Nerea Ruiz

Inside the LAB

In the laboratory, Nerea Ruiz studies how plants respond when attacked by a pathogen, such as a bacterium. When plants recognize this attack, one of the responses they activate is programmed cell death, which consists of a process of self-destruction of the cells where the pathogen has entered. This allows plants to trap the pathogen in a specific area and prevent it from spreading to the rest of the tissues.

Outside the LAB

When she is not doing research, Nerea likes to fill her free time with a thousand and one activities. She does ball de bot (a traditional Mallorcan dance), hangs out with her friends whenever she can and, above all, finds time to play the accordion with her music group Pasquines.