Scientific Director: Jesús Ávila de Grado
Profesor Jesús Ávila de Grado has been working on Alzheimer’s disease for more than 20 years, mainly on the components of neurofibrillary tangles, present in patients brains and that have been related to the dementia that afflicts them.
After obtaining his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Science from the Complutense University of Madrid, Professor Ávila made a postdoctoral stay at the NIH, Maryland, USA. Later on he joined the Center for Molecular Biology (CSIC-UAM) in Madrid as an independent investigator where he has been the Director twice.
Professor Ávila is a member of the editorial committees of several leading journals in his field and his scientific work is reported in numerous international publications. Jesús Ávila has been President of the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and he is an elected member of the “Academia Europaea”, EMBO. He also holds medal Nr. 46 from the Royal Academy of Science. Dr. Ávila has received numerous awards and honors for his scientific work, among them: Lilly Research Award, the Award of the Community of Madrid and the National Research Award Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
Lastly, he has participated in evaluation programs for Spanish and non-Spanish institutions, and has organized some conferences like the last AD / PD International Conference.