Dr. Jose A Jarillo is a senior scientist in INIA-CSIC. After graduating in Biology (1988) in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, he earned his PhD in Sciences in the same university (1994), working in the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), Madrid, in the cold acclimation response in plants. After that, he did a postdoctoral stay (1995-1999) in the University of Pennsylvania, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) working in plant photomorphogenesis. In 1999 he was awarded a Reintegration grant to initiate his research line in INIA, Madrid, where he obtained a staff scientist position in 2001. Currently, his research group in CBGP, Madrid, is interested in two main topics i) understanding the genetic and molecular regulation of flowering initiation, a developmental transition with profound impact on crop yield; ii) characterizing different epigenetic mechanisms underlying the regulation of the floral transition, and the adaptation of plants to fluctuating environmental conditions with emphasis in warm ambient temperature associated with climate change. Using Arabidopsis and oilseed rape (Brassica napus), we are trying to develop biotechnological tools for improving crop adaptation to the threats impose by climate change to plant growth and crop production.