Dr. Álvaro Urbano-Ispizua is the current Director for the Department of Haematology and Oncology at the Hospital Clinical Barcelona and a Professor of Medicine at University of Barcelona. Alongside his work as a medical director and consultant haematologist, Dr. Urbano-Ispizua also leads research into stem cell transplant and CAR-T cell therapies in haematology at Hospital Clinical Barcelona, which has been recognised as one of the pioneering institutes for cell therapies in Europe. Dr. Urbano-Ispizua has extensive experience with both commercial and academic CAR-T therapies, and has authored over 180 articles in peer reviewed journals, with over 2400 citations. Beyond the clinic, Dr. Urbano-Ispizua has been the General Secretary of the European Bone Marrow Transplant Group (EBMT) between 1998-2004 and the President of the Joint Accreditation Committee of EBMT and ISHAGE until October 2006. He has also been a private consultant of the European Commission, and has formed part of the Official panel of experts of the European Medicine Agency.