María José Alonso PhD

University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).

María José Alonso is Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).

Her lab has pioneered discoveries in the field of nanomedicine and drug delivery. She has participated in a high number of international research consortia financed by the WHO, the Gates Foundation, The World Cancer Research organization, the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the European Commission. She is the author of 275 scientific contributions with more than 26,900 cites (H factor 89) and the inventor of 22 patent families. Because of the quality of her papers she has been among the TOP TEN in Pharmacology (Times Higher Education).

She has received 30 Awards, among them the “King Jaume I Award” given to the best researcher in the area of new technologies in Spain, the “Maurice Marie Janot Award” given by APGI, the EU Society of Pharmaceutical Technology, the “CRS Founders Award” of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) and the “Josefa Wonenburger” and the “Castelao Medal”, given by the Xunta de Galicia.

She was the Vice-rector of Research of the USC. Currently, she is the Past-President of the Controlled Release Society. She is a member of three Academies in Spain, a member of the College of Fellows of AIMBE, a member of the College of Fellows of the CRS and a member of the US Academy of Medicine.