Diego Orzáez
Researcher at the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP, CSIC-UPV, Spain). His PhD focused on programmed cell death in plants. Shortly thereafter he joined the Wageningen University (the Netherlands) as a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher. There, he studied the design of plants as biofactories to produce antibodies. He currently co-leads the IBMCP’s Plant Genomics and Biotechnology Lab where he continues to work on the development of genetic engineering and synthetic biology tools to design biofactory plants that can produce valuable substances to be used in fields such as medicine or pharmaceuticals.
millora genètica plantes

Twenty-first-century agriculture faces major challenges that urgently need to be answered. In the last decade, new breeding technologies have been developed that can help meet these challenges.