Research Assistant

Inmaculada Hernandez-Pinzon

Plant scientist


The main research topic of our group is the genetic of nonhost resistance to wheat stripe rust caused by the obligate fungal pathogen Puccinia striiformis f. sp tritici (Pst).

We focus on the identification and cloning of the molecular components conferring resistance to Pst in nonhost species such as Hordeum vulgare (barley) and Brachypodium distachyon to ultimately deliver them into wheat. We are using a combination of map-based cloning, association genetics and Next Generation Sequencing techniques.

Job history

  • 2010 -

    Research Assistant

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2006 - 2010

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomes (CRAG), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2003 - 2006

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    University of East Anglia, UK
  • 2000 - 2003

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
  • 1998 - 2000

    Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow

    John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
  • 1994 - 1997

    PhD Student

    University of Seville, Spain
  • 1992 - 1994

    Industry Postgraduate Fellow

    ERN Laboratories S.A. & University of Seville, Spain