Professor of Microbiology at the University of Santiago de Compostela
Brief resume of the speaker: Ms. Alicia Estévez Toranzo is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Santiago de Compostela and co-directs the research group on aquatic animal pathology (Competitive Reference Group of the Xunta de Galicia). PhD in Biology and Degree in Pharmacy from the USC. Between 1980 and 1982, he held postdoctoral fellowships at the Department of Microbiology at the University of Maryland and at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Oregon (USA) with a grant from the Juan March Foundation. He returned to Spain with a Reincorporation Scholarship from the MEC. From 2014 to 2013, she was Director of the Dept. of Microbiology and Parasitology at the USC. She is the author of 275 articles, published in High Impact International Journals, as well as 23 book chapters. She is the inventor of 8 patents for use in Aquaculture (vaccines and diagnostic procedures), has participated in more than 88 National, European and Autonomous Research and Development Projects financed by public entities, companies and administration. In addition, it maintains a continuous collaboration of advice and provision of services with companies in the veterinary and aquaculture sector. He has directed 17 Doctoral Theses, has presented more than 300 communications to Congresses, has been invited to give more than 50 national and international conferences in Congresses, round tables and workshops and has taught 44 courses on Aquaculture and Environmental Microbiology in different universities and centers. National and International Research. He has participated in many committees of experts in different National and International Commissions for the evaluation of Projects and Research Programs, he is a member of the Editorial Board of scientific journals in the area of Aquaculture (Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Aquaculture, Journal of Fish Diseases), He was a member of the Scientific Committee and / or organizer of 20 Congresses and Scientific Meetings on Aquaculture and Microbiology and is an active member of 10 Scientific Societies. Among the awards received, the National Prize “Jaime Ferrán” (1993) for Young Researchers of the Spanish Society of Microbiology, the “Galician Excellence in Research Title” (2006) of the Association of Galician Businessmen in Catalonia, Prize “Pontevedreses” of the Year 2016 in the Research area “of the Diario de Pontevedra group, Biologist of the Year Award 2017 of the Official College of Biologists of Galicia and the” Maria Josefa Wonenburger Planells 2018 “Prize of the Unidade de Muller e Ciencia de la Xunta de Galicia” . Since 2014 she is Academic Number of the Royal Galician Academy of Sciences (RAGC) and since 2017 Academic Number of the Academy of Pharmacy of Galicia. Since 2018 he is Vocal of the Consello da Cultura Galega on behalf of the RAGC.