Jeroni Galmés received his Degree in Biology (2001) and Master's Degree in Quality and Environmental Management (2001) at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).
He initiated in science in 2001 working in the field of ecophysiology of photosynthesis. In 2006 he defended his PhD Thesis, entitled Ecophysiological traits and their responses to drought in species from the Balearic Islands with different growth forms', under the supervision of Dr. Jaume Flexas. In 2007, he received a post-doctoral grant from the Spanish Government to undertake the project 'Molecular and physiological approximations for crop performance improvement under drought' at Rothamsted Research (UK) and Australian National University (Australia).
He is currently Associate Professor in Plant Physiology at UIB, with teaching responsibilities in Agricultural Engineering and Biology degrees, as well as in the Master's Degree in Applied Biotechnology. He also organized and participated in several doctorate and post-doctorate courses at UIB and abroad. He formed part of the commission for the development and design of the current curriculum of Agricultural Engineering Degree. He leaded a teaching innovation project on European Credit implementation at UIB. He is currently a member of the Biosecurity Committee at UIB and a member of the Committees in charge of the Quality Evaluation and Transfer and Recognition of Credits of the Agricultural Engineering degree.
He has participated as the principal investigator or research team in a number of research projects funded by autonomic, national and international public agencies as well as leading companies in the private sector. His research focusses mainly on the ecophysiology of natural vegetation and crops, the responses of plant to abiotic stresses, the photosynthetic process with emphasis in the enzyme Rubisco, the improvement of the photosynthetic capacity through bioengineering approaches and the ripening of tomatoes. During these years, he has developed intense research collaborations with a number of international groups. He visited and undertook foreign stages during his doctoral and post-doctoral carrier in national and international universities and research centers (Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Tunisia, UK, Italy, Australia, Germany, etc.). He also formed part of scientific expeditions to investigate the ecophysiology of native plants in the Antarctica and the Andes.
He is author of more than 70 articles in international ranked journals, books and book chapters, and participated in more than 80 national and international congresses. As outcomes of his research and findings, he has received several honors and awards, including the Spanish National Research Award on Water Relations (2008), as the best PhD Thesis in plant water relations, and the Premio Sabater' (2011, Spanish Society of Plant Physiology) as the best young scientist (under the age of 34) in plant physiology.
He acts on a regular basis as a reviewer of a number of international journals and national and international research funding agencies. As the representative of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands, he is part of the Spanish Research Committee for the Program Man and Biosphere (UNESCO).