Petra Kidd is a Tenured Scientist of the Department of Soil Biochemistry at the Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia (IIAG, CSIC) in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. She obtained her B.S. degree (in ecology), in 1994, and Ph.D. degree in 1999, from the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. She completed the postdoctoral stages in the Department of Plant Physiology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (1999-2000) and the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain (2000–2004). Since 2004 she has been employed by the IIAG, CSIC. She obtained several scholarships and contracts related to plant tolerance to trace elements, and the potential of phytotechnologies (European Science Foundation, The Royal Society (London), EC Marie Curie Fellowship, Xunta de Galicia, and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation). Her research has focused on plant tolerance to trace metals and metal-hyperaccumulating species, plant-microbe-soil interactions and metal biogeochemistry in the soil rhizosphere, and phytoremediation techniques for the cleanup of metal- and pesticide-contaminated soils.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2011