Daniel Turbón, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), received on November 17 a commemorative plaque for his more than 40 uninterrupted years of teaching and research at the University of Barcelona. The tribute was framed in the annual delivery of diplomas to the graduates of the Faculty of Biology on the occasion of the celebration of St. Albert the Great.
Professor of Physical Anthropology, Turbón was recently appointed professor emeritus of the area of Knowledge of Physical Anthropology of the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the UB. The academician has taught Human Evolution, among other subjects, since 1984. He has been a visiting professor at various universities and congresses, both national and international. He is currently coordinator of the Teaching Innovation Group of Biology and Culture of the University of Barcelona. As a researcher he has led 16 projects, seven of them in molecular biology. He is now investigating the origin of human growth and development. He has published 241 scientific papers and is the author, among others, of reference books such as “La evolución humana” (Human Evolution) (2006) and “Darwin y el Mono” (Darwin and the Monkey) (2009).