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Joaquín de Juan Herrero


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Professor of Cellular Biology (retired).

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery. Specialist in Pathological Anatomy. Associate doctor of Pathological Anatomy (Clinical Hospital of Valladolid).


Université de Bordeaux II, Université Paris VI, Harvard University, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (San Francisco), University of Southern California, (Los Angeles) and Sapienza Università (Roma).


Research Head of the ICE of the UA (1982). Director of the E.U of Nursing of the UA (1983-1985). Director of the Department of Biotechnology of the UA (1997-2014). Director of the Chair of Reproductive Medicine of the UA (2013-2017).

Awards (13)

Spanish Society of Medical Writers (1978), Ministry of Education and Sciences (1978, 1980, 1982 y 2004), Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (1992), Spanish Society of Fertility (2000 y 2003), ICIRA-Merk-Serono (2011), Q-PHARMA (2013).

Lines of research

  • Cellular Biology of human gametes and its relationship with fertility
  • Synapses Plasticity (retina as a model)
  • Dental micro-striation and its use in paleo-anthropology and paleopathology
  • Medical Education in higher education


Most important publications in the last 4 years

(A: article; B: Book; BC: Book chapter).

  • (1A) FRANCOU, M.M., TEN, J., BERNABEU, R. DE JUAN, J. (2014). Capacitation and acrosome reaction changes a-tubulin immunodistribution in human spermatozoa. Reproductive BioMedicine Online 28, 246-250. (IF: 2,98; Q1).
  • (2A) GIRELA, J.L. GIL, D.,JOHNSSON, M., GÓMEZ-TORRES, M.J., DE JUAN, J. (2013). Semen Parameters Can Be Predicted from Environmental Factors and Lifestyle Using Artificial Intelligence Methods. Biol Reprod 88(4):99, 1-8.(FI:3,451; Q1).
  • (3A) ROMERO A, RAMÍREZ-ROZZI FV, DE JUAN J, PÉREZ-PÉREZ A (2013) Diet-Related Buccal Dental Microwear Patterns in Central African Pygmy Foragers and Bantu-Speaking Farmer and Pastoralist Populations. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84804. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084804. (FI: 3,534, Q1).
  • (4A)HERRERO MACHANCOSES F., HERRERO LORENZO R., DE JUAN HERRERO J. (2013). Antropología e historia de las drogas caseras o cotidianas: desde la búsqueda del efecto analgésico, anestésico y ansiolítico hasta la búsqueda de efectos psicosociales. Revista española de drogodependencias, 2013, no 4, p. 321-337.
  • (5A) GIL, D., GIRELA, J.L., DE JUAN , J., GOMEZ-TORRES, M.J., JOHNSSON, M. (2012). Predicting seminal quality with artificial intelligence methods. Expert Systems with Applications. 39:12564–12573. (FI: 1,965; Q1).
  • (6A) FRANCOU, M.M.; HOMBREBUENO, J.M.; DE JUAN, J. (2012). Identification and cellular location of glutamine synthetase in human sperm. Cell and Tissue Research. 350:183–187 DOI 10.1007/s00441-012-1465-x; (FI: 3,677; Q2)
  • (7CL) ROMERO, A., DE JUAN, J. (2012). SEM, teeth, and palaeoanthropology: the secret of ancient human diets. In Heide Schatten (Ed.), Scanning electron microscopy for the life sciences. New York: Cambridge Univ Pr. Chapter 14. ISBN: 9780521195997.
  • (8A) HOMBREBUENO JR, LEE EJ, MARTINEZ-RUIZ N, GARCÍA-ALCÁZAR A, GRZYWACZ NM, DE JUAN J. (2012). Aquaporin-4 immunoreactivity in Müller and amacrine cells of teleost fish retina. Brain Research.1432:46-55. DOI 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.11.014. (IF: 2,879; Q3).
  • (9A) GOMEZ-TORRES, M.J.; AVILÉS, M.; GIRELA, J.L.; MURCIA, V.; FERNÁNDEZ-COLOM, P.J.; ROMEU, A.; DE JUAN. J. (2012). Characterization of the lectin binding pattern in human spermatozoa after swim-up selection. Histology and Histopathology. 27: 1621-1628. IF: 2,281; Q2
  • (10CL) DE JUAN HERRERO, J., & CAÑAVERAS, R. M. P. (2011). Ese obscuro objeto de la docencia. In El trabajo colaborativo como indicador de calidad del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (pp. 105-124). Editorial Marfil.
  • (11A) HOMBREBUENOA, JR, TSAIB, MELODY MM, KIMF, HONG-LIM, DE JUAN, J, GRZYWACZ NM, LEE, E-J (2010). Morphological changes of short-wavelength cones in the developing S334ter-3 transgenic rat. Brain Res 1321:60-66.; FI: 2,494;  Q2
  • (12A) GRZYWACZ, N.M.; DE JUAN, J.; FERRONE, C.; GIANNINI, D.; HUANG, D.; KOCH, G.; RUSSO, V.; OU TAN, O.; AND BRUNI, C. (2010). Statistics of Optical Coherence Tomography Data from Human Retina. IEEE Transactions On Medical Imaging, 29: 1224-1237. ISSN: 0278-0062. DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2009.2038375. PMID: 20304733; (FI: 4,004; Q1).

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