Departamento: Química Orgánica

Instituto de investigación: Instituto de Biomoléculas (INBIO)

Área: Química Orgánica

Grupo de investigación: Alelopatía en Plantas Superiores y Microorganismos

Correo el.: javi.rodriguezmejias@uca.es

Áreas PAIDI: Física, Química y Matemáticas

Doutor pola Universidad de Cádiz coa tese Diseño de sistemas de encapsulación de productos bioactivos para mejorar sus propiedades físico-químicas y su aplicación en sistemas agronómicos o farmacológicos 2021. Dirixida por Dr. Francisco Antonio Macías Domínguez, Dr. José María González Molinillo.

I have gotten my Bachelor in Chemistry in July 2016 from the University of Cadiz and the Chemical Sciences and Technology Master in September 2017 from the UNED University (Madrid, Spain). I have obtained the Extraordinary Prize for the best academic record during my Master. I joined the Institute of Biomolecules of the University of Cádiz as an R&D Support Technician within the Youth Guarantee Program of the Andalusian Region until June 2018. Subsequently, I joined the group of Allelopathy in Higher Plants and Microorganisms, from the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cadiz, where I began my PhD with a Research Staff Training Grant (FPI-UCA). The main topic of my PhD was the design of new fully organic encapsulation agents and their application in the pharmacological and agrochemical fields. I finished it in July 2021, with an outstanding cum laude mark, and with the distinction of European doctor after I developed a research stay at the Jacobs University of Bremen (Germany) for 3.5 months. Currently, I have published 19 articles concerning new formulation techniques for natural products, all of them collected in JCR Q1 and Q2, as well as 2 patents related to new encapsulation systems, and 1 book chapter. One of these articles has been awarded as the most read between 2018-2019 by the Wiley editorial board. In addition, I have attended three research conferences providing oral and poster presentations, as well as providing results to more than 18 conferences. Recently, I have been awarded the Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis Dissertation 2020-2021 by the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry in the Andalusian Region, and also the same prize by the University of Cadiz in the topic Biomolecules. In addition, I have been awarded with the second place in the international award “Dr. Mariola Macias Award” from the “Phytochemical Society of Europe” for the best contribution in the science of natural products in the year 2021-2022. I am a Member of the Quality Assurance Commission of the Biomolecules Doctoral Program at the University of Cadiz, and I have added experience in management after joining the Electronic Journals Commission of the same University for 2 years. I have worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Allelopathy group at the University of Cádiz for 6 months and I am currently a Margarita-Salas NextGenerationEU postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Pharmacognosy at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Attending to R&D projects, I’m involved in two national projects as part of the research team (200.000,00€ and 133.100,00€), one project from the Andalusian autonomous community (143.704,00€), one COST project form the EU (CA22102 – 500.000,00€) and I’m the PI of project managed by Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (100.000,00€).