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Professor Jose Gutierrez-Marcos

Job Title
Life Sciences
02476 575077
Research Interests

We are interested in understanding a key question in biology: how development and environmental responses are coordinated across diverse cell types in multicellular organisms? We use of interdisciplinary approaches, including quantitative epi/genomic profiling, modelling and targeted genome engineering, to dissect and design new regulatory modules with the aim of creating novel phenotypes. We are particularly interested in two biological processes ? (i) how communication between cells coordinate development and (ii) how complex organisms integrate, store, and retrieve environmental information.

  • Professor, University of Warwick (2020-present)
  • Academic Leader, Habitability GRP (2019-present)
  • Reader, University of Warwick (2017-2020)
  • Associate Professor, University of Warwick (2009-present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Warwick (2007-2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford, U.K. (1997-2007)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of St. Andrews, U.K. (1994-1997)
  • Visiting Researcher, University of California, Berkley, USA (1993-1994)
  • PhD, Genetics, Universidad de Leon, Spain (1990-1994)
  • Springer, Nathan M., Gutierrez-Marcos, José F., 2009. Imprinting in Maize. In Bennetzen, J.L.; Hake, S. (eds.), Handbook of Maize: Genetics and Genomics, New York, Springer, pp. 429-440
  • Gutierrez-Marcos, José F., 2009. Imprinting in plants. 20th International Congress on Sexual Plant Reproduction, Brasilia, Brazil, August 04-08, 2008, Published in Chinese Science Bulletin, pp. 2383-2389
Title Funder Award start Award end
A surveillance mechanism that safeguards plant male fertility during heat stress BBSRC 01 Apr 2021 31 Mar 2024
Integrated approaches to the study of plant sexual reproduction BBSRC 02 May 2017 01 Aug 2023
Epigenomic analysis to assess the impact of tissue culture in Oil Palm Sime Darby Plantation 01 Sep 2020 31 Dec 2021
Role of long non-coding RNAs in genome topology organisation Royal Society 01 Dec 2019 30 Nov 2021
Data access MTA with UCSF University of California, San Francisco 26 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2021
CoA: Harnessing the power of cellular memory to enhance the breeding potential of crops; linked to Ideate 59232 UK Research and Innovation 01 Apr 2021 30 Sep 2021
Harnessing cellular memory BBSRC 01 Mar 2019 28 Feb 2021
Engineering new traits in tomato through genome manipulation (MLS Bursary for Mr Javier Antunez Sanchez) Medical and Life Sciences Research Fund 10 Jun 2019 09 Jun 2020
EVOREPRO - Evolution of Sexual Reproduction in Plants BBSRC 01 Sep 2015 29 Mar 2019
Development of new tools for the clonal propagation of endangered orchid species Royal Society 01 Nov 2015 30 Sep 2018
Control of early embryogenesis by extra-embryonic peptides BBSRC 01 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2017
Development of new tools for the clonal propagation of endangered orchid species BBSRC 15 Sep 2016 31 Dec 2016
Epigenetic modifications in human primary brain tumours University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 01 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2016
TBC Erasmus Placement Programme Universite Rennes 2 07 Apr 2015 06 Jul 2015
Epigenetic reprogramming of plant gametes in response to environmental stress - Marie Curie IEF 2013 (EpiGAM) - Gianpiero Marconi European Commission 22 Apr 2014 21 Apr 2015
BBSRC CASE Studentship - Perry Bateman Biogemma 01 Oct 2010 30 Sep 2013
FP7 AENEAS: Acquired Environmental Epigenetics Advances BKBBE-2008-1-1-02 EU 01 Sep 2009 30 Sep 2012
Quantitative sensors for phytohormone signalling systems BBSRC 01 Aug 2011 31 Jul 2012
International Workshop: Translating novel concepts and an integrative approach to seed biology BBSRC 01 Sep 2010 31 Dec 2010
Molecular analysis of endosperm transfer cell development in maize endosperm BBSRC 01 Dec 2007 30 Nov 2010
Analysis of imprinting regulation in plants Royal Society 01 Dec 2007 30 Nov 2008

Research Themes:

Plant & Crop Science

PhD position available: Targeted engineering of quantitative traits in plants