Short CV of Oihane Simón De Goñi

Oihane Simón, a member of the Microbial Bioinsecticides Group at the Agrobiotechnology Institute (CSIC, Mutilva Baja), obtained her PhD in 2004 and, after several postdoctoral fellowship in different international prestigious research centres (Station de Recherches de Pathologie Comparée, INRA, France; Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Oxford, England; Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Sault St Marie, Canada; and Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS, France), she returned to UPNA as an Assistant Professor. In 2009 she joined the Microbial Bioinsecticides group at the Agrobiotechnology Institute (CSIC, Mutilva Baja) with a JAE-Doc contract (Postdoctoral Junior Grant), and since 2011 she has been awarded a five years fellowship from the Spanish Postdoctoral Senior Grant Program Ramon y Cajal.

Dr. Simón research interests are focused on the molecular ecology of baculoviruses with the aim to develop them as biopesticides. She has published around 30 peer-reviewed papers included in the JCR. She has directed more than ten undergraduate and master student theses and is currently the supervisor of three PhD students. She has collaborated in the teaching of several subjects in the UPNA Master program on Biotechnology. She has been involved in several national and international research projects, some of them of special relevance to commercial companies, and has acted as the principal investigator in three of them. She is the author of more than 60 contributions in national and international scientific meetings and has participated on various hiring commissions for research project assistants and on a number of PhD thesis defense committees.