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Dr Susana Sauret-Gueto

Dr Susana Sauret-Gueto

Research Facilities Manager
Research support


I manage the Labs and Research Facilities at CSC, working with the CSC Research Support Team. I am also CSC Deputy Safety Officer.

I am a senior researcher with a strong interest in influencing good research data management practices for the production of high quality research, together with supporting an inclusive and collaborative research culture.

As Data Steward, I aim at implementing electronic notebooks to support the tracking of research data and the capture of high-quality metadata, and at training researchers in good practice for data management.

With broad experience in molecular genetics, synthetic biology, bioimaging, morphogenesis and plant development. With strong critical analytical thinking, throughout my career I’ve been exceptionally proactive to embrace new concepts and methods.

As Microscopy Specialist, once the Microscopy Facility is set up, I will be involved with microscopy projects to advance the CSC Research projects.


 Rapid and Modular DNA Assembly for Transformation of Marchantia Chloroplasts.

Frangedakis E, Markel K, Sauret-Gueto S, Haseloff J.Methods Mol Biol. 2021;2317:343-365. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1472-3_21.PMID: 34028781

 Birth of a Photosynthetic Chassis: A MoClo Toolkit Enabling Synthetic Biology in the Microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Crozet P, Navarro FJ, Willmund F, Mehrshahi P, Bakowski K, Lauersen KJ, Pérez-Pérez ME, Auroy P, Gorchs Rovira A, Sauret-Gueto S, Niemeyer J, Spaniol B, Theis J, Trösch R, Westrich LD, Vavitsas K, Baier T, Hübner W, de Carpentier F, Cassarini M, Danon A, Henri J, Marchand CH, de Mia M, Sarkissian K, Baulcombe DC, Peltier G, Crespo JL, Kruse O, Jensen PE, Schroda M, Smith AG, Lemaire SD.ACS Synth Biol. 2018 Sep 21;7(9):2074-2086. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00251. Epub 2018 Sep 5.PMID: 30165733

Systematic Tools for Reprogramming Plant Gene Expression in a Simple Model, Marchantia polymorpha. Sauret-Güeto S, Frangedakis E, Silvestri L, Rebmann M, Tomaselli M, Markel K, Delmans M, West A, Patron NJ, Haseloff J. ACS Synth Biol. 9(4):864-882 (2020). doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00511.

Generating FAIR — Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable— Resources with Marchantia, a Prototype for Plant Synthetic Biology: Featured at Benchtalk: Sauret-Güeto S

JAGGED controls Arabidopsis petal growth and shape by interacting with a divergent polarity fieldSauret-Güeto S, Schiessl K., Bangham A., Sablowski R and Coen E. PLoS Biol. 11(4): e1001550. doi:10.1371 journal.pbio.1001550 (2013)

Transient gibberellin application promotes Arabidopsis thaliana hypocotyl cell elongation without maintaining transverse orientation of microtubules on the outer tangential wall of epidermal cells. Sauret-Güeto S, Grant C and Harberd N Plant J. 69:628-39 (2012).  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04817.x.

A mutant impaired in the production of plastome-encoded proteins uncovers a mechanism for the homeostasis of isoprenoid biosynthetic enzymes in Arabidopsis plastids. Flores-Pérez U, Sauret-Güeto S, Gas E, Jarvis P and Rodríguez-Concepción M. Plant Cell. 20: 1303-15 (2008). doi:10.1105/tpc.108.058768.