RAQUEL ESTEBAN

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  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    BASQUE CENTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND UNIVERSITY OF BASQUE COUNTRY

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I'm a plant ecophysiologist broadly interested in understanding how plants interact with their environment and what mechanisms are responsible for the acclimation and adaptation of plants, with a special focus on the role of plant carotenoids. I am a member of the EcoFisco group at the University of Basque Country. I am an expert in the study of the role and dynamics of photoprotective compounds in the plant stress tolerance in a wide number of species across a wide number of environmental factors. My research is characterized by a multidisciplinary perspective, covering from ecological to biochemical point of view, also with a more direct application of the knowledge in human nutrition.

  • Profile Question 1
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Since I was a child. I was really curious about nature. However, when I started the Biology degree was the real moment that I decided to be a scientist

  • Profile Question 2
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    My favourite plant is... all of them!! But definitely, I loved the bryophytes

  • Profile Question 3
    Can you describe your attitude toward science when you were in high school?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    I loved science in high school. I enjoyed my nature classes, the teacher was really creative and made us think a lot.

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

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