Alfonso Alba Menéndez
Vice President of Genetics
He began his specialised training at the Tumour Biology Unit of Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, also completing placements at the Hospital Universitario La Fe in Valencia as well as the Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre in London. He has shown great passion and dedication to his work since the beginning of the project, allowing ICM to grow and develop into a great company. His research work has been based on his passion for genetics. More than 100 of his articles have been published in indexed scientific journals, as well as 21 book chapters, and he has received numerous accolades thanks to his great corporate accomplishments and extensive knowledge in genetics.
Continuing on from his Doctoral Thesis project, Alfonso has made great strides in the field of cervical cancer, having been influential in the implementation of vaccination programmes against HPV and assuming the role of Scientific Advisor and Member of the Executive Board of the principal associations involved in this field, both in Spain and internationally. Institutionally, since 2002 Alfonso has been a permanent member on a panel of expert advisors of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology and of the National Plan of R&D in Technology, as well as a member of the Committee of Experts for the Health Commission of the European Union.
He is highly skilled in conveying his knowledge, having been invited as a speaker on more than 400 occasions, both within Spain and internationally, as well as being asked to speak more than 10 times in his capacity as professor at world congresses. Alfonso also worked as a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Universidad de Vigo and Universidad de A Coruña. Considering his vast experience in the area of genetics, he has been appointed as an advisor in this area for the hospital group Quirónsalud. Today, he is still working with the same commitment and enthusiasm that he showed on his first day.