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CONTRERAS DE VERA, ASUNCION
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Current professional activity

Position:
CATEDRATICO/A DE UNIVERSIDAD
Dept.
FISIOLOGIA, GENETICA Y MICROBIOLOGIA
Institutes:
I.M.E.M. RAMON MARGALEF (IMEM)
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Academic background

  • Biología
    Universidad de Sevilla (01/01/1987)
  • Biología
    Universidad de Sevilla (01/06/1981)

Graduation:

Biologist from the Universidad de Sevilla, 1981

 

Doctoral period:

PhD supervised by J. Casadesús (FPI predoctoral fellowship, 1982-1987), Departamento de Genética, Universidad de Sevilla.

Research topics: transposon mutagenesis in A. vinelandii

 

Posdoctoral period:

1: Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, Univ. Sussex, with M. Drummond (EEC grant, 1987-1989)

2: Biochemistry Department, University of Leicester, with A. Maxwell (Research Associated, 1990-91).

3. EEZ-CSIC, Granada, with J.L. Ramos (FPI “reincorporación” fellowship, 1989-90).

4. H. Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, with F. Moreno, (1992).

 

Research topics:

Nitrogen regulation in K. pneumoniae, and A. vinelandii;

Antibiotics and biological targets in E. coli;

Xenobiotic degradation, bioremediation and biological containment systems in P. putida.

 

 

University of Alicante:

Positions occupied: Ayudante (Junior Lecturer 1993-97), Profesora Titular (Senior Lecturer 1997-2009), Catedrática (Full professor, from 2009).

Group leader with competitive funding since 1998.

Official Administration positions: Head of Department from 2014.

Research topics:

Protein-protein interactions in bacterial signalling.

Nitrogen regulation in enterobacteria and cyanobacteria.

Signal transduction in the model cyanobacterium S. elongatus.

Synteny networks in cyanobacteria

 

See also http://dfgm.ua.es/genetica/investigacion/cyanobacterial_genetics/index.html for additional information

 

 

Sabbatical :

John Innes Center, Norwich (Oct 2009-Sept 2010, Salvador de Madariaga fellowship).

Research topics

Nitrogen signal transduction

 

Short term EMBO fellowships (4):

NFL Sussex 1987, three months

DTU Copenhague 1989, three months

Gent Univ. 1993, three months

JIC Norwich 1997, one month