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Brief curriculum

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Current professional activity

230209 - Enzimología
230103 - Análisis cromatográfico
330203 - Microbiología industrial
230227 - Proteínas
330806 - Regeneración del agua
330202 - Tecnología de la fermentación
330801 - Control de la contaminación atmosférica
2415 - Biología Molecular
230102 - Análisis bioquímico
3302 - Tecnología Bioquímica
230212 - Fermentación
330811 - Control de la contaminación del agua
230323 - Química de los pigmentos
230202 - Aminoácidos
230204 - Genética bioquímica
241501 - Biología molecular de microorganismos
330290 - Ingeniería bioquímica
230220 - Química microbiológica
2302 - Bioquímica
230221 - Biología molecular
230320 - Compuestos de nitrógeno
230219 - Procesos metabólicos
230224 - Péptidos
230104 - Análisis electroquímico
3308 - Ingeniería y Tecnología del Medio Ambiente
230223 - Ácidos nucleicos
241407 - Metabolismo microbiano
250811 - Calidad de las aguas
330810 - Tecnología de aguas residuales
230331 - Química del agua

Academic background

  • Doctorada en Biología
    Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad de Alicante (18/07/2003)
  • Tesis de Licenciatura
    Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad de Alicante (22/12/1999)
  • Licenciatura en Biología.
    Universidad de Alicante. Facultad de Ciencias. (01/06/1998)
  • Técnico Auxiliar de Clínica
    Instituto de Educación secundaria J-L. Castillo-Puche. Yecla (Murcia) (31/10/1995)

Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa (Alicante, 1976) earned a Second-Cycle Undergraduate Degree in Biology from the University of Alicante in 1998. That year, she became a trainee researcher in the University of Alicante group in extremophiles; she completed her PhD in Biology in 2003. As a PhD student, Ms Martínez received a grant from the Alicante-based Juan Gil-Albert Culture Institute, and her PhD thesis earned her the PhD Special Award. In 2004-2005 and 2007-2008 she undertook research visits to the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, to further her research training. These visits were funded with grants from the European Commission (COST-ACTION), the Valencia Region Government, the Federation of European Biochemical Societies and Spain’s José Castillejo Programme. In 2011 she became a senior lecturer within the University of Alicante’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology area, where she created the research group in applied biochemistry in 2017 (

From 1999 to the present, Ms Martínez has made over 180 contributions to Spanish and international conferences. Furthermore, she has around 65 scientific publications in indexed journals (WOS: H-index = 14; Google scholar: H-index = 17), 70 book chapters and one patent. Her research work focuses on microbial metabolism (particularly on extremophile microorganisms), purification and characterisation of enzymes with potential industrial and biotechnological applications, protocol optimisation for genetically manipulating microorganisms, gene regulation characterisation, carotenoid (pigment) production, and design and development of contaminated water and soil bioremediation processes by means of microorganisms. This research, in which she has been the principal investigator, has received competitive public grants from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Valencia Region Government and the University of Alicante. Ms Martínez has been elected as president of the organising committee of the European Nitrogen Cycle Meeting (2009 and 2019) and president of the Bacterial Election Transfer Meeting, to be held in Alicante in 2021.

Since 2001, she has lectured in PhD degrees, the Master's Degree in Biomedicine, the Undergraduate Degree in Biology, the second-cycle undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and the First-Cycle Undergraduate Degree in Nursing at the University of Alicante. She received the 2013 Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Alicante Social Council.

She has held academic management positions at the University of Alicante Faculty of Science since 2008 and belongs to the expert panel for verification, accreditation renewal, modification and institutional accreditation of the Quality Assurance Agency for Castile and León’s University System (ACSUCYL) and the accreditation renewal panel of the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA).