Jos Mulet

Universitat Politcnica de Valncia

Graduate in chemistry and Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Valencia investigating ion transport in baker's yeast as a model for studying plant ion transport. Three-year postdoctoral stage at the University of Basel (Switzerland) investigating the TOR pathway in baker's yeast. He currently works as full professor of biotechnology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and leads a laboratory at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants, a joint center of the Spanish Science Council (CSIC) and the UPV, trying to develop plants tolerant to abiotic stress and investigating the regulation of potassium fluxes in the guard cells. He is the academic director of the Master in Molecular and Cellular Plant Biotechnology. In parallel to his academic and research work he develops a wide activity as a scientific communicator and is very active in the GMO/organic debate in Spanish speaking countries. He is the author of the book "Eat without Fear" that has sold more than 20,000 copies and has been published in several countries, "Medicine without deception," "Science in the Shadow" and "GMO without fear". He is also the author of the blog "Tomatoes with genes" (jmmulet.naukas.com). Writes the section "Science without Fiction" in "El País Semanal", the most read newspaper in Spain. Regular speaker on topics related to food or biotechnology and his twitter account with more than 69.000 followers is one of the most popular for a Spanish-speaking active scientist (@jmmulet). His latest book is "True environmentalism"