Dr Cynara Romero

Postdoctoral Scientist
The 2Blades Group

Since my MSc internship at EMBRAPA-Soybean, (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) I developed an interest in studying the genetics and molecular mechanisms involved in plant-pathogen interactions. During my PhD I dedicated myself mainly to the identification of genetic factors conferring nonhost resistance in barley against non-adapted powdery mildew.

I recently joined the 2Blades group to work on the identification of new sources of resistance against Asian Soybean Rust.


Romero CCT, Vels A, Niks RE (2018)

Identification of a large-effect QTL associated with seed quality problems in barley. Journal of Cereal Science Volume 84: 62-70.

Romero CCT, Vermeulen JP, Himmelbach A, Mascher M Niks, RE (2018)

Mapping Resistance to Powdery Mildew in Barley Reveals a Large-Effect Nonhost Resistance QTL. Theoretical and Applied Genetics May 2018, Volume 131, Issue 5, pp 1031–1045

Kuma KM, Lopes-Caitar VS, Romero CC, Silva SM, Kuwahara MK, Carvalho MC, Abdelnoor RV, Dias WP, Marcelino-Guimarães FC (2015)

A high efficient protocol for soybean root transformation by Agrobacterium rhizogenes and most stable reference genes for RT-qPCR analysis. Plant Cell Rep. 2015 Nov;34(11):1987-2000. doi: 10.1007/s00299-015-1845-2.

Ferreira Neto JR, Pandolfi V, Guimaraes FC, Benko-Iseppon AM, Romero C, Silva RL, Rodrigues FA, Abdelnoor RV, Nepomuceno AL, Kido EA (2013)

Early transcriptional response of soybean contrasting accessions to root dehydration. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 12;8(12):e83466. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083466.

Job History

2019 – present Postdoctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2013 – 2018 PhD Candidate Experimental Plant Sciences, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

2011 – 2012 Research Intern (Technician), EMBRAPA-Soybean, Londrina, Brazil

2009 – 2012 MSc Student Genetics and Molecular Biology, State University of Londrina/ EMBRAPA-Soybean, Brazil

2004 – 2008 BSc Biology, State University of Maringá, Brazil