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Octavio Salazar

PhD Student

Researh Group: Mark Tester

Research Interests

I am interested in increasing food production, particularly by increasing salt tolerance of plants. I am also interested in agriculture of salinized non-cultivated land. I am currently working with halophytes, investigating the mechanisms of these plants to grow in saline soils, focusing on tissue tolerance.

Education Profile

  • BSc. Genomic Sciences (UNAM, Mexico) 2009
  • MSc. Plant Biotechnology (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) 2011

Professional Profile

  • 2012- present  Ph.D. student - Salicornia domestication - Center for Desert Agriculture, King Abdullah University of  Science and Technology
  • 2011  M.Sc. internship -Kranz anatomy regulators, C4 Rice project- Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford
  • 2010 - 2011 M.Sc. thesis -Sugar partitioning enzymes and yield in potato plants under different drought treatments,Wageningen University and Research
  • 2009 - 2011     M.Sc. Plant Biotechnology, Wageningen University and Research
  • 2008 - 2009  B.Sc. thesis -Characterization of MADS-box type I transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana-, National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity
  • 2004 - 2009     B.Sc. Genomic Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico


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