Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) Spanish National Biobank Network coordinator, Madrid, Spain
Twenty years of clinical expertise as surgical pathologist, with special activity in Haematopathology, and 15 years as professor at Alcala University (Madrid, Spain)
Head of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre biobank.
Coordinator and main promoter of the Spanish National Tumor Bank Network (2000-2011).
From 2010, coordinator of the Spanish National Biobank Network, a nationwide initiative with more than 50 associated institutions (www.redbiobancos.es).
Active participant in International Scientific Societies and Working Groups in Biobanking including ESBB (president 2013-2014), ISBER (councilor from 2005 to 2008), BBMRI preliminary phase (Scientific Representative of Spanish Government, 2010-2013), BCNet-WHO-IARC initiative (Steering Committee, 2013-…), etc.
Director of the University Master on Biobanking organized by The Catholic University of Valencia and Spanish National Biobank Network.
Independent Ethics advisor in EU-7thFP and IMI projects, and member of several international Scientific Advisory Board in biobanking.