Ricardo Amils#

Email:ricardo.amils 'at' uam.es
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 - present Interdisciplinary Scientist of the Mars Express Mission
  • 1994 - present Full Professor of Microbiology, Departamento de Biología Molecular, Centro de Biología Molecular (UAM-CSIC)
  • 1998 - present) Senior Scientists associated to the Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC)
  • 2011-2013) Member of the Solar System Exploration Working Group of the European Space Agency
  • 2006) Group Achievement NASA Award for its participation in the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment
  • 1987 - 1994) Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • 1979 - 1993) Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Departamento de Biología Molecular, U. Autónoma de Madrid
  • 1977 - 1979) Colaborador Científico at the Centro de Biología Molecular (UAM-CSIC)
  • 1975 - 1976) Research Associate in the Chemistry Department at Columbia University, N.Y., USA
  • 1973 - 1975) Research Associate in the Biochemistry Department at Dartmouth Medical School, N.H, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Functional evolution of ribosomes
  • Total reconstitution of ribosomes
  • Biomining
  • Bioremediation
  • Specific metal sequestering
  • Microbial ecology of extreme environments
  • Molecular biology of extremophiles
  • Astrobiology

Honours and Awards
  • 2007 Group Achievement NASA Award for its participation in the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment Project (2006), Torre de Nerva
  • 1993 - 1996 Grantee European Commission
  • 1983 Fellow European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 1973 Recipient Antibiotic award Compania Espanola de Penicilina

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