Wellcome to my personal page as plant researcher and agronomist

This is me in the greenhouse at the University of Sheffield (UK), May 2013 .

My main researching topics:
  • Resistance and defensive mechanisms of crops against parasitic plants and other pathogens
  • Nanotechnology applied to plant research and agriculture
  • Mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobacteria and induced resistance
  • Plant histology and microscopy (histochemistry, confocal laser scanning microscopy)
  • Gene expression studies using FISH (Fluorescent in situ hybridization)

Contact address:

Dr. Alejandro PEREZ DE LUQUE
IFAPA, Centro Alameda del Obispo
Área de Mejora y Biotecnología
Avda. Menéndez Pidal s/n
PO Box 3092
14004 Córdoba (Spain)
Tel: +34 671 532750
Fax: +34 957 016043
E-mail: alejandro.perez.luque[insert @ here]juntadeandalucia.es

Upcoming events

  • 9-Jul-18: Invited for a talk about "Application of nanotechnology in agriculture" for an European Commission workshop (TAIEX) on Biomedical Engineering: Nanotechnology in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 21-May-18: Attending the Annual Meeting for the HYPATHIA project in Como (Italy).
  • 16-Jan-18: Invited speaker about "Nanotecnología: diseñando agroquímicos más eficientes (Nanotechnology: designing more efficient agrochemicals)" for the "V Congreso de Horticultura al aire libre" in Cuéllar (Spain).
  • 2-Jun-17: Invited lecture about Nanotechnology in Agriculture for a PhD students seminar at the University of Córdoba.
  • 20-Sep-12: Invited by Rijk Zwaan for a lecture about applications of nanotechnology in agriculture in Córdoba.
  • 17-May-12: Visiting the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (Spain) to continue colllaborative works.
  • 3-May-12: Visiting the University of Sheffield (UK) in order to prepare long term collaborative works.
  • 10-Feb-11: Participation in the "III Encuentro NANO-UCO" (III Meeting NANO-UCO) about nanotechnology that will be held at the University of Cordoba.
  • 17-Oct-10: Invited to the CIC BiomaGUNE in San Sebastian for a lecture about "Nanotechnology: applications for plant research and agriculture" and a working meeting.
  • 20-Jun-10: Attending the "I International Conference on Food and Agriculture Applications of Nanotechnologies" (NanoAgri 2010) that will be held in São Pedro (Brazil).
  • 14-Jan-10: Participation in the "II Encuentro NANO-UCO" (II Meeting NANO-UCO) about nanotechnology that will be held in the University of Cordoba.
  • 16-Nov-09: Invited to the University of Sheffield (UK) as a lecturer on resistance against parasitic plants.
  • 23-Oct-09: Meeting in Córdoba with groups from the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB-Madrid), Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón (INA-Zaragoza), Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible (IAS-Córdoba), Instituto de Tecnología Química e Biológica (ITQB-Lisbon) for starting the researching project "Development of ultra-sensitive methods and plant nano-vaccines for the fungi Fusarium spp. using nanotecnological devices".
  • 15-Oct-09: Invited for a lecture about researching for Agronomy students at the University of Córdoba.