Log In

Enrique Quesada-Moraga Edit Profile

educator , Agricultural engineer

Enrique Quesada-Moraga, Spanish agricultural engineer, educator. Recipient Second Best Curriculum on Agricultural Engineering award, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, 1995, Best Curriculum on Agricultural Entomology award, University Cordoba, 1995, 1st place Promotion Agricultural Engineers, 1995.

Background

Quesada-Moraga, Enrique was born on April 5, 1970 in Granada, Spain. Son of Antonio Quesada Capilla and Ana Maria Moraga Garcia.

Education

Doctor in Agriculture Engineering (honorary), Institute Diego De Siloe, Illora.

Career

Predoctoral fellow University Cordoba, Spain, 1995—1999, postdoctoral fellow Spain, 1999—2000, Ramon y Cajal scientist Spain, 2003—2006, professor Spain, since 2006. Postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow Compared Pathology Research Station French National Institute Agronomic Research France, St Christol Lez Ales, France, 2001—2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of factors determining dormancies in the Moroccan locust D. maroccanus. Discovery of first Bacillus thuringiensis isolate active against locusts. Discovery of the second known insecticidal protein of fungal origin.

    Development of rearing and breeding method for the Moroccan locust Dociostaurus maroccanus. Development of a hatching prediction model for the Moroccan locust Dociostaurus maroccanus. Development of selection protocols for entomopathogenic fungi isolates for control of whiteflies and fruit flies.

    Research in identifing the best molecular tools for stuyding entomopathogenic fungi divsersity. Research in revealing the potential of entomopathogenic fungi to secrete new insecticdal compounds of natural origin. Research in revealing the factors influencing the presence and distribution of entomopathogenic fungi in the soil.

Membership

Member of Spanish Society Proteomics (associate), Spanish Society Applied Entomology (associate), Society Invertebrate Pathology (associate).

Connections

Married Macarena Sanchez Del Aguila, May 17, 2003. 1 child Antonio Quesada Sanchez.

father:
Antonio Quesada Capilla

mother:
Ana Maria Moraga Garcia

spouse:
Macarena Sanchez Del Aguila

child:
Antonio Quesada Sanchez Quesada-Moraga