EXPERT COMMITTEE

CIUTAT DE LES ARTS I LES CIÈNCIES EXPERT COMMITTEE

Formed by experts from scientific institutions in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, it is the body responsible for providing guidance and contributing ideas for the content of the scientific dissemination complex.

The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències Expert Committee meets periodically at the Museu de les Ciències in order to offer guidance and contribute ideas to the content of the scientific dissemination complex. This body, chaired by Professor Santiago Grisolía, thus fulfils its tasks of supervising and providing advice about scientific and current affairs, improving content, new ideas for exhibitions and informative events, among many other proposals.

Under the presidency of Professor Santiago Grisolía, the Committee is formed by the secretary, the Professor José Luis Rubio Delgado, and Professors Rafael Carmena, Vicente Rubio, Vicente Conejero, Agustín Escardino, Javier Quesada, Daniel Ramón, José Manuel García Verdugo, José Bernabeu, Enrique Alborch, José Miguel Láinez, Federico Pallardó, Mercedes Hurtado, Amparo Latorre, María Ángeles Marcos, Ángela Nieto, Eduardo Peris and Elena Bendala-Tufanisco.

CIUTAT DE LES ARTS I LES CIÈNCIES EXPERT COMMITTEE 

The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències Expert Committee, chaired by Professor Santiago Grisolía, and formed by a prestigious multidisciplinary team linked to science and technology is a not for profit public body that aims to encourage science, technology and innovation, promote its integration and outreach in society and satisfy the needs of scientific and cultural dissemination centres such as the  Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in general, and the Museu de les Ciències and the Hemisfèric in particular.

The Museu de les Ciències works to spread word about scientific projects, figures, discoveries, history, instruments...in short, the science developed within and outside of the Autonomous Community of Valencia, with the ultimate aim of increasing the interest of Valencian society in it, and, consequently increasing the knowledge, appraisal and participation of Valencia´s citizens in science.

Functions of the Expert Committee

To examine and continuously monitor the state of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències. To offer guidance and supervise content. To create and contribute ideas. To offer advice regarding scientific and current matters. To add scientific rigour to content. To showcase the role science plays in society and promote its defense and knowledge.

The Committee is formed by:

Professor Santiago Grisolía. President of the Valencia Culture Council. Secretary of the Valencia Foundation of Advanced Studies. Executive president of Rey Jaime I Prizes. Executive vice-president of the High-Level Advisory Committee in R+D+i of the Presidency of the Generalitat. President of the Scientific Advisory Committee (currently formed by six Nobel Prize winners.
Professor Enrique Alborch. Director of the Prince Felipe Research Centre. Emeritus Professor of Physiology at the University of Valencia.
Professor Elena Bendala. Professor of Human Physiology at Cardenal Herrera-CEU in Moncada. Co-secretary of the Expert Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee. 
Dr. José Bernabeu. Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Valencia and researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). 2008 Rey Jaime I Prize for Basic Research. President of the Basic Research Commission of the High-Level Advisory Committee in R+D+i.
Dr. Rafael Carmena. Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Valencia. Director of INCLIVA. 2002 Rey Jaime I Prize for Clinical Medicine. 
Dr. Vicente Conejero. Professor of Biotechnology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Founder and director of the Institute of Molecular and Plant Cell Biology.
Dr. Agustín Escardino. Founder of the Castellón University Institute of Ceramics Technology. Professor of Chemical Engineering at Jaume I University. 2002 Rey Jaime I Prize for New Technologies.
Dr. José Manuel García Verdugo. Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Valencia. Researcher at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology.
Dra. Mercedes Hurtado. President of the Valencia College of Doctors. Clinical Head of Ophthalmology at Hospital La Fe. 
Dr. José Miguel Láinez. Head of the Neurology Service at the University Clinic Hospital of Valencia. Professor of Neurology. Catholic University of Valencia.
Dra. Amparo Latorre. Director of the Cavanilles Research Centre. Professor at the University of Valencia and researcher at the Cavanilles Institute.
Professor  Mª Angeles MarcosProfessor at the University of Alicante. Director of the CIBIO Research Institute (Iberoamerican Centre for Biodiversity).
Professor  Ángela Nieto. Rey Jaime I Prize for Basic Research.
Dr. Federico Pallardó. Dean of the Valencia Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Professor of Physiology at the University of Valencia.
Professor  Eduardo Peris. Professor of Organometallic Chemistry at Jaume I University of Castellón.
Dr. Javier Quesada. Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia.
Dr. Daniel Ramón. Director and creator of “Biópolis” Expert in probiotics and metabolic analysis. Former Professor of Food Technology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and CSIC researcher.
Dr. José Luis Rubio. Founder and first director of the Desertification Research Centre (CIDE-CSIC). Co-founder and president during three terms of the European Society for Soil Conservation. President of the Environmental Commission of the High-Level Advisory Committee in R+D+i. 1996 Rey Jaime I Prize for Environmental Protection.  Secretary of the Expert Committee.
Dr. Vicente Rubio. Professor of Research, Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC) Former director of the Valencia Biomedical Institute (CSIC) 
 

List of members that have belonged to the Expert Committee since its creation

Dr. Antonio Aldaz. Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Alicante.

Dr Mercedes Aler. Valencia Institute of Legal Medicine.

Dr Salvador Aliño. Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Valencia.

Dr María Eugenia Armengod. Director of the Centre of High Scientific Technology for Research into Biomedicine and the Transplant of Tissues and Organs, of the Community of Valencia. 

Dr. Emilio Barberá. Secretary of the High-Level Advisory Committee in R+D+i. Professor of Pathological Anatomy at the University of Valencia.

Dr. Juan Luis Barcia. Professor of Neurosurgery. 1997 Rey Jaime I Prize for Clinical Medicine.

Dr. Carlos Miguel Belmonte. Director of the Neuroscience Institute at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. 1992 Rey Jaime I Prize for Basic Research.

Dr. Manuel Blanco. Researcher at the Cytology Research Institute.

Dr. José Ricardo Cabo. Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Valencia.

Dr Rosa de Frutos. Professor of Genetics at the University of Valencia. 

Dr. Pedro Duque. Astronaut. 

Dr. Juan García de Lomas Barrionuevo. Professor of Microbiology at the University of Valencia.

Dr. Francisco Gomar. Professor of Traumatology at the University of Valencia.

Dr. José María López Piñero. Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Valencia.

Dr. José Luis Mensua. Professor of Genetics at the University of Valencia.

Dr. Francisco Palau. Coordinator at CIBER (Biomedical Research Networking Centres) for Rare Diseases

Dr Yolanda Pallardó. Head of the Radiology Department at Hospital de Manises.

Dr. Antonio Pellicer. Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Valencia. 2004 Rey Jaime I Prize for Clinical Medicine.

Dr. Félix Prieto. Head of the Genetic Diagnosis Service at Hospital La Fe.

Dr. Eduardo Yúfera Primo. Founder of the Agrochemical and Food Technology Institute. 2001 Rey Jaime I Prize for New Technologies.

Dr. Víctor Reglero. Professor of Astronomy at the University of Valencia.

Dr. Jesús Rodríguez Marín. Rector of Miguel Hernández University.

Dr María Luz Terrada. Professor of Documentation and Bibliometrics at the University of Valencia.

Dr. José María Amigó. Professor of Geology at the University of Valencia.

Dr. Vicente Felipo. Researcher at the Prince Felipe Research Centre in Valencia. Former director of the Santiago Grisolía Chair.