Carlos Flores Ortiz

Carlos Flores Ortiz

School of Biosciences

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School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title: Analysis whether the papaver s-determinants are functional in Hordeum vulgare (barley) to make it self-incompatible

Supervisors: Professor Noni Franklin-Tong and Professor Chris Franklin

Self-Incompatibility (SI) is a term that denotes several genetic mechanisms developed by plants in order to prevent self-pollination. The central purpose of the thesis is to evaluate whether it is possible to transfer the poppy (Papaver rhoeas) SI system into different species.


BSc Biotechnology (Universidad de Chile - Chile)
MSc Biological Sciences (Universidad de Chile - Chile)


Carlos Flores Ortiz did his undergraduate at the Universidad de Chile where he discovered his interest in biology, in particular plant biology. Thus, he continued his studies in this field carrying out his Master degree in the same institution. Afterwards, he had the opportunity to develop his skills further by starting a PhD at the University of Birmingham, position where he currently develops his work.


Cell-cell recognition; cytoskeleton; plant reproduction, plant breeding, plant genetics, programmed cell death, self-incompatibility; biotechnology.

Other activities

Carlos Flores Ortiz is currently a member of The Biochemical Society in the United Kingdom. Additionally, he participates in the Plant Biology community in Chile and in ChileGlobal a Chilean networking community.