Antonio Mouriño was born in Ordenes (A Coruña, Spain) in 1948. He received his A.B. degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1972 and graduated in the same University Under the guidance of Professor Ignacio Ribas. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Bilbao in 1975, where he worked under the direction of Professors Luis Castedo and Rafael Suau. In that year he joined the research group of Prof. William Okamura at the University of California for postdoctoral studies (Riverside, 3 years). In 1980 he was promoted to the rank of Associated Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela and 1988 he was appointed as Full Professor at the same University. In 1989 he completed a three-year term as chair of the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Santiago de Compostela. During his research career he was a Visiting Professor at the University of California (Berkeley, Prof. H. Rapoport, 1983), ETH (Zürich, Prof. D. Seebach, 1987), University Josep Fourier (Grenoble, Prof. J.L. Luche, 1990), Boston College (Prof. R. Kelly, 1991), IGBMC (Illkirch, Prof. D. Moras, 2001), University of California (Irvine, Prof. L. Overman, 2008).
Outstanding Graduate Student Award (University of Santiago de Compostela, 1972); Outstanding PhD Student Award (University of Bilbao, 1977); Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) FPI Grant for PhD Studies (1972-1975); MEC FPI Grant for PhD Studies (1972-1975); MEC FPI Grant for Postdoctoral Studies (1972-1977); Conjoint USA-Spain Grant for Postdoctoral Studies (1978); Juan March Foundation Award for Postdoctoral Studies (1983); Xunta-Galicia Award for Postdoctoral Studies (1987); Lyon’s Region Fellowship for Postdoctoral Studies (1990); MEC FPI Grant for Sabbatical Leave (1972-1975); Xunta-Galicia Award for Postdoctoral Studies (2001); MEC Mobility Grant for Sabatical Leave (2008); International Vitamin D Research Award (2009).