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José Manuel
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José Manuel Pérez de La Lastra

Científico Titular
Life and Earth Sciences
Agrobiotechnology
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Dr. Pérez de la Lastra is a scientist at the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology, his research is based on the development of biotechnological applications from the immune system of different organisms. In particular, his work focuses on the study of the innate immune defence of animals that live in pathogenic environments, in which they have to be adapted to resist a very high microbial load. Dr. Pérez de la Lastra also has extensive experience in the use of peptides to study antigenic epitopes in vaccine development and in the discovery of antimicrobial peptides. In addition, he is the inventor of a patent on the combination of linear and conformational epitopes common to mosquitoes and ticks. Currently, his work focuses on the identification, characterization and biotechnological production of antimicrobial peptides encoded in the genome with application in medicine and agriculture; exploring the possibilities of microalgae as biofactories of recombinant antimicrobial peptides. He also studies the use of chicken egg yolk (IgY) antibodies as antimicrobial agents for non-systemic applications. Dr. Pérez de la Lastra is author of more than 70 SCI articles (index H of 28) and several book chapters, which make a total of more than 100 publications. He has experience in teaching master's and doctorate degrees at the Universities of Córdoba (UCO), Pública de Navarra (UPN), Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) and the University of La Laguna (ULL). He has directed a total of five doctoral theses and several TFGs and TFMs, some of them international under the Erasmus+ program. He has experience in reviewing publications and projects in the area and in disseminating the results of research in conferences, seminars and workshops.

Research Interests

Biotechnology, macromolecules, antimicrobials, IgY antibodies, peptides, epitopes.

Education
  • Licenciado en Ciencias Químicas (Bioquímica y Biología Molecular), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-1986-91
  • Máster en Biotecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1992-1993
  • Doctorado. Universidad de Córdoba-1993-1997
Professional Experience
  • Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología, científico titular, 25/10/2013-
  • Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, Científico Titular 25/07/2008-24/10/2013
  • Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, Contrato Ramón y Cajal 01/09/2005
  • Instituto de Agrobiotecnología, Contrato Ramón y Cajal 15/12/2001
  • Universidad de Córdoba Marie Curie Fellow, categoría R 12/06/2000
  • Marie Curie Fellow, categoría 30, University of Wales. College of Medicine. Cardiff. 01/03/1998-2000
  • BIOVET-UCO, S.L. Becario postdoctoral MEC en Industria 01/04/1997-1998
  • Universidad de Córdoba Becario predoctoral FPI , MEC 14/04/1993-1997
  • Universidad de Córdoba Becario de Investigación 01/03/1992-1993
Awards
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Asociación para el Avance de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en España (AACTE)
  • Marie Curie Association of Fellows (MCAF). Member 2058
  • British Society for Immunology (BSI)
  • International Society for Analitical Citometry (ISAC)
  • Sociedad Ibérica de Citometría de flujo (SIC)
  • Vicedirector Técnico del Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología (IPNA) Start date: 03/10/2016-3/10/2020
  • Miembro del Consejo editorial de la revista "Scholarly Research Notices"-Hindawi Publishing Corporation Start date: 2014-
  • Miembro del Consejo editorial de la revista ISRN Immunology-Hindawi Publishing Corporation Start date: 2011-
  • Representante de personal científico de plantilla en el Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC) Start date: 01/10/2010-/01/10/
  • Miembro del Consejo editorial de la revista "Research & reviews in Biosciences"-Trade Science Inc Start date: 2010-
  • Secretario de la Asociación para el Avance de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en España (AACTE) y miembro de su Junta Directiva Start date: 16/02/2008-15/02/2012
  • Miembro del Consejo editorial de revista científica "Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery"-Bentham Science Publishers Start date: 2008-
  • Nombrado “International Scientist of the Year”-International Biographical Centre (IBC) Cambridge, United Kingdom 2011
  • Nombrado “Top 100 scientist”, International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, United Kingdom 2010
  • Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado (Ciencias de la Salud)-Universidad de Córdoba 1999
  • Nombramiento de Colaborador Honorario. Departamento de Genética. Universidad de Córdoba 1996
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