Mascareñas, Jose L.


Jose L. Mascareñas

He holds a Full Professor position at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC, Galicia, Spain) since 2005, and is the director for the Center for research in biological chemistry and molecular materials (CIQUS) since february 2014.

He obtained his PhD in Chemistry in the University of Santiago in 1988, and carried out post-doctoral stays at both Stanford University (two years, 1989 and 1990, PA Wender) and Harvard University (four months, 1992, GL Verdine). He has been visiting scientist at Harvard University in the summer 1995 (four months), and visiting professor at the University of Cambridge (UK, summer 2009) and MIT (USA, summer 2013).

He has been the founder of the “Chemical Biology group” of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemisty (RSEQ, 2013), a group that right now counts with more than 200 members. He has supervised 30 PhD theses, published more than 180 articles, many in high-impact journals, and written 20 patent applications. He has also given more than 100 invited and plenary lectures.

His work has been recognized with several awards: Organic Chemistry Janssen Cilag award (2009), Gold medal of the University of Santiago (2013), Gold medal of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (2015, greatest Spanish recognition in Chemistry), and an Advanced Grant of the ERC (2014, the only one still ongoing in Galicia). Recently, he has been selected as a member of the European Academy of Science (2017).

He is a member of several editorial boards: ACS Omega, ChemBioChem and Chem. Asian J. Org. Chem., and is the Spanish representative for the organic division of EUCHEMS (since 2015).