Advisory Councyl

Alfredo Corujo (Scientific Advisor)

Eng. MSc. Alfredo Corujo. Industrial Engineer, specializing in Industrial Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela. He has participated in six research projects in the area of poultry farming, and also has numerous scientific publications.
From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Corujo worked at the slaughterhouse of the Sada Group in Lugo, as Head of Quality Control and Internal Auditor of Quality Implementation and Monitoring of APPCC, as well as Head of the Microbiology Laboratory in Control Quality of finished product and Responsible for the Development of Analytical Methodologies of the Sada Group. Currently, Mr. Corujo is the Project Manager of the Food Research Centre of Nutreco Spain, in the areas of food security (monitoring and detection of pathogens), product life and studies of intestinal microflora of broiler chickens.

Dr. Joaquim Trias Puig-Sureda (Scientific Advisor)

Dr. Trias is one of the top names in the American biotech sector. Born in Barcelona, obtained his PhD in the Microbiology and Immunology Department of California University and worked in the Institute Pasteur, the Bacteriology and Virology Department in the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière in Paris and the Microbiology Department in the University of Barcelona.
His entrepreneuring spirit took him to the heart of Silicon Valley nearly 20 years ago. He has helped found companies like Microcide Pharmaceuticals, Vicuron (acquired by Pfizer), Peninsula (bought by Johnson&Johnson), Anthera and Tetraphase. At Microcide, he started up numerous programs to research infectious disease. At Vicuron, he served as vice-president of Drug Discovery and participated in clinical development programs, which led the company to discover new antibiotics that have moved into the clinical phase.

He is currently president of the venture capital and bio-pharmaceutical consulting firm JTPS. From 2013 participates in iMICROQ as Scientific Advisor and President of the Management Board.