Biosketch Alejandro Piris

Alejandro Piris
apiris@vhio.net
Current position
Curriculum Summary

Head of the Scientific Coordination/ Management Area at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) in Barcelona (Spain). His tasks at VHIO include: writing, coordination and management of scientific proposals; monitoring and evaluation of existing programs; strategic decisions on research programs; identification of competitive research funds/ opportunities and international research consortia. He coordinates the VHIO Internal Scientific Committee and is evaluator of national/ international research Calls. He has completed a Masters in Management of R, D & I in Health Sciences. Previously, he worked as Research Projects Manager in Translational Cancer Drugs Pharma and was senior consultant in Mensor (Research Department). In terms of academic training, he is graduated in Veterinary Science (Complutense University of Madrid) and holds a PhD cum laude in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Pasteur Institute and Denis Diderot University, Paris). He has also completed a post-doctoral stay (Juan de la Cierva Program) at the National Center of Biotechnology (Madrid), focused on the design of new viral vaccines. He is first author (4) and co-author (7) in 11 scientific publications and a number of communications in international congresses.