Martha Merrow Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany
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Maria Olmedo
  • Munich University
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Seville, Spain

Current position

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Medical Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany


  1. Olmedo, M.*, Ruger-Herreros, C., Luque E. M. and Corrochano, L. M.  (2013). Regulation of transcription by light in Neurospora crassa: A model for fungal photobiology? Fungal Biology Reviews 27:10-18. (*Corresponding author)
  2. Olmedo, M.*, O'Neill, J. S., Edgar, R. S., Valekunja, U. K., Reddy, A. B. and Merrow, M. (2012). Circadian regulation of olfaction and an evolutionarily conserved, nontranscriptional marker in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(50): 20479-20484. (* Corresponding author)
  3. Edgar, R. S.*, Green, E. W.*, Zhao, Y.*, van Ooijen, G.*, Olmedo, M.*, Qin, X., Xu, Y., Pan, M., Valekunja, U. K., Feeney, K. A., Maywood, E. S., Hastings, M. H., Baliga, N. S., Merrow, M., Millar, A. J., Johnson, C. H., Kyriacou, C. P., O'Neill, J. S. and Reddy, A. B. (2012). Peroxiredoxins are conserved markers of circadian rhythms. Nature 485(7399): 459-464. (*These authors contributed equally to this paper)
  4. Luque, E. M., Gutierrez, G., Navarro-Sampedro, L., Olmedo, M., Rodriguez-Romero, J., Ruger-Herreros, C., Tagua, V. G. and Corrochano, L. M. (2012). A relationship between carotenoid accumulation and the distribution of species of the fungus Neurospora in Spain. PLoS One 7(3): e33658.
  5. Ruger-Herreros, C., Rodriguez-Romero, J., Fernandez-Barranco, R., Olmedo, M., Fischer, R., Corrochano, L. M. and Canovas, D. (2011). Regulation of conidiation by light in Aspergillus nidulans. Genetics 188(4): 809-822.
  6. Olmedo, M., Navarro-Sampedro, L., Ruger-Herreros, C., Kim, S. R., Jeong, B. K., Lee, B. U. and Corrochano, L. M. (2010). A role in the regulation of transcription by light for RCO-1 and RCM-1, the Neurospora homologs of the yeast Tup1-Ssn6 repressor. Fungal Genet Biol 47(11): 939-952.
  7. Olmedo, M., Ruger-Herreros, C. and Corrochano, L. M. (2010). Regulation by blue light of the fluffy gene encoding a major regulator of conidiation in Neurospora crassa. Genetics 184(3): 651-658.
  8. Olmedo, M., Ruger-Herreros, C., Luque, E. M. and Corrochano, L. M. (2010). A complex photoreceptor system mediates the regulation by light of the conidiation genes con-10 and con-6 in Neurospora crassa. Fungal Genet Biol 47(4): 352-363.
  9. Jacobson, D. J., Dettman, J. R., Adams, R. I., Boesl, C., Sultana, S., Roenneberg, T., Merrow, M., Duarte, M., Marques, I., Ushakova, A., Carneiro, P., Videira, A., Navarro-Sampedro, L., Olmedo, M., Corrochano, L. M. and Taylor, J. W. (2006). New findings of Neurospora in Europe and comparisons of diversity in temperate climates on continental scales. Mycologia 98(4): 550-559.
1 Protocol published
In situ Chemotaxis Assay in Caenorhabditis elegans (for the Study of Circadian Rhythms)
Authors:  Martha Merrow and Maria Olmedo, date: 02/05/2014, view: 6281, Q&A: 0
Olfaction is a well-studied sensory mechanism in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). The nematodes respond to a wide range of chemicals by either attraction, repulsion or a mixture thereof (Bargmann et al., 1993). We have ...