He obtained his degrees in Pharmacy as well as in Clinical Analyses,Teaching and Ph.D by the University of Granada. He has also
the degrees of Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry and in Clinical
Analyses by the Spanish Ministry of Health. He was postdoctoral fellow
(Juan March Foundation) in the Ramón y Cajal Hospital (Madrid, Spain).
He teaches Clinical Biochemistry
and Molecular Pathology at both the Faculties of Pharmacy and Sciences of the University of
Granada. He participates in the master courses of Pharmaceutical Care, Research & Development & Control & Innovation of Medicines and Molecular Biology Applied to Biotechnological Enterprises (BioEnterprise) of the University of Granada and in the Biotechnology and Biomedicine master course of the University of Jaén. He has participated in masters and doctoral courses in the Universities of
Granada, Jaén and Málaga and in the Mundusfor Erasmus Mundus master degree (University of Granada, Rovira I Virgili University, Spain; University of Rheims Champagne-Ardenne, France; Akershus University College, Norway; University of Porto, Portugal).
He has been Visiting Associate Professor in the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New
York, USA) and Visiting Professor in the Sint Jan Hospital (Brugge,
Belgium). He is also Adjunct Professor of the College of Pharmacy of the University of New England, Portland, Maine (USA).
He has participated in the
lifelong learning programs of the Colleges of pharmacists of Albacete,
Alicante, Almeria, Badajoz, Cádiz, Castellón, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga
and Murcia. He has participated in the international program of the
Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI) in Barranquilla
(Colombia) and in the international program of the Iberoamerican
Association of Universities of Postgraduate (AUIP) in Lima (Perú),
Bogotá, Medellín and Caldas (Colombia). He has also participated in the Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching program in Kosovo. He has coordinated joint courses with the University of Prishtina (Kosovo) and the University of New England (USA). He also paticipates in the international program of the University of New England and in internacional program studies in Spain of the University of Samford (USA).
He has given plenary lectures and seminaries at the
universities of Abdelmalek Seadi (Morocco), Alepo (Syria), Almería (Spain), Atlántico de Barranquilla (Colombia), Aveiro (Portugal), Autónoma
de Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Bologna (Italy), Cádiz (Spain),
Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), Católica San Antonio de Murcia (Spain),
Complutense de Madrid (Spain), Damasco (Syria), Giessen (Germany), Graz (Austria), Huelva (Spain), Internacional de Andalucía (Spain), Internacional
Meléndez y Pelayo (Spain), Málaga (Spain), Murcia (Spain), Nacional de
Educación a distancia (Spain), National University of Amman (Jordan),
País Vasco (Spain), Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Perú),
Prístina (Kosovo), Salamanca (Spain), Sarajevo (Bosnia-Hercegovina),
Sevilla (Spain) and Science and Technology of Irbid (Jordan).
He has participated in several innovation projects (see projects) and has published several books and book's chapters (see Publications).
He received the University of Granada Excellence in Teaching Award 2017.
belongs to the andalusian research group BIO-342: Epigenetics in Stem Cells and Cancer and has been part of the groups CTS461: Biochemistry of Nutrition. Therapeutics implications and in the CTS235: Unsaturated fat and nucleotides.Therapeutics implications, working in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Institute of Nutrition and Food
Technology of Granada. He collaborates with the Pharmacogenomics unit of the Hospital Virgen de la Nieves, the Pfizer-University of Granada-Junta de Andalucía Center for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENYO) and the Merck Sharp & Dohme-University of Granada-Junta de Andalucía Center of Excellence in Research of Innovative Medicines in Andalucía ( MEDINA). He also belongs to the Chair Sandoz of Pharmaceutical Care at the University of Granada.
He has participated in a series of projects
founded by the University of Granada, the regional government of Junta
de Andalucía, the Spanish Ministry of Health (FIS program), the Spanish
Ministry of Science and Innovation (CICYT program) and the European
programs FEDER and Marie Curie, the European Commission (see projects).
He has directed doctoral theses, master theses, and published various series of research articles
related mainly to the nutritional role of dietary nucleotides,
perinatal biochemistry, metabolism and metabolomics, cancer and pharmacogenomics and several chapters of text books (see publications).
He won the
prize of the University of Granada for his doctoral thesis, as well as
the prize of the Caja General de Ahorros de Granada for researchers; in
addition he and his colleagues won the prize of the Patronato de
Medicina Perinatal 1981, the prize of the Consejo General de Colegios
Farmacéuticos in 1987 and 1996, the prize Fresenius-Kabi of the Spanish
Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in 1998.
He is the coordinator of the International Doctoral Program in Pharmacy of the Unversity of Granada.
Traslational research and Technological transfer
Ha has co-directed several research projects and master thesis in collaboration with the enterprises: Puleva Food, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanavi, Abbott Laboratories, Bioiliberis R&D SL, Biomedal, Biosearch Life, Biot S.L, Centro de investigación y desarrollo del alimento funcional (CIDAF), Centro Pfizer-Universidad de Granada-Junta de Andalucía de Genómica e Investigación Oncológica (GENyO), DestiNA Genomics, Fundación Pública Andaluza para la Investigación Biosanitarias de Andalucía OrientalAlejandro Otero (FIBAO), Fundación Centro de excelencia para la Investigación en medicamentos innovadores en Andalucia (MEDINA), Instituto Internacional de Flebología, InvesBiofarm, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, LorgenS.L.,Master Diagnostica, NanoMyp, Neol Bio ,N-Life Therapeutics, Promega Biotech Lyon, Vircell, Era7 Bioinformatics, and Queen’s University of Belfast (UK).
His research group won the prize
University of the Spanish University-Enterprise Foundations Network in
2007 and the prize of the Social Council. University of Granada 2010.
He is a member of the Spanish Network of Entrepreneur Scientists and of the Technical Committee for Nutrition and Bioactive Ingredients of the Andalusian Technological Corporation. He is an adviser of the PTS Foundation of the Technology Park of Granada in the areas of knowledge transfer, internationalization and entrepreneurship.
He is the coordinator of the masters degree in Molecular Biology Applied to Biotechnological Enterprises and was the national coordinator of the masters degrees of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecuar Biology 2015-16. He is also a member of the Life Train initiative for competency-based continuing professional development in the biomedical sciences in Europe.
He is a
consultant of: the Scientific Committee for Food of the European Commission, the Spanish Agency of Medicament, the Spanish Ministry
of Health (FIS program), the Spanish National Evaluation and Propspective Agency (ANEP) and La Caixa Foundation Fellowship Program. He is also consultant of the Irish Research Council and the Board of Advanced Studies and Research, University of Karachi (Pakistan).
He is an editor of Pharmacy and the Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences, member of the editorial committee of Foxwell
& Davies Publisher, member of the editorial board of Ars Pharmaceutica and of Pharmacy .
He is a referee
of the journals Acta Paediatrica, European Journal
of Physiology, Gut, Medical Science Monitor, Journal of Proteomics, Mollecular and Cellular
Biochemistry; British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Journal, Annals of Breast Cancer Research, as well as of the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science.
In relation to quality and accreditation, he is a consultant of the Spanish Ministry of the Education for
quality in the universities, the Spanish Agency for Quality (ANECA),
the Andalusia Unit for Quality (UCUA), the Agency of Quality Evaluation and Accreditation of the Basque University System (UNIBASQ) , the Kosovo Accreditaton Agency (KAA) and the Agency of the Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior. Estado de Costa Rica (SINAES), the International Services Program Advisory Group of the USA Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Education & Training Evaluation Commission National Center for Academic Accreditation
and evAluation (NCAAA). He has been international member of accreditation teams in the University of Costa Rica, University of Medellin (Colombia), University Latina (Costa Rica), University of Iberoamérica (Costa Rica), University of Manizales (Colombia), University of Ajman (United Arab Emirates), University of San Carlos (Guatemala), Universidad de Ciencias Médicas (Costa Rica), King Saud University, Riyadh ( Saudi Arabia).
He is also a consultant of the
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, the
World University Service (Austrian Committee), the Training and Mobility Task Force of the Coimbra Group of Universities.
He is academician of the Academy
of Pharmacy “Sta. María de España” and of the Iberoamerican Academy of
Pharmacy.He was a member of the board of trustees of the International University of Andalusia.
He is a member of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biolog, the EuPA Open Proteomics and The Science Advisory Board. He was a member of the Spanish Society of Clinical Chemistry and
Molecular Pathology, the European Lipoprotein Club, and the Spanish National Committee for Clinical Biochemistry.
He is also a member of the Center for International Higher Education of Boston College (USA).
Management and leadership
He has been Secretary of the Department of
Biochemistry, Vice-dean of Academic Affairs and Study Plans of the
Faculty of Pharmacy, Sub-director of the School of Clinical Analyses,
Director of the Innovation and Quality Programs, Vice-rector
Commissioner for the European Higher Education Area, Vice-rector for
Teaching Planning and Innovation of the University of Granada and
General Director of Universities of the Government of Andalucía, Spain.