José Vicente Saz

José Vicente Saz Pérez (Madrid, 1959) is a graduate of Medicine and Surgery (1982), resident specialist in Microbiology and Parasitology (M.I.R., Hospital de La Paz) and obtained his degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (1985) from the University of Alcalá, where he commenced his teaching career first as an assistant lecturer, then for almost thirty years as Professor, before becoming full professor in 2016.

A specialist in Microbiology and Parasitology, from 2009 to 2015 he held a teaching post at the “Príncipe de Asturias” Teaching Hospital, where he now leads the Microbiology and Parasitology Unit.

His research has focused on the field of zoonosis, more particularly on emerging viral diseases transmitted by rodents and arthropods, and on brucellosis and tuberculosis.   He has achieved three six-year National Research Council research assessments and has been principal researcher on five competitive research projects, as well as acting as Coordinator in the Cooperative Research Network “Risk-factor identification and characterization of arboviruses and roboviruses in Spain”. He has supervised 11 doctoral theses, published nine book chapters and over forty articles in scientific journals, and presented eighty papers at national and international conferences.