María Garcés-Sánchez
PhD in Medicine from the University of Valencia. Paediatric specialist. University expert in vaccines from the Complutense University of Madrid. Researcher at the VIVA (Vaccine Institute of Valencia) since 1999. As a researcher, she is currently attached to the Vaccine Area (FISABIO). She has participated as Principal Investigator in more than 50 research projects related to vaccines and epidemiology. Member of the Vaccine Advisory Committee of the Spanish Paediatric Association (2001–2010). Current member of the Vaccine Advisory Committee (since 2017).

Vaccine development takes a long time, often more than fifteen years. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has accelerated the process in record time. This race has only just begun and there is much to be learned in the near future.