Ana Doménech Gómez
Book coordinator. Graduate degree and PhD in veterinary medicine from the UCM. Her teaching areas include infectious diseases, preventive medicine, health policy, zoonoses, and public health, at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Member of the Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the UCM. Board member of the Spanish Virology Society, and member of the European Society for Virology, the European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD) and the Spanish Association of Veterinary Specialists in Laboratory Diagnosis (AVEDILA). She has contributed to several books on immunology and infectious diseases in veterinary medicine, as well as multiple educational innovation projects at the UCM. Her research primarily focuses on animal retroviruses, especially those of ruminants and felines. She has authored several scientific publications in specialised international journals as well as books, booklets, and review articles on retroviruses.
María del Mar Blanco Gutiérrez
Graduate degree and PhD in veterinary medicine from the UCM. Her veterinary teaching and research activity focuses on microbiology, immunology, and infectious diseases. She teaches at the graduate and postgraduate levels, as well as specialised training seminars, and has been a visiting professor in Italy, Portugal, France, and Belgium as part of the Erasmus programme. She has contributed to the writing and translation of several books on immunology and infectious diseases in veterinary medicine, as well as the design and production of educational material as part of innovative teaching programmes. She is the author of numerous scientific publications in specialised international journals, as well as review articles and articles in specialist magazines. Her research has included several extended stays at institutions in both Europe and the United States, focusing on the study of host-pathogen interactions.
María Dolores Cid Vázquez
Graduate degree and PhD in veterinary medicine from the UCM. She teaches Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Health Policy, Zoonoses, and Public Health to graduate and postgraduate veterinary students. She has directed several innovative teaching projects in the fields of epidemiology and infectious diseases, producing diverse teaching material, including print and e-books, interactive games, and art-science exhibitions. She has directed several competitive research projects, and has collaborated with private sector companies and in international cooperative projects. She is the author of numerous articles in scientific journals, as well as booklets, book chapters, and articles in specialised magazines. Her main line of research focuses on infectious diseases of neonatal ruminants, particularly diarrhoeal and respiratory processes.
María Teresa Cutuli de Simón
Graduate degree and PhD in veterinary medicine from the UCM. Head of the Mycology Sub-Service at the Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, UCM. She is an active collaborator in the development of new educational material within the framework of the UCM’s innovative teaching projects, including “Virtual Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology”, “Immunotrivial pursuit: basic level” and “Immunotrivial pursuit: advanced level”, and “Viropolis”. She has coauthored several books, including the Manual de Microbiología Veterinaria (Manual of Veterinary Microbiology), Manual de Inmunología Veterinaria (Manual of Veterinary Immunology), and Guía práctica para Identificación y Diagnóstico en Micología Clínica (Practical Guide for Identification and Diagnosis in Clinical Mycology). She is also coauthor of numerous scientific publications within her area of specialisation. Her work focuses on the laboratory diagnosis of mycoses, particularly those affecting cats and dogs. Her research interests include tick biocontrol and host-pathogen interactions in trout lactococosis infections.
Alberto A. Díez Guerrier
Veterinary surgeon and Associate Professor specialising in ruminants at the Department of Animal Health of the UCM. He teaches the subjects of Infectious Diseases, Parasitic Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Health Policy, Zoonoses and Public Health, and oversees rotations as part of the graduate degree in veterinary medicine. He is the head of the veterinary services of the Spanish Cattle Health Protection Agencies (ADS), and a founding partner and spokesperson of the Madrid Veterinary Association of Ruminant Specialists. In addition, he is a board member of the Official College of Veterinary surgeons of Madrid, and works both as a veterinary collaborator with the Autonomous Community of Madrid and a technical advisor on diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis. He has participated in Spanish and European research projects, collaborations with private enterprise, teaching projects, and international development projects. He has published several articles in international research journals, as well as booklets, review articles, and book chapters.
Gustavo Domínguez Bernal
Graduate degree and PhD in veterinary medicine from the UCM. He currently teaches Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the graduate and postgraduate levels. He is highly active in the public dissemination of science. He has collaborated in initiatives such as Science Week, and has worked on the development of new didactic software tools within the framework of the educational innovation projects of the UCM. He is the author of numerous scientific publications in international journals and of several reviews on the interaction between pathogens and host cells. He has been a visiting researcher in different European countries. Currently, his research focuses on the design of new vaccine strategies in the fight against viruses (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus), bacteria (Salmonella), and protozoa (Leishmania) that affect different animal species.
Alicia Gibello Prieto
Graduate degree in biological sciences from the UCM. She completed her PhD at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UCM. She teaches Microbiology and Immunology at the graduate and postgraduate levels, as well as specialised training seminars. She has contributed to the writing and translation of several books on veterinary immunology, as has worked on the design and production of educational material as part of the UCM’s innovative teaching projects in microbiology and immunology. Her research activity focuses on the use of microorganisms in bioremediation processes, and on host-pathogen relationships in diseases that affect aquaculture. She is particularly interested in the study of new diagnostic systems, virulence and/or pathogenicity mechanisms, and the immune response of the host. She is the author of numerous scientific publications in international and Spanish journals, as well as in specialised magazines. She completed her scientific training through research visits at different institutions in the United Kingdom, including the University of Leicester and the Institute of Food Research in Reading.
Esperanza Gómez-Lucía Duato
Full Professor of Animal Health, she teaches Microbiology and Immunology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She is a current or previous board member of several scientific societies of Virology and Microbiology, and a member of the European Society for Virology. Her research has included several extended stays at universities in the USA, including Madison University (Wisconsin), Harvard University (Massachusetts), Oregon Health Sciences University (Oregon), and University of California (Davis), as well as short teaching stays in Puławy (Poland) and Munich (Germany) as part of the Erasmus programme for teachers. She is codesigner of several educational games and computer programs, including “Virtual Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology”, “Viropolis”, “Immunotrivial pursuit: basic level” and “Immunotrivial pursuit: advanced level”, and “Vir(tu)al Epidemic”. She is also a coordinator of the Manual de Inmunología Veterinaria (Manual of Veterinary Immunology) and, as part of an Erasmus project, of the book Virology. An interactive guide, as well as several online courses. Her research focuses on animal retroviruses, in particular those of cattle, small ruminants, and felids.