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Dr Jeroni Galmés Galmés
Dr Jeroni Galmés Galmés
Senior Lecturer
Plant Physiology
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    Dr Jeroni Galmés Galmés


    Brief CV

    Jeroni Galmés received his Degree in Biology (2001) and Master's Degree in Quality and Environmental Management (2001) at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).
    He initiated in science in 2001 working in the field of ecophysiology of photosynthesis. In 2006 he defended his PhD Thesis, entitled ‘Ecophysiological traits and their responses to drought in species from the Balearic Islands with different growth forms', under the supervision of Dr. Jaume Flexas. In 2007, he received a post-doctoral grant from the Spanish Government to undertake the project 'Molecular and physiological approximations for crop performance improvement under drought' at Rothamsted Research (UK) and Australian National University (Australia).
    He is currently Associate Professor in Plant Physiology at UIB, with teaching responsibilities in Agricultural Engineering and Biology degrees, as well as in the Master's Degree in Applied Biotechnology. He also organized and participated in several doctorate and post-doctorate courses at UIB and abroad. He formed part of the commission for the development and design of the current curriculum of Agricultural Engineering Degree. He leaded a teaching innovation project on European Credit implementation at UIB. He is currently a member of the Biosecurity Committee at UIB and a member of the Committees in charge of the Quality Evaluation and Transfer and Recognition of Credits of the Agricultural Engineering degree.
    He has participated as the principal investigator or research team in a number of research projects funded by autonomic, national and international public agencies as well as leading companies in the private sector. His research focusses mainly on the ecophysiology of natural vegetation and crops, the responses of plant to abiotic stresses, the photosynthetic process with emphasis in the enzyme Rubisco, the improvement of the photosynthetic capacity through bioengineering approaches and the ripening of tomatoes. During these years, he has developed intense research collaborations with a number of international groups. He visited and undertook foreign stages during his doctoral and post-doctoral carrier in national and international universities and research centers (Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Tunisia, UK, Italy, Australia, Germany, etc.). He also formed part of scientific expeditions to investigate the ecophysiology of native plants in the Antarctica and the Andes.
    He is author of more than 70 articles in international ranked journals, books and book chapters, and participated in more than 80 national and international congresses. As outcomes of his research and findings, he has received several honors and awards, including the Spanish National Research Award on Water Relations (2008), as the best PhD Thesis in plant water relations, and the ‘Premio Sabater' (2011, Spanish Society of Plant Physiology) as the best young scientist (under the age of 34) in plant physiology.
    He acts on a regular basis as a reviewer of a number of international journals and national and international research funding agencies. As the representative of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands, he is part of the Spanish Research Committee for the Program Man and Biosphere (UNESCO).


    Office Hours

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    Subjects taught. Academic Year 2019-20

    Subjects taught
    Subject Degree/campus
    22466 - Agrarian Biotechnology
    22452 - Bases of Plant Production
    20130 - Physiology and Genetics of Plant-Micro-organism Interactions

    Teaching, 5 previous years

    Subject Degree
    11228 - Field techniques and methodologies
    11239 - Master's Thesis
    20119 - Plant Physiology
    20130 - Physiology and Genetics of Plant-Micro-organism Interactions
    21507 - Plant Physiology
    21524 - Final Degree Project
    22452 - Bases of Plant Production
    22466 - Agrarian Biotechnology


    Research groups

    Group Membership type
    Biology of plants under Mediterranean conditions Member


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