Amalio Telenti graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oviedo in 1983 and has a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Zaragoza (2000). He currently works as chief data scientist of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and as professor of Genomics in the The Scripps Research Institute. Both institutes are located in San Diego, US. Telenti joined the Scripps Research Institutes after a long and successful career. Previous to these appointments, he was Chief Scientific Officer at Human Longevity Inc., where he led the analysis of the first 10,000 deep sequenced human genomes and he researched the mechanisms by which genetic variations shorten life. His work in Switzerland is also worth mentioning. He served there as Professor and Director of the Institute of Microbiology of the University of Lausanne. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Integrative Genomics of that university and of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. In addition, he is the recipient of the Swiss Cloetta Award in Medicine and of the Research Award of the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Manuel Perez Alonso
He holds a PhD in Biology and he is a Professor of Genetics at the University of Valencia. His research focuses on molecular genetics and genomic applied to medicine. He is known for his outreach work. He is the author of more than 50 research papers on his field of expertise, including three articles published by the prestigious journal Nature. As a scientific entrepreneur, he is a founding partner of the company Sistemas Genómicos (Genomic Systems), Valentia BioPharma and the Genomic Medicine Institute, among others.
Santiago Grisolía García
Born in Valencia in 1923 and Doctor of Medicine. His scientific contribution to biochemistry in general and enzymology in particular is remarkable. In 1945, received a scholarship which allowed him to complete his education in the United States, where he also collaborated with Severo Ochoa. Ever since, he developed his professional career in different prestigious universities of the United States. He has established well-known institutions such as the Valencian Foundation for Advanced Studies (FVEA) and he has received the Prince of Asturias Award among other prestigious awards. He is also an Honorary Doctor of several universities, member of renowned international scientific associations and chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Human Genome Project for UNESCO.