Prof. Ernest Giralt
Co-Founder & Chairman
Professor Giralt is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Barcelona and Coordinator of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme at the IRB Barcelona. He is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of peptide synthesis, medicinal chemistry, structure determination and NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance). Besides, Prof. Giralt is an expert on the design of therapeutic ligands for interaction with protein surfaces. He is one of the founding members of the European Peptide Society, as well as editor of The Journal of Peptide Science. He is an inventor with 10 patents, and he serves on the advisory boards of a number of pharma and biotech companies.
Prof. Javier Meana
Advisor on Pharmacology and Schizophrenia
Professor Meana is Professor of Pharmacology at the University of the Basque Country, leader of the Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group at the same centre, and head of a research group at the Spanish Centre for Biomedical Research in Mental Health (CIBERSAM), which focuses on translational activities. He has published more than 200 papers and he is a member of several international scientific societies and committees. In 2009, he received the Research Award of the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry.
Advisor on Business Development and Licensing Strategy
Pascal Nizet specialises in international business development and has over 20 years’ experience in companies in the life and health sciences sector. In 2008, he founded the pharmaceutical consulting company Pharmaphenix, which focuses on emerging markets in Latin America and Asia. Previously, he worked at Almirall as Area Manager and International Marketing Manager, and as Marketing Strategic Director at Laboratorios Rubió. He is a member of the board of the biotech Bionure.