Jose de VegaResearch Fellow
Jose is a Fellow at Earlham Institute (EI), delivering a research programme in agricultural biodiversity and genomics. His interests lie with genomics, bioinformatics and breeding; his research forges effective partnerships with plant breeders, researchers and gene banks. Among his main objectives are to actively contribute to the Global Development Goals (SDGs) and EI’s international development strategy. Jose joined EI in 2013 as a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the red clover genome. Since 2015, he has also managed the ryegrass and Bracharia genome projects, as well as a large rice genomics project in Vietnam. His Group is part of one of the Institute’s primary grants awarded by the Research Councils UK to grow academic capability in Colombia through training workshops, research and technology dissemination. Previous to EI, he worked on oak and pine transcriptomics at ITQB in Lisbon for three years, after finishing his PhD on bean fungal disease in Salamanca, Spain, in 2009.