Ricardo Amils

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Ricardo Amils was born on july 3rd, 1947, in Barcelona, Spain. He is a microbiologist. Moreover, he is a Professor of microbiology at the Molecular Biology Department at the Centro de Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, and a Senior Scientist associated to the Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC). Amils received the Licenciado degree (equivalent to the M.S. degree) in chemistry from the Universidad de Barcelona in 1969 and the Ph.D. degree in science from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in 1973. In addition, he was a Research Associate at the Biochemistry Department at the Dartmouth Medical School, NH, USA, from 1973 to 1975; a Research Associate at the Chemistry Department at the Columbia University, NY, USA, from 1975 to 1976; an Assistant Professor of microbiology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid from 1977 to 1993; a Full Professor of microbiology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid since1994; a Senior Scientist at the Centro de Astrobiología since 1998. His main research activities include functional evolution of ribosomes, ribosomal reconstitution, biomining, bioremediation, specific metal sequestering, microbial ecology of extreme environments, molecular biology of extremophiles, and astrobiology

Biography Updated on 26 July 2009

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