CSIC Research Professor and leading the Computational Biology Lab at MBG-CSIC (Pontevedra, Spain)
Julio R. Banga received a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1991 from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). During 1992 he was a postdoc at the University of California, Davis. During the period 1994-1996, he also spent several short periods as visiting researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, MIT and UC Davis.
In 1995, he obtained a tenured researcher position at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Since 2009, he is a CSIC Research Professor, and is currently leading the Computational Biology Lab at MBG-CSIC (Pontevedra, Spain).
Julio has extensive experience in computational systems biology, with emphasis on reverse engineering (dynamic modelling) and dynamic optimisation (optimal control and optimal design) of biological systems. He is the author of more than 200 archival publications (GScholar profile). He has supervised 12 PhD students (with four more ongoing) and has participated as principal investigator in 11 projects funded by the European Union and over 20 Spanish national projects.
He was a member of the editorial committee of BMC Systems Biology (2007-2018). Currently he belongs to the Editorial Board of BMC Bioinformatics and to the IFAC Technical Committee on Control of Biotechnological Processes. He is ranked in the top 1% of Stanford’s list of the world’s top 2% scientists.