PhD in Geological Sciences by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1983. Researcher of the Institute of Paleontology M. Crusafont from 1985 to 2005. ICREA Research Professor in the Unit of Biological Anthropology of the Faculty of Biosciences of the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona in 2006. ICREA Research Professor and Director of the Catalan Institute of Palaeontology (Bellaterra-Sabadell) since 2006. He participates in several national and international projects, among them the RHOI Project (Revealing Hominid Origin Initiative, directed by Dr. T.D. White from the University of California at Berkeley (USA). He has published more that 300 papers in journals like Science, Nature, PNAS, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Brain Behaviour and Evolution, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, American Journal of Anthropology, and many others.