Short CV/Education and training

  • 2020 – 2025
    Research Fellow, “Ramón y Cajal” Program (Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain), Stress Biology and Plant Pathology Department, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain

  • 2018 – 2020
    Research Fellow, “Saavedra Fajardo” Program (Fundación Séneca, Murcia, Spain), Stress Biology and Plant Pathology Department, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain

  • 2015 – 2018
    Research Fellow, “Broodbank Fellowship” (Broodbank Trust, UK), Plant Sciences Department, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 2013 – 2015
    Research Associate, “Isaac Newton Trust” (Trinity College, Cambridge, UK), Plant Sciences Department, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 2013
    Research Associate, “The Brooks Fund” (University of Cambridge)”, Plant Sciences Department, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 2011 – 2013
    Research Fellow, “Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship” (European Union FP7 Marie Curie Actions), Plant Sciences Department, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 2004 – 2010
    PhD, Stress Biology and Plant Pathology Department, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain

  • 2001 – 2003
    Research Technician, “I3P-CSIC” Program, ICTP-CSIC, Spain

  • 1995 – 2001
    BSc, MSc in Chemistry, University of Murcia, Spain

Selected publications

  • Martí Ruiz M.C., Jiménez A, Sevilla F (2020). Thioredoxin network in plant mitochondria: cysteine S-post-translational modifications and stress conditions. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 23.

  • Marti Maria, Jung Hyun Ju, Webb Alex (2019) Circadian gating of dark-induced increases in chloroplast- and cytosolic-free calcium in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist. 225: 1993–2005.

  • María Carmen Martí Ruiz, Katharine E. Hubbard, Michael J. Gardner, Hyun Ju Jung, Sylvain Aubry, Carlos T. Hotta, Nur Izzati Mohd-Noh, Fiona C. Robertson, Timothy J. Hearn, Yu-Chang Tsai, Antony N. Dodd, Matthew Hannah, Isabelle A. Carré, Julia M. Davies, Janet Braam & Alex A. R. Webb (2018) Circadian oscillations of cytosolic free calcium regulate the Arabidopsis circadian clock. Nature Plants 4: 690-698. DOI:

  • Timothy J Hearn, Maria C Marti, S. M. Abdul-Awal, Rinukshi Wimalasekera, Camilla R Stanton, Michael J Haydon, Frederica L. Theodoulou, Matthew A Hannah, Alex AR Webb (2018) BIG regulates dynamic adjustment of circadian period in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 178: 358-371. DOI:

  • María C. Martí and Alex A.R. Webb (2014) Leaf veins share the time of day. Nature 515: 352–353. doi:10.1038/nature13936.

  • Martí MC, Stancombe MA, Webb AA (2013) Cell- and stimulus type-specific intracellular free Ca2+ signals in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 163: 625-634. doi: 10.1104/pp.113.222901.

  • M.C. Martí, I. Flórez-Sarasa, D. Camejo, B. Pallol, Ortiz A, M. Ribas-Carbó, A. Jiménez and F. Sevilla (2013) Response of mitochondrial antioxidant system and respiratory pathways to reactive nitrogen species in pea leaves. Physiologia Plantarum 147: 194-206. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01654.x.

  • MC. Martí, I. Florez-Sarasa, D. Camejo, M. Ribas-Carbó, J.J. Lázaro, F. Sevilla and A. Jiménez (2011) Response of the mitochondrial thioredoxin PsTrxo1, antioxidant enzymes and respiration to salinity in pea (Pisum sativum L.) leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 3863-3874.doi: 10.1093/jxb/err076.

  • Martí MC, Olmos E, Calvete JJ, Díaz I., Barranco-Medina S., Whelan J., Lázaro JJ, Sevilla F., Jiménez A (2009) Mitochondrial and nuclear localization of a novel pea thioredoxin: identification of its mitochondrial target proteins. Plant Physiology, 150: 646 657. doi: 10.1104/pp.109.138073.

  • M.C. Martí, D. Camejo, N. Fernández-García, R. Rellán-Álvarez, S. Marques, F. Sevilla, A. Jiménez (2009). Effect of oil refinery sludges on the growth and antioxidant system of alfalfa plants. J. Hazardous Material, 171: 879-85. DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.06.083.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Implicación del reloj circadiano de plantas en la señalización por ROS y RNS y en la respuesta a estrés salino. Funding body: Saavedra Fajardo Programme, Fundación Séneca (Murcia). Budget: 77.992 euros. Participants: CEBAS (CSIC). PI: Dr. María del Carmen Martí Ruiz, 2018 – 2020

  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) signalling in stress and circadian rhythms. Funding body: Returning Careers Scheme (University of Cambridge). Budget: 9920 £. PI: Dr. María del Carmen Martí Ruiz, 2015 – 2016

  • Identification of the mechanism by which nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) affects the circadian clock. Funding body: The Broodbank Fellowship (University of Cambridge). Budget: 135.768 £. Participants: Cambridge Univ. PI: Dr. María del Carmen Martí Ruiz, 2015 – 2018

  • Regulation of plant circadian clocks by calcium ions. Funding body: The Newton Trust (Trinity College, Cambridge, U.K.) and The Brooks Fund (University of Cambridge). Budget: 37.267 £. Participants: Cambridge Univ. PI: Prof. Alex Webb. Co-PI: Dr. María del Carmen Martí Ruiz, 2013 – 2015

  • The mechanism by which CML23 and CML24 affect the circadian clock. Funding body: European Union FP7 Marie Curie, Intra-European Fellowship, PIEF-GA-2010-272186. Budget: 201.049 euros. Participants: University of Cambridge. PI: and Prof. Alex Webb and Dr. María del Carmen Martí Ruiz, 2011 – 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Participation in international and national committees

  • Member of the Projects Evaluation Panel of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Spain), since 2020

  • Biological Safety Committee Member (Plant Sciences Department, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), 2014 – 2018

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Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Mother of one boy


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