José Viña

Department of Physiology, Freshage Research Group, University of Valencia, CIBERFES, INCLIVA, Valencia, Spain

Born in 1953, José Viña is Professor of Physiology at the University of Valencia. He obtained his PhD at Valencia University in 1976 and has honoris causa doctorates from the University of Rennes (France) and the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Once he had finished his degree in Medicine at the University of Valencia in 1974, José Viña started biomedical investigation at the Medical Research Council of the University of Oxford, which at that time was run by the Nobel Laureate, Hans Krebs. Subsequently, he worked as professor of Physiology at the University of Extremadura. In 1984, he was designated professor at the Department of Physiology of the University of Valencia. He has published over 330 international papers and has received several honours, including the Albert Struyvenberg medal awarded by the European Society for Clinical Investigation (ESCI) 2017, for leadership in research in ageing and exercise. He is also the author of the book “Cuídese hoy para que no le cuidemos mañana: cómo vivir para envejecer mejor” (2009). José Viña specialises in nutrition and exercise and their application in healthy ageing. He has been leading a successful research group dealing with nutritional aspects, with longevity and, more recently, with frailty and Alzheimer’s disease.