The Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP) “Eduardo Primo Yúfera” is a research center funded by both the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the Spanish Research Council (CSIC).
Our final goal is to generate knowledge that can be used to engineer plants with better productivity and fruit quality, or with added value (both for consumers and food industries). We are also striving to generate crop plants that are more resistant to stress (less dependent on chemical treatments), in order to contribute to more sustainable agriculture. The training of future researchers is also one of the top priorities of the Institute.
The center is located at the Polytechnic City of Innovation (CPI) at the UPV Campus, and includes 7000 m2 of research labs and core services. It also includes 4150 m2 of greenhouses and plant growth chambers.
IBMCP staff includes 42 Staff Researchers (CSIC and UPV), 144 Pre- and Post-doctoral fellows and hired researchers, 29 Technicians and 8 Administrative staff members.
Our main activities are: