Miss Ana Lopez-Vazquez

Predoctoral Student

I have always been interested in molecular biology and protein biochemistry that govern the biological processes. I feel particularly interested in the study of plant molecular biology related to defense response against pathogens.

I joined Frank Menke’ s group, which is working on the signaling network required for microbe associated molecular pattern-triggered immunity in Arabidopsis, using proteomics methods.

My PhD Project “How does the plant regulate receptor signaling to balance immune response and growth?” will try to understand the protein interaction network underlying the integration of plant immunity and growth pathways, which occurs during plant postembryonic development to balance the cell metabolic requirements.


López-Vázquez A, Torrado A, Hervás M, Navarro JA, Reyes-Sosa FM, Díez B, Molina-Heredia FP (2015)

Improving enzyme cocktails for lignocellulose hydrolysis in biorefineries by rational protein design. New Biotechnology Journal, 33/3

Job History

2016 – Present Predoctoral Intern, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2016 – 2016 Lab Technician Position, Centre for Genomic Regulation (European Research Council), Barcelona, Spain.

2015 – 2016 Master Student Internship, Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis, University of Seville, Spain.