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Manel Juan Otero

Immunologist
Head of the Immunotherapy Platform. Clinical Immunology Unit at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and Hospital Clínic

Expert in

Immunotherapy, Clinical Immunology

Languages

Spanish, Catalan, English and French

I am a doctor of Medicine (MD, Ph.D.), specialised in Immunology since 1994. I have worked as Head of the Clinical Immunology Department at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (2007 - 2016) and the Immunotherapy Department, which I have led since 2016, going to lead the Immunology Department in 2020. In 2017 I became Head of the Immunotherapy Platform at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital.

My responsibilities include the diagnosis of immunodeficiencies, coordination in cytometry and the development of immunotherapy using two main approaches: DCs and CART.

I have been an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Barcelona (UB) since 2015. I have supervised 4 doctoral theses and co-supervised another 4 doctoral candidates. I have published 69 articles in journals with an IF (impact factor): 3 national and 65 international, and 95 articles in total (with an IF of 475,221).

I have spoken at 76 national and 92 international conferences. I am currently working on 3 projects and I have previously participated in 9 as principal investigator. I am also participating in 14 investigations as a collaborator and in 3 licenses (3 PCT).

I am an immunologist because Immunology enables a global approach (molecular, cellular and clinical) to the diseases and therapies in which the immune system is a defining element.

Training

  • PhD in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, 1994
  • Immunology specialist, Hospital Clínic, 1994.

International experience

  • Visiting doctor at the Herlev Hospital in Denmark, 2017.
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2013.
  • Visitor at Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, 2003.
  • Visitor at the National Jewish Center, Denver, 1992.

Scientific activity

  • Cancer immunotherapy, 2013 - present.
  • T lymphocyte response, class II tetramers, 2006 - 2013.
  • Role of chemokines in the immune and autoimmune response, 1997 - 2006.
  • Adhesion molecules, ICAM3, 1990 - 1996.

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Teaching

  • Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Barcelona, since 2015.

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