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researcher , Engineering educator

José Hernández-Yago, Spanish engineering educator, researcher. Achievements include first identification in Spain by electron microscopy of tristeza (quick decline) virus particles in Citrus; first determination of sizes of short- and long-lived pools of proteins in mammal cells; first characterization of the gene structure of the human mitochondrial outer membrane receptor Tom20. Named Predilect Son of Torrent, 2000.

Background

Hernández-Yago, José was born on October 1, 1942 in Torrent, Spain. Son of Ramón Hernández-Peris and Concepción Yago-Hueso.

Education

Degree in Agronomical Engineering, Polytechnic University Valencia, Spain, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, 1973.

Career

Fellow Agrochemistry and Food Technology Institute, Valencia, 1965—1967. Attached professor organic chemistry and biochemistry Polytechnic University Valencia, 1967—1974, full professor department biotechnology, since 1985. Head department electron microscopy and cell organization Research Center Príncipe Felipe, since 1974.

Research associate professor anatomy Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, since 1980.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first identification in Spain by electron microscopy of tristeza (quick decline) virus particles in Citrus. First determination of sizes of short- and long-lived pools of proteins in mammal cells. First characterization of the gene structure of the human mitochondrial outer membrane receptor Tom20.

Membership

Vice president Asociación Española de Bioética e Investigación, Spain, 1996—2004. Conductor Polyphonic Choral, Valencia, 1985—2005. President Valencian Society for Bioethics, 1995.

Secretary governing board Institute for Cell Research, 1977—2005. Member of American Society for Cell Biology (associate).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, playing violin and flute, nature.

Connections

Married María-Pilar Andreu-Ibáñez, October 12, 1967. Children: José-Miguel Hernández-Andreu, Mar Hernández-Andreu, Pilar Hernández-Andreu, Ignacio Hernández-Andreu.

father:
Ramón Hernández-Peris

mother:
Concepción Yago-Hueso

spouse:
María-Pilar Andreu-Ibáñez

child:
José-Miguel Hernández-Andreu Hernández-Yago

child:
Mar Hernández-Andreu Hernández-Yago

child:
Pilar Hernández-Andreu Hernández-Yago

child:
Ignacio Hernández-Andreu Hernández-Yago