Jesús Jiménez-Barbero

Full professor, and Head of the Dept. of Chemical and Physical Biology, at the University Autónoma in Madrid. Earlier in his career he worked at CERMAV-CNRS, Grenoble, France, 1986 (Predoctoral); Dept.of Chemistry, University of Zurich (Switzerland), 1987 (Postdoctoral); National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill (UK) 1988 (Postdoctoral); and Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, USA; 1990-1992 (Postdoctoral).

He has also held Visiting Professorships at ENS, Paris (2004), UPMC, Paris VI, (2009), and Milano Bicocca (2009-12). Professor Jiménez-Barbero has been the recipient of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry Janssen-Cilag Award in Organic Chemistry (2003), the Bruker NMR Prize of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (2008), and the International Whistler Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry (2010).

He has published over 400 papers in refereed journals, five patents, and supervised 17 PhD theses, given more than 200 Invited or Plenary talks at international scientific conferences and institutions and been a member or chair of the Scientific and/or Organizing Commitees of more than 30 Symposia. Professor Jiménez-Barbero is currently President of the Royal Society of Chemistry of Spain (2012-), Head of the Committee of Evaluation of Research in the Chemistry Programme (CTQ/BQU) of Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (2009-). Ha served as President of the International Carbohydrate Organization (2012-2014), and is Member of the Editorial and/or Advisory Boards of: Chem. Eur. J. (2001-),  Carbohydr. Res. (2001-), J. Carbohydr. Chem. (2002-), Glycoconj. J. (2008-), Eur. J. Org. Chem. (2009-), ChemBioChem, (2011-), ChemPlusChem (2012-), and ChemMedChem (2014-).

His major research interest is in the molecular recognition field, with special emphasis in the development and application of NMR methods to study the interactions between ligands and receptors, paying attention to events with interest in biology and biomedicine.