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Pere Puigdomènech

(Barcelona, 1948), is a research fellow at the Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques (CSIC – Advanced Centre for Scientific Research) of the Centre d’Investigació en Agrigenòmica (CRAG – Centre for Research in Agrigenomics). Specialising in the molecular biology of plants, he is an expert on issues concerning security in the consumption of genetically modified vegetables. He has a degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona, a Ph.D. in Science from the Montpellier and another in Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has published numerous popular science articles for a range of national and international newspapers and reviews. He is a member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and of the National Biosecurity Commission besides being president of the CSIC Ethics Committee. He was awarded the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia Narcís Monturiol Medal for Scientific and Technological Merit (1992) and the Catalan Research Foundation Prize in 2000.

Update: 3 June 2017


Has participated in

Guided tour of the exhibition “After the End of the World” + Reading Club by IND+I

Regarding the books: Desafíos del futuro (Future challenges), by Pere Puigdomènech, and The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur, by Boyd Cohen

Feeding the World

Security and Sustainability in Global Food Production

Culture and Life

Dialogues on the Impact of Biotechnology