Nexus Webinar

Arequipa Nexus Institute - EN
March 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Plan to join us this Friday, March 26 from 12-1 PM to the Nexus Webinar.

Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez-Sanchez will present his research on the cconfiguration of seed endophytes in Chenopodium quinoa and Chenopodium berlandieri , and the phonologic differences in their growth under Cd soil contamination.

Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez-Sanchez is part of the Nexus project: "Plant-microbe interactions in agricultural soils with heavy metal contamination in Arequipa: Sustainable Urban Agriculture", ?led by Dr. Sarah McMillian (Purdue) and Dr. Sonia Yufra (UNSA).

Speaker's Bio:

Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez-Sanchez obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Granada (Spain) in 2019, focusing on molecular identification of environmental microbial communities in engineered systems. His research has been focused on the microbial communities in man-made environments, how they shape these environments and are shaped by them, and how to engineer microbial communities in man-made systems for environmental protection of water resources and development of agriculture. Currently working as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Lori Hoagland in the Department of Horticulture at Purdue University, he is researching on the protective effect of soil microbiome against heavy metal uptake and salinity stress in horticultural crops such as Lactuca sativa or Phaseolus lanatus, and on the effect that soil heavy metal contamination have on the growth, uptake, and configuration of microbial seedborne endophytes in Chenopodium quinoa and Chenopodium berlandieri, among other soil-plant microbiome interactions.

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