Carlos Bocos was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1965. He received the Biological Sciences degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1987. From 1987 to 1993, he was a Ph.D. student in the Ramón y Cajal Hospital under the supervision of Professor Emilio Herrera, and obtained the Ph.D. degree from the University of Alcalá, Madrid, in 1993. From 1994 to 1996, Bocos had a postdoctoral research position in the Center for Biotechnology and Deparment of Medical Nutrition, Karolinska Institute (Sweden) in the Orphan Receptors Group led by Professor Jan-Åke Gustafsson. Since 1996, Bocos belongs to the Biochemistry and Metabolism Group led by the Professor Emilio Herrera, in the San Pablo-CEU University, Madrid. In 1999, Bocos was an Invited Scientist in the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (USA) with Dr. C. Corton and in the Faculty of Medicine RTH Laennec of Lyon (France) with Dr. H. Vidal. From 2004 to 2009, he was the Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. In 1999 and 2010, he has been corecipient of the Ángel Herrera Award in Research from the San Pablo-CEU Foundation. From 2010, Bocos serves as an Associate Professor in biochemistry and molecular biology. Since late pregnancy shows features similar to those observed in the metabolic syndrome, Bocos is using this situation as a model to investigate the mechanism of action of PPAR activators.
Biography Updated on 1 June 2011