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DRA. ESPERANZA MARTíNEZ ROMERO
Responsible of the Ecological Genomics Program
Professor
emartine@ccg.unam.mx
Other duties:
Coordinator - Bachelors in Genomic Sciences
 

Ecological Genomics Program
Tel.: (777) 3131697, (777) 3291692
Tel. Cd. México: (55) 56227692
Fax: (777) 3175581
Tel./Fax: (777) 3291897
Tel./Fax Cd. México: (55) 56227897
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Tel./Fax Red UNAM: 27897
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Environmental and Symbiotic Microbiology Group
Tel.: (777) 3131697, (777) 3291692
Tel. Cd. México: (55) 56227692
Fax: (777) 3175581
Tel./Fax: (777) 3291897
Tel./Fax Cd. México: (55) 56227897
Red UNAM: 27692
Tel./Fax Red UNAM: 27897
Int.: 118

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

About

Dr. Esperanza Martínez-Romero got her PhD at UNAM in 1985. She was a post-doc at INRA in Toulouse, France until 1986, when she became associate researcher at UNAM. She has been a full professor since 1996. Her research interests are bacterial diversity, symbiotic plant- and insect-bacteria interactions and ecological restoration and reforestation. She is Chairperson of the International Taxonomy Committee Sc. Rhizobium and Agrobacterium and was president of the Mexican Association for Microbiology from 2004 to 2006.
Dr. Martínez has been invited to present her results in several international congresses, opening and closing lectures, plenary sessions and seminars in various research institutions and national and foreign universities and has worked in laboratories in USA, Sweden, Germany, France and Brazil.
She wrote the chapter "Dinitrogen Fixing Prokaryotes" for The Prokaryotes (a publication to which the best known microbiologists contribute) both for the 2000 online edition and for the 2005 printed edition. She also wrote "Rhizobium", a chapter for the Bergey's Manual (main resource book for bacterial taxonomy).
She is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Bacteriology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and of the Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. She was editor of the books Highlights of Nitrogen Fixation Research (Kluwer 1999) and Microbios en Línea (editions 2001 and 2004).  She has been awarded the prize of Science from the Mexican Academy of Sciences (1996) and from UNAM: Prize for Young Researchers (1996), Prize for Women Researchers: Juana de Asbaje (2003) and Research Prize: Premio Universidad Nacional (2005).
She has published nearly one hundred papers in international peer reviewed journals and 28 articles in international books. References to her papers are over 3000. Two of her papers were recognized by ISI among the Mexican most cited articles.
She teaches undergraduate and graduate students and has directed 13 PhD theses and 7 Master theses.
She has received national and international grants:  FAO, VLIR-ABOS from Belgium (1993-1996), FAO/IAEA (1993-1995), Agropolis from France (2002-2003), VLIR from Belgium (2002-2005), GEF-UNESCO (2004-2006) besides grants from CONACyT and DGAPA from Mexico .
She has undertaken an intense bacterial strain delivery effort not only to different research laboratories but also to the main international collections, Pasteur Institute in France, USA ATCC, DSMZ in Germany, UFO in Japan and to the USDA Rhizobium Collection.
She has evaluated doctoral thesis from Universities in Australia, Finland, Belgium and France and has also evaluated national and international grant requests from CONACyT, UNAM, USDA (US Department of Agriculture), National Science Foundation, United States-Mexico Foundation for Science, Binational USA-Israel Agricultural Research and Development Foundation, International Foundation for Science, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, NSERC/CRSNG of Canada and national councils of science in Australia and Argentina as well as having been asked to evaluate national and international awards.
Dr. Martínez is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and of the Academy of Sciences of Morelos, of American Society of Microbiology, of the International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions and of the International Society for Microbial Ecology.

Contact Address:
Centro de Ciencias Genómicas
UNAM Campus Morelos

Av. Universidad s/n, Col. Chamilpa,
C.P. 62210, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México