Dr MARTIN DARINO
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist - Molecular Plant Pathology/Plant Biochemist
Protecting Crops and the Environment
Martin is a molecular plant pathologist. His research is focused in understanding the pathogen strategies that promote virulence. He is working with different Fusarium graminearum secreted proteins to understand their role during pathogen infection. To characterize their mode of action, he uses a wide array of cell and molecular biology techniques such as confocal microscopy, protein expression in heterologous system, co-immunoprecipitation, and omics techniques. In addition, he performs targeted gene deletions and integrations in Fusarium to identify proteins critical for virulence. He is also interested in developing genetic and molecular tools to improve the research work in different fusarium species. In the past, he worked with Ustilago maydis, a fungal pathogen from maize. During that work, he studied different effectors proteins involved in the manipulation of an important plant transcriptional co-repressor.
+44 (0) 1582 763133, ext 2809
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ
2009 - Bachelor in Biology. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 - PhD in Biology. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
MEASURES OF ESTEEM
Masters and students supervision
2009 - Teaching assistant. Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Experimental. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.