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, Javier Quesada, José Manuel García Verdugo, José Bernabeu, Enrique Alborch, José Miguel Láinez, Federico Pallardó, Mercedes Hurtado, Amparo Latorre, Mª Ángeles Marcos, Eduardo Peris, José Duato, Deborah Burcks, Guillermina López Bendito y 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.
Deborah Burks. Director. Príncipe Felipe Research Center
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.
José Duato Marín. Professor and researcher of Computer Systems and Computers. Universitat Politècnica de València. King Jaume I Awards 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.
Guillermina López Bendito. UMH-CSIC researcher at the Institute of Neuroscience at the University Miguel Hernández
Professor  Mª Angeles Marcos. Zoology professor.University of Alicante. 
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. 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. 

- Dra. Mercedes Aler. 

- Dr. Salvador Aliño. 

- Dr. José Mª Amigo

- Dra. Mª Eugenia Armengod. 

- Dr. Emilio Barberá. 

- Dr. Juan Luis Barcia. 

- Dr. Carlos Belmonte. 

- Dr. Manuel Blanco. 

- Dr. José Ricardo Cabo. 

- Dra. Rosa De Frutos. 

- Dr. Pedro Duque. 

- Dr. Agustín Escardino.

- Dr. Vicente Felipo

- Dr. Juan García de Lomas. 

- Dr. Francisco Gomar. 

- Dr. José Mª López Piñero.

- Dr. José Luis Mensua.

- Dra. Ángela Nieto. 

- Dr. Francisco Palau. 

- Dra. Yolanda Pallardó. 

- Dr. Antonio Pellicer. 

- Dr. Félix Prieto. 

- Dr. Daniel Ramón.

- Dr. Víctor Reglero.

- Dr. Jesús Rodríguez Marín.

- Mª Luz Terrada.

- Dr. Eduardo Yúfera Primo.