Ad Honorem Professor. Misión Biológica de Galicia (MBG), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Pontevedra. Spain
Born in Lugo (Spain) 1952. Grade/Master in Biological Sciences (1974) and PhD (1987) University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Tenured Scientist at the CSIC in the Misión Biológica de Galicia (MBG, Pontevedra, Spain) in 1988. Research (Full) Professor at the MBG-CSIC in 2008, Ad Honorem Professor in 2022. Member of the Coordinating Committee, Bean Improvement Cooperative (BIC), USA, 2001-2015. President of the Spanish Association for Grain Legumes (AEL) 2006-2012. Leader of the Protein Crops Working Group, European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA), The Netherlands, since 2013.