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9th EMBL/EMBO Joint Conference 2008

Victor de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Spain

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Victor de Lorenzo

Biography

Victor de Lorenzo is Professor of Research at the National Center of Biotechnology of the Spanish Research Council (CNB-CSIC) in Cantoblanco-Madrid. After receiving his PhD in Biochemistry from the Universidad Autnoma de Madrid, he worked at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the Federal Institute of Biotechnology, Germany.

His research in Environmental Microbiology is reflected in over 200 publications to date and much of this work has involved international collaborations. He is member of the EMBO and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He has chaired the European Group of Life Sciences, advisor to the Research Commissioner of the EC, and served as Spains delegate for Life and Environmental Sciences of the European Science Foundation. His current focus on refactoring microorganisms for environmental biocatalysis is rooted in his longstanding interest in the design of GMOs for bioremediation of industrial pollution.