Excm. Sr. Joan JOFRE i TORROELLA
Biology Section (5th)
Ingress date: 03-04-2003
Education: B.Sc., 1971 (University of Barcelona-UB); Ph.D., 1974 (Prof. Ramon Parés, UB). Postdoctoral fellow (Fulbright grant) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas (1975-1977). Appointments: Assistant professor at the UB (1977-1978); Associate Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1978-1979); Associate Professor (1979-1981) and Full Professor (1981-1982) at the Universitat de les Illes Balears. Full professor at the UB (1982; Professor Emeritus since 2012). Vice-Dean at the School of Biology of the UB (1983-1986). Vice-rector of Research at the University of Barcelona (1986-1990). Chairman of WG11 (bacteriophages) of the Technical Committee SC4 (water) of the International Standardisation Organization and Chairman of the Health Related Water Microbiology Group of the International Water Association. Main fields of research and artistic creation: Health related water microbiology, mainly aspects related to viruses and viral indicators. Significance of bacteriophages in the horizontal transmission of virulence factors and genes of resistance to antibiotics in the environment. Publications: More than 200 peer-reviewed articles; 185 of them appear in the Citation Index (ISI-Web of Knowledge), with a total of 5260 citations, an average of 24.5 citations per article and an h index of 43. Awards and honors: Pedro Pons Foundation Grant (1976); Narcís Monturiol Medal to the scientific merit (1998, Generalitat de Catalunya); Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (2001), Fellow of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (2007).