Dr. González Marrero received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of La Laguna (Instituto Universitario de Bio-Orgánica “Antonio González”), Tenerife, Spain, in 1999, under the guidance of Prof. Lucia San Andres and Prof. Javier G. Luis, on the topic of isolation, semisynthesis, total synthesis and biological activities of abietane diterpenes. Then he had postdoctoral fellowship at University of Reading, UK (with Prof. Laurence M. Harwood) and UNAM, Mexico (with Prof. Alfonso Romo and Prof. Luis D. Miranda) during 2005–2009. In 2010, he began his appointment as Professor at UPIIG-IPN, Mexico. He has outstanding records of scientific and academic accomplishments with multiple research funding and numerous publications in highly prestigious journals.
Joaquin Gonzalez Research Interests are Isolation and structure elucidation of natural products. Search for new molecules with significant biological functions and unprecedented chemical structures from botanical species used in traditional medicine in México, Construction of small molecule library based on natural products framework by using diversity-oriented synthesis, combinatorial synthesis and an integrated chemo-enzymatic synthesis (combination of enzyme-catalyzed enantiomeric resolution, asymmetric synthesis and other biotransformations in expeditious synthetic routes), Use of enzymes and recombinant microorganisms for biotransformations, Exploitation of agroindustrial wastes for the production of added‐value products (bioplastics, biosurfactants, etc) and biofuels (biodiesel, bioethanol).