I am a tenured (permanent) research professor of CSIC (Spanish Council for Scientific Research), and a member of the (Bio)Process Engineering Group at IIM-CSIC, Vigo (Galicia, NW of Spain).


I received a M.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the same University in 1991.

During 1992, I did a postdoc at the University of California, Davis (USA), and then spent three years as Assist. Prof. of Chemical Engineering at the University of Vigo. During those years, I also spent several months as visiting researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and the M.I.T. (USA).
Since 1996, I am a tenured researcher at CSIC.


Computational systems and synthetic biology:
we use mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization to understand complex biological systems and processes. Current research topics include:

  • Reverse engineering: systems identification of biological networks
  • Forward engineering: computer-aided design in synthetic biology
  • Optimality principles in biological systems
  • Dynamics and optimal control of biosystems
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    Prof. Julio R. Banga
    (Spanish Council for Scientific Research)
    C/Eduardo Cabello 6
    36208 VIGO (SPAIN)

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