National Selection Committee

Claudia Martinez-Anaya

Claudia is a researcher at the Biotechnology Institute (UNAM) studying microbe-plant interactions. She analyses the function of phytopathogen expansin proteins that act on the plant cell wall and the immune responses they provoke in the host.

Frédérique Reverchon

Frédérique is a principal investigator at the Institute of Ecology (INECOL), Mexico. Her research aims to understanding the drivers of plant-microbe interactions, in order to propose more sustainable management practices. Her current projects focus on elucidating the effect of pathogens on plant microbiomes, as a tool to guide our selection of microbial biocontrol agents.

Eria Rebollar

Eria is a researcher at the Center for Genomic Sciences (UNAM). She is a microbial ecologist interested in the symbiotic relationships between hosts (animals) and microbial communities. Her research line focuses on analyzing amphibian symbiotic communities (microbiomes) from and ecological and evolutionary perspective.

Bruno Gómez-Gil

Bruno is a principal researcher at the Center for Research on Nutrition and Development (CIAD), head of the Microbial Genomics Laboratory, and curator of the Collection of Aquatic Important Microorganisms (CAIM). His main research areas are genomics and metagenomics of aquatic bacteria and bacteria from aquatic cultured organisms and their environment.

Blondy Canto-Canché

Blondy is a molecular plant pathologist working at Centro de Investigacion Científica de Yucatán (CICY). Her research interests are plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions, microbial communities, effectoromics, agrogenomics and fungal biotechnology.

Sergio de los Santos-Villalobos

Sergio is a researcher at the Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON). His work focuses on microbial ecology, plant-microorganism-soil interactions, identification of beneficial microorganisms, and the conservation of soil and phytogenetic resources. His research includes ecological, physiological, biochemical, and genetic analysis, both at laboratory level and in the field.

Soraya Mendoza-Olazarán