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Academic background

    Centro de Estudios de Doctorado y Posgrado (18/07/2003)
  • 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)

Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Alicante (Spain). She received the Extraordinary Doctorate Award and continued her training as a researcher through postdoctoral placements at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom (2004-2008) funded by the European Commission (COST-ACTION), Generalitat Valenciana, European Federation of Biochemical Societies, and the José Castillejo National Program. In 2011, she joined the staff of the University of Alicante as a Lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In 2017 she established the research group "Applied Biochemistry" ( In 2020 she was promoted to Full Professor of University of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Alicante. The research carried out has led to more than 200 contributions to national and international conferences, 100 scientific publications in indexed journals (Google Scholar H-index = 24), 70 book chapters, and a patent. The research developed is related to the metabolism of extremophile microorganisms, purification, and characterization of enzymes with potential applications in industry and biotechnology, optimization of protocols for the genetic manipulation of microorganisms, characterization of gene regulation, production of carotenoids (pigments), design and development of bioremediation processes for contaminated water and soil using microorganisms. This research has been financed with grants obtained in competitive public calls from the European Commission, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Generalitat Valenciana, and the University of Alicante. As a teacher, she has taught classes in Ph.D. programs, Master in Biomedicine, Degree and Bachelor in Biology, Bachelor in Chemistry, and Degree in Nursing since 2001. Her teaching work was recognized in 2013 with the Award for Teaching Excellence by the Social Council of the University of Alicante. Since 2008 she has held academic management positions at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Alicante (academic coordinator of mobility programs and external internships, Vice-Dean of Biology Studies, and Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Studies). In December 2020, she was appointed Vice-President for International Relations and Development Cooperation, a position she currently holds. Since 2021 she is the coordinator of the working group of cooperation of CRUE (Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities), as well as a member of the national advisory council of Cooperation as a representative of CRUE. She has participated in the review of European projects during the last 5 years in different calls (H2020 and H2027) and in calls for pre-doctoral grants and research projects at the national level (Spain). She is a member of the panel of experts for the verification, renewal of the accreditation, and modification of university degrees, as well as institutional accreditation of ACSUCYL; she is also an evaluator of the panel of renewal of the accreditation of university degrees, Master, and Ph.D. in the agencies ANECA, ACPUA, AQUIB and DEVA, and evaluator of R+D+i projects for EQA and ACIE certification companies.