Emilio A Martinez

Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Professor Emilio A. Martinez He was born in Madrid, Spain (1956). He received his degree in veterinary medicine in 1980 from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, and his Ph.D. in 1984 from University of Murcia, Spain. Since this time he has been in research positions and in academia at Murcia University. He was Associate Professor of Animal Reproduction in 1986 and was promoted to Professor of Animal Reproduction in 1994. He is the head of the Animal Reproduction Research Group of the University of Murcia. The group has recently been awarded certification as a research group of excellence in the Region of Murcia. With more than 25 years’ experience in porcine reproductive biology and biotechnology, he presents a solid background of different technologies such as deep intrauterine insemination, cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, in vitro production of embryos, embryo collection and non-surgical embryo transfer, and technology for sexing sperm. This group produced the first piglets born worldwide by non-surgical deep uterine embryo transfer with in vivo fresh and vitrified embryos. To develop this technology, he was invited Researcher in the University of Missouri-Columbia (USA) for a period of one year in 2000. He has over 100 peer reviewed research publications and over 150 conference presentations. He is a member of several national and international boards and committees and is Associate-Editor of the journal Reproduction in Domestic Animals. He has been Principal Investigator of more than 40 research projects and has supervised 21 Ph.D. Thesis. He is elected member of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Murcia, Spain (1994) and of the Academy of Veterinary Sciences of Murcia, Spain (2010), and Diplomat of ECAR (European College of Animal Reproduction; 2000) and ECPHM (European College of Porcine Health Management; 2009).

Biography Updated on 28 September 2011

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