Business Development Manager - HEALTH
Izabel Alfany is Biologist from the Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos – UFSCar (Brazil) and got her PhD degree in Biomedicine from the University of Barcelona (Spain). During her PhD, she developed her research activity at the Biomedical Research Institute of Barcelona – Spanish National Research Council (IIBB – CSIC) and published several papers related to Experimental Hepatology.
In line with her professional ambition, in 2011 – after almost 6 years of research, she took over as the International Project Manager responsible for the Health sector at LEITAT Technological Centre, keeping the proximity to research but from the management and business side. At that moment, LEITAT had just acquired the first two research groups of Biomedicine Research. Therefore, the aim of that position was to pave the way in Europe, to build up the network and to gain visibility. Currently, LEITAT is a well-known Research Organisation in Europe, with recognised capacities in the Health sector, leading several initiatives and taking part in the main technological platforms, such as EIT-HEALTH or ETP-Nanomedicine. Her role at LEITAT also gain importance all over these years, accompanying the increase of their international presence, and today she is the Business Development Manager leading the Health Strategic Projects.
As an external recognition of her dedication, in 2015 she was pointed as independent expert by the European Commission and started working in the evaluation of submitted proposals, and in the review of funded projects.