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Luis Alfonso del Río, Spanish chemist. Achievements include discovery of the production of oxygen free radicals and the presence of superoxide dismutase in peroxisomes what has paved the way to the knowledge of the metabolism of oxygen free radicals in these oxidative cell organelles and of the role of peroxisomes in oxidative stress situations; research in biochemical and cellular studies of diverse superoxide dismutases from plant origin.

Background

Río, Luis Alfonso del was born on December 13, 1943 in Campomanes, Spain.

Education

Master of Science in Chemistry, University Oviedo, Spain, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Granada, Spain, 1971.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Estación Experimental del Zaidín (Spanish National Research Council), Granada, 1972-1974, research scientist, 1974-1986. Senior research scientist Estacion Experimental del Zaidin (Spanish National Research Council), 1986-1987, professor, since 1987. Fellow of the British council University Bristol, England, 1972-1974.

Referee DGICYT, Minister of Education, Madrid, Spain, since 1987, Physiologia Plantarum Journal, Lund, Sweden, since 1994. Head of the research group of oxygen free radicals in plant cells Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain, since 1986.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of the production of oxygen free radicals and the presence of superoxide dismutase in peroxisomes what has paved the way to the knowledge of the metabolism of oxygen free radicals in these oxidative cell organelles and of the role of peroxisomes in oxidative stress situations. Research in biochemical and cellular studies of diverse superoxide dismutases from plant origin.

Membership

Second lieutenant Spanish Army, 1967-1968. Member The Bio-chemical Society, Society for Free Radical Research, American Society Plant Physiologists, New York Academy of Sciences, Japanese Society Plant Physiologists, Society for Free Radical Research (chairman plant oxygen group).

Connections

Son of Martin del Río and Sofia Legazpi. Married María J. Lopez-Huertas, July 7, 1973. Children: Luis Alfonso, Javier, Alberto.

father:
Martin Río

spouse:
María J. Lopez-Huertas

child:
Luis Alfonso Río

child:
Javier Río

child:
Alberto Río