Manuel A. de Pablo Martinez was born in Jaén (Spain) in 1967. He obtained his first University degree in 1991 at the University
of Granada (Spain), and his Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Jaén in 1995 where he received a special doctorate
award with his thesis, “The effect of an olive oil rich diet on the immune system.” His work became the origin of new research
at the University of Jaén. Dr. de Pablo was assistant Professor of Microbiology from 1995 to 2000, and Lecturer in the Faculty
of Experimental Sciences, Department of Microbiology from 2000 until his death. In 1998 he was visiting Professor at the
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Villejuif, Paris, France), working with Dr. Guido Kroemer researching
the role that mitochondria play in the molecular mechanism of apoptosis.
Dr. de Pablo published more than forty articles in international scientific journals. His main research field was focused on
the role of dietary lipids on the immune system and resistance to infection. Other research areas in his scientific career were the
role of peptides and natural antioxidants on apoptosis mechanisms, and the action of lactic acid bacteria on immune system and
resistance to infection.
Manuel was co-author of several books and book chapters, and took part in numerous scientific conferences related to
Nutrition, Immunology and Microbiology. He was a reviewer for several international journals in Microbiology, Immunology
and Nutrition and was Associate Editor of Nutritional Therapy and Metabolism (Official Journal of the Italian Society of
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)....