Scientist or institution: Oró i Florensa, Joan
Repository institution: Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida
Period covered: 1947-2000 aprox
Joan Oró i Florensa, was born in Lleida on 26 October 1923. Biochemist, with degrees in chemistry at the University of Barcelona (1947), a doctorate in biochemistry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (USA, 1956), where he studied the metabolism of formic acid in animal tissues, investigations were key to study the origin of life and the interpretation of the absence of life on Mars.
Approximate volume: 30 ml