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Marcos Egea-Cortines

  • External professor
  • Centro Universitario de la Defensa
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Born in Santander, Spain. Grew up and studied in Murcia (Spain). I visited as an undergraduate student the Nuffield Department of Surgery in Oxford University (UK) and the Institutes for Applied Research in Ben-Gurion University (Israel). I did my PhD at the Institutes for Applied Research (Israel) in plant biology (tomato fruit development). My PhD supervisor was Yosef Mizrahi. During this time I started with a friend a Taekwondo Club that became the third largest in the country. I won the University championship in my weight category (-68kgr). I moved as a post-doctoral fellow to the Technion working in tomato genetics with Eliezer Lifschitz. There I trained the Technion University Club. In 1995 I went on a second post-doctoral stay to Germany where I worked with Hans Sommer, Heinz Saedler and Zsuzsanna Schwarz-Sommer on Snapdragon flower development. In 1999 I got a tenure track contract at the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena. We got lab space in 2001 and we started to work in flower size and as a result of our data in circadian regulation of floral traits. I obtained a tenure in 2003. I have been undefeated regional champion in Taekwondo forms in my category since 2007, and have placed top 10 in the Spanish Championship since then (best a bronze in 2010). I started to complement with crossfit after we were at Purdue for a short sabatical in 2011.

Recent publications

  • Diel pattern of circadian clock and storage protein gene expression in leaves and during seed filling in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

    • Weiss J
    • Terry M
    • Martos-Fuentes M
    • et al.
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  • Editorial: Phenomics

    • Egea-Cortines M
    • Doonan J
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Professional experience

External professor

Centro Universitario de la Defensa

September 2012 - Present

Professor of Genetics

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena - Polytechnical University of Cartagena

October 1999 - Present

Visiting professor

Dept. of Horticulture/Purdue University

May 2011 - September 2011(4 months)

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

January 1995 - September 1999(5 years)

Post-Doctoral Fellow


January 1993 - December 1994(2 years)



Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

July 1987 - October 1992(5 years)

MsC Biology

Universidad de Murcia - University of Murcia

October 1981 - July 1986(5 years)


Co-authors (126)

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