RESEARCH LINES
  1. Genetic improvement by plant breeding of durum wheat and wheat quality
  2. Genetic resistance by plant breeding of hexaploid wheats to Hereterodera and Mayetiola
  3. Genetic variability of grass germplasm
  4. Brachypodium distachyon
  5. Genetic improvement by plant breeding of energy crops
  6. Location and chromosomal mapping of storage proteins in species of Triticale
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Dra. Patricia Giraldo Carbajo

Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Plant Biology at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has focused her scientific career on plant breeding,in particular, on molecular markers related to wheat quality, Analysis of the genetic variability of the Spanish germplasm of durum and common wheat, Genetic mapping in wheat and identification of QTLs and Genome-wide association.

RESEARCH GROUP
Foto Grupo MGP

María Estela Giménez Caminero
 mariaestela.gimenez@upm.es

Elena Benavente Bárzana
e.benavente@upm.es

Jose Francisco Vázquez Muniz
 josefrancisco.vazquez@upm.es

Matilde López Fernández
matilde.lopez@upm.es

Patricia Giraldo Carbajo (Group leader)
patricia.giraldo@upm.es

Efraín Antonio Chacón Moreno
efrain.chamor@gmail.com

Naima Bouabdellah
boabdellahnaima@gmail.com

Laura Pascual Bañuls
 laura.pascual@upm.es

Research group profile
MGP research group main scientific activities are focused on the cultivation of wheat and the genetic improvement, by plant breading, of different plant traits with impact on the functionality and nutritional quality of wheat. The group has identify the location of new genes and published genetic sequences mainly related to quality characteristics and resistance of crop plants to pests. MGP has recorded new wheat varieties and registered varieties of garlic. MGP also has field experience in winter cereals and laboratory chemical analysis, molecular analysis and quality testing.

Research Projects associated to AGRISOST

  1. Next generation variety testing for improved cropping on European farmland (InnoVar) (Comisión Europea). Innovations in Plant Variety Testing (SFS292018)
  2. La contaminación atmosférica por ozono y el desarrollo de patógenos vegetales en el marco del cambio global (Comunidad de Madrid). Programa de Desarrollo Rural de la Comunidad de Madrid 20142020
  3. Herramientas genómicas e identificación de germoplasma de interés para la mejora de la calidad y de las resistencias en trigo. PID2019109089RBC32
  4. Caracterización de variedades locales españolas de trigo, identificación de marcadores moleculares asociados a caracteres
    agronómicos y selección de germoplasma para premejora. AGL201677149C21P