Eloísa Urrechaga, PhD

Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute, Spain.

She started her career in Clinical Chemistry in 1984 as a trainee in Hospital General de Asturias ( Oviedo, Spain); she became head of Laboratory in a Community Hospital , Hospital de Jarrio, (Asturias, Spain) in 1990. In 2001 started as Consultant in Clinical Laboratory in the Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo (Spain), responsible for Hematology Laboratory. In 2010 she obtained her PhD in Medical Science at Zaragoza University (Zaragoza, Spain) with a thesis on new parameters for the assessment of erythropoiesis.

Currently she serves as Senior Consultant in Clinical Laboratory and associate researcher in Biocruces Bizkaia Research Institute.

She is an expert of the Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry, in the Agency for Assessment of new technologies and the Health Research Council for the validation of research projects of the Czech Republic and Argentina. Member of the WHO Guideline Development Group – Ferritin International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control, World Health Organization; member of European Network for Rare and Congenital Anemias, member of International Society for Laboratory Hematology and International Council for Standarization in Hematology; member of Analytical Hematology and Trace Elements Commissions of the Spanish Society of Medical Laboratory, She is particularly involved in the development of new hematological parameters applied to the study of anemia and erythropoiesis, as well as Glycohemoglobin, serving as an editorial board member and scientific reviewer in different Journals.

Terms of Appointment: Oct 2019 – Sep 2021