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Inmaculada Farran Blanch graduated in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Lleida (1993) and has a PhD from the Public University of Navarre (2001). She performs her research work in the Agrobiotechnology Institute (a centre run jointly by the UPNA, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Government of Navarre), where she works with the Plant Agrobiotechnology research group.
Her research focuses on the biotechnological applications of transgenic plants and particularly biofactory plants for the production of biopharmaceutical compounds and vaccines. She also studies the physiological implications of changes in redox regulation in plants. She has published over twenty papers on her specialist subjects in indexed international journals and co-authored two biotechnological patents. Her research has formed part of nine publicly funded research projects (three as lead researcher). She has supervised two PhD theses, ten Final Master’s Degree Projects and more than thirty Final-Year Undergraduate Degree Projects.
Farran joined the Public University as Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Production in 1998 and has been a Professor (with PhD) since 2010. She has been accredited as a Tenured Professor since December 2013.
Inmaculada’s academic management posts have included: Secretary of the Department of Agricultural Production (May 2010-June 2012), Deputy Head of the School of Agricultural Engineering (May 2012-June 2015) and Head of the Undergraduate Degree in Agricultural, Food and Rural Environment Engineering.