Florencio M. Ubeira

University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain


Florencio M. Ubeira was born in Salvatierra de Miño, Pontevedra, Spain, in 1954. He received a medical degree in 1978. Between 1979 and 1981, he served as a Research Fellow at the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In 1982, he received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela, and he received an award from the Spanish Association Against Cancer for his Ph.D. thesis. He obtained the title of Physician Specialist in Microbiology and Parasitology from the Spanish Ministry of Health, in 1982, and a Diploma in public health from the Public Health School, La Coruña, Spain, in 1984. Between 1982 and 1987, he worked as a Physician in the Primary Care Unit, the Emergency Services of Lalín, Pontevedra, at the Spanish National Institute of Health. Between 1987 and 1995, he served as an Associate Professor of parasitology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is currently working as a Professor of parasitology at the same University. He is mainly interested in molecular and immunological aspects of human parasites (e.g., Anisakis, Trichinella, and Fasciola) including parasite allergens and the development of new immunodiagnostic tests. In 1990, he was the corecipient of the Senior Investigation Award from Galician Academy of Sciences. Between 1991 and 1995, he was a Member of the Editorial Board of the journal titled Research and Reviews in Parasitology, and he is currently serving, since 2010, as a Coeditor of the Revista Ibero-Latinoamericana de Parasitología.

Biography Updated on 31 March 2011

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