ISLB 2023


Maria Jose Serrano

Maria Jose Serrano: Spain
Categories: ISLB Executive Committee
Principal Investigator of the Liquid Biopsy and Cancer Interception (LiqBiopCI) group at Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital and the GENyO center in Granada. I am also an associate professor in the Department of Pathological Anatomy at the University of Granada. My career has been dedicated to cancer research, with a primary focus on the field of liquid biopsy. I have undertaken various research visits both within Spain (Basque Country, Catalonia, Madrid) and abroad (Tromso, Norway).
I am the author of over 100 articles, the majority of which center around liquid biopsy research. My work has been published in prestigious journals such as Lancet, Annals of Oncology, and Cancer Discovery. I lead both national and international research projects. Currently, I am overseeing a national project funded by the European Commission and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Spain. This project aims to facilitate the clinical implementation of liquid biopsy in Andalusian Hospitals through the Innovative Public Procurement program. Notably, the outcomes of these projects have led to internationally licensed patents.
I am a co-founder and currently hold the position of Vice President at the International Society for Liquid Biopsy (ISLB). Moreover, I serve as the coordinator of PANMEP, the Andalusian Precision Medicine program, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Health of Andalucia. This program is dedicated to training clinical personnel in new diagnostic methodologies. Additionally, since 2022, I have held the role of Innovative Health Andalusia Public Procurement Coordinator.
Furthermore, I am an Associate Editor at CROH and Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, as well as at the Journal of Liquid Biopsy (JLB).