Departamental II – DII. 244
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 8159
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: sandra.freire at

Short CV

2015 – Degree in Environmental Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

2016– MsC in Techniques in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Research lines

Tremellomycetes (Agaricomycotina, Basidiomycota, Fungi) are a very diverse and widespread group of fungi. Many species live in association with other fungi and are very specific regarding host. Aside of investigating the real diversity of this group, I am interested in detecting coevolutionary patterns related to the main diversification events in the evolution of Tremellomycetes.


Tuovinen, V.; Millanes , A. M.; Freire-Rallo, S.; Rosling, A.; Wedin, M. (2021). Tremella macrobasidiata and Tremella variae have abundant and widespread yeast stages in Lecanora lichens. Environmental Microbiology 23: 2484-2498.