Scientific background: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His research career started in Colombia, working with animal models related to malaria vaccine development. He went on to obtain his Ph.D. in the Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” in Madrid, with a focus on the development of new strategies for allergen-specific immunotherapy. After a first postdoctoral stage in a pharmaceutical company, where he worked on new vaccine adjuvants, he moved to Sweden, to join the Cancer immune and Gene Therapy Lab in Karolinska Institute. His current line of research is focused on new immunotherapies for malignant melanoma.
Goals within ACES: Yago thinks that ACES should be the main meeting point for Spanish researchers in Sweden. It can be really useful for the newly arrived as well as an excellent starting point for future scientific collaborations.