Department of Biochemistry
University of Vigo
Dr. Nelson Pérez Guerra was born on September 30, 1996, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer from the ISPJAE-University of Havana in Cuba in 1989. He started working as a Production Engineer at the Empresa de la Harina (Guantánamo) from 1989 to 1990 and then at the Empresa de Conservas Vegatales (Santiago de Cuba) in Cuba. From 1991 to 1996, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Process Engineering I and II at the University of Oriente (Santiago de Cuba). In 1996, he was awarded a scholarship by the Instituto de
Cooperación Iberoamericana (ICI, Spain) to study for a Ph.D. degree in Vigo University in Spain. He graduated as a Doctor of Food and Technology Science on 1st October 1999. From 1999 to date, he works as a Full Professor of Biochemistry at Vigo University.
Nelson Pérez Guerra is an Associate Professor at the University of Vigo, Spain. He has published 17 chapters in different International Books, more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 37 proceedings in National and International Congresses. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journals: Fermentation Technology Journal, Current Biochemical Engineering and The Scientific World Journal. He has acted as a scientific reviewer for research projects from the Uruguay's National Agency for Research and Innovation (María Viñas Fund) and the University of Vigo, and for grants from the National Research Foundation (South Africa). In addition, he serves as scientific reviewer for different international scientific journals and as a scientific editor in one International Book.
He has supervised 3 Doctoral theses, 4 graduate theses, 37 end-of-course projects and 8 master’s final projects. He has participated in more than 30 research projects and he was
the principal investigator in 7 of them.