I am an agricultural engineer (or agronomist) with an MSc in Plant and Forest Biotechnology from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). I joined the rhizosphere lab after finishing my PhD on bacterial communication and competition at the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP) in Madrid (Spain).
As a postdoctoral researcher in Phil Poole’s lab, the main focus of my research is the cross-talk between regulatory networks (e.g. phosphotransferase systems) that control the carbohydrate and nitrogen metabolism. We aim to decipher how these cellular processes enable bacteria to swim towards plant roots based on nutrient availability. The overall goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms responsible for the establishment of an efficient symbiosis with legume plants, what will lead to sustainable crop yields and a positive impact on the environment in the long-term future.
I really like teaching, so during my time in Oxford I have been a lecturer in Biological Sciences at The Queen’s College, I offer tutorials for undergrads at the Department of Biology for different options and supervise FHS undergraduate projects.
Find me on social media as @carmen_agro!
Check my publication record:
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4620-5274
ResearchGate: Carmen Sanchez-Canizares/research
Carmen’s work is funded by the Leverhulme Trust: