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Professor Jose Gutierrez-Marcos

Professor of Genetics and Epigenetics


Phone: 024 765 75077

Office: C102

Twitter: @jfgumarc

Gutierrez-Marcos webpage

Research Clusters

Cells & Development

Plant & Agricultural BioSciences

Quantitative, Systems & Engineering Biology

Environment & Ecology

Warwick Centres and GRPs

Habitability GRP

Vacancies and Opportunities

For PhD and postdoctoral opportunities, and interest in potential collaborations, please contact me at the above email address.

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.

Research: Technical Summary

We are interested in understanding the how organisms develop and how do they respond to recurrent environmental insults. Specifically, we are interested in the molecular mechanisms underpinning the genetic and epigenetic variation found in organisms, such as plants, which have the capacity to reproduce sexually and asexually during their life cycles.

  • 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)