University Miguel Hernandez
Born in Lérida (Spain) in 1963, Dr. Vicente Micol got his PhD in 1990 on the study of the molecular interactions between lipophilic active compounds such as vit E or diacylglycerols and phospholipid membranes using liposomes as a model. He was at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena) as a postdoctoral Fullbright fellow between 1990 and 1994, studying the molecular biology of mitochondrial biogenesis and the mechanism of mitochondrial related diseases.
Nowadays, he manages the research group “Biomembranes and bioactive phytochemicals” at the Institute or Molecular and Cellular Biology of the University Miguel Hernández (Elche-Alicante), which is focused on natural compounds from different points of view. His main target is to establish a relationship between the biological activity of many lipophofilic natural compounds (antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antimicrobial and anticarcinogenic compounds) and their effects on biological membranes.
He is Full Professor in Biochemistry since 1999 and teaches Biochemistry related subjects in Food Science, Enology and Biochemistry degrees. He also supervises the R&D activities of the companies Monteloeder Ltd. and New Developments in Nutraceuticals Ltd.
He has supervised more than 40 R&D Projects and has written about 50 articles in international journals (Embo Journal, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Archives in Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biophysical Journal, Biochemical Pharmacology, Free Radical Biology Medicine, Antiviral Research, Food Chemistry, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, etc).