MARÍA MARTÍNEZ SOLÍS
María Martínez Solís. I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Genetics in Universitat de València (Spain). I studied Biology at Universitat de València (Spain). Since the third year of my degree, I started to collaborate at the Department of Genetics. In 2012 I received a M. Sc. in Molecular, Cellular and Genetic Biology. My end-of-Master work was focused in the mode of action of Cry proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis, under the supervision of Prof. Baltasar Escriche. The same year I was beneficiary of a contract from Prometeo Program (from local government, Generalitat Valenciana) and I started my thesis on the Biomedicine and Biotechnology Ph.D. programme, under the supervision of Prof. Salvador Herrero and Prof. Juan Ferré. The research of my Ph.D. is focused in the study of baculovirus as a system to express heterologous proteins, and nowadays I am writing my thesis. In 2015 I received an EMBO fellowship to do a stay in the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Jena, Germany) under the supervision of Prof. David Heckel to study ABCC2 transporter from the Lepidoptera Spodoptera exigua in the context of Bt toxins resistance. I am interested in this topic and I have continued working on it in the CBP group at the ERI-Biotecmed. Furthermore, I am also working on the study of the intestinal microbiota from S. exigua larvae and their interaction with insect viruses.