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      Manuel Salto-Tellez – Short Biography


      Professor Manuel Salto-Tellez (MD-LMS, FRCPath, FRCPI) is the Chair of Molecular Pathology at Queen’s University Belfast, Clinical Consultant Pathologist at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Deputy Director of the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology.

      By February 2016, Prof Salto-Tellez was author or co-author of more than 210 internationally peer-reviewed articles in translational science, molecular pathology and diagnostics, including work published in NEJM, Nature Medicine, Gastroenterology, FASEB, EMBO, Cancer Research and Clinical Cancer Research, among others. He has published a similar number of abstracts in international conferences, and is editor or contributor to some of the key textbooks of pathology and oncology.

      Professor Salto-Tellez studied Medicine in Spain (Oviedo), Germany (Aachen) and The Netherlands (Leiden). He specialized in Histopathology in the UK (Edinburgh and London) and in Molecular Pathology in USA (Philadelphia). For more than 10 years he worked at the National University of Singapore and its National University Hospital, where he was associate professor, senior consultant, director of the Diagnostic Molecular Oncology Centre, Vice-dean for Research and senior scientist at the Cancer Research Institute.

      Prof Salto-Tellez serves in the following committees: Since August 2011 to Sept 2015: Interspecialty Committee on Molecular Pathology in the Royal College of Pathologists of Great Britain and Ireland;  Colorectal Group of the UK National Cancer Research Institute;  Molecular Pathology Committee of the Association of Clinical Pathology; Advisory Committee on Pathology Education of Targos Molecular Pathology gmbh;  Executive Group of the Confederation of Cancer Biobanks, National Cancer Research Institute; Cancer Research UK Biomarker Expert Review Panel;  Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) Network Group _ 1) member of the Steering Committee, member of the workstream 2. - Optimising pathology sample quality for molecular analysis, an coordinator of workstream  1. - Training the next generation of pathologists; UKNEQAS Committee for DNA Quality; Molecular Pathology Committee of Genomics England;  Genomics England GCIPs on colorectal cancer and data interpretation; Wales Cancer Research Centre’s External Advisory Board (EAB); Cancer Research UK Experimental Medicine Expert review Panel; Scientific Advisory Board of Visiopharm Inc.;Bowel Cancer UK Critical Research Gaps in Bowel (Colorectal) Cancer Project and Chair of the Working Group on Pathology, Imaging and Diagnostics of Bowel Cancer UK


      Prof Salto-Tellez received the following awards:

      • November 1990, Erasmus Prize of the European Community. The jury considered that the standard of Manuel Salto's academic work has been consistently high, both in Spain and abroad. He was involved in research which is currently being published and initiated a joint research project between Aachen and Oviedo. Manuel Salto has made the most of Erasmus and has communicated his enthusiasm to many others.
      • Scholarship of the European Community, in the framework of the COMETT programme, to work for a year as a Honorary SHO in Pathology in the University of Edinburgh.
      • 2003 - Courage Star by the Courage Fund, an initiative jointly organized by the National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), Singapore Medical Association (SMA), Singapore Nurses' Association (SNA) and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). This was in recognition to the work developed during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis that affected (primarily) the South-east of Asia in 2003.
      • 2005 - World Scientists Forum International Award in the field of Onco-Cytology by the International Research Promotion Council (IRPC). “Dr. Manuel Salto-Tellez has been selected by the World Scientist Forum for “Eminent Scientist of the Year 2005” International Award in the field of Pathology based on his academic excellence, research contributions and expertise in the field of Pathology, especially in Gastrointestinal and Oncopathology.”
      • Silver frame in recognition to research in the area of gastrointestinal diseases, presented at the 13th Annual Helenic (Greek) Helicobacter Pylori Congress, Athens 28-29 March 2008
      • As supervisor, Ms Peh received the AACR-ITO EN, Ltd. Scholar-in-Training Awardfor her work (see abstract N. 50 below)
      • 2008 – National University of Singapore Faculty Research Excellence Award 2006/2007
      • QUB SMDB Annual Celebration of Excellence 2013 Award. and 2014 Award.


      He is in the editorial board of the following journals: Journal of Clinical Pathology, Expert Opinion on Molecular Diagnostics, Cytopathology, Journal of Oncopathology and Pathogenesis. He holds more than £2M in active, competitive grant funding.

      Prof Salto-Tellez leads the Northern Ireland – Molecular Pathology Laboratory (NI-MPL). This is a hybrid laboratory that is CPA accredited to take care of the molecular diagnostics of the whole of NI (population = 1.8 million) and, at the same time, support the translational research mission of the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology.

      Frequent Journals

      • Histopathology

        ISSNs: 0309-0167

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-2559


        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.375 SNIP 1.396


      • Journal of Clinical Pathology

        ISSNs: 0021-9746, 1472-4146

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1472-4146

        BMJ Publishing Group

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.139 SNIP 1.11


      • Oncotarget

        ISSNs: 1949-2553

        Impact Journals

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 1.927 SNIP 1.056


      • Gastroenterology

        ISSNs: 0016-5085

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1528-0012

        W.B. Saunders Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 6.527 SNIP 3.339


      • Pathology

        ISSNs: 0031-3025

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1465-3931

        Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

        Scopus rating (2016): SJR 0.914 SNIP 0.858


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