Marcos Soto-Hernández

Colegio de Postgraduados

Dr. Marcos Soto Hernández is a pharmacist from the National University of México. He has obtained his PhD from the University of Wales Cardiff UK and he is now a full time Professor at Colegio de Postgraduados where conducts research in phytochemistry and bioactivity natural products. He has established collaboration with research groups in UK, The Netherlands, Spain and others groups in México. He has received several awards locally and abroad. Today his main line of research is the bio-guided isolation of secondary metabolites with importance in medicine and agriculture (the potential of the local aromatic plants are part of his recent research). He has published more than 150 research papers and several book chapters and conference proceedings. He is member of several professional societies (national or international).

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Phenolic compounds are considered secondary metabolites within the physiology of a plant. They have different functions, such as pollination systems, sun protection, protection against pathogens and diseases, etc.Research on these compounds has increased due to the number of molecules they can include and the different biological activities they demonstrate. It is important to know the methods of extracting molecules, the biosynthesis routes, and their relationship with activities that can benefit from their consumption. Therefore, the book includes chapters that provide information on extraction and optimization techniques, biosynthetic pathways, and the identification and characterization of miRNAs involved in the regulation of their biosynthesis.

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