Vice-Rector for Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Education

Ana María García Campaña
Ana María García Campaña

Ana María García Campaña was born in Almería and obtained a Doctoral Degree in Chemistry from the University of Granada, for which she received an Outstanding Doctorate Award. A Professor (Catedrática) in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, she has taught on several undergraduate degrees at the Faculty of Science, as well as on different doctoral programmes in Chemistry, specialist courses, and currently on the Master's Degree in Chemical Sciences and Technologies (KHEMIA).  

Since 2000, Prof García Campaña has been in charge of the research group "Quality in Food, Environmental and Clinical Analytical Chemistry" (FQM-302). Her research focuses on the development of analytical methodologies for controlling waste from hazardous chemicals and contaminants such as natural toxins in food and environmental samples, with the aim of guaranteeing the quality and safety of food and the environment. Additionally, her research includes the study of biomarkers of exposure to these agents in biological samples using advanced analytical platforms. Particularly noteworthy are her collaborations with some of the most prestigious international research groups in this field.  

Prof García Campaña has obtained recognition for 5 sexenios (six-year research periods), accredited by the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity (CNEAI). She has carried out research stays at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and the University of Virginia (USA), and has been a guest lecturer at Paris Diderot University, the University of Montpellier 1 and Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (France).

She has co-authored more than 200 articles in high-impact journals in her field, edited several books and co-authored 24 book chapters. She has been Principal Investigator on 17 competitive projects funded by the Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation (PEICTI) and the Regional Government of Andalusia, as well as PI of several Scientific and Technological Infrastructure projects of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). She has supervised 15 doctoral theses, most of which have been awarded International Doctorate Mentions. Together with her research group, she has organised several national and international conferences at the UGR and has participated in numerous conferences as a guest speaker and member of scientific committees.

She has held several management positions, such as Academic Secretary of the Department of Analytical Chemistry (1998-2008), Director of the Department of Analytical Chemistry (2016-2023), and Chair of the Advisory Committee (science branch) of the UGR Academic Committee for Postgraduate Studies (2020-2023), as well as Vice-President (2017-2019) and President of the Spanish Society of Chromatography and Related Techniques (SECYTA) (2019 to present). She is listed in Stanford University's global ranking of the most influential researchers with the most cited articles (The World Scientists: World's Top 2% Scientists 2020, 2021, 2022).