Presentation

Eduardo García-Junceda studied Biology at the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain). He completed his doctoral studies in 1990 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Carlos Vicente at the Plant Physiology Department of the Faculty of Biology (UCM). After earning his Ph.D., he served as a postdoctoral fellow at CSIC, first in the Department of Instrumental Analysis and Enviromental Chemistry of the Institute of Organic Chemistry (IQOG) and later in the Department of Biocatalysis of the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (ICP). In 1992, Dr. García-Junceda joined the Group of Dr. Chi-Huey Wong at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, California) as postdoctoral fellow, where he began to work on the obtaining and use of enzymes for carbohydrate synthesis. After his return to Spain in 1995, he was appointed Research Staff Member at IQOG of CSIC in 1997 and in 2009 he was promoted to Associate Research Member in the same Institute.

Besides being author of more than 80 scientific publications and Patents, Dr. García-Junceda has been editor of the book Multi-Step Enzyme Catalysis: Biotransformations and chemoenzymatic Synthesis (2008, Wiley-VCH Verlag GMBH & Co. KGaA. Weinheim, Alemania) and has supervised five PhD Theses.

Dr. García-Junceda has combined his scientific work with management tasks, and has been Deputy Director of IQOG from 2005 to 2006 and Head of the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry from 2006 to 2010. Since November of 2010, Dr. García-Junceda is Director of the IQOG.