Scientific director, Anthony Nolan Research Institute;
Professor of Haematology, Royal Free Hospital & UCL Cancer Institute

Alejandro Madrigal is an internationally respected and influential scientist in the field of stem cell transplantation, histocompatibility and immunogenetics; whose seminal research work has been the platform on which many advances in bone marrow transplantation have depended. His work has impacted upon clinical practice and has influenced the development of new tissue typing reagents by healthcare industries, and has defined viral and tumour specific targets that are used worldwide in vaccination and cell therapy. His leadership abilities and contributions to expanding the international bone marrow and cord blood donor registries have helped save the lives of countless patients worldwide. In recognition, he was elected EBMT President and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and has received many other accolades and awards from his profession worldwide.