Our primary focus of research is deciphering how eukaryotic cells regulate gene expression to properly transport, distribute and utilize iron in response to the frequent low availability of this essential micronutrient. We use the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism and as a biotechnological tool for the development of novel strategies to prevent and treat iron deficiency anemia, and to improve the properties of industrial yeast strains that participate in bread, beer, and wine making.
Dr. Ana Perea-García joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Dr. María T. Martínez-Pastor, Lucía Ramos-Alonso and Dr. Sergi Puig participate in the EMBO Conference entitled “Gene transcription in yeast: from chromatin to RNA and back” held in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Girona (Spain).
Anto Romero gives a talk in the 13th Spanish National Congress of Mycology in Lleida (Spain).
Pilar Miró joins the lab as a Research Assistant.
Anto Romero stays for four months in Dr. David Toczyski lab at the University of California in San Francisco (USA).
Dr. María T. Martínez-Pastor participates in the 27th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology in Levico Terme (Italy).
Dr. Sergi Puig participates in the Gordon Research Conference entitled “Cell Biology of Metals” in West Dover, Vermont (USA).
Anto Romero participates in the Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting in Seattle (USA).
Dr. Sergi Puig gives a lecture entitled “Mechanisms of response to iron deficiency” to undergraduate students of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, and Biotechnology at the Darwin Conference Hall of the University of Valencia.
Nerea Sanvisens obtains her Ph. D. and moves to Dr. David Toczyski lab at the University of California in San Francisco (USA).
Dr. María T. Martínez-Pastor, Professor at the University of Valencia, joins the Iron Homeostasis Lab.
Dr. Sergi Puig gives the talk entitled "Post-transcriptional regulation of iron homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisaie" in the International Congress: Gene Expression as a Circular Process held in Baeza, Spain.
Nerea Sanvisens received the Fisher Scientific Prize from the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM) to the best research article published in Spain by a young scientific.
Our Sanvisens et al. (2011) paper published in Molecular Cell is selected as the "Best Paper of the Month of February" by the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM).
in Baeza, Spain.