Technical Advisor

Susana Vega is a European Patent Attorney who joined Haley Guiliano in 2018 as a Technical Advisor in the intellectual property rights management group where she advises clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries on a variety of intellectual property issues.

Prior to joining Haley Guiliano, Susana worked as a patent advisor at ABG Patentes law firm in Madrid and as an in-house European patent attorney at a Biosimilars pharmaceutical company (mAbxience), where she worked with life sciences clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries on drafting and prosecuting US and foreign patent applications, drafting oppositions, performing freedom-to-operate analyses and advising clients on IP matters.

Susana obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre in Madrid, Spain.  Her doctoral research focused on the structure determination of a viral protein using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy.  She subsequently did a Postdoctoral Fellowship at a private company researching on the development of vaccines using the VLP technology.


Published Work

Spanish patent ES2189631 (B1). Single stage amplification of DNA by semi nested PCR consists of contacting a Diana DNA fragment with a reaction mixture for pathogens identification.

Vega-Rocha S, Gronenborn AM, Gronenborn B, Campos-Olivas R. (1)H, (13)C, and (15)N NMR assignment of the master Rep protein nuclease domain from the Nanovirus FBNYV. J Biomol NMR. 2007 Jun;38(2):169.

Rocha SV, Campos-Olivas R. (1)H, (13)C, and (15)N NMR assignment of the Rep Protein Nuclease Domain from the Porcine Circovirus PCV2. J Biomol NMR. 2006; 36 Suppl 1:25.

Vega-Rocha S, In-Ja Byeon, Bruno Gronenborn, Angela Gronenborn and Ramón Campos-Olivas. Solution Structure, Divalent Metal and DNA Binding of the Endonuclease domain from the Replication Initiation Protein from Porcine Circovirus 2. J Mol Biol. 2007 Mar 23; 367(2):473-87.

Vega-Rocha S, Gronenborn B, Gronenborn AM, Campos-Olivas R. Solution Structure of the Nuclease Domain from the Master Replication Initiation Protein from the Nanovirus Faba Bean Necrotic Yellows Virus and Comparison with Geminivirus and Circovirus domains. Biochemistry 2007 May 29;46(21):6201-12.