Joan J. Guinovart#

Joan J. Guinovart
Membership Number:3091
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 2001 Director General of the Barcelona Science Park (2001-2002) and Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)
  • since 1997 Member of the "External Faculty" of the Institute of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
  • 1995-2001 Head of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Barcelona
  • since 1990 Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Barcelona
  • 1986-1990 Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
  • 1984-1987 Associate Dean Faculty, Veterinary Medicine, UAB
  • 1983-1985 Assistant Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 1975-1983 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona

Fields of Scholarship
  • Regulation of hepatic, muscular and neuronal glycogen metabolism
  • Anti-diabetic agents
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Lafora disease

Honours and Awards
  • "Leandre Cervera" (1979 and 1985) and "August Pi i Sunyer" (1983) from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (Catalan Academy of Arts and Sciences)
  • "Novo-Nordisk" in Basic Diabetological Research from the Spanish Society of Diabetes (1996)
  • Medal from the "Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire" (1998)
  • Scientific Research Prize "Ciutat de Barcelona"(1998)
  • "PABMB Conference Award", San Francisco, CA (1999)
  • Medal “Narcís Monturiol” from the Generalitat de Catalunya for scientific and technological merit (1999)
  • Argentinean Biochemical Society “Alberto Sols” Conference Award (2000)
  • Honorary Member of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2005)
  • Corresponding Member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences (2006)
  • Full Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Pharmacy (2006)
  • FEBS Diplôme d’honneur (2007)
  • Member of the Academia Europaea (2011)

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