Prof. Julio Benitez. Degree in medicine from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1978. In 1982, obtained the degree of Doctor in medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and the title of specialist in clinical pharmacology in 1983. After a postdoctoral residency under Prof. Folke Sjöqvist at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology of the Karolinska Institute (Huddinge University Hospital in Stockholm, he was appointed Professor in the Department of Pharmacology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Extremadura (Badajoz, Spain) in 1984. He was appointed full Professor of Pharmacology at University of Extremadura in 1993. He is the author of more than 100 research papers published in international journals (mentioned more of 2000 times and factor h = 32) and more than 200 communications to congresses, most of international scope.