Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1992
    BSc Biology (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), University of Valencia, Spain

  • 1993 – 1997
    Pre-doctoral Fellow, CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia, Spain; supervisor Dr. Vicente Pallás

  • 1997
    PhD in Biology, CEBAS-CSIC, University of Murcia, Spain

  • 1997 – 1999
    Post-doctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA; supervisor Dr. Roger N. Beachy

  • 2000 – 2004
    Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute of Childhood & Neglected Diseases, La Jolla, CA, USA; supervisor Dr. Steve A. Kay

  • 2004
    Ramón y Cajal Investigator, IRTA, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2004 – 2009
    Assistant Professor, CRAG-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2009 – 2014
    Associate Professor, CRAG-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

  • Since 2011
    Head of the Plant Molecular Genetics Department, CRAG, Barcelona, Spain

  • Since 2015
    Professor, CRAG-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Selected publications

  • Takahashi N, Hirata Y, Aihara K, Mas P. A Hierarchical Multi-oscillator Network Orchestrates the Arabidopsis Circadian System.

    CELL (2015) 163(1):148-59.

  • W. Huang, P. Pérez-García, A. Pokhilko, A.J. Millar, I. Antoshechkin, J.L. Riechmann and P. Mas. Global Mapping at the Core of the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock Defines the Network Structure of the Oscillator.

    SCIENCE (2012) 336, 75-79.

  • Malapeira, J. Crhak Khaitova, L. and Mas, P. Ordered changes in histone modifications at the core of the Arabidopsis circadian clock.

    PNAS (2012) 109, 21540-21545.

  • Portolés, S. and Más, P. The Functional Interplay between Protein Kinase CK2 and CCA1 Transcriptional Activity is essential for Clock Temperature Compensation in Arabidopsis.

    PLOS GENETICS (2010) Nov 4;6(11):e1001201.

  • Legnaioli, T. Cuevas, J. and Más, P. TOC1 functions as a molecular switch connecting the circadian clock with plant responses to drought.

    THE EMBO JOURNAL (2009) 28(23):3745-3757.

  • Más P., Kim, W., Somers, D y Kay, S.A. Targeted degradation of TOC1 by ZTL modulates circadian function in Arabidopsis.

    NATURE 426: 567-570.

  • Alabadí, D., Oyama, T., Yanovsky, M.J., Harmon, F.G., Más, P. and Kay, S.A. Reciprocal regulation between TOC1 and LHY/CCA1 within the Arabidopsis circadian clock.

    SCIENCE (2001) 293:880-883.

  • Strayer, C., Oyama, T., Schultz, T.F., Somers, D.E., Más, P., Panda, S. Kreps, J.A. and Kay, S.A. Cloning of the Arabidopsis clock gene TOC1, an autoregulatory response regulator homolog. SCIENCE (2000) 289:768-771.

  • Más P., Devlin, P., Panda, S. y Kay, S.A. Functional interaction of phytochrome B and cryptochrome 2. NATURE (2000)408:207-211.

Selected projects

  • Interplay of Light, Photoperiodism and Circadian Clock function in Plant Development.

  • Chromatin and the circadian clock: a functional connection

  • Signalling pathways and mechanisms of clock progression in Arabidopsis thaliana.

  • Understanding the biological clock in Arabidopsis thaliana: global approaches to study mechanisms of clock function.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Head of the Molecular Genetics Department at CRAG

  • Member of the Project Evaluation Committee – ANEP (Spanish Research Evaluation Agency)

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