Pioneering research management since 1998
About Us

Specialized in the high-quality management of research and development projects in the health sector. Synapse partners with both public and private organisations such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, research institutes, academia, hospitals, among others.

We work at the edge of innovation
in research project management

years of experience
research projects
Qualified team
Carlos Díaz
CEO & Founder

Wide experience in complex distributed project management, evaluation methods, business planning and knowledge management. His work focuses on strategic and technical management of biomedical research, software development and validation. Consultant for national and international organisations, both public and private, on proposal preparation and management of Research and Development projects and initiatives. Teaches courses in strategic project management for a variety of organisations. University degree in Economy and Business Administration (Extraordinary Award), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Sandra Pla - COO & Head of Research & Development Projects
Wide experience in providing project management services to a wide number of international initiatives including monitoring of project activities, resourcing and capacity control, quality procedures and risk management.

Deep knowledge of budgeting and auditing  procedures.

University degree in Political and Administration Sciences and Master in Public and Social Policies, Johns Hopkins University.
Sandra Pla
COO & Head of Research & Development Projects
Elena del Rey - Head of Business Development & Services
Extensive knowledge in legal matters, governance, and procedures related to Public-Private Partnerships.

University degree in Law, Master in European Studies, and Postgraduate in Regional Strategy and Competitiveness.
Elena del Rey
Head of Business Development and Services
Mª Carmen Montes - Head of HR
Senior technician in occupational risk prevention ergonomics and applied psychosociology.

University degree in Nursing, occupational nurse specialist and Master in Human Resources Management.
Mª Carmen Montes
Head of HR
David López - Head of Finance
Expert in finance corporate management.

University degree in Social Sciences, Postgraduate in Accounting, Master in Financial Management, Master in Finance. He completed the Executive programme in management control and is Chartered Controller Analyst.
David López
Head of Finance
Iñaki Díaz - Head of Communication
Wide experience in branding and communication activities for a variety of clients.

University degree in Advertising and Public Relationships, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Postgraduate degree in Digital Design, Istituto Europeo di Design.
Iñaki Díaz
Communication Manager
Montse Camprubí - Senior Project Manager
Wide experience in managing and coordinating complex research projects as well as acting as community manager.

Highly skilled in financial and administrative aspects of EU funded projects.

University degree in Translation.
Montse Camprubí
Senior Project Manager
Estefanía Callado - Senior Project Manager
Wide experience in managing and coordinating complex research projects as well as monitoring processes for compounds’ progression.

Highly skilled in EU funded projects.

University degree in Business Administration and Master in Leadership and Management of Science.
Estefanía Callado
Senior Project Manager
Inari Soininen - Senior Project Manager
Vast experience managing R&D research centres and leading multidisciplinary teams. Extensive knowledge in EU project management and managing large consortia.

University double degree in Law & Political Sciences, and Executive MBA.
Inari Soininen
Senior Project Manager
Lewis Killin - Senior Project Manager
Wide experience in the set-up and co-ordination of clinical trials in neuroprogressive conditions. Expertise in the management of study cohorts, registers, and databases.

PhD in Psychology and Research background in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology and Risk Factors.
Lewis Killin
Senior Project Manager
Nathalie Bofarull - Senior Project Manager
Deep experience in managing international projects and understanding of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

BSc in Biology (University of Barcelona). Master degree in “Basic fundamentals of oncogenesis” (University ofParis VI) and Master in Business and Administration (ESG Paris).
Nathalie Bofarull
Senior Project Manager
Núria Subirats - Executive Assistant
Extensive knowledge in supporting the administrative activities of large European research projects and high skilled in executive assistance, including coordination of major events.

University degree in Tourism.
Núria Subirats
Executive Assistant
Mery Loor - Project Assistant
Experience in project management and public institutions, social projects, intercultural perspective, and communication.

University degree in Political & Administration Sciences, Master’s Degree in Migration Studies, MA in Advanced Journalism.
Mery Loor
Project Assistant
Andrea García - Communication Officer
Extensive knowledge in branding and communication activities. Experienced in managing international events and major conferences.

Degree in Tourism, E.U.T. Euroaula (University of Girona). Master in Corporate Communication, Protocol and Events, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
Andrea García
Communication Officer
Esteban Di Falco - Web Developer
Wide experience in web development for a variety of clients.

University degree in Industrial Engineering and Degree in Web development.
Esteban Di Falco
Web Developer
Expert advisors
Richard Tischler
Communication Advisor
Richard Tischler - Communication Advisor
Senior communications/PR professional who has built and led regional corporate communications teams at major global companies in the healthcare, financial services, food & beverage, and packaging sectors contributing to positive business results through efficient internal/external communications, and crisis management.
Johan van der Lei
Scientific Advisor
Johan van der Lei - Scientific Advisor
Expert on the development, evaluation, use, and impact of computer-based patient records and decision support. Research on understanding the requirements for successful introduction of information and communication technology in medical practice.

Ph.D. Medical Informatics.
Scott Boyer
Senior Advisor
Scott Boyer - Senior Advisor
Expert in predictive models of biological endpoints, data mining, chemical genetics, and human adverse event modelling. Founder and CEO of Klaria. Co-founder of the Computational Toxicology group within the Swetox.

Ph.D. in Molecular Toxicology.
Saira Ramasastry
Senior Advisor
Saira Ramasastry- Senior Advisor
Founder of Life Sciences Advisory, focused on public-private collaborations for the biopharmaceutical industry. Lecturer for the Bioscience Enterprise Program and council for the Cambridge Judge Business School.

B.A. in Economics, Advanced degrees in MS&E.