Dr Manuel Morente

Dr Manuel Morente

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.