Excm. Sr. Juan Antonio SUBIRANA i TORRENT

Barcelona, 1936
Technology Section
Specialty: Chemical Engineering
Ingress date: 2005.05.05
Medal: 48


Education: B.Sc., 1958 (University of Barcelona); Industrial Engineer, 1960 (ETSII-Madrid); Ph.D., 1960 (Prof. Juan Llopis Marí- CSIC, Madrid University; Extraordinary Prize); Postdoctoral Fellow (1961-1963) with Prof. Paul Doty, Harvard University and (1963-64) with Prof. H. Eisenberg, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Appointments: Researcher at the Spanish CSIC (1965-1966). Full Professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (1966-2006). Director of the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry, CSIC-UPC (1970-1983). Vice-president, Societat Catalana de Biología (1978-1980). Committee Member, Molecular Biology Program, Juan March Foundation (1981-1988). Elected member of IUPAB Council (1988-93). Main fields of Research: DNA structure and Protein-DNA interactions. Polypeptides, nylons and related polymers. Bioinformatic studies of non-coding DNA. Introduced in Spain the techniques of crystallography applied to Structural Biology. Publications: More than 300 peer-reviewed articles. Supervisor of 36 PhD theses. Awards and honors: EMBO Member since 1969; Narcís Monturiol Medal to the scientific merit (1986); Founding President (1987-1989) and Honorary Fellow of the Sociedad de Biofísica de España (2006); Honorary Fellow, Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular (2004).

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