Dr Hernan obtained his bachelor´s degree in biology at the University of Basque Country (Spain) in 1993. Shortly after, he worked as a research technician in UK and USA for 6 years. In 2005 he obtained a Ph.D. in oncology under the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, and he worked for 7 years at Pharmakine (Cancer & Metastasis research) becoming Head of Business Development. From 2010 to 2018 he held the position of Chief Scientific Officer at CELLULIS, a private biotech committed to adding innovative cryopreservation technical solutions to the drug development and cell therapy markets. From 2018 to 2019 he was also Scientific Director at BioBanco Celular, a company aiming to cryopreserve stem cells from children's deciduous teeth. Currently, Dr Hernan holds the position of R&D Manager at Biobide, a leading CRO in the field of zebrafish assays to help predicting toxicity and efficacy of compounds.