Senior Lecturer, University of Valencia, Spain
Dr Francisco E. Montero is Senior Lecturer at the University of Valencia, Spain. He received his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Valencia in 2001, researching parasites of the greater amberjack in aquaculture. As post-doc researcher, he continued his research on fish parasitology and related pathology focusing on taxonomy, host-parasite relationships, biomarkers and life-cycles in parasites of wild and cultured fish, first at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, and from 2004 to 2010 in the Zoology Unit of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He also collaborated with the Fish Diseases Diagnostic Service and the Faculty of Veterinary at the same University, gaining additional practical knowledge on pathology and parasite control in aquaculture. In 2015, Francisco was appointed Director of the Master’s in Aquaculture. He supervises 12 PhD theses and is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed papers on fish parasitology. Francisco has participated in and headed more than 20 Spanish and International research projects, and collaborates with national and international private companies, and public and private research institutions.