Beatriz Romero Martínez


Degree in Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid-UCM (Madrid, Spain) and UCM-PhD on Bovine Tuberculosis, its molecular epidemiology and its implication in Animal Health and Public Health. Beatriz is the Deputy Director of the European Union Reference Laboratory (EU-RL) for Bovine Tuberculosis, located at the VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre at the UCM and she is also the Head of the VISAVET Mycobacteria Unit. The transference of knowledge is one of the EU-RL mandates. Her main research activity is related to the laboratory diagnosis of animal tuberculosis and molecular epidemiology of this disease, working on the evaluation, improvement, and development of new methodologies. Beatriz is also responsible for quality assurance in this area according to the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard for testing laboratories to ensure the technical competence. Co-author of more than 90 scientific publications, she has participated in several national and international projects, as well as in R&D contracts of special relevance with companies and administrations. Beyond her research activity, Beatriz is now Associate Professor of the Animal Health Department of the Veterinary Faculty at the UCM.