Spain

Elena Atienza-Macías

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Elena Atienza-Macías has been a member of the Inter-University Chair Provincial Government of Biscay in Law and the Human Genome, University of Deusto and University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Bilbao, Spain) since December 2009; one of its fields of research has focused on Biolaw and Health Law. Indeed, she has dealt with these subjects at several international seminars and congresses and also as a member in many research projects. Besides this field of research, the study of doping in Sports Law is also an area of focus for Elena Atienza’s current research activities (and everything related to International and Comparative Law on the human genome and biotechnologies, especially gene doping). She has just finished her Ph.D. dissertation supervised by Prof. Dr. Carlos María Romeo Casabona, concerning the legal and ethical implications of the use of performance enhancing drugs and new doping practices in sport within the PhD Program in the Fundamentals of Law, Economic Law and Business Law, at the University of Deusto. Her dissertation also deals with a controversial subject such as, the analysis of the legal implications on the use of biological samples and personal data for the purposes of doping control in the sport sector. Email Elena: elena.atienza@deusto.es.

You can also find her on Twitter: @AtienzaElena, Academia: deusto.academia.edu/ElenaAtienzaMacias, and LinkedIn: es.linkedin.com/in/elena-atienza-macías-8858512a

Maria Arantzazu Lopez Perez

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Maria Arantzazu Lopez Perez has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Seville, and a master in Biomedicine from the University of Cádiz. She currently works as a Pharmaceutical Inspector of the Health Administration of the Junta de Andalucía in Spain. Her main duty is to verify compliance with the legislation on clinical trails in humans, distribution, prescription and dispensing of medicines specially susceptible to abuse and illegal trade and inspection of various forms of illegal trade in drugs (including doping substances). Her work involves combating health fraud, and detecting irregular use of drugs as well as prescription forgery detection. She also collaborates with the Spanish National Anti-Doping Agency (AEPSAD) in preventing doping use. She functions as a speaker focusing on the role of health administration in the fight against doping, and in the national campaign to prevent doping from pharmacies named ‘Protect your health, say no to doping’. Email Maria: marantzazu.lopez@juntadeandalucia.es.

You can also find her on Twitter: @marantzazul.