Moya, Andres


Andres Moya

He studied Biology and Philosophy simultaneously at the University of Valencia (Spain), obtaining a PhD in Biology in 1983, and a PhD in Philosophy in 1988. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California (Davis, USA), and an Invited Professor at the University of California (Irvine, USA). In 1986 he created the Evolutionary Genetics Research Group at the Department of Genetics of the University of Valencia, where he is a Professor of Genetics since 1993. Prof. Moya was the promoter of the Cavanilles Institut of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Valencia, the Astrobiology Center (CSIC-INTA), the Public Health Research Center (CSISP), now integrated in the Valencian Region Foundation for the Promotion of Health (FISABIO) and the Integrative Systems Biology Institute (CSIC-UV). Currently, he chairs an Institutional Professorship between FISABIO and the University of Valencia. Prof. Moya is the author of approximately five hundred publications about Genetics, Evolution and Philosophy of Biology. He is involved in the study of the Human and Animal Microbiome under an Evolutionary and System Biology perspective. Prof. Moya is a founding member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Spanish Society of Virology and Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology, where he is the current President. He received the “Ciutat de Barcelona” award (1996), the “Diario Médico” award (2006), the “2012 National Award of Genetics” (2012), the “2013 Lilly Award in Biomedical Research”, and the “México Award in Science and Technology” (2015). Prof. Moya is Dr. Honoris Causa from Menéndez Pelayo International University (2016). He is fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1998.