Angel Catala

National University of La Plata

Angel Catalá was born in Rodeo (San Juan, Argentina). He studied chemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, where received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry (Biological Branch) in 1965. From 1964 to 1974, he worked as Assistant in Biochemistry at the School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. From 1974 to 1976, he was a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Connecticut, Health Center, USA. From 1985 to 2004, he served as a Full Professor of Biochemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He is Member of the National Research Council (CONICET), Argentina and Argentine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SAIB). His laboratory has been interested for many years in the lipid peroxidation of biological membranes from various tissues and different species. Professor Catalá has directed twelve doctoral theses, published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals, fourteen chapters in books and, edited nineteen books. Angel Catala is the Editor for Intech Open Book Series Physiology. Angel Catalá received awards at the 40th International Conference Biochemistry of Lipids 1999: Dijon (France). He is the winner of the Bimbo Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Award 2006 and 2012, South America, Human Nutrition, Professional Category. In 2006 he won an award in pharmacology, Bernardo Houssay, in recognition of his meritorious works of research. Angel Catalá belongs to the Editorial Board of Journal of lipids, International Review of Biophysical Chemistry, Frontiers in Membrane Physiology and Biophysics, World Journal of Experimental Medicine and Biochemistry Research International, World Journal of Biological Chemistry, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Diabetes and the Pancreas, International Journal of Chronic Diseases & Therapy and International Journal of Nutrition. He is a Co-Editor of The Open Biology Journal.

4books edited

2chapters authored

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The purpose of this book is to concentrate on recent developments on lipid peroxidation. The articles collected in this book are contributions by invited researchers with a long-standing experience in different research areas. We hope that the material presented here is understandable to a broad audience, not only scientists but also people with general background in many different biological sciences. This volume offers you up-to-date, expert reviews of the fast-moving field of Lipid Peroxidation. The book is divided in four mayor sections: 1-Lipid peroxidation: chemical mechanisms, antioxidants, biological implications; 2-Evaluation of lipid peroxidation processes; 3-Lipid peroxidation in vegetables, oils, plants and meats and 4-Lipid peroxidation in health and disease.

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