing, trekking

BRIEF BIO: Fascinated by the fields of both genetics and science, I decided to study Biotechnology at Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain). After that, I was determined to further specialize in “Green Biotechnology”, which led me to Valencia to obtain my MSc in Plant Breeding at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Afterward, I worked in the laboratory of Dr. Crespo at the Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis Institute (Seville, Spain). There, I studied the relationship between autophagy and lipids metabolism in the microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for three years. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in the Genetics Department of Valencia University and ERI-Biotecmed Research Structure (Valencia, Spain). My research is focused on the identification and development of novel bioinsecticides based on Bacillus thuringiensis.