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Biochemist , Molecular biologist

Joaquim Roca, Spanish biochemist, molecular biologist. Achievements include development of biological implications of DNA topology; discovery of Mechanism of DNA type-2 topoisomerases. Fellow Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Award, Spanish Government, 1984-1990.

Background

Roca, Joaquim was born on November 10, 1960 in Barcelona, Spain.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain, 1984. Master of Science in Molecular Biology, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Barcelona, 1988.

Career

Biochemistry educator University of Barcelona, Spain, 1984—1988. Postdoctoral fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988—1991, research associate, 1992—1996. Professor Spanish Research Council, Barcelona, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of biological implications of DNA topology. Discovery of Mechanism of DNA type-2 topoisomerases.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Human psychology, modern philosophy, art.