LUIS BENAVENT
PhD STUDENT

Luis.Benavent-Albarracin@uv.es

I studied Biology at the Universidad de Alicante. My end-of-degree was focused on the study of the PipX operon, important for signal transduction in the model organism Synechococcus elongatus. After receiving a M. Sc. in Research in Molecular, Cellular and Genetic Biology at the Universitat de València, I developed my Master Thesis at the Research Centre Príncipe Felipe, using a CRISPR/Cas9 tool to edit the frataxin (FXN) gene, which is implicated in Friedreich Ataxia (FRDA). Currently, I am a beneficiary of a FPI grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness on the Biomedicine and Biotechnology programme. I am investigating the genetic basis of resistance to pesticides in pest species of economic interest as well as in natural enemies used as Biological Control Agents.



RESEARCH TOPICS

Pesticide resistance