Dr Jose Barrero Sanchez

Research Scientist: Cereal Gene Discovery.

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Biography

Current activities: Dr Jose Maria Barrero is studying the molecular and environmental mechanisms controlling seed dormancy using a variety of plant species including Arabidopsis, Brachypodium, barley and wheat. Understanding seed dormancy is important as low dormancy of commercial wheat varieties is a key factor contributing to pre-harvest sprouting in wheat, a major problem in agriculture. With his research, Dr Barrero and his team aim to reduce pre-harvest sprouting in wheat. He is also leading two large projects funded by Bayer and by BASF that aim to deliver tools for hybrid wheat production and for the high-throughput screening of wheat mutants with optimal yield components.

Background: Dr Barrero completed his Doctorate in the Miguel Hernandez University, Spain, where he worked in leaf development and salt-resistance using the model plant Arabidopsis. He came to Australia in 2006 to join the CSIRO seed dormancy group lead by Dr Frank Gubler as a Postdoctoral fellow. He became Team Leader in 2015.

Academic qualifications: Dr Barrero was awarded a Bachelor in Environmental and Marine Biology from the University of Alicante, Spain in 2000. In 2005, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Genetics from the Miguel Hernandez University.

Other Interests

http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Food-and-Agriculture/Sprout-control-in-cereals.aspx

Current Roles

  • Team leader
    Cereal Gene Discovery

Academic Qualifications

  • 2005

    PhD
    Univerisity Miguel Hernandez, Elche, Spain

Achievements and Awards

  • 2011-2012

    ACORN Project
    Transformational Capability Platform

  • 2014-2015

    Directors Award: Breakthrough Innovation Award
    CSIRO Agriculture

  • 2017-2018

    Directors Award: Breakthrough Innovation Award
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food

  • 2019-2022

    Julius Career Award
    CSIRO

Other highlights

  • 2014-present

    Representative for Australia and New Zealand in the International Seed Science Society

  • 2014-2017

    CSIRO Representative at the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Publications

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