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Miss Alicia Abarca Cifuentes

Visiting MSc Student
Cyril Zipfel Group

I am fascinated by the ongoing evolutionary battle between plants and pathogens. I discovered the world of phytopathology at Jan van Kan’s group at Wageningen University and Research where I did my MSc thesis about plant cell-death balance and Botrytis cinerea effectors.

I joined Cyril Zipfel group in October to work in the identification of novel surface immune receptors in Solanaceae plants.

Job History

2016 – present MSc in Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular specialization, Wageningen University and Research

2011 – 2015 Bachelor in Biology, University of Granada