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Professor Antonio Ballesteros, appointed Academician of the Royal National Academy of Pharmacy

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Dr. Antonio Ballesteros Olmo, Research Professor at the Institute of Catalysis and Petroleum Chemistry (ICP-CSIC) and Member of SECAT since 1997, has been distinguished by theRoyal National Academy of Pharmacyas a Corresponding Academician in October 2015.

Professor Ballesteros has a fruitful and intense career as a Spanish researcher, enjoying high prestige for his valuable scientific contributions both nationally and internationally in the field of Biocatalysis. Throughout his career as a researcher, he is currently linked to the ICP as an honorary doctor.
Antonio Ballesteros has a degree in Chemical Sciences (Extraordinary Award and number 1 in his class) from theUniversity of Sevillein 1962 and runner-up to the National End-of-Degree Award in 1963. Years later, in 1972, he also graduated in Pharmacy from the University of São Paulo.Complutense University of Madrid. In the latter he had obtained the degree of Doctor of Chemical Sciences (Extraordinary Prize) in 1966. In 1969, he would be one of the founding members of the Department of Catalysis of the ICP, winner of the Antonio de Gregorio Rocasolano Prize and the first CSIC scientist to start research in Biocatalysis. Ballesteros spent 5 years researching at Centers and Universities in the USA, England, Japan, Germany and France. He has been president of the Committee organizing the international symposia "Stability and Stabilization of Biocatalysts" in 1998 and "Environmental biocatalysis" in 2006, both held in Cordoba. Magazine EditorBiocatalysis and Biotransformation; Editor ejecutivo (1996–2011) y Editor en jefe desde 2011.