Andres Moya, MD

Moya, Andres 2015 120Dr. Moya, MD studied Biology and Philosophy simultaneously at the University of València (Spain), obtaining a PhD in Biology in 1983, and a PhD in Philosophy in 1988. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California (Davis, USA), and an Invited Professor at the University of California (Irvine, USA).
In 1986 he created the Evolutionary Genetics Research Group at the Department of Genetics of the University of València, where he is a Professor of Genetics since 1993. He was the Director of the department from 1995 to 1998.
Dr. Moya was the promoter of the Cavanilles Institut of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at the University of València. He also promoted the creation of the Astrobiology Center (CSIC-INTA) and the Public Health Research Center (CSISP), now integrated in the Valencian Region Foundation for the Promotion of Health (FISABIO). Currently, he chairs an Institutional Professorship between FISABIO and the University of València.
Dr. Moya is the author of approximately five hundred publications about Genetics, Evolution and Philosophy of Biology. His more significant contributions are in the fields of Symbiosis and Bacterial Genomics. He is involved in the study of the Human Microbiome under an Evolutionary and System Biology perspective.
Dr. Moya is a founding member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Spanish Society of Virology and Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology, where he is the current President.