Paloma Perez-Bello Gil

JuMBO PhD thesis supervisor: Prof. Emanuele De Paoli, University of Udine 

Summary of career/studies:

I got my Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Sevilla and my Master’s degree in environmental, food and industrial Biotechnology in the University Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla. The second year of my Master’s degree I realized the importance of Bioinformatics, so I decided to undertake a specialization course on Bioinformatics analysis, in order to improve my skills in this field. 

I am currently working in an European project known as “Epidiverse” as part of the bioinformatic group, which belongs to a Marie-Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network aimed to study the epigenetic variation in wild plant species. The network includes research groups from ecology, molecular (epi)genetics and bioinformatics fields in order to explore the genomic basis, molecular mechanisms and ecological significance of epigenetic variation in natural plant populations. My project on focused on the analysis of the three-way epigenetic relationship between the DNA methylome, transposable elements and the environmental challenges that the black poplar is exposed to. 

Why JuMBO PhD? 

I choose Jumbo PhD program because I think it could be a great opportunity to increased my knowledge thanks to the academic courses and it will give me the opportunity to learn about molecular mechanisms in plants while providing me a great scientific environment to work in.