Felipe Garcia Alcaide
Team Leader, Infectious Diseases Service & Professor of Medicine
Professor Garcia is a senior consultant of the Infectious Diseases & AIDS unit at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, accredited full Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona, and coordinator in Spain of HIV-1 vaccine research group of the Spanish AIDS Research Network. He has been principal investigator of more than 30 clinical trials with preventive or therapeutic vaccines or immune based therapies during the last 18 years. These include phase I clinical trials in healthy volunteers of a preventive vaccine with recombinant virus (MVA-B) and phase I/IIa clinical trials with a DC based therapeutic vaccine in HIV infected patients. He has the support of a team of experts in clinical trials using immune based therapies and statisticians. He is the WP leader of the European project MUNANOVAC and iNANODC and consortium coordinator of the FP7 project iHIVARNA (Therapeutic TriMix / mRNA based Vaccine in Chronic HIV-1 Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy).