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Internal Scientific Council

The Board of Trustees must appoint, at the proposal of the Management, an Internal Scientific Committee formed by a minimum of three and a maximum of eight researchers from the Foundation’s research groups, to advise the Management in the performance of its functions. This body does not hold any managerial or representative functions in the Foundation.



Dra. Begoña Benito

Director of Vall d'Hebron Research Institute

Vice President

Patricia Pozo

Dra. Patricia Pozo

e-CORE Brain & Mind and Behaviour Coordinator. Head of the Headache and Neurological Pain Group


María Jesús Cruz

Dr. Mª Jesús Cruz

e-CORE Global Health Coordinator. Co-head of the Pneumology Group


Rafael Simó Canonge

Dr. Rafael Simó Canonge

Director’s Assistant in Clinical Research. Head of Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group
Juan Ángel Recio

Dr. Juan Ángel Recio

Director’s Assistant in Basic & Translational Research. e-CORE Cancer Coordinator. Head of the Biomedical Research in Melanoma Group.
Pere Soler

Dr. Pere Soler

e-CORE Woman & Child Health & Rare Diseases. Coordinator Head of the Infection and Immunity in Pediatric Patients Group
Ignacio Ferreria

Dr. Ignacio Ferreira

e-CORE Chronic, Prevalent Diseases & Aging Coordinator. Head of Cardiovascular Diseases Group
Raúl Herance

Dr. Raúl Herance

e-CORE Personalised Medicine, Innovative Diagnostics, Molecular Imaging & Digital Health Coordinator. Head of the Medical Molecular Imaging Group

Dr. Miguel Chillón

e-CORE Advanced Therapies and Advanced Interventions, Nanomedicine, Transplant & Donation Coordinator. Head of Gene Therapy at Nervous System Group.

Dr. Alex Rovira

Head of the Neuroradiology Research Group
Josep Antoni Ramos Quiroga

Dr. José Antonio Ramos Quiroga

Head of the Psychiatry, Mental Health and Addictions Research Group

Dr. Antonio Gil

Head of the Biomedical Research in Gynecology Research Group
Marisol Ruiz Meana

Dr. Marisol Ruiz Meana

IP Cardiovascular Diseases Research Group
María José Buzón

Dr. Maria José Buzón

Co-head of Infectious Diseases Research Group
Nerea Maiz

Dr. Nerea Maíz

IP Maternal & Fetal Medicine Research Group
María del Mar Mañú

Dr. Maria del Mar Mañú

IP Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Group
Belén Pérez

Dr. Belén Pérez

Head of Therapeutics and Innovations in Neuropediatrics and Other Paediatric Rare Diseases Group
Ibane Abasolo

Dr. Ibane Abasolo

Co-Head of the Clinical Biochemistry, Drug Delivery & Therapy Research Group
Oriol Bestard

Dr. Oriol Bestard

Head of Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Research Group

Dr. Marta Martinez

IP of Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Group. Tenure Track. Miguel Servet 2024-2025

Dr. Miguel Segura

IP Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Group. President of the Internal Evaluation Committee