Dr José Vicente Saz Pérez (born Madrid, 1959) holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery (1982), a Doctorate of Medicine and Surgery (1985), became a Specialist Doctor in Microbiology and Parasitology (1986) and a Senior Lecturer (1988) with a post linked to the Prince of Asturias University Hospital, where he is currently the head of the Microbiology service. He trained as an Resident Medical Intern in the Microbiology Sevice at the La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, and later joined the University of Alcalá as an Associate Professor.
He has undertaken his research in the field of zoonoses, and especially in emerging viral diseases, and participated in numerous research projects. He has supervised a significant number of doctoral theses, and has authored numerous scientific articles published in national and international journals. He has ten three-year periods, five teaching premiums and three research premiums recognised by the National Research Evaluation Commission (CNEAI) of the Spanish Ministry of Education.
He has been a director and coordinator of doctoral and master's degree programmes, doctorate courses and other courses in his professional field. He has held various academic management positions at the University of Alcalá: Academic Secretary of the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology (1987-1990), Deputy Head of the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology (1993-1994), Vice Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Medicine (1996-2004), President of the Management Committee of Physical Activity and Sports Science (2003-2010), Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (2004-2010), Vice President for Academic Planning and Teaching Staff (2010-2014) and Vice President for Teaching and Students (2014-2015).