Esther Sande Landeira

Esther Sande, project manager at the Genomic Medicine Group obtained her PhD in Biology at USC in 2002.

Between 2003 and 2005 she worked as Research Management and Promotion Technician in the area of biotechnology and marine resources of the General Directorate for Research at the Conselleria de Industria (Government of Galicia). This specialization allowed her to join in 2005, to staff of the Galician Aquaculture Technological Center (CETGA) a center devoted to promote business competitiveness through innovation. There, she balanced their research work with management activities, particularly in those related to European projects and actively collaborating with many agencies involved in marine research.

In 2007 she come back to public sector as Research Management and Promotion Technician in FFCIDTEGA, where she performs tasks of monitoring, evaluation, self-control, coordination and administrative management of PGIDIT. During this period she collaborated with several groups promoting the implementation of Galician Technological Platforms and in the dissemination of the work of the Unit. This experience has improved her knowledge about the methodologies used by several groups, centers, units and companies involved in R&D and provided her a better understanding of the proceedings of several national and international calls.

In 2009 she returns to the field of biomedicine and joins to the Genomic Medicine Group staff, where she helps to manage fundraising and participates in the coordination of the group, one of the most extensive, diverse and successful in their field. Also collaborates in the development of proposals, into the identification of stakeholders, and stimulating and promoting ways of collaboration with companies, transfer and development of customized strategies of dissemination. She has also made some internal audits of quality systems UNE_EN ISO / IES 17025.

Having focused her career on different areas within several R&D agents, has provided her, first of all, a broad and open mind about the knowledge generation process and, secondly, the ability of to identify common trends that could lead to the establishment of synergies between groups.