Joaquín Goyache Goñi


Professor Joaquín Goyache (DVM, PhD) obtained his degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1985 and his PhD from the same University in 1991. He has held a research grant from the Ministry of Education of Spain, and since 1986 he is performing his teaching and research activities in the Department of Animal Health of the Veterinary Faculty of the UCM. He also held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Microbiology and Pathology at the Washington State University (Pullman, WA, USA).
Professor Goyache is currently Full Professor of the Department of Animal Health of the Veterinary Faculty and Rector (President) of the Complutense University of Madrid. Prof. Goyache has developed several university management tasks [Vice-Dean for Students of the Veterinary Faculty of the UCM (1.5 years), Dean of the same faculty (8 years), Director of the UCM’s Summer Courses (edition of 2012), Vice-Rector for Organization UCM (1 year), and Vice-Rector for Postgraduate and Lifelong Learning Programs (1.5 years)].
He has been and is part of numerous committees and commissions. For example, he was member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), he was part of the group in charge of writing the “White Paper” of the Spanish Degree in Veterinary Medicine, he also participated in the Committee for Animal Welfare of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, etc. He was also evaluator of European Veterinary Faculties, playing the role of Expert in Basic Sciences.
Since joining the Department of Animal Health and later to the VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre, he has conducted his investigations in several areas like staphylococcal enterotoxins and studies of pathogenesis and morphogenesis of the Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV). Lately he has focused his research on communicable diseases of wild and exotic animals, neglected diseases, and in the development of immunodiagnostic systems of various toxins using monoclonal antibodies.
In the last 25 years, he has participated in several funded research projects (national and international) and R&D agreements with national and international administrations and private companies, publishing more than 140 articles (66 of them in journals indexed in the Journal of Citation Report). He has six research and transference periods (6 years each) positively evaluated by the Spanish National System of Evaluation (the next research period will be evaluated at the end of year 2021).
His teaching activity is focused on the fields of Microbiology and Immunology in the Degrees of Veterinary Science and in three Official Masters Courses (Master in Food Hygiene, Master in Health and Swine Production, Master in Disaster Management).