Oscar Vicente - Eurobiotech Congress 2017

Confirmed Speakers

Jaroslav Katrlik

Pilar S. Testillano is Scientific Researcher of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Biological Research Center (CIB) of Madrid, and Head of the laboratory of Pollen Biotechnology of Crop Plants. She obtained her PhD at Complutense University of Madrid and did research projects at CNRS in Villejuif (France) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in NY (USA). Her group has focused on understanding the cellular processes that drive gametophytic development, cell totipotency and stress-induced cell reprogramming to embryogenesis, in various crop and forest species, by using cellular, molecular biology, and bioimaging approaches, with special attention to microspore and somatic embryogenesis and their biotechnological applications in agriculture, forestry and industry. She has more than 110 publications in SCI journals (59% in high impact journals of D1), plus 48 chapters in books of international recognized publishers (Springer, Kluwer…). She has been member of executive boars of Spanish Scientific Societies of Cell Biology and Plant Physiology; at present she is President of the Spanish Society of Palynology. She is member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Plant Sciences and TheScientificWorld-section Botany journals. From years, she acts as evaluator of project proposals for Spanish, European (ERA-Net, COFUND, MarieCurie) and international (NVO, Canada, Hollande, Poland) agencies, as well as in numerous scientific journals from the field of biotechnology and plant sciences. She has organized 3 international congresses (2013, 2017) and has been member of scientific and organizing committees of many other scientific conferences.