Orfao, Jose A.


Jose A. Orfao

He is currently Full Professor at the Department of Medicine of the University of Salamanca. He is also subdirector of the Cancer Research Center, Director of the General Cytometry Service and the Cell sorting Service of the University of Salamanca, and Scientific Director of the Spanish National DNA Bank Carlos III and the Network of Tumor Biobanks of Castilla y Leon (Spain). His research activities are based on his position as one of the Principal Investigators of the Cancer Research Center and The Institute for Biomedical Research of Salamanca (IBSAL), and they are mainly focused on the field of hematological malignancies and the relationship between the immune system and cancer development and progression. He has contributed to >650 publications and book chapters, being co-author of >610 scientific papers in international journals, with an overall h-index of 70 and more than 22,000 accumulated citations; in addition, he is inventor of 37 (granted/pending) patents. He has received over 40 awards and recognitions including the Berend Howen and the Wallace Coulter awards of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology and the International Society for Clinical Cytometry, respectively, and the 2012 Castilla and Leon Prize for Scientific and Technical Research as well as the 3rd Prize in Applied Biomedical Research of the Valdes-Salas Foundation. He is currently member of the external scientific committees of several research institutions in Spain and other European countries, and he is member of multiple national and international scientific evaluation panels and groups, including the EuroFlow Consortium (chair), European Scientific Foundation for Laboratory Hemato-Oncology (ESLHO) and the European Leukemia Net (ELN). He is/has been also member of the editorial board of several scientific journals, such as Leukemia, Haematologica, Human Genetics and Cytometry.