Francesc GODIA

Head of the MELiSSA pilot plant at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) since 1991. Overall Manager of the MELiSSA Pilot Plant, an external laboratory of the European Space Agency, since 1995. Research activity in Regenerative Technology for Life Support in Space and in Animal Cell Technology. Teaching activity in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. Author of more than 95 papers, 5 patents, and advisor of 30 PhD thesis. Coordinator of the Courses on Animal Cell Technology and Cell culture-based Viral Vaccines of ESACT (European Society of Animal Cell technology). Coordinator of Biotechnology PhD program at UAB. Committee Member of several Congresses. Chair of the European Congress of Biotechnology in 2009 and ESACT Meeting in 2013 and 2015. Member of the Executive Board of the European Federation of Biotechnology. Member of the Executive Board of ESACT. Member of the BOD of the Blood and Tissue Bank of Barcelona. Chair of the Working Party Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies of OECD. President of Fundació Parc Taulí (Hospital Sabadell, Barcelona).