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Sergi Munné-Bosch

ICREA Acadèmia 2008, 2014 & 2020

Universitat de Barcelona · Life & Medical Sciences

Sergi Munné-Bosch

Prof. Sergi Munné-Bosch (ICREA Academia award 2008, 2014 and 2020) leads the research group ANTIOX, devoted to the study of antioxidants in plants. Research fronts focus on Plant Ecophysiolgy ( and Agri-Food Biotechnology ( Prof. Munné-Bosch is author of more than 250 articles in JCR-indexed journals, several book chapters, has edited three books and is the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental and Experimental Botany. He is currently giving lectures on Plant Physiology and related subjects in the Biotechnology and Biology Degrees and on "Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses" in the "Environmental Agrobiology" Master of the University of Barcelona, and is now supervising 8 Ph.D. Theses. His main goal is to better understand the fascinating world of plant physiological processes, help students to reach this goal and transfer this knowledge to the industry and society.

Research interests

My research has focused on the study of antioxidants, senescence and stress in plants, considering aspects related to the ecophysiology of plants and agrifood biotechnological applications. The research team is currently in a very active phase and has significantly advanced in our understanding of (i) the biosynthesis and role of vitamin E in plants, (ii) plant senescence, and (iii) the biology of invasive plants, among other findings. Important achievements have also been performed in the field of plant physiology applied to non-medical biotechnology, in particular reducing apple sunburn or increasing flower longevity, both as a result of transfer projects with agrifood biotechnological companies. As a result, several of the studies performed in our laboratory have received particular attention in the mass media. 


antioxidants, redox regulation, senescence, stress responses

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