Juli Caujapé-Castells, PhD
Head, Department of Molecular Biodiversity and DNA Bank of the Canarian Flora,
Jardín Botánico Canario “Viera y Clavijo” – Unidad Asociada CSIC, Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Emergencias, Cabildo de Gran Canaria (JBCVCSIC)
July 2011-present: Associate Director of Research, UNESCO-Unitwin chair ”Plant conservation and climate change in Macaronesia and NW África” (JBCVCSIC)
March 1st 2011-present: Public servant, JBCVCSIC, Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Emergencias, Cabildo de Gran Canaria.
2007-2011: Staff Researcher, JBCVCSIC, Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Cabildo de Gran Canaria.
2002-2007: "Ramón y Cajal” researcher in plant population genetics and phylogenetics, JBCVCSIC.
1999-present: Head, Dept. of Molecular Biodiversity & DNA bank, JBCVCSIC.
1997-1999: Post-doctoral Research Scholar in moleculr Phylogenetics, The Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin.
1995: PhD, Population genetics, Department of Genetics (Biology), Universitat de Barcelona.
1989-1996: Researcher, Jardí Botánic Marimurtra-Fundació Karl Faust, Blanes (Girona).
June 1988: BSc, Biology, Universitat de Barcelona.
Research interests: I use the information contained in the molecule of DNA in an inter-disciplinary and creative context to investigate problems related to the floras from Macaronesia and other insular enclaves, and to integrate our results in multi-disciplinary approaches to biodiversity management and conservation.
Carlos García-Verdugo, PhD
Associate Researcher, Department of Molecular Biodiversity and DNA Bank of the Canarian Flora JBCVCSIC
Since October 1st 2012
Research interests: Carlos´research is focused on the microevolutionary processes and mechanisms that shape molecular and phenotypic variation in plant species. He is especially interested in oceanic islands, in which some evolutionary processes are more evident and easier to address than in mainland areas. His most recent research deals with Olea (Oleaceae) and Prunus (Rosaceae) in the Canary Islands, and Dubautia (Asteraceae) in the Hawaiian Islands.