Management Team

Francisco José Tinahones Madueño

Scientific Director

Francisco José Tinahones Madueño is the Scientific Director of IBIMA and Principal Investigator/Manager at the Institute. Chief of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Department at the Virgen de la Victoria University Hospital of Málaga. Full Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Málaga. Former President of the Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity (SEEDO). Clinical Medicine and Epidemiology Coordinator at the State Research Agency. Member of the Scientific Committee at CIBERobn.

Author of more than 775 original publications in indexed, peer-reviewed medical journals. Cumulative impact index of publications of more than 30.000. Principal Investigator for more than 35 competitive public projects (national and European) and of more than 120 clinical trials in the areas of diabetes and obesity. Supervisor of more than 30 doctoral theses. National Award for the best group trajectory from the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN). SEEDO Gold Medal.

Since July 2019, he belongs to the Advisory Committee of the General Secretary for Research of the Ministry of Health of the Regional Government of Andalusia

Pedro Serrano Castro

Deputy Scientific Director

Pedro J. Serrano Castro is the deputy scientific director of IBIMA Plataforma BIONAND and principal/lead investigator of Group C01: “Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation” at the Institute. Chief of the Neurology Department and director of the Neurosciences Unit of the Regional University Hospital of Málaga. Associate professor of medicine at the University of Málaga School of Medicine. PI and coordinator of the Andalusian Clinical and Translational Research Network on Neurology (Neuro-RECA), funded by the Regional Government of Andalusia’s Ministry of Health and Families - RIC-0111-2019. Coordinator of the Andalusia-Roche Alliance for precision medicine in neurology. He has led more than 10 research projects funded by public and private entities as PI and has collaborated on another 7 projects.

He is the author of more than 132 publications included in the JCR, 80 of which he led, and 40 non-periodical publications. He has served as editor for 8 books and 32 book chapters. In 2015, he was awarded the “Epilepsy” Scientific Award from the Spanish Neurology Society in recognition of his research trajectory in this field. In 2022, he received a research award from the Andalusian Neurology Society. Member of the Advising Committee to the General Secretary of Research of the Andalusia Regional Government Ministry of Health since 2019

Javier Márquez Gómez

Deputy Scientific Director

Javier Márquez is the deputy scientific director of the IBIMA Plataforma BIONAND Institute and lead researcher of Group B-07: “Canceromics” at the Institute. Dr. Márquez is a full professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Málaga and scientific manager of the Proteomics Research Support Services since 2007. He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri - Kansas City in the United States of America from 1987 to 1989 and was a visiting professor at Brandeis University in Boston, United States of America, at Harvard Medical school in Cambridge, United States of America, and at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He is the author of more than 110 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed, indexed journals with more than 5,200 citations and an h-index of 41. He is the principal investigator on more than 25 national and international competitive public projects.

Other indicators of the quality of his scientific production include six uninterrupted six-year terms in research since 1984, one six-year term in transfer, and 14 doctoral theses directed. He is a member of the editorial review boards for the journals Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience and CANCERS. As part of his teaching work, he has taught courses on biochemistry and molecular biology at the UMA Faculty of Sciences for biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, and biochemistry undergraduate degrees since 1988. Furthermore, he has participated in numerous doctoral programs at the UMA and the International University of Andalusia (UNIA, for its initials in Spanish). He currently serves as coordinator for a course in the Master’s Degree in Advanced Biotechnology at the UMA.

Notable among his research evaluation work is his role as expert assessor for the Life Sciences speech for the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Horizon 2020, and Horizon Europe excellence programs since 2003. He is an assessor for research projects for the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and the National Agency for Evaluation and Futurology (ANEP, for its initials in Spanish). He is a member of the review board for Ramón y Cajal postdoctoral contracts in biomedicine, an assessor for research projects and grants for the Board of Life Sciences of the Andalusia Regional Government, and an expert assessor for the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion of Argentina, the Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONCYT, for its initials in Spanish), and the National Science Centre of Krakow, Poland

José Miguel Guzmán

Managing Director

José Miguel Guzmán is the Managing Director of the IBIMA Plataforma BIONAND and of the Andalusian Public Foundation for Health and Biomedicine Research in Málaga (FIMABIS).
He earned a degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Granada in 1999. In the following years, he completed his residency, specialising in Hospital Pharmacy at the Virgen de la Victoria University Hospital of Málaga. During this time, he earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Málaga and completed a sabbatical at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with a specialisation in Pharmacoeconomics.

He later completed a Master’s Degree in Health Economics and Management of Healthcare Organisations from the Andalusian School of Public Health and enrolled in an Executive MBA at the University of Navarre’s IESE Business School. In 2012, he graduated with first class honours from the Public Health and Prevention doctoral degree programme of the University of Málaga's Faculty of Medicine.

He has extensive experience as a Specialist Physician in the Hospital Pharmacy Department and in healthcare management, having worked in management positions as a Project Manager and Quality Manager at the Marina Salud Hospital (Alicante).

From 2011 to May 2018, he was in charge of management for the Biomedical Research Institute of Córdoba (IMIBIC), managing research and innovation at that centre