Profa. Dra. Josepa Rigau i Mas

Associated Professor of Histology and Neurobiology Unit
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Rovira i Virgili

Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery in 1985 at Barcelona University. Ph. D courses in “Method in Biomedical investigation” 1989-1991 and Ph.D. in Medicine and Surgery in 1996 at Rovira i Virgili University with "Action of low level intensity light laser in the cell function modulation".

Academic Activity: Dra. Rigau, from 1995 until now, is an adjunct associate professor in Department of Morphology / Histology and Neurobiology Unit, Medical School and Health Science of Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Tarragona –Spain, where is a director of postdegree courses of laser in Medicine (Speciality, Master and PhD programs). Engineer Post-degree professor in Biomedical Laser application, in Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Institute at University of Valle do Paraiba (UNIVAP), Sao José dos Campos, SP -Brazil. PhD Work: in Brazil, 4 thesis of Master degree. In Spain, 7 Diploma of Advance Studies, 2 ready PhD, one of them European mention. At present 5 Ph D these are developments.

Research Activity: from 86 to 89 responsible of Basic and Experimental Laser Laboratory at Medical Vilafortuny Institute, Cambrils -Spain. From 88 to 92 responsible of Experimental Cell Laboratory at Antoni de Gimbernat Foundation, Cambrils -Spain. From 89 to 92 worked in Biological Molecular Unit in Biochemistry Department in Veterinay School at University Autonomy of Barcelona.

Foreign stay: 1991 (6 months) Visiting Assistant Research in Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic at Universidad de California, Irvine (LA) -USA. En 1993 (8 month) Assistant Reserch Lehrinstitut fur Immunologie und Mikrobiologie. München -Germany. Also 8 short foreign stay (less or 3 months) to different centres and countries.

Publish and Congress: authored or co-authored of 70 scientific papers or chapters and
presented papers at national (34) and international (81) meetings, including an invitation from at the Joint International Laser Conference, 21-23 September 2003. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Grants: International Society of Lasertherapy Medical-Surgery, Italy in 1989. Beckman Laser Institute -USA in 1990 and Antoni de Gimbernat Foundation –España in 1994. European Program BIOMED 1990-1994.

Associated: Sociedad Española de Láser Médico Quirúrgico (SELMQ), Researcher Vocal in 1997-1999. European Laser Association (ELA), World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT), Asociación Española de Investigación sobre el Cáncer (ASEICA), Sociedad Brasilera de Estética Humana and Asociación Aragonesa de Medicina Estética (AAME).