Paloma Moncaleán is a Doctor in Biological Sciences. She was the person in charge of creating the plant tissue culture line of work in Neiker-BRTA (Spain). During the last ten years, as Principal Investigator, her work has focused on the development of protocols for the in vitro propagation of woody plants through organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis. In this sense, different coniferous reinvigoration procedures have been obtained and organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis techniques have been developed to increase the quality and efficiency in the systems for obtaining forest plants. The development, validation and application of molecular, morphological and physiological markers for the characterization of juvenile and adult tissue has been another main point of research in many of her projects. At the same time, she has focused part of her work on the study of the mechanisms of tolerance to abiotic stress in species of the genus Pinus from the physiological point of view. Currently, his team is working on the study of the induction of epigenetic changes through the application of stress in the embryogenic pine tissue in order to obtain tolerance to it in the resulting somatic plants in addition to analyzing proteins, phytohormones and metabolites involved in the tolerance processes. All the knowledge generated from her has led her to publish more than 50 peer-review articles in international journals, to show her work at conferences around the world as a guest speaker. At the same time, she is the supervisor of several doctoral students in addition to having directed several theses, dissertations, master's work, etc. In addition, for 5 years, her professional career led her to be appointed coordinator of the IUFRO Unit on somatic embryogenesis and other vegetative propagation technologies.