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José Antonio Villaécija Aguilar

José Antonio Villaécija Aguilar

Doctoral student

Research Group



University of Munich (LMU)
Division of Genetics
Grosshaderner Str. 2-4
D-82152 Martinsried

Room: E03.030
Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74124
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74702

Further Information

Since November 2014

Doctoral student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (Germany)
Student of the Graduate School of Life Science Munich (Germany)


Master in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology and Genetics at the University of Cordoba (Spain)
Master thesis in the lab of Rafael Rodriguez Ariza, at the University of Cordoba (Spain)


Studies of Biology at the University of Sevilla (Spain)

2011-2013 Internship in the lab of Jose Maria Vinardell, at the University of Sevilla (Spain)

2013 Erasmus internship in the lab of Peter Mergaert, at the Institut des Sciences du Végétal, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette



Crespos-Rivas JC, Guefrachi I, Mok KC, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Acosta-Jurado S, Pierre O, Ruiz-Sainz JE, Taga ME, Mergaert P, Vinardell JM (2016)
Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 differentiation into bacteroids in nodules of the IRLC legume Glycyrrhiza uralensis involves an alteration of the O-antigen but not endoreduplication.
Environmental Microbiology 18: 2392-2404.

Guefrachi I, Pierre O, Timchenko T, Alunni B, Barriere Q, Czernic P, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Verly C, Bourge M, Fardoux J, Mars M, Kondorosi E, Giraud E, Mergaert P (2015)
Bradyrhizobium BclA is a peptide transporter required for bacterial differentiation in symbiosis with Aeschynomene legumes.
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 28: 1155-1166.