Maria Jesus Uriz

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

CURRENT POSITION Research Professor at the Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB) at the Scientific Research Council of Spain (CSIC). PREVIOUS Head of the Department Aquatic Ecology, (CEAB-CSIC), Spain 1998-2007. Senior Researcher, CEAB-CSIC 1993-2000. Director CEAB-CSIC, 1994-1998. Vice-director CEAB-CSIC 1985-1994. Junior Researcher, Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal, CSIC, Spain 1985-1992. Postdoctoral contract at the Instituto de Investigaciones Pesqueras (Blanes, Spain) 1979-1985. PhD in Biology at the University of Barcelona, 1978. MAJOR RESEARCH INTEREST Molecular, morphological and functional biodiversity of benthic organisms; chemical ecology of benthic assemblages, sponge biomineralization, population genetics, biomarkers of environmental impact, larval development, behaviour and dispersal; environmental modulation of gene expression. SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC ACIVITIES More than 150 publications in specialised international journals. Editor of Scientia Marina. Guess editor of international books and journals on sponge biology and silica deposition in sponges. More than 35 grants received funded by the EU, and Spanish agencies. Supervisor of 14 PhDs. 65 oral presentations in international Symposia.

Biography Updated on 6 February 2011

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