Antonio Peña Díaz

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Antonio Peña Díaz
Born 1936
Durango, Mexico[1]
Nationality Mexican
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions Institute for Cellular Physiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)[2]
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico
Notable awards Carlos J. Finlay Prize for Microbiology (UNESCO, 2003).[2]

Antonio Peña Díaz (born in 1936) is a Mexican biochemist who received the Carlos J. Finlay Prize for Microbiology (UNESCO, 2003)[2] and chaired both the Mexican Academy of Sciences (1992–93)[3] and the Mexican Society of Biochemistry (1981–83).[4]

Peña Díaz holds a bachelor's degree in Medicine and both a master's and a doctorate degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is currently an emeritus professor of the Institute for Cellular Physiology of the same university[4] and has worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Rochester.

Selected works[edit]

  • Bioquímica ("Biochemistry", 1979)
  • Las membranas de las células ("The Membranes of the Cell", 1986)
  • La energía y la vida: bioenergética ("Energy and Life: Bioenergetics", with Georges Dreyfus Cortés, 1990)[5]
  • Cómo funciona una célula: fisiología celular ("How Does a Cell Work: Cellular Physiology", 1995)
  • ¿Qué es el metabolismo? ("What is Metabolism?", 2001)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Gaceta UNAM". (2928-2976) (in Spanish) (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). 1995. p. 8. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ a b c Erdelen, Walter (2003-10-10). "UNESCO Awards Science Prizes Ceremony". UNESCO. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  3. ^ Torres Camargo, Lourdes (2005-02-15). "La mejor época de la ciencia en México" (in Spanish). Academia Mexicana de Ciencias. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Distingue la UNESCO al científico universitario Antonio Peña con el premio "Carlos J. Finlay"". Boletín UNAM-DGCS-779 (in Spanish) (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). 2003-10-16. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  5. ^ "La energía y la vida: bioenergética" (in Spanish). Fondo de Cultura Económica. Retrieved 2009-07-07.