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Prof. Francisco Torrens

Universitat de Valencia
Institut Universitari de Ciencia Molecular
Edif. dInstituts Paterna, P. O. Box 22085

Brief Biography:

Francisco Torrens is lecturer in physical chemistry at the Universitat de València. After obtaining a PhD in molecular associations in azines and macrocycles from the Universitat de València, Dr. Torrens undertook postdoctoral research with Professor Rivail at the Université de Nancy I. More recently, Dr. Torrens has collaborated on projects with Professor Tomás-Vert. Major research projects include characterization of the electronic structure of electrically conductive organic materials, theoretical study of new electrically conductive organic materials, protein modelling, electronic correlation, development and applications of high-precision mono and multi?referential electronic correlation methods, development and application of high-precision quantum methods, methodological developments and applications of quantum methods, molecular modelling and chemistry-computer applications for the description and prediction of molecular properties, development and integration of a computational system for the discovery of active drugs against AIDS, cancer pandemics and other microbial diseases of high social impact, starting an electronic journal of scientific-technological and gender spreading, computational design, chemical obtaining and biological evaluation of new antiprotozoal and anticancer drugs, prediction of the environmental impact of chemical substances using chemobioinformatics tools, discovery of new inhibitors of tyrosinase: computational design, synthesis, characterization and experimental corroboration, search for new antimicrobial agents that inhibit the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall and minimal active domains of proteins of the Bcl?2 family. His scientific accomplishments include the first implementation in a computer at the Universitat de València of a program for the elucidation of crystallographic structures, and the construction of the first computational-chemistry program adapted to a vector-facility supercomputer in a Spanish university.

BSc, Universitat de València, 1984, MSc, 1987, PhD, 1990, PhD talent prize, 1991, PhD grant, 1987?91, 74 congress organizations, editor-in-chief of Meeting in Science, Technology, Education and Gender, editor of Molecules, MATCH Communications in Mathematical and in Computer Chemistry, Research Journal of BioTechnology, Research & Reviews in BioSciences, Asian Journal of Biochemistry, Asian Journal of Scientific Research, Biotechnology, International Journal of Biological Chemistry, Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Journal of  WSCG, African Journal of Biochemistry Research, Molecular Diversity, African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, International Journal of Liquid State Sciences, International Journal on Analytical Proteomics, Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, IETE Technical Review, Der Pharma Chemica, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications  and Journal of Integrated OMICS, 62 scientific societies, 26 research projects, 6 visitor professor responsible, assistant professor U. V., 1990-95, chargé de recherche C.N.R.S., 1991, lecturer U. V., 1995-present, Head of the Research Grup Modelucar Modelling, Computer-Aided Drug Design and Development of the Research Unit Theoretical Chemistry of the Institut Universitari de Ciència Molecular, 1 book, 259 articles, 1177 presentations. Advisor of 2 PhD and 1 MSc.


Academic positions:

Assistant Professor, U.V., 1990-1995.

Charge de Recherche C.N.R.S. Nancy, 1991.

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, U.V., 1995-.


Research interests:

Physical Chemistry

Computer-Aided Drug Design


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