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G's Spain rewards the researcher of the UPCT that improves the genetics of the anti-plague bedbugs (09/05/2017)

Sevillian Jose Enrique Mendoza, distinguished in the conclave of PhD students of TAIDA program, assures that "the Region of Murcia is a pioneer in agri-food research"

The agro-food research workshop WiA2017 has concluded this midday in the School of Agronomists of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) with the award of prizes to the best communications of almost fifty doctoral students who have shared the advances in their research.

The most highly valued presentation, awarded with 400 euros by the Cátedra G's Spain - UPCT, was that of José Enrique Mendoza.

Mendoza works on the genetic improvement of insects used as natural enemies against pests in substitution or complement of chemical phytosanitaries.

Specifically, it investigates how to increase the resistance during the winter of the native insect bugs (Orius) of the Mediterranean region, destined to combat Trips of the flowers, especially harmful for the pepper crops.

"60% of pepper production in the Region of Murcia is already ecological, without the use of chemical control, and our goal is to be able to market an improved bedbug," explains Mendoza, who has been working for two years in a thesis directed by the professor Pablo Bielza and finances the Ministry of Education through an FPU aid.

The award-winning researcher, who studied Biology and is a native of Seville, came to the School of Agronomists of the Polytechnic of Cartagena for the mention of quality of his master's program and Doctorate in Advanced Techniques in Agricultural Research and Development and Food (TAIDA).

"I think I will not leave the Region of Murcia, there is much more work here and we are pioneers in agri-food research," he says.

Finalists in the prize for the best oral communication have been left Marta Terry, who studies the structure of the circadian clock in petunia leaf and petal, and Maria Angeles Parra, who investigates the ultraviolet control of the poor lemon.

The distinction for the best poster has been for Almudena Giménez, who uses compost of agricultural residues in the cultivation of baby leaf lettuce.

Source: UPCT

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