Vice-Rector for Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship

Mercedes Gómez Bautista

Vicerrectora de Transferencia del Conocimiento y Emprendimiento


Mercedes Gómez Bautista has a doctoral degree in Pharmacy. She joined the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1988 as a lecturer in the Department of Animal Health in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, she was then a tenured professor between 1989 and 2009 and has been a professor since 2010. Previously, Dr. Bautista was a professor in the Department of Parasitology in the University of Salamanca’s Faculty of Pharmacy (1980-1987).

She has 38 years of experience in teaching and research, has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and participated in numerous conferences and specialised courses. In addition to directing theses, dissertations and master’s research projects, she has advised research scholars and laboratory technicians.

Dr. Bautista is a member of the UCM research group “Saluvet” (Veterinary Health and Zoonosis). With over 30 years of research experience (1990-2017), she has participated in 80 projects financed by international, national, and regional institutions and corporations, while also serving as principal investigator on many of them.

She is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers in scientific journals, mostly in SCI journals. She was associate editor of the Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research (SJAR) and scientific collaborator at the Department of Life Sciences and Agri-food (DTCV) of the Ministry of Education and Science (1999-2007). She has also been a member of science committees and worked as an evaluator of research projects and manuscripts published in scientific journals.

She has extensive experience in Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurship. She has participated in 46 projects with public and private institutions and companies since 1987 under article 11 of the LRU (University Reform Law) and article 83 of the LOU (Organic Law of Universities), taking the lead on many of them. She has collaborated on three national technology transfer programmes (PETRI, TRACE, etc.). She is the co-inventor of a patent (EP 2 196 532 A1), founding member of a technology-based company (TBC), university knowledge transfer companies and SALUVET-innova, which was created in 2015 and remains in operation today.

In the field of university administration, Dr. Bautista has served on multiple departmental and faculty committees, was the PDI (teaching and research staff) representative on the Academic Senate at the University of Salamanca (1984-1987) and at UCM (2011 to 2018). She has been a member of the UCM Governing Council since 2014, was elected PDI representative and has been Vice-Rector on the Management Board since June 2015. She was an elected member of the Veterinary Faculty Board between 2014 and 2017 and the Claims Commission between 2013 and 2015.