Diego Rubiales is Research professor at the Institute of Sustainable Agriculture, CSIC, Spain.
He has extensive experience in participation and coordination of research both at EU and Mediterranean level. With a h-index = 27, he has co-authored more than 210 major articles in Journals con impact factor on various aspects of disease resistance in cereals and legumes during his career having directed 19 PhD and 4 Master theses.
He has been coordinator of a FP5 EU project (EUFABA), of a FP7-ARIMNet (MEDILEG), of COST action (COST849) and of a FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IOF, and WP leader in a FP6 EU Integrated Project (GLIP), in a FP6-ERANet (LEGRESIST) and in a FP7 project (ABSTRESS). He has lead 16 Spanish research projects and 13 projects for bilateral projects with North African countries.
He has been President of the European Association of Grain Legumes Research and member of the Executive Committee of the Int. Parasitic Plant Society.
In addition to these research activities, he has lead pea and faba bean breeding programmes, resulting in 2 faba bean and 3 pea cultivar submitted for registration. He also had editorial responsabilities in Weed Research, Euphytica, Field Crops Research, Plant Biology International, Field and Vegetable Crop Research, Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Haustorium and Grain Legumes journals.