Manuel Rodriguez Concepción (CRAG, Spain)
Manuel is a CSIC associate professor CSIC at CRAG, Barcelona. His group works on the regulation of isoprenoid metabolism in chloroplasts (and also in bacteria, their evolutionary ancestors). The major focus of his research is the biosynthesis and storage of carotenoids, one of the main groups of plant natural pigments. He is particularly interested in the molecular mechanisms that regulate the conversion of chloroplasts into carotenoid-accumulating chromoplasts in plants.