Adrian Contreras

I am interested in the repetitive fraction of plant genomes, mainly transposable elements, and their regulatory epigenetic mechanisms. These elements are drivers of genome size in eukaryotes, provide the building blocks of gene regulatory networks and are a source of mutations. My research focuses in the characterization of these elements in different populations of the non-model species Thlaspiarvense and their contribution to local adaptation and overall phenotypic variation.

Research lines

  • epigenomics (sRNA/DNA methylation)
  • Population genomics of transposable elements

Short vita

  • 2018 to present

    Doctoral Reseacher / Max Planck Institute for Biology

  • 2015 to 2017

    Master in Molecular and Cell Plant Biotechnology. Polytechn ic U. of Valencia

  • 2010 to 2015

    Degree in Biological Sciences. University of Valencia

Selected publications

Chromosome-level Thlaspi arvense genome provides new tools for translational research and for a newly domesticated cash cover crop of the cooler climates.

Adam Nunn1, Isaac Rodriguez-Arevalo, Zenith Tandukar, Katherine Frels5, Adrian Contreras-Garrido, Pablo Carbonell- Bejerano, Panpan Zhang, Daniela Ramos Cruz, Katharina Jandrasits, Christa Lanz, Anthony Brusa, Marie Mirouze, Kevin Dorn, David W Galbraith, Brice A. Jarvis, John C. Sedbrook,Donald L. Wyse, Christian Otto, David Langenberger, Peter F. Stadler, Detlef Weigel, M. David Marks,James A. Anderson, Claude Becker and Ratan Chopra. Plant Biotechnology Journal(2022)