Marta López Fraga, Ph.D. is the Scientific Officer in charge of the donation and transplantation activities at the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (EDQM), Council of Europe.
She received her B.Sc. in Biology from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the Autónoma University of Madrid (Spain). She did her postdoctoral fellow at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego (USA), and in 2006 she joined Neurome Inc./University of California Riverside (USA), to work on the development of targeted mucosal vaccine delivery technologies for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2008, she became a Senior Scientist with Sylentis, Madrid (Spain), where she worked on the development of innovative treatments against a number of inflammatory diseases.
Since 2011, she has been in charge of the European Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO), the Steering Committee in charge of the donation and transplantation activities at the Council of Europe. The CD-P-TO actively promotes the non-commercialisation of organ donation, the fight against organ trafficking and the development of ethical, quality and safety standards in the field of organs, tissues and cells. As part of her duties, she coordinates the publication of the Council of Europe Guide to the Quality and Safety of Organs for Transplantation and the Guide to the Quality and Safety of Tissues and Cells for Human Application, leading guidance documents in the field.