Ramon Risco

Ramon Risco

Ramon Risco was Born in 1966 in Seville. He completed three years of studies in Physics at the University of Seville, and two years in the specialty of Theoretical Physics in Granada. He was granted by the Nuclear Energy Board (Madrid) to study problems related to Nuclear Fusion by magnetic confinement. He completed his PhD working with Franco Selleri (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Bari, Italy) and Anton Zeilinger (Institute für Experimentalphysik, Innsbruck, Austria), where he works on the problem of non-locality in Quantum Physics.

Dr. Risco the research group FQM-239 of the Junta de Andalucía, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. In 2002 he changed its scientific activity towards biotechnology, specifically to the cryopreservation of biological material. Latterly, he created the CryoBioTech Research Group. He completed much of his research in cryopreservation at Harvard University (Boston, USA), where he worked closely with the Center for Engineering in Medicine, (Boston, USA).

In 2007 he invented a technology capable of cryopreserving important cell types: human ovum and stem cells as well as certain nematodes of high biotechnological interest. He patented this technology and received recognition by the Merck Foundation, receiving the award from the Minister of Health Dr. Bernat Soria.

Currently he investigates the cryopreservation of large human organs, cryopreservation of fruit fly (Drosophila), and tumor biopsies, with excellent results to date, obtaining a very important factor in organ transplant and research progress against cancer. In 2013 he founded the “spin-off” SafePreservation, which has earned 20 ISI publications, 3 patents, 1 Patents licensed, 30 Conference contributions, 4 led Thesis Projects, 30 final projects, 10 funded projects and 4 company contracts.