Dr. Albert Bosch received his PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona in 1979. He is Full Professor of Microbiology and Head of the Enteric Virus laboratory of the University of Barcelona, with over 40 years of experience in Virology, with over two hundred peer-reviewed articles on enteric viruses in scientific journals, as well as complete books. His research has been focused on basic and applied aspects of enteric viruses, covering molecular biology, diagnostics, food safety and environmental occurence of hepatitis A virus, astrovirus, norovirus, sapovirus and rotavirus. He has two international PCT patents on exploitation. The Enteric Virus laboratory was the first university lab in Spain to receive the certification of compliance of Good Laboratory Practices.
He is the President of the Assembly of the International Society for Food and Environmental Virology and the President of the Spanish Society for Virology; he is the former President of the Water Microbiology section of the Spanish Society for Microbiology. He is the President of the Experimental Sciences section of the Royal European Academy of Doctors.
He is Editor of “Food and Environmental Virology”, “Journal of Applied Microbiology” and “Letters in Applied Microbiology”. He is a member of numerous scientific committees, notably the scientific committee of the Spanish Food Safety Authority, the European Standardization Committee (CEN) of the EU on standardization of molecular methods for virus detection in foods; he also belongs to the scientific panel Food and waterborne diseases of the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC). He acted as Chairman of the Astrovirus Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).