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Sandra was born in Bell Ville (Córdoba). It is a scientific reference in the area of ecology and specialized in botany.
American Joanne Chory and Argentinean Sandra Myrna Díaz, specialists in plant biology and scholars of the impact of the climate crisis, were recognized with the < a href =” http://www.fpa.es/es/premios-princesa-de-asturias/premiados/2019-joanne-chory-y-sandra-myrna-diaz.html?texto=trayectoria&especifica=0 "target = “_blank” rel = “noreferrer noopener” aria-label = "American Joanne Chory and Argentinean Sandra Myrna Díaz, specialists in plant biology and scholars of the impact of the climate crisis, was rum recognized with the 2019 Princess of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research. (opens in a new tab) "> 2019 Princess of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research.
The work carried out by the two biologers separately placed them at the forefront of new lines of research around the climate crisis and its effects, and in the defense of biodiversity.
The jury has decided to distinguish both biologists for their “pioneering contributions” to the knowledge of plant biology, which are “transcendental to the fight against climate change and the defense of biodiversity,” they reported.
Joanne Chory was born in Methuen (United States) in 1955. He has focused his research field on the study of the mechanisms that regulate the functioning of plants, from the molecular level to the cellular level. Also in the reactions of these to environmental stress conditions.
He has used a model body to carry out his investigations. “Arabidopsis thaliana” has revealed relevant aspects about genes involved in functions such as sensitivity to light, hormones that regulate plant growth and response to water stress.
Its contributions on the role of phytochrome, a vegetable protein sensitive to red and infrared light, are especially recognized. Also on the co-regulation of genes involved in photosynthesis.
Sandra Myrna Díaz was born in Bell Ville (Córdoba) in 1961. It is a scientific reference in the area of ecology and specialized in botany.
He has participated in the development of a methodological tool to quantify the effects and benefits of plant biodiversity and plant ecology of ecosystems and their human use in the form of fuel, materials, medicines, dyes, food, water protection and other inputs.
It also studies the role of biodiversity in countering global change. For example, by sequestration of atmospheric carbon.
The researcher graduated in Biology in 1984 from the National University of Córdoba, where she graduated in 1989.
In 1993, she returned as a professor to the University of Córdoba. She is currently a researcher at the Multidisciplinary Institute of Plant Biology, among other positions.
Publication Date: 13/06/2019
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