Antonio Molina


Antonio Molina is Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Plant Biology of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Since February 2016 he is Director of the Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, a joint research centre between the UPM and the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA/CSIC). The CBGP has been awarded as Center of Excellence “Severo Ochoa” by the Spanish Research Agency (2017-2025). Dr. Molina is also Co-Director of the Centre of Excellence for Plant-Environment Interactions (CEPEI) of the CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC) and the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) of Beijing and the Shanghai Plant Stress Centre (PSC), two research centres of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The research activity of the group of Dr. Molina focuses on the study of Plant Immunity and its applications to crop protection. Dr. Molina has developed an intense activity of innovation and technology transfer in collaboration with national and international companies and is co-founder of several CBGP spin-off companies like PlantResponse Biotech SL.