Gomez, Emilia

Gomez Pardo, Emilia


Specialties: Biotechnology


During the first part of my professional career (1984-1995) I pursued a direct scientific activity up to the postdoctoral stage, which I held for 8 years. During this period I carried out research in various projects that analyzed the genetic basis cellular and organismal metabolism and development. These years allowed me to gain experience both in direct scientific activity and also to acquire skills beyond bench work, as planning, organizing, staffing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific goals and objectives.

My years as the Dean of the Science Faculty at the Universidad Europea (Madrid) allowed me to gain expertise in higher education and in the planning of combined scientific and educational activities.

In 2005 I joined the public Foundation Genoma Spain, aimed at promoting and coordinating research related to genomics and proteomics in Spain. During the last few years I have been engaged in a variety of large-scale health-oriented genomics projects, which allowed me to gain experience in the design and coordination of projects that addressed the genetics underlying disease in human populations. During this period I coordinated and managed large multidisciplinary teams, acquiring relevant skills in organizing internal communication and in designing realistic research plans.

Currently I coordinate scientific projects at the “She” foundation that explore methods for cardiovascular disease primary prevention in children and at risk adult general population.

During my career I have therefore acquired skills and basic knowledge in direct scientific activity and in large project/team management.

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Positions and Employment

1984-1988 Predoctoral researcher at the Biological Research Institute (CIB) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
1988-1991 Postdoctoral researcher at the Biological Research Institute (CIB) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
1992-1995 Postdoctoral researcher at the Molecular Cell Biology Department of the Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Goettingen, Germany)

1996-2002 Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, European University of Madrid (UEM)
1996-2002 Dean of the Sciences School, European University of Madrid (UEM)
2002-2004 Founding member and General Manager of the company GECOSALUD, S.L.
2004-2005 Spanish National Cancer Center (CNIO) Technology Transfer Office Director and Executive Assistant to the Director
2005-2012- Research Actions Unit Director at “Genoma España” public Foundation
2013- Scientific coordinator at SHE private Foundation

2013-2015 Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. (Master Health and Nutrition)
1992-1995 Max Plank Institute, Germany. (Postdoctoral Mouse Development)
1988-1991 Biological Research Centre (CIB); n National Research Council (CSIC), (Postdoctoral Biotechnology) )
1988 University Alcala de Henares of Madrid, Spain (PhD in Biotechnology)
1984 University Alcala de Henares of Madrid, Spain Biology Degree

Additional Information
Other experience and professional memberships:

1998 Member of the Science and Technology Council; Autonomous Government of Madrid
2011-2012 CDTI (Center for technological and industrial development) Peer Review Committee
2011-2012 Member of the review panel, Health and consumer affairs Ministry


1989 Postdoctoral fellowship from the Biotechnology National Plan of the Education and Science Ministry
1990-1992 Postdoctoral fellowship from the European Union associated to the project: BRIDGE BIO-CT90-0169
2012 Award for best research product 2012. “Preclinical development”
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:
1. Pardo, E.G., Hernandez, P. and Gutiérrez, C. (1987). Exp.Cell Res. 168,507-517.
2. Maldonado, A., Pardo, E.G. and Gutiérrez,C. (1988).Mut. Res. 197, 117-129.
3. Pardo, E.G. and Gutiérrez, C. (1990). Exp. Cell Res. 186, 90-98.
4. Pardo,E.G. and Peñalva, M.A. (1990). Gene 89, 109-115.
5. Peñalva, M.A ., Espeso, E., Orejas, M. and Gómez-Pardo, E. (1992). In: “50 years of penicillin application”. Kleinkauf, H. and van Dohren, H. (Eds.) Berlin.
6. Peñalva, M.A, Esteban, B.P Gómez-Pardo, E. , Orejas, M. and Espeso, E., (1992). “Molecular Biology of Filamentous Fungi”.Tudzynski, Pand Sthal U.(Eds.)VHG,Publishers, Weinheim.
7. Esteban, B.P., Orejas, M., Gómez-Pardo, E. , and Peñalva, M.A (1993) Molecular Microbiology, 9, 881-895.
8. Perez-Esteban, B., Gómez-Pardo, E. and Peñalva,M.A.(1995). Journal of Bacteriology, 177, 6069-6076.
9. M.Torres, E. Gómez-Pardo, G.R. Dressler and P. Gruss (1995).Development 121, 4057-4065
10. M. Torres, E. Gómez-Pardo, and Peter Gruss (1996). Development 122, 3381-3391
11. Gómez-Pardo, Emilia; de Miguel, Mercedes; Gracia, Cristina; Martín, Luis; Escribano, Mercedes; Cunchillos,Eduardo. “ 2010 “Guidelines for preclinical development”. www-preeclinicos.
12. Gómez-Pardo, Emilia. Innocash programm: Technology Transfer:. SEBBM 164, Junio 2010
13. de Miguel Estévez, Mercedes, Garcés Toledano, Fernando, Gómez-Pardo, Emilia. 2009 “Tecnologías Críticas: Microarrays para el Análisis de Expresión Génica” (Ref: GEN-ES09003).