Andrés Borges
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Andrés A. Borges Rodríguez

Técnico Superior Especializado
Life and Earth Sciences

Holding a University Degree in Chemistry and a PhD from the University of La Laguna, he made a postdoctoral stay at the prestigious experimental station Rothamsted Research (UK), under the supervision of Prof. John Lucas. Dr. Borges is currently carrying out his research work at IPNA-CSIC, as Research leaderof the Line on Chemical Activators of the Natural Defences of the Plant. The objectives of this Line are focused on the characterization at physiological, biochemical and molecular level of the defense mechanisms induced by chemical compounds of non-toxic nature and capable of inducing in the plant a "priming" effect, such as hydrosoluble derivatives of vitamin K3, such as sodium menadione bisulfite (MSB) against biotic and abiotic stress. The Line's discovery of new properties of new priming agents in agriculture has been the subject of 9 invention patents and scientific publications of impact (Q1). Licensing contracts have been signed with the agricultural industry: among the most relevants are an exclusive license in Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, South Africa and Australia of a patent (2010) for the control of the psyllid vectors of HLB, a bacterial disease present in 4 continents and considered the greatest threat worldwide of this important crop. Another patent license contract (2016) for the commercial exploitation of cyclic non-prolinic amino acids to increase tolerance to osmotic stress conditions (drought) has been extended to more than twenty countries, in addition to Spain.

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