Dr. Jose Barrero
Position: Research Scientist
Department: Agriculture and Food
Dr Jose Maria Barrero is studying the molecular mechanisms controlling seed dormancy using the model plants Arabidopsis and barley. Understanding seed dormancy is important as low dormancy of commercial wheat varieties is a key factor contributing to pre-harvest sprouting in wheat, a major problem in agriculture. With his research, Dr Barrero and his team aim to reduce pre-harvest sprouting in wheat.
Jose completed his Doctorate in the Miguel Hernandez University, Spain, where he worked in leaf development and salt-resistance using the model plant Arabidopsis. He came to Australia in 2006 to join the CSIRO seed dormancy group lead by Dr Frank Gubler as a Postdoctoral fellow. He became Team Leader in 2015.
He was awarded a Bachelor in Environmental and Marine Biology from the University of Alicante, Spain in 2000. In 2005, he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Genetics from the Miguel Hernandez University.
Jose is also co-founder of GMOonly, the first brand in the world focussing on the promotion and sale of GM products: www.gmoonly.com
Disciplines: Agricultural Science, Biology
- Agricultural Science: Agricultural Plant Science
- Biology: Developmental Biology, Genetics