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Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Malaga University , Spain
Francisco M. Cánovas is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Malaga University. Currently, he is the head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory, responsible scientist of the unit of Functional Genomics at the new Center of Genomics and Computational Biology, and coordinator of the PhD programme in Molecular and Cell Biology. He has been Director of the Research Services (university research facilities) from 1994 to 2004 and coordinator of the Spanish Nitrogen metabolism group (1997-2001). He has more than 25 years experience of studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of plants. Professor Cánovas has been the principal investigator of more than twenty national and international projects, he is author of 93 papers in SCI-indexed journals, 55 book-chapters, 3 books and 7 patent applications.
Research interests relate to the enzymology, molecular biology and biotechnology of nitrogen metabolism.