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Federico MAYOR, Spanish biologist, university official and politician.


MAYOR, Federico was born on January 27, 1934 in Barcelona. Son of Federico Mayor and Juana Zaragoza.


Complutense University of Madrid, 1950-1956, Degree in Pharmacy, 1957-1958, Doctor of Philosophy Pharmacy. Spoken languages: Spanish, English, French, Catalan.


Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization since 1987. Director, Institute of the Sciences of Manitoba, Madrid, 1983-1987. Science(s) Chairman, Severo Ochoa Molecula Bio Centre, Madrid, 1983-1987.

Minister for Education and Science, Spain, 1981-1982. Deputy Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1978-1981. Member of Parliament (Cortes) & Chairman, Parliamentary Commission for Education & Science, Spain, 7778.

Chairman, Advisor Committee(s) for Science(s) & Tech Rch, Prime Minister's Office, Spain, 1974-1978. Under-Secretary, Ministry for Education & Science, 1974-1975. Director, Severo Ochoa Molecular Bio Centre, 1974-1978.

Professor of Bio chemistry, Autonomous University of Madrid, 1973. Rector, 1968-1972, Director, Inter Fey of Pharmacy, 1967-1968, University of Granada, Spain. Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Professor Krebs, Department of Biochemistry, Oxford University, 1966-1967.

Professor of Biochemistry, University of Granada, 1963-1973.


  • Manana Siempre es tarde 1987. Numerous specialized w-orks, transls., articles.


Member: Spanish Society of Biochemistry. French Society of Biological Chemistry. American Chemical Society.

American Association for Advancement of Science. Biochemical Society, United Kingdom. Spanish Royal Academy of Pharmacy.

International Brain Research Organization. Club of Rome; European Academy of Arts, Sciences & Literature. Policy Board of International Council.

Corresponding Member, French Academy of Pharmacy. International Cell Research Organization. World Academy of Art and Science.

Signatory of "Seville Statement on Violence". Founding Member, Issyk-Kul Forum, Frunze, Kirghiz Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Ateneo Veneto, Italy.

Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Spain.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, poetry.


Spouse Maria Angeles Menendez, National of Spain.

Federico Mayor

Juana Zaragoza

Maria Angeles Menendez