Eduardo Oliver, PhD

Researcher in Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Science Activist in Madrid, Spain

Eduardo Oliver, PhD

Researcher in Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Science Activist in Madrid, Spain

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- Bio -

Born in Murcia (1981), I studied Pharmacy and completed my PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Valencia (Spain). I have developed my career in international institutions such as University of Rouen-Haute Normandie (France), University of Glasgow and Imperial College London (UK). In 2016, I joined CNIC as a Senior Research Fellow of the ‘Talent Attraction’ program of the Community of Madrid. From April 2022, I am a Ramón y Cajal Group Leader at the CIB Margarita Salas CSIC where I lead the group of Experimental Pharmacology and New Targets in Cardiopulmonary Disorders. In addition, I am an External Lecturer of the Master in Research and Rational Use of Medicines at the University of Valencia.

- Scientific Research -

My current research line focuses on the search of new therapeutic targets and strategies against cardiopulmonary disorders with special focus on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. In particular, I am interesting in better understanding how the beta-adrenergic system acts at the cellular and molecular level, and its pathophysiological consequences in pulmonary circulation and the heart, with the final purpose of designing new therapeutic strategies. Also, following previous research, I am interested in the zinc transporter ZIP12 and zinc biology as a new potential drug target (Nature, 2015).

- Science advocacy -

During my tenure in the UK, I played a relevant role in the foundation and development of SRUK/CER), in which I hold various responsibilities, becoming president (2015-16) and now ambassador in Spain since 2017. In addition, I have been chair of the Young Pharmacologist committee of the Spanish Society of Pharmacology (2010-15). I have been a member of the DECIDES Committee on Scientific Policy of COSCE (2016-2021). I am promoter and former General Secretary of RAICEX founded in 2018. Also, I am founding member and current chair of the citizen initiative ‘Ciencia en el Parlamento’ that promotes the use of science for policy.

- Awards and recognition -

· ‘Honorific mention to the singular project #CienciaenelParlamento’ of the Prismas Award

· ‘SRUK Mentoring recognition award’

· 'EPHAR Young Investigator Award'

· 32nd Young Pharmacologist Award of the Spanish Society of Pharmacology.

· 1st prize as tutor in Biological and Biomedical sciences of the 26 Arquímedes University Contest.

· Recognized ‘Expert on Spanish expatriate talent networks’ of ‘Los 100 de Cotec’ panel.

  • Work
    • CIB Margarita Salas CSIC
  • Education
    • University of Valencia