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microbiologist , public health service officer

Maria Immaculada Herrera, Spanish microbiologist, public health service officer. Research grantee Public Health Research Foundation, since 1994, Interministerial Commission Science and Technology, 1985-1994, Bristol Myers, 1990-1993, March Foundation, 1973-1976, World Health Organization, 1969, Japanese Ministry Education, 1964-1966.


Herrera, Maria Immaculada was born on December 5, 1941 in Barcelona. Daughter of Bibiano Herrera and Maria Dolores Calvet.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Madrid, 1973.


Head electron microscopy section National Center Microbiology, Madrid, 1976-1988. Head electron microscopy unit National Center Microbiology Institute Salud Carlos III, Ministry of Public Health, since 1988. President national scientific committee, X European Congress on Electron Microscopy, Granada, Spain, 1992.

Coordinator courses European Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis. Co-president French-Iberian Congress on Electron Microscopy, Barcelona, 1990.


Member Medicos del Mundo, Madrid, since 1990. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Royal Microscopical Society, Spanish Association Scientists, Spanish Society Virology, Spanish Society Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Spanish Interdisciplinary Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Society (board member since 1994), Spanish Society Electron Microscopy (president 1988-1993), European Society Microscopy (auditor committees since 1988).


  • Other Interests

    Piano (former concert pianist, reading, travel, swimming, care of children and elderly.


Married Francisco Javier Alvarez-Pinyeiro, March 29, 1971. Children: Francisco-Javier Alvarez-Herrera, Amaya del Pilar Alvarez-Herrera.

Bibiano Herrera

Maria Dolores Calvet

Francisco Javier Alvarez-Pinyeiro

Francisco-Javier Alvarez-Herrera

Amaya del Pilar Alvarez-Herrera