Dr Agustín Hernández

Biochemist and Molecular Biologist.

Dr Agustín Hernández is a molecular biologist specialising in fungi and with a passion for food. He has worked in plant sciences and microbiology but also in health-related aspects such as cancer. He writes and reviews content on these topics.



  • PhD with work done at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bristol (UK) with work on a corn/maize fungal pathogen.
  • The equivalent of a Master’s by Research by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) working in fungal lipids.
  • Bachelor in Biological Sciences from the University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • Group leader at Universidade de São Paulo and Universidade Federal de São Carlos (Brazil).


In the UK he worked at IACR-Long Ashton Research Station, a scientific complex dedicated to agricultural products, under the supervision of lipid expert Dr David T. Cooke and plant nutrition expert Dr David T Clarkson.

He has held postdoctoral positions in Belgium (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Spain (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) and worked for one year at the laboratory of plant physiologists Ray A. Bressan and P.M. Hasegawa in the Department of Horticultural Sciences of Purdue University (IN, USA).

He is the author of more than 30 scientific papers and contributed to many scientific meetings. Also, he has supervised master’s and PhD students in molecular biology.

In addition to wet-lab work, he has a passion for theoretical enzymology, informatics and writing. He is also an active reviewer for journals like MDPI Nutrients, MDPI Agronomy, and Frontiers in Plant Sciences. 

Relevant Published Work & citations:

Gutierrez-Armijos, RL, Sussmann, RAC, Silber, AM, Cortez, M, Hernandez, A*. Abnormal sterol-induced cell wall glucan deficiency in yeast is due to impaired glucan synthase transport to the plasma membrane. Biochem J 477: 4729–4744 (2020).


Hernández, A*., Herrera-Palau, R., Madroñal, J.M., Albi, T., López-Lluch, G., Perez-Castiñeira, J.R., Navas, P., Valverde, F., Serrano, A. Vacuolar H(+)-Pyrophosphatase AVP1 is Involved in Amine Fungicide Tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana and Provides Tridemorph Resistance in Yeast. Frontiers in Plant Science 7, 85 (2016).


Cook, W.J., Senkovich, O., Hernandez, A., Speed, H., Chattopadhyay, D. Biochemical and structural characterization of Cryptosporidium parvum Lactate dehydrogenase. International Journal of Biological Macromololecules 74, 608–619 (2015 ).


Veronese, P. Ruiz, M T, Coca, M A, Hernandez-Lopez, A, Lee, H., Ibeas, J I, Damsz, B, Pardo, J M, Hasegawa, P M, Bressan, R A, Narasimhan, M L. In defense against pathogens. Both plant sentinels and foot soldiers need to know the enemy. Plant Physiology. 131: 1580-1590 (2003).

You can view some of Dr Agustín Hernández’s work below and links to his professional profiles.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-8023

Google: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=XE7kuiEAAAAJ&hl=en

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Agustin-Hernandez-4/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agustin-hernandez-lopez