Francisco J. Romero-Campero: The Plant Cell First Author

Francisco J. Romero-Campero, co-first author of “Binding by the Polycomb complex component BMI1 and H2A monoubiquitination shape local and long-range interactions in the Arabidopsis genome”

Current Position: Principal Investigator in the Institute for Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (University of Seville – CSIC)

Education: Ph.D., Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Department, University of Seville (Spain)

Non-scientific Interests: Reading and swimming. Walking in the woods, beach puddles and estuaries. Playing with my kids.

Brief bio: I have always been fascinated by plants and algae since my childhood. My grandfather was a farmer, and I remember walking through the wheat fields with him, removing the grains from the spikes to check if they were ready for harvest. As a child, I would walk with my cousins and sister through the estuaries in the Bay of Cádiz (Southern West Spain). While my cousins would be chasing crabs and birds, my sister and I would be picking up algae from puddles, fascinated by their different colors, smells, and tastes.

I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Seville (Spain). However, I went back to my interest in biology when I pursued a PhD in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology from the University of Seville (Spain) and the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). My first postdoc focused on Synthetic Biology at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom). Later, I returned to Spain to use omics techniques to study plant development at the Institute for Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (University of Seville – CSIC).

Currently, I am one of the Principal Investigators in the Research Group on Microalgae Systems Biology and Biotechnology. Our group studies the evolution of gene expression patterns and gene regulatory mechanisms exerted by transcription factors and epigenetic marks in the green lineage, from microalgae to land plants, among other topics.


姓名:Francisco J. Romero-Campero

目前职位:植物生物化学与光合作用研究所(University of Seville – CSIC)研究员




我在塞维利亚大学(西班牙)学习数学和计算机科学。当我在塞维利亚大学(西班牙)和谢菲尔德大学(英国)攻读生物信息学和系统生物学博士学位时,我又重燃了对生物学的兴趣。我曾在英国诺丁汉大学做过合成生物学方向的博士后研究。后来,我回到西班牙,在塞维利亚大学植物生物化学与光合作用研究所(University of Seville – CSIC)借助组学技术研究植物发育。