ERC Advanced Grant, Professor (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dept. - UB)
Graduate (M.Sc.) in Chemistry from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1985). PhD in Biochemistry from the same university (1990). Pre-Doctoral research fellow of the Spanish MEC. Departament de Bioquímica - Universitat de Barcelona (1987-1989). Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the same university (1989-1990). Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Departament de Bioquímica. Universitat de Barcelona. 1991-2001. Invited Scientist. Department of Chemistry. Yale University 1991-1993. Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Departament de Bioquímica. Universitat de Barcelona 2002-present. Director Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Unit. Parc Cientific de Barcelona 2001-present. Director of the Life Sciences Department. Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Director Joint IRB-BSC Program on Computational Biology.
Counsellor and Advisor of different Scientific Societies and Granting Agencies. Editor of Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews on Computational Chemistry. Advisory editor of Theoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation and Modelling. Member of the Editorial boards of Journal of Computational Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation and Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
His Research activity is focused on the theoretical study of biological systems. More than 350 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals like Nature, Nature Genetics, Angew Chem., Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, Chem.Rev., Chem.Soc.Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J.Am.Chem.Soc. His publications have collected more than 14000 citations with an h-index of 65.
Among other awards, in 1997 he got the “Diaz de Santos” National Award for young scientist, the Distinción Investigadora de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Annual award of Science of the Catalan Science Ministry) in 2000, the FEBS Anniversary Prize of the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie in 2001, the Fundación Marcelino Botin fellowship (2007), the Brucker award for research in biophysics (2010), as well as the ICREA Academy award for excellence in research. Since 2012 he is recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant.