MSc, PhD



Sara is a principal investigator in the Plant and Agricultural Biosciences Centre (PABC) and her research is focused on the regulation of plant development by epigenetic and chromatin mechanisms, more information in http://www.farronalab.org/. Additionally, she is lecturing Plant Science as an academic member of the School of Natural Science at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). Sara graduated in Biology and afterwards joined Dr. Reyes lab at the IBVF in Seville (Spain) where she received her PhD working in chromatin remodeling proteins in Arabidopsis. For her postdoc she moved to Cologne (Germany) to work with Dr. Turck and Prof. Coupland at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in the regulation of flowering by chromatin related processes. Later on she focused on the regulation of plant development by Polycomb Group proteins working in Dr. Schubert lab at the Heinrich Heine University (Duesseldorf, Germany).