Graduate in physics and PhD in biology. He is a research professor at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB) in Cerdanyola (Barcelona, Spain), has worked in the fields of biophysics, molecular biology, and genomics and his research focuses on plants. Some of the topics he has touched upon in his papers include the communication of research to the citizenry, scientific policy, and the integrity of science. He has managed research centres and is an active member of European-level and Catalan-language institutions.
Adults and older people have most likely always wondered how the young will manage to survive in the world they are left with, and at this point in history, this is a central question in our debates. In order to resolve it, we must resort to one of the main tools we have devised to try to understand the world we live in, the one we call science.
On the occasion of the 100th issue of Mètode, we present reflections on some of these challenges, such as food and energy production, the processing of information, genetic modification, or synthetic biology.