Antonio Martinez-Murcia


Dr Antonio Martinez-Murcia (6th March 1964) Professor of Microbiology, Miguel Hernández University, Alicante, since 1993), B.Sc. in Biochemistry (Univ. Valencia 1987). Ph.D. in Microbiology (Univ. Reading, UK, 1993). He is an active member of the “Aeromonas Working-group” of the “International Sub-Committee on Vibrionaceae, Aeromonadaceae, and related genera” (International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes). Executive member of Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosis Specialists (AVEDILA) and board member of The European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD). Secretary of the board of the Association of Biotech Companies of Alicante (AEBA). Member of Spanish Society of Microbiology since 1989 (SEM). He is co-author of > 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, a patented PCR method (1994), co-director of 8 doctoral theses, and has described 16 new bacterial species. Counts with pioneering experience in sequencing techniques, bacterial phylogeny/evolution/taxonomy, genetic identification/detection/typing. He has participated in >30 R&D projects, including several from the European Commission. Founder and Director of GPS™ laboratory, GENETIC ANALYSIS STRATEGIES SL, awarded in 2002, 2012 and 2015.