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María Jose Alonso Fernández

Group Leader | Full professor
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María José Alonso is full professor of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Her lab has pioneered numerous discoveries in the field of Nanopharmaceutical Technology and nanomedicine. She has coordinated several research consortia financed by the WHO, the Gates Foundation and the European Commission. Currently, she is involved in 5 EU Projects and she is coordinating the TRANS-INT EU consortium. She is the author of over 230 scientific contributions with more than 11,500 cites (H factor 65) and the inventor of 18 patent families. Because of the quality of her papers she has been among the TOP TEN in Pharmacology (Times Higher Education international ranking). She is currently the Secretary of the Controlled Release Society. She also serves on the editorial board of the 10 journals. In 2006-10, she was the Vice-rector of Research and Innovation of the USC. She has advised the Ministry of Sciences and Innovation in the elaboration of the Low of Sciences, technology and Innovation, 2011 and, she has been part of the advisory council of the Ministry of Health in Spain. She is also a member of three Academies in Spain.