Dr Carlos Rodriguez Lopez

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

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Dr Carlos Rodriguez Lopez

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2015 Aquaculture Species Group Student and Postdoctoral Fellowship Bursaries PAG XXIV
2015 Jerome P. Miksche Young Plant Investigator Grant Award Plant and Animal Genome XXIV


Date Citation
2017 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, konate,M, thomson,V, 2017, MSAP In Tiger Snakes: Island Populations Are Epigenetically More Divergent, BioRxiv, - 10.1101/118836
2016 Consuegra,S, Rodríguez López,C, 2016, Epigenetic-induced alterations in sex-ratios in response to climate change: An epigenetic trap?, BioEssays, 38, 10, 950-958 10.1002/bies.201600058
2016 Adu-Gyamfi,R, Wetten,AC, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, 2016, Effect of cryopreservation and post-cryopreservation somatic embryogenesis on the epigenetic fidelity of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.), PLoS One, 11, 7, e0158857-1-e0158857-13 10.1371/journal.pone.0158857
2016 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, 2016, Protected areas of Spain preserve the neutral genetic diversity of Quercus ilex L. irrespective of glacial refugia, Tree Genetics & Genomes, -
2016 Breen,J, Mur,LA, Sivakumaran,A, Akinyemi,A, Wilkinson,M, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, 2016, Botrytis cinerea loss and restoration of virulence during in vitro culture follows flux in global DNA methylation, BioRXiv, OnlinePubl, 1-49 10.1101/059477
2016 Bianco-Miotto,T, Mayne,B, Buckberry,S, Breen,J, Rodriguez Lopez,C, Roberts,C, 2016, Recent progress towards understanding the role of DNA methylation in human placental development, Reproduction, 152, 1, R23-R30 10.1530/REP-16-0014
2015 Ellison,A, Rodriguez Lopez,C, Moran,P, Breen,J, Swain,M, Megias,M, Hegarty,M, Wilkinson,MJ, Pawluk,R, Consuegra,S et al, 2015, Epigenetic regulation of sex-ratios may explain natural variation in self-fertilization rates, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, 282, 1819, 1-9 10.1098/rspb.2015.1900
2015 Rodriguez Lopez,C, Wilkinson,M, 2015, Epi-fingerprinting and epi-interventions for improved crop production and food quality, Frontiers in Plant Science, 6, June, 397-1-397-14 10.3389/fpls.2015.00397
2015 Guzmán,B, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Forrest,A, Cano,E, Vargas,P, 2015, Protected areas of Spain preserve the genetic diversity of Quercus ilex L. irrespective of glacial refugia, Tree Genetics and Genomes, 11, 124, - 10.1007/s11295-015-0950-2
2015 Kitimu,S, Taylor,J, March,T, Tairo,F, Wilkinson,M, Rodriguez Lopez,C, 2015, Meristem micropropagation of cassava (Manihot esculenta) evokes genome-wide changes in DNA methylation, Frontiers in Plant Science, 6, Aug, 590-1-590-12 10.3389/fpls.2015.00590
2013 Tricker,P, Rodriguez Lopez,C, Gibbings,J, Hadley,P, Wilkinson,M, 2013, Transgenerational, dynamic methylation of stomata genes in response to low relative humidity, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14, 4, 6674-6689 10.3390/ijms14046674
2013 Tricker,P, Rodriguez Lopez,C, Hadley,P, Wagstaff,C, Wilkinson,M, 2013, Pre-conditioning the epigenetic response to high vapor pressure deficit increases the drought tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana, Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8, 10, e25974-1-e25974-3 10.4161/psb.25974
2013 Rois,A, Rodriguez Lopez,C, Cortinhas,A, Erben,M, Espirito-Santo,D, Wilkinson,M, Caperta,A, 2013, Epigenetic rather than genetic factors may explain phenotypic divergence between coastal populations of diploid and tetraploid Limonium spp. (Plumbaginaceae) in Portugal, BMC Plant Biology, 13, 1, 1-16 10.1186/1471-2229-13-205
2012 Tricker,P, Gibbings,J, Rodriguez Lopez,C, Hadley,P, Wilkinson,M, 2012, Low relative humidity triggers RNA-directed de novo DNA methylation and suppression of genes controlling stomatal development, Journal of Experimental Botany, 63, 10, 3799-3814 10.1093/jxb/ers076
2012 Rodríguez López,CM, Morán,P, Lago,F, Espiñeira,M, Beckmann,M, Consuegra,S, 2012, Detection and quantification of tissue of origin in salmon and veal products using methylation sensitive AFLPs, Food Chemistry, 131, 4, 1493-1498 10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.09.120
2012 Amoah,S, Kurup,S, Rodriguez Lopez,C, Welham,S, Powers,S, Hopkins,C, Wilkinson,M, King,G, 2012, A Hypomethylated population of Brassica rapa for forward and reverse Epi-genetics, BMC Plant Biology, 12, 193, 1-17 10.1186/1471-2229-12-193
2012 Rodriguez Lopez,C, Lloyd,AJ, Leonard,K, Wilkinson,MJ, 2012, Differential effect of three base modifications on DNA thermostability revealed by high resolution melting, Analytical Chemistry, 84, 17, 7336-7342 10.1021/ac301459x
2011 Geyer,K, Rodriguez Lopez,C, Chalmers,I, Munshi,S, Truscott,M, Heald,J, Wilkinson,M, Hoffmann,K, 2011, Cytosine methylation regulates oviposition in the pathogenic blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni, Nature Communications, 2, article 424, 1-10 10.1038/ncomms1433
2010 Rodriguez Lopez,C, Asenjo,B, Lloyd,A, Wilkinson,M, 2010, Direct Detection and Quantification of Methylation in Nucleic Acid Sequences using High-Resolution Melting Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, 82, 21, 9100-9108 10.1021/ac1024057
2010 Rodriguez Lopez,C, Wetten,A, Wilkinson,M, 2010, Progressive erosion of genetic and epigenetic variation in callus-derived cocoa (Theobroma cacao) plants, New Phytologist, 186, 4, 856-868 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03242.x
2010 rodriguez lopez,C, Bravo,HS, Wetten,AC, Wilkinson,MJ, 2010, Detection of somaclonal variation during cocoa somatic embryogenesis characterised using cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence and the new freeware Artbio, Molecular Breeding, 25, 3, 501-516 10.1007/s11032-009-9348-x
2009 Fang,JY, Wetten,A, Adu-Gyamfi,R, Wilkinson,M, Rodriguez Lopez,C, 2009, Use of secondary somatic embryos promotes genetic fidelity in cryopreservation of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.), Agricultural and Food Science, 18, 2, 152-159 10.2137/145960609789267579
2008 Lopez,CMR, Croxford,AE, Wilkinson,MJ, 2008, High-resolution melt analysis for SNP discovery, linkage mapping and analysis of DNA methylation, COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 150, 3, S49-S50 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.035
2007 Fang,J-Y, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Wetten,A, 2007, Screening for genetic fidelity of cocoa (theobroma cacao l.) somatic embryos following cryopreservation, Cryobiology, -
2004 Rodríguez López,C, Wetten,A, Wilkinson,M, 2004, Detection and quantification of in vitro-culture induced chimerism using simple sequence repeat (SSR) analysis in Theobroma cacao (L.), Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 110, 1, 157-166 10.1007/s00122-004-1823-5
2002 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Wetten,AC, Wilkinson,MJ, 2002, Assessment of somaclonal variation in somatic embryo-derived cocoa (Theobroma cacao), In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology: Animal, 38, Abstract, 126.A-
2001 ALBANI,M, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Taylor,S, CEKIC,C, AL-SHEIKH,M, GREENLAND,A, Wetten,A, WILKINSON,M, Battey,N, 2001, Fragaria vesca.... One way to understand flowering in perennials, Flowering Newsletters, -

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2012 Escamilla,J-M, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Bäuerl,C, Pekkala,SP, Navarro,S, Barettino,D, 2012, Retinoic-Acid-induced downregulation of the expression of the 67 KDa Laminin Receptor correlates with reduced biological aggressiveness of human neuroblastoma cells, Intech, pp. 217-232

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2015 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Breen,JM, De Bei,R, Searle,I, Davis,R, Collins,C, 2015, We Prefer Them Old: Epigenetic Control of Wine Quality in Response to Grapevine Age, Plant and Animal Genome XXIII, San Diego, USA
2015 Bianco-Miotto,T, Lopez,CR, Leemaqz,S, Buckberry,S, McCullough,D, Zhuang,Z, Dekker,G, Wilkinson,M, Roberts,C, 2015, DNA METHYLATION BIOMARKERS FOR PREDICTING PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS 10.1016/j.placenta.2015.07.302
2015 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Ellison,A, Moran,P, Swain,M, Megias,M, Hegarty,M, Breen,JM, Wilkinson,MJ, Consuegra,S, 2015, Can Epigenetic Regulation of Sex-Ratios Explain Natural Variation in Self-Fertilization Rates?, Plant and Animal Genome XXIII, San Diego, USA

Conference Items

Date Citation
2017 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, 2017, Botrytis cinerea loss and restoration of virulence during in vitro culture follows flux in global DNA methylation, International Plant & Animal Genome XXV, San Diego, USA
2017 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, 2017, Multi-omics data integration approaches for genome by environment interactions analysis in Vitis Vinifera, International Plant & Animal Genome XXV, San Diego, USA
2016 Konate,M, Wilkinson,MJ, Scott,E, Mayne,B, Berger,B, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, 2016, Tissue specificity of salinity stress induced DNA methylation markers in barley (Hordeum vulgare), ComBio 2016, Brisbane
2016 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, 2016, Next generation sequencing (NGS) for the study of DNA methylation, Australian Genome Research Facility ltd-Special Interest Groups, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2015 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, 2015, GBS for methylome fingerprinting and epiallele discovery: A forward genetics and a diagnostic tool, SNPseq workshop, Adelaide
2015 Bianco-Miotto,, Rodriguez Lopez,, Leemaqz,, Zhuang,Z, McCullough,, Dekker,, Wilkinson,M, Roberts,C, 2015, Predicting Pregnancy Complications from Maternal Buffy Coat DNA at 15 Weeks Gestation, Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) and Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB) Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia
2014 Zhuang,, Rodriguez Lopez,, Chiam,K, Harryanto,H, Ryan,NK, Jindal,S, Kind,KL, Moretta,S, De Blasio,, Gatford, et al, 2014, A high fat diet early in life and prostate cancer risk, The Australian Health and Medical Research Congress, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Tricker,PJ, Gibbings,JG, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Hadley,P, Wilkinson,MJ, 2010, An Inherited Epigenetic Response to Environmental Stress in Arabidopsis, Symposium on Biological Complexity: EMERGING CONCEPTS and TRENDS
2010 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Brukhin,V, Croxford,A, Meade,A, Hadley,P, Wilkinson,MJ, 2010, From Arabidopsis to Theobroma: Transferring Epigenetic Information from
Model Organisms to Non-model Crops?, Symposium on Biological Complexity: EMERGING CONCEPTS and TRENDS, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, USA
2005 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Pekkala,SP, Bauerle,C, Barettino,D, 2005, Retinoic-Acid reduces the expression of the 67 KDa Laminin Receptor in human neuroblastoma cells., XXVIII Congress of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Zaragoza, Spain


Date Citation
2011 Tricker,PJ, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Wilkinson,MJ, Hadley,P; 2011; Method for producing a stress tolerant plant or precursor thereof
2011 Meade,A, Wilkinson,MJ, Rodriguez Lopez,CM; 2011; Methods for Selecting Methylation Markers
2008 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Wilkinson,MJ; 2008; Detection of Methylation in Nucleic Acid Sequences


Date Citation
2014 Guzman,B, Rodriguez Lopez,CM, Forrest,A, Cano,E, Vargas,P; 2014; Protected areas of Spain preserve the genetic diversity of Quercus ilex L. irrespective of glacial refugia


Date Citation
2016 Mayne,B, Leemaqz,S, Buckberry,S, rodriguez lopez,CM, roberts,C, bianco-miotto,T, Breen,J; 2016; msgbsR: an R package for analysing methylation sensitive genotyping by sequencing data
2004 Rodriguez Lopez,CM, SICILIA BRAVO,H; 2004; ArtBio

1. Epi-breeding-Using the epigenetic memory of stress to prime Australian grapevines for a changing environment. Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA). July 2016–June 2018. ($195k). CI.

2. Ecogenomics of Terroir. Australian Genome Research Facility ltd Pilot program in Genomics application ($50k). Co-CI with Collins.

3. Use of Epigenetic markers for early diagnosis of cancer. Foresight Health Pty Ltd. 2015. ($15k). Co-CI with Bianco-Miotto.

4. Epigenetics Research Platform. Waite Research Institute Research Capacity Development Funding 2015 ($74k). CI.

5. Breeding drought and heat tolerant grapevines using epigenetic tools. Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) Incubator Project call 2014. ($9,358). Co-CI with De Bei.

6. Epigenetic control of wine quality in response to grapevine age. Waite Research Institute grant 2013/14 ($15k)). Co-CI with Collins.

7. Demonstrating the potential of mobile RNAs for grafted epibreeding-a paradigm shift for plant and animal breeding. University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund (IRF) 2013/14 grant ($32500). Searle (CI).

8. Diagnosing the response of Calendula officinalis to saline water irrigation. Jurlique Limited funded grant 2013/14 ($27k). PI with three colleagues and Wilkinson as CI.

9. Detection of nucleotide modifications in nucleic acid sequence. Welsh Academic Expertise for Business Grant 2009/10 (HE 11 POC 1008 A4B) (£48k/$98k). Co-CI with Wilkinson.

10. The exploitation Of Variably Methylated Epigenetic Markers 'Sentinels' In Drug Discovery. BBSRC Pathfinder Grant 2010/11 (BB/FOF/PF/17/10) (£15k/$30k). Co-CI with Wilkinson.

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 Co-Chair Epigenetics Consortium of South Australia (EpiCSA) Inc Australia
Plant Research Centre
Room Number
1 83
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine