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Francisco Bolívar Zapata
Francisco Bolívar Zapata (Mexico City, México 1948) is a Mexican biochemist and professor.
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After getting his PhD in biochemistry by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), he joined the Research Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in the same university, undertaking studies on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and becoming one of the most important researchers working in the development of techniques for the use and characterization of the cell genetic material.
His studies have significantly contributed the design, construction and characterization of molecular vehicles for the transfer and expression of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid). In 1977 he worked in the production of human proteins like insulin and somatostatin in bacteria using genetic engineering techniques.
Francisco Bolívar Zapata has been member of several expert comities in the UNESCO and the WHO, and has published a hundred articles and books.
He is member of the UNAM directive board and of the Mexican National College (Colegio Nacional de México). Amongst the multiple awards that he has received are the Prince of Asturias Awards in 1991.
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