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Biologist , researcher

Policarp Hortolà, Spanish biologist, researcher. Achievements include research in erythrocyte morphology in bloodstains; discovery of erythrocyte morphologies in mammalian bloodstains; founded science of haemotaphonomy. Recipient Doctorate Special Prize, Rovira i Virgili University, 2002.

Background

Hortolà, Policarp was born September 13, 1958 in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain.

Education

Master of Science in Biological Scis., University Barcelona, Spain, 1987; Doctor of Philosophy, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, 2001.

Career

Herbarium assistant Botanical Institute Barcelona, 1989—1990; assistant biologist biochemistry service of the clinic hospital University Barcelona, 1990—1992, laboratory technician department cell biology and pathological anatomy, 1992—1994, laboratory technician department stratigraphy and palaeontology, 1997—1999; freelance science consultant biomolecular archeology Barcelona, 1995—1997; Spanish National Research Council fellow prehistory Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, 2000—2001, senior researcher, lecturer prehistory, since 2002; Author: (non-fiction book) Datación por Racemización de Aminoácidos, 1998; author: (with others) Hominidos: las primeras ocupaciones de los continentes, 2005, Entendre la ciència des de dins o si més no intentar-ho, 2006; contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals; With artillery corps bugler Spanish Army, 1979-1980.

Achievements

  • research in erythrocyte morphology in bloodstains

  • discovery of erythrocyte morphologies in mammalian bloodstains

  • founded science of haemotaphonomy

  • Achievements include research in erythrocyte morphology in bloodstains; discovery of erythrocyte morphologies in mammalian bloodstains; founded science of haemotaphonomy

  • Achievements include research in erythrocyte morphology in bloodstains; discovery of erythrocyte morphologies in mammalian bloodstains; founded science of haemotaphonomy