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Francesc Godia

Francesc Godia is a full professor of chemical engineering at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) since 1993. His research activity is focused on animal cell technology for the production of biopharmaceuticals, recombinant vaccines and vectors for gene therapy, and regenerative life support systems for human space exploration. He authored more than 125 papers in JCR journals, 5 patents, 9 book chapters and was an advisor to 37 completed PhD theses. He is also a member of the scientific and organizing committee of several international congresses, in addition to being the coordinator of the ESACT international courses on animal cell technology and cell-based viral vaccines, the vice-president of the European Federation of Biotechnology and a member of the executive board of the European Society of Animal Cell Technology.