Members

Faculty

Gustavo Germán Gómez

Gustavo Germán Gómez


CSIC Scientific Researcher
gustavo.gomez@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963544777



Gustavo is Investigador Cientifico (CSIC) at the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio) joined institute of the CSIC – University of Valencia.

He is Director of the Department of Molecular Interactions and Regulation of the I2SysBio and Group leader of the ncRNA-Lab.

Although he has extensive experience in the study of viral and sub-viral plant pathogens, his line of research in recent years has focused on the characterization of the regulatory mechanisms mediated by non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in plants.

The main scientific objective of the group is to elucidate the stress response processes that may be modulated by this type of RNAs, with special attention to those events related to the alteration of the epigenetic landscape of the plant.


Postdoctoral Researchers

Francesca Longo


Plant-PREDICTOR Project
francesca.longo@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963543996



Francesca studied Biology and did her M.Sc. and PhD in Biology at the “Roma Tre” University of Italy. She joined the group in 2022.

Currently, at the ncRNAlab she is developing a portable device (based in micro-fluidic technology) for the rapid detection and easy detection of the damage associated to biotic and abiotic stresses in crops.


María Carmen Herranz Gordo


BotVid-SENSOR Project
mc.herranz@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963543996



Mari Carmen holds the PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Valencia.

She joined the group in 2023. She has an extensive experience in the study of the molecular mechanisms that govern virus-plant interactions.

Her current research focuses on studying the host-viroid interaction and the development of portable device (based in micro-fluidic technology) for the rapid detection of B. cinerea in grapevine.


María Carmen Marqués Romero


PreDeSTom Project
mc.marques@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963543996




PhD Students

Julia Corell Sierra


Predoctoral contract, GVA (ACIF)
julia.corell@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963544783



Julia holds a BS in Biology from the University of Valencia and a MSc in Bioinformatics from the same university.

She joined the group in 2022. Her current research focuses on studying the roles of tRNA fragments in plant stress regulation, especially in agronomically important crops, by integrating experimental and computational approaches.


Gabriela Hernández Azurdia


Predoctoral contract, GVA (ACIF)
gabriela.hernandez@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963544783



Gabriela studied Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of San Carlos of Guatemala and did her in Biomedical Research at University of Valladolid.

She obtained a Generalitat Valenciana scholarship (2021) for pursuing her PhD at the Non-coding RNA Laboratory.

Her interests in the lab are related to determining regulatory networks of response to stress mediated by miRNAs.

Their work is predominantly focused in the “in vivo” rewiring of miRNA-mediated regulatory pathways in cucurbits.


Pascual Villalba Bermell


Predoctoral contract, AEI
pascual.villalba@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963544783



Pascual obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, followed by a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics at the Universidad de Valencia.

He joined the group in 2021 and is currently developing his PhD in the ncRNAlab as a bioinformatician enrolled in the biotechnology program at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.

His work is focused on the search for stress reactive lncRNAs in cucurbitaceae family, as well as the construction of pipelines for their detection.


Antonio González Sánchez


Predoctoral contract
antonio.gonzalez.sanchez@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963544783



Antonio obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Alicante. Subsequently, he earned an MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Valencia.

He joined the group in 2023 and is currently working on computationally analyzing the global stress response mediated by miRNAs in plants, using data mainly sourced from public repositories.


Samanta Gissela Silva Valencia


Predoctoral contract, GVA (GRISOLÍA)
samanta.silva@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963544783



Samanta studied Agroindustrial Engineering at National Polytechnic School (EPN) of Ecuador and did her Msc.in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology at Universitat Politècnica de València.

She joined the group in 2023 to develop her PhD in the ncRNAlab, enrolled in the biotechnology program at the Universitat Politècnica de València with the Santiago Grisolia scholarship from Generalitat Valenciana (2023).


Miguel Ruiz Ibáñez


Predoctoral contract
m.ruiz.ibanez@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963544783



Miguel holds a BSc. in Biotechnology from the University of Valencia. He pursued further studies, earning MSc. in Quality and Food Safety, as well as Virology.

During his Virology master’s, Miguel joined the group through the JAE Intro scholarship (CSIC), focusing on the study of Hop Stunt viroid and their quasi-species.

Currently, as a PhD student, Miguel is actively involved in researching the functional mechanisms of viroids and plant-pathogen interaction.


Marta Núñez Salvador


Predoctoral contract
marta.nunez.salvador@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963544783



Marta obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Valencia.

She joined the group in 2024, and her research is focused on studying epigenetic regulations in plant-environment interaction through the study and integration of omics data.


Technical assistant

Vega Tirado Guardia


Lab Technician
vega.tirado@csic.es
Tel: (+34) 963543996


Vega studied Clinical and Biomedical Laboratory technician in Valencia. She joined the group in 2023.

At the ncRNAlab, Vega is in charge of the technical management of the laboratory, the purchase of supplies and the maintance of the greenhouse plants.

Besides, she is providing technical support to the postdoctoral researcher Francesca Longo in developing a portable device, based in micro-fluidic technology, for the rapid detection of the damage associated to stress in crops.


Students

Javier Lozano


TFM IBMCG UV
Tel: 34 963543996


Elisa Soriano


TFG Biotechnology UCV
Tel: 34 963543996


Former lab members
Joan Marquez-Molins


Alejandro Sanz-Carbonell



Antonio Bustamante