Javier Carmona

Precision oncology from a European perspective

Javier Carmona
Hospital Vall d’Hebrón

Employment History and Scientific Background

  • Chief Scientific Officer – Cancer Core Europe (CCE) 2023–present
  • Head of Scientific Strategy – Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) 2022–present
  • Visiting Professor – Autonomous University of Barcelona 2023–present
  • Master in Health & Science Management, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Visiting Professor – University of Navarra 2021–present
  • Master in Biomedical Research, Pamplona, Spain.
  • Deputy Editor – Nature Medicine 2016–2022 Springer Nature, New York, USA.
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow – Dr José Baselga Lab Oct 2013–May 2016
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York, USA.
  • PhD Student – Dr Manel Esteller Lab Nov 2007–Sep 2013
    Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain.
  • BSc in Biology 2002–2007
    University of Navarra and Autónoma of Madrid, Spain.


List of peer-reviewed scientific publications indexed in PubMed: https://bit.ly/3cyTb3t

Selected Courses

  • “Accounting: Principles of Financial Accounting” by IESE Business School (2020).
  • “Private Equity and Venture Capital” by Università Bocconi (2020).
  • “Randomized Clinical Trial design, analysis, interpretation and reporting” University of Oxford (UK) (2019).

Invited Talks and Seminars

  • Keynote speaker, “The UNCAN.eu Platform for cancer data sharing”, EACR Annual Congress, Torino (June 2023).
  • Invited speaker, “Cancer, equality and Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, Karolinska University Hospital (May 9th, 2023).
  • Invited panelist, “SEOM +MIR: Liderando el futuro” conference, Madrid (Apr 2023).
  • Invited speaker, Cancer genomics and epitranscriptomics: from the bench to the clinic. Salamanca (Nov 30th, 2022).
  • Invited speaker, Cancer Grand Challenges Future Leaders Conference, Barcelona (Nov 2nd, 2022).
  • Keynote speaker, “The ins and outs of scientific publishing”, IRB-Barcelona PhD retreat. Barcelona (Oct 21st, 2022).
  • Invited panelist, “Escritura Científica en Oncología: Tricks and Treats”, SEOM Annual Meeting, Madrid (Oct 15th, 2022).
  • Invited panelist, “Carreras en Editoriales Científicas”, Career Development Forum, SEBBM, Malaga (Sept 6th, 2022).
  • Invited speaker, University of Navarra: European night of researchers, shorturl.at/zGH45 (Sept 2021).
  • Invited lecturer, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (China): Scientific Writing & Publishing (Nov, 2020).
  • Invited panelist, International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education (IMFAHE): “Master Class:
    Responsible Conduct in Research & Publications in High impact Journal” (2019 and 2020).
  • Invited speaker, MD Anderson (Houston, TX): “Scientific publishing in Clinical Oncology” (May 2019).
  • Invited speaker, Hospital Virgen del Rocio (Sevilla): “New directions in Biomedical Research” (Dec 2018).
  • Invited speaker, Google (Mountain View, CA): seminar “Scientific publishing in Digital Medicine” (May 2018).
  • Invited speaker, Johns Hopkins Univ. (Baltimore, MD): “Publishing process in Nature journals” (Jan 2018).