CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/ 15_003/0000453

Iñigo Saiz Fernández


Current research interests:


Variability of plant molecular and physiological response against Phytophthora infection across different tree species.

Effect of Phytophthora cinnamomi root infection on the proteome and metabolome of micropropagated Quercus seedlings.

Variations in Phytophthora metabolome across different clades and developmental stages.

Potential biological activities of Phytophthora extracts.


Key publications:


Saiz-Fernández I., Milenković I., Berka M., Černý M., Tomšovský M., Brzobohatý B., Kerchev P. Integrated Proteomic and Metabolomic Profiling of Phytophthora cinnamomi Attack on Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) Reveals Distinct Molecular Reprogramming Proximal to the Infection Site and Away from It. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 8525

Berka M., Greplová M., Saiz-Fernández I., Novák J., Luklová M., Zelená P., Tomšovský M., Brzobohatý B, Černý M. Peptide-Based Identification of Phytophthora Isolates and Phytophthora Detection in Planta. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 9463.

Skalák J., Vercruyssen L., Claeys H., Hradilová J., Černý M., Novák O., Plačková L., Saiz-Fernández I., Skaláková P., Coppens F., Dhondt S., Koukalová S., Zouhar J., Inzé D., and Brzobohatý B. † Multifaceted activity of cytokinin in leaf development shapes its size and structure in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal. 2019, 97, 805-824

Saiz-Fernández I., De Diego N., Brzobohatý B., Muñoz-Rueda A. and Lacuesta M. The imbalance between C and N metabolism during high nitrate supply inhibits photosynthesis and overall growth in maize (Zea mays L.). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 2017, 120, 213-222.

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