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Maria Torres is an allergy expert and medical doctor. She is currently the head of the Allergy Department of Malaga Regional University Hospital where she also teaches and supervises resident allergists. This is a WAO Center of Excellence. She is also an Associated Professor at the medicine department in the University of Malaga, where she has directed 12 doctoral theses.

She has a high level of experiences in investigation, focussing on the area of drug allergy, and is a member of a number of committee on drug allergy in the Spanish Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC) and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). She is the principal investigator for 15 national projects, obtained in competitive calls from public and private funding bodies and collaborates in over 25 national and European projects. She is a co-author in over 180 publications in international journals and has submitted more than 200 communications and presented work at over 40 conferences. She has received 6 prizes for investigation and has worked as a reviewer for the highest impact journals in the field of allergy. She also works as an evaluator for ANEP projects and is the coordinator for the panel of evaulators for research projects for the Andalucian government in the area of respiratory illness and immunology. She is the coordinator of the Spanish National Network on Asthma and Allergy and Deputy Editor of the Allergy Journal.