Isidro Abreu

I obtained my PhD on the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), working on Boron essentiality. Then, I moved to the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA; Madrid, Spain) where I help characterizing different genes involved in the metal homeostasis in two different models: in the free living diazotroph Azotobacter vinelandii and within the nodule formed in the rhizobia-legume symbiosis.

As postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Poole’s laboratory, my focus is on engineering nitrogen fixation capabilities on the chassis of bacterial root colonizers, in order to provide a sustainable source of nitrogen for the production of cereals.

To do this we will combine synthetic biology approaches (modular cloning, high-throughput screening) with root assays and detailed biochemical characterization when required.

You can contact me via email or twitter. For more information visit my ORCiD, Google Scholar or ResearchGate profile.

Selected references:

Escudero, V. Abreu, I., Tejada-Jimenez, M., Rosa-Nuñez, E., Quintana, J., Prieto, RI., Larue, C., Wen, J., Villanova, J., Mysore, KS., Arguello, JM., Castillo-Michel, H., Imperial, J., Gonzalez-Guerrero, M. 2019. Medicago truncatula Ferroportin2 mediates iron import into nodule symbiosomes. New Phytologist. 10.1111/nph.16642

Abreu, I., Mihelj, P., Raimunda, D. 2019. Transition metal transporters in rhizobia: tuning the inorganicmicronutrient requirements to different living styles.  Metallomics. 11, 735-755. 10.1039/c8mt00372f

Abreu, I., Escudero, V., Montiel, J., Castro-Rodríguez, R., González-Guerrero, M. 2019. Chapter 9.3.1: Metal transport in Medicago nodule rhizobia-infected cells. En: The Model Legume Medicago truncatula. Editado por: de Bruijn, F. Wiley Online Library. DOI: 10.1002/9781119409144.ch81

Wimmer, M., Abreu. I., Bell, RW., Bienert, MD., Brown, PH., Dell, B., Fujiwara, T., Goldbach, HE., Lehto, T., Mock, HP., von Wirén, N., Bassil, E., Bienert, GP. 2019. Boron: an essential element for vascular plants. New Phytologist. 10.1111/nph.16127

Abreu, I., Saéz, Á., Castro-Rodríguez, R., Escudero, V.; Rodríguez-Haas, B., Senovilla, M., Larue, C., Grolimund, D., Tejada-Jiménez, M., Imperial, J., González-Guerrero, M., 2017. Medicago truncatula Zinc-Iron Permease6 provideszinc to rhizobia-infected nodule cells. Plant Cell and Environment. 40, 2706-2719. 10.1111/pce.13035

Isidro’s work is funded by the BBSRC: