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|Natividad Cuende Melero
Natividad Cuende MD, MPH, PhD, has been the Executive Director of the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies promoted by the Regional Government of Andalusia, in Spain, since its creation in 2008. She is also the Deputy Director of the Andalusian Transplant Coordination since 2005 and previously she worked at the National Transplant Organization for over 7 years, where, among other functions, designed and implemented the National Liver Transplant Registry and the National Quality Assurancei Programme for the Organ Donation Process that has been exported to several European and Latin American countries.
|Jose B. Cibelli
Associate Cientific Director
Associate Cientific Director
|Rosario Mata Alcázar-Caballero
Medical and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Medical and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator of the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies since 2011, Rosario has developed her career in the Basic Research field (cellular mechanisms of the inflammation and membranes’ metabolism. Hospital Virgen Macarena 1982-1991) as well as in the Clinical Research area (treatments of HIV infection and its associated pathologies. Hospital Virgen del Rocío 1999-2009, control and treatment of the infection by hepatitis C and of its complications, Hospital de Valme 2009-2001). She has an extensive experience in the development of clinical trials in those fields.
|Ana Cardesa Gil
Clinical Trials Manager
Ana Cardesa has a Bachelor in Chemistry (speciality in Biochemistry) by Universidad Complutense (Madrid). Her education was completed with a Master in “Pharmaceutical Marketing” by Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and a Master in “Business Administration” by Instituto de Empresa (Madrid).
|Gloria Carmona Sánchez
Quality Assessment and GMP Facilities Manager
Quality Assessment and GMP Facilities Manager since the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies was created in October 2008. From February 2008 until the Andalusian Initiative was created, she worked as Quality Assessment and Accreditation Manager in the Andalusian Program for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicinei.
|Roke Iñaki Oruezabal Guijarro
Product Development Manager
Currently Product Development Manager of the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies, Degree in Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid and Microbiology postgraduate, specialized in high-performance technology platforms (Trancriptomics and Proteomics). Full time assistant professor at the same university for several years, he has been member of its Governing Council as well as of several of its delegated committees, including Research and International Relations committees. Author of several publications and numerous oral communications, he has made several long term stays at leading research institutes both nationally and internationally, participating in competitive research projects. First prize for Young Entrepreneurs 2002 has been a partner-founder and Scientific Director of the spin-off Phyllum Biotech SL, membership of the Spanish Association of Biocompanies. Collaborator of patent and industrial property firms, he has also been consultant for R&D within the scope of the Seventh European Framework Program and served as webmaster of various social webs related to R&D.
|Laura Rico Sánchez
Preclinical Research Manager
As Preclinical Research Manager of the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies, she is responsible for identifying translational research lines advising on the design and execution of studies needed for the development of Non-Clinical and Quality Files for obtaining both Clinical Trials Authorizations and its Registry. Furthermore, she gives support on surveillance and technology transfer, application and justification of Grants, as well as dissemination of knowledge.
|Amaya García Blanco
Management Assistant of the Andalusian Initiative for Advanced Therapies from March 2009. Her work experience has been mainly developed in the Marketing and Public Relations field. She has worked as PR in companies such as Sogexpo S.A (PR’s company of the Expo’92, Seville), Estudio Buque (Press Agency of fashion designers and main Spanish Catwalks), GDM (PR’s Company of Grupo Prisa, Madrid) and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) in which she was working as marketing coordinator for three years.