Academic degrees: DVM (1991, UAB, Spain), PhD (1996, UAB, Spain), Dipl. European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP, 2000) and Dipl. European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM, 2004, founding member)
Current position: Researcher of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) and Full Professor at the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (main subjects: pathology and swine clinics). Vice-president (for the period 2010-13) and President (for the period 2013-16) of the ECPHM.
Veterinary service activity: Diagnostician at the Pathology Department of the Veterinary School of Barcelona since 1996. Responsible for the pathological diagnostic activity in swine (1996-2012).
Research activity: Involved in research of swine diseases since 1993, mainly infectious diseases (including infections by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), Aujeszky’s disease virus, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine hepatitis E virus, swine Torque teno sus viruses (TTSuV), Haemophilus parasuis and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae). Also, he has been involved in research on zoonotic coronaviruses (MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2). He has co-authored more than 350 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.