Team

Team

We believe in the benefits of a multidisciplinary team that can cover and responds to the needs of society from various points of view.

That is why the team is made up of more than 20 professionals with different profiles: pharmacists, nurses, doctors, chemists, biologists, biotechnologists, sociologists, mathematicians, and journalists.

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Javier Díez

Javier Díez-Domingo

Area Coordinator

MD, Ph.D., Head of the Vaccine Research Area of FISABIO, professor at the Catholic University of Valencia.

He received his MD degree as a pediatrician (1987) and Ph.D. (cum laude) (1990) from the University of Valencia.

Coordinator of the Official Master: "Monitoring of national and international clinical trials."

He participates as an expert in the evaluation of new medicines in pediatrics for the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Experience in supervision of doctoral theses and final year projects and scientific dissemination.

Cintia Muñoz

Cintia Muñoz Quiles

Researcher

Ph.D. degree (2000) and Doctorate in Biology (2007) from the University of Valencia.
of Valencia.

A post-doctoral researcher funded by the National Institutes of Health USA (NIH), in collaboration with the Department of Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles (2006-2008).

Master in Monitoring of National and International Clinical Trials (2012). A Researcher since 2013 at the AIV.
She is a collaborating researcher and principal investigator in multiple observational studies.

Since 2019, she has participated in the coordination of the IMI H2020 DRIVE project (influenza vaccine effectiveness in the European Union).

Alex Orrico

Alejandro Orrico Sánchez

Senior manager

PharmD, Coordinator of AIV of FISABIO.

He has a degree in Pharmacy (2009), a Master in Research and Rational Use of Medicine (2010), and a Ph.D. (cum laude) (2013) from the University of Valencia.

After a postdoctoral stay at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris (2014-2016), he joined AIV in 2016.

Since then, he has participated as a responsible pharmacist in more than 15 Clinical Trials. He has been an associate professor at the University of Valencia for 2 years.

He has extensive experience in epidemiological studies of unpreventable diseases, being the principal investigator of several international projects with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission. He has more than 20 scientific publications.

Experience in the supervision of doctoral theses and final year projects and the popularization of science.

Jaime Fons

Jaime Fons Martínez

Researcher

Degree in Sociology and Business Administration, Master in Sociology and Anthropology of Public Policy, Master in Market Research and University Expert in Gender Violence and Project Management.

He has worked as a sociologist researching and developing strategies for health professionals to address gender violence, and as a professor at the Valencian School of Health Studies (EVES) and the University of Valencia on issues related to sociology, health, and gender.

He is currently the technical coordinator of the H2020 project "Improving guidelines for informed consent, including vulnerable populations, from a gender perspective" (i-CONSENT), and participates as an investigator in the IMI project «Trials @ home: Center of Excellence - Remote Decentralized Clinical Trials»

Valli Rodrigo

Vallivana Rodrigo Casares

Researcher

Graduated in Biotechnology with a Master's Degree in Analytical Techniques of Clinical Laboratory, and a Master's Degree in Monitoring and Direction of Clinical Trials.

She currently has a scholarship subsidized by the National Youth Guarantee System and co-financed by the European Union within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020, through the European Social Fund (ESF), collaborating in the development of decentralized clinical trials.

She is part of the clinical trials and observational trials support group and the pharmacy team.

Antonio Carmona

Antonio Carmona Serrano

Researcher

Degree in Biotechnology (2013) and Master in Biomedical Biotechnology (2015) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), Ph.D. in Biomedicine from the University of Sheffield (the UK, 2019).

Investigador en biomedicina, con amplia experiencia internacional (Países Bajos, Reino Unido) e interés por los mecanismos moleculares detrás de las enfermedades humanas, y especialmente, en la vacunología y los medical/regulatory affairs.. Mi formación multidisciplinar en Biomedicina me ha permitido participar en varios estudios de calado internacional y publicar en distintas revistas científicas de gran impacto.

Actualmente investigador en el Área de Investigación en Vacunas de FISABIO (Valencia, España) y coordinador científico de los proyectos internacionales DRIVE (efectividad vacunal de la gripe, https://www.drive-eu.org/) y COVIDRIVE (efectividad de las vacunas de la COVID-19, https://covidrive.eu/). Además, ha participado como investigador colaborador en diversos estudios de la Organización Mundial de la Salud sobre el impacto de la vacunación y el riesgo de COVID-19 en embarazadas.

Jorge Arasa

Jorge Arasa Aparici

Researcher

Licenciado en Farmacia (2010), Máster en Investigación y Uso Racional del Medicamento (2011) y Doctorado en Biomedicina y Farmacia (cum laude, 2014) por la Universidad de Valencia.  

Investigador post-doctoral en el departamento de Pharmaceutical Immunology en Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute de la universidad ETH Zürich (2015-2019). Trayectoria investigadora centrada en el estudio de los mecanismos celulares y moleculares de la respuesta inmune y de la biología vascular (sistema linfático) -ambos constituyen las bases de la vacunación-, respaldada por numerosas publicaciones científicas. 

Profesor de la Universidad Europea de Valencia desde el 2019 con experiencia internacional en supervisión de trabajos fin de Máster y proyectos de último año. 

Desde el 2021, investigador en el AIV. 

Alejandro García

Alejandro García Andreu

Researcher

Licenciado en Farmacia (2000), Máster en Prevención de Riesgos Laborales (2003), Postgrado Farmacéutico Especialista en Ortopedia (2014), Máster Universitario en Formación del Profesorado de Educación Secundaria (2007) y Máster en Dirección y Monitorización en Ensayos Clínicos (2018).

Actualmente trabajando como coordinador de la Red de Vigilancia Hospitalaria de la Comunidad Valenciana para el Estudio de Influenza y Otros Virus Respiratorios (VAHNSI).

17 años de experiencia como farmacéutico adjunto en Oficina de Farmacia Comunitaria, trabajando posteriormente como coordinador en Ensayos Clínicos de Oncología (melanoma).

Lina Pérez

Lina Pérez Breva

Responsible for clinical trials

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada (2004). Specialist in Family and Community Medicine (MFYC) (2009). Doctor of Medicine from the Catholic University of Valencia (2017).

Currently, Clinical Coordinator and Head of Clinical Trials in the Vaccine Research Area of FISABIO.

After finishing the specialty in MFYC and working for a year as a Primary Care Team Physician, she joined the Vaccine Research Area in 2010 to start a team specialized in conducting clinical trials with vaccines in the adult population.

She has participated as a sub-investigator in more than 20 clinical trials with vaccines in both adult and pediatric populations.

She carried out a research stay from August 2014 to February 2016 at the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Medical Center in New York, participating, among others, in vaccine safety studies of the CISA project (Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment) of the CDC.

She is currently a principal investigator in 3 clinical trials and one epidemiological study, a sub-investigator in 4 clinical trials, and an investigator in the IMI project "Trials@Home Center of Excellence - Remote Decentralized Clinical Trials."

Esther Soriano

Esther Soriano García

Clinical Trials Staff

Diploma in Nursing and Master's Degree in Primary Care Research from the University Miguel Hernández of Elche and in Management and Monitoring of Clinical Trials from the University of Valencia.

She has ten years of experience coordinating clinical trials of different phases in both pediatrics and the adult population.

Currently, coordinator of the clinical trial Herpes Zóster 062, Herpes Zóster 049, and coordinator of the open part of the RSV PED-011 phase I study and the V114-025 pneumococcal study.

Begoña Escribano

Begoña Escribano López

Clinical Trials Staff

Degree in Biology and Master in Development and Monitoring of National and International Clinical Trials.

Se joined the Vaccine Research Area in 2010 and since then has participated in more than 30 clinical trials with different vaccines.

Currently, VIGIRA clinical trial coordinator on viral interference from influenza and other respiratory viruses.

Eva Jara

Eva Jara Castillejo

Clinical Trials Staff

Diploma in Nursing and Higher Technician in Diagnostic Imaging.

She has 12 years of experience in clinical trial nursing and 10 years of experience coordinating clinical trials of different phases in both pediatrics and the adult population.

Currently, clinical trial coordinator RSV PED-002 (Phase I), RSV PED-011 (Phase I/II), Pneumococcus V114-025, Pneumococcus B7471013 collaborating in adult studies Herpes Zoster 062 and Herpes Zoster 049.

María López

María Díaz López

Clinical Trials Staff

Degree in Medicine from the University of Valencia (2012) and Specialist in Family and Community Medicine (2017).

Master of Emergency Medicine (2019). Diploma in Nursing at the UCH in Valencia (2004).

Since 2019 she joined the AIV FISABIO team after working several years as a Primary Care Physician.

Currently, the coordinator of the epidemiological study to evaluate the disease burden of acute respiratory infection (ARTI) associated with the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in adults in community and long-term care centers.

Sub-investigator in several clinical trials and collaborator in AIV observational studies.

Edi Valenzuela

Edison Valenzuela Cumba

Clinical Trials Staff

Graduate in Nursing and Master in Emergency Medicine.

Has work experience in the Emergency Medical Service and as a first aid instructor.

He has collaborated in the design of international projects for sustainable development at the Francisco Ferrer Lujan-Valencia University Institute of Social and Educational Research (2017).

Field researcher, he is part of the clinical trials research team of the Vaccine Research Area of FISABIO.

Currently, the coordinator of the epidemiological study to evaluate the disease burden of acute respiratory infection (ARTI) associated with the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in adults in community and long-term care centers. Always focused on promoting health education.

Ana Núñez Villén

Clinical Trials Staff

Licenciada en Medicina en la Universidad de Valencia (2014) y Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria (2019). Máster en Medicina de Urgencias y Emergencias (2019).

Experiencia laboral como médico de atención primaria tras finalizar la residencia de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria.

Se incorpora en 2020 al equipo del AIV FISABIO colaborando como subinvestigadora en varios ensayos clínicos y estudios observacionales.

Juanjo Carreras

Juan José Carreras Martínez

Responsable de Farmacovigilancia

Graduado en Farmacia, con Máster en Investigación y Uso Racional del Medicamento y doctorando en Biomedicina y Farmacia, en la Universitat de València.

Ha trabajado durante cuatro años en el Centro de Farmacovigilancia de la Comunidad Valenciana.

Actualmente es el Responsable de Farmacovigilancia en el Área de Investigación en Vacunas de FISABIO. Además, es Asesor Experto del Centro de Farmacovigilancia de la Comunidad Valenciana y Técnico del Sistema Español de Farmacovigilancia de Medicamentos de Uso Humano.

Carlos Vergara

Carlos Vergara Hernández

Personal Estadístico
Master of Science Diploma in Nursing (2007) and Master in Biostatistics (2016) from the University of Valencia. Member of the statistical team of the research project MEDEA3. Co-author of the National Atlas of Mortality in Spain (ANDEES). Co-author of several R-packages.

Mónica López Lacort

Personal Estadístico

Graduate in Mathematics and Master in Biostatistics from the University of Valencia. With experience in Big Data management, statistics, data science, and advanced analysis of vaccine research and epidemiology.

Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics and Operations Research University of Valencia and Researcher in IMI and EMA projects.

Ainara Mira

Ainara Mira Iglesias

Personal Estadístico

Doctora en Matemáticas (Cum Laude) por la Universitat Politècnica de València, Máster en Bioestadística y Licenciatura en Matemáticas por la Universitat de València.

Bioestadística en el Área de Investigación de Vacunas de FISABIO. Coordinadora de la Red de Vigilancia Hospitalaria de la Comunitat Valenciana para el Estudio de la Influenza y Otros Virus Respiratorios (VAHNSI). Amplia experiencia en estudios observacionales. Participación en proyectos europeos e internacionales. Investigadora en proyectos financiados por la Agencia Europea del Medicamento y H2020 IMI.

Investigadora en el grupo Desarrollo Psicológico, Salud y Sociedad (PSDEHESO) de la Universitat de València.

Valle Morales Cuenca

Gestión de Proyectos

Graduate in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia with a Master's Degree in Molecular Biology Applied to Biotechnology Companies from the University of Granada.

She currently works as a manager of projects financed by the Horizon 2020, IMI, and the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020.

Júlia García

Júlia García Bayarri

Communication

Graduated in Journalism from the University Jaume I of Castellón and Master in Human Rights, Globalization and Democracy.

She has more than 5 years of experience in the field of communication, marketing, events, and public relations.

Currently responsible for the communication of the Fisabio Vaccine Area and several European projects.

Nuria Soler Tatay

Administración y gestión

Licenciada en Comunicación Audiovisual y técnico Superior en Secretariado y Administración. Actualmente trabaja como personal de apoyo dentro del equipo de ensayos clínicos. Sus funciones, entre otras, son la citación de los sujetos participantes, control de
agenda, envío de cartas, introducción de datos en cuadernos de recogida de datos electrónicos (CRDe), control del archivo, envío y comunicación de resultados de pruebas a los sujetos participantes en estudios. Además, sirve de apoyo administrativo en todos los estudios desarrollados en el área incluyendo la coordinación de la recogida de datos en los centros participantes y
transferencia centralizada al Área de Vacunas, interacción con los investigadores participantes para el monitoreo de
número de sujetos reclutados, resolución de problemas y actualización de
hojas de recogida de datos, revisión y adaptación de protocolos y elaboración de informes de seguimiento y progreso del estudio.

Verónica Abad García

Administración y gestión

Técnico Superior en Administración y Finanzas desde 2018. Actualmente trabaja como personal de apoyo dentro del equipo de ensayos clínicos en funciones tales como control del depósito de farmacia, control de la cadena de frío, control de los dispositivos en los centros satélites así como de sus
certificados, citación de los sujetos y control de
agenda. Además, ejerce de apoyo administrativo en todos los estudios desarrollados en el área y  se encarga de la interacción con los investigadores participantes para el monitoreo de
número de sujetos reclutados, resolución de problemas y actualización de
hojas de recogida de datos.