Dr. José Luis Fernández – Portrayal

Dr. José Luis Fernández
Scientific Advisor

My passion is genetics and molecular biology

In my beginnings I was a Head of the Genetic, Molecular and Radiobiology Laboratory in the Oncologic Centre of Galicia.

In 2002 I became a member of the Institute for Biomedical Research INIBIC (Instituto de Investigación Biomédica).

In 2007, I was interviewed by The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist and the BBC, amongst others.

In 2008 I became Head of the Molecular and Genetic Clinic in CHUAC.

For over 20 years I have led teams and conducted clinical research in Genetics principally dedicated to the diagnosis of hereditary diseases and neoplasm.

I have pioneered the Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) technique in Spain.

I am accredited by the Spanish Association for Human Genetics.

My biographical profile has been included in recent editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

I have worked in various fields of clinical research for the last 25 years including chromosome structure and mutagenesis, and free radicals.

I have worked on 36 projects and assisted in investigations, 5 of which were for the European Community and 4 for the Nuclear Security Council.

I have published nearly 150 articles in scientific magazines and 13 books, the majority of which were international publications.

Images of my work have been front page of magazines such as Experimental Cell Research, Fertility and Sterility, Journal of Andrology and the Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry.

I am a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Molecular Biology Research, the Open Reproductive Science Journal and the Open Andrology Journal, as well as auditor of the Fertility and Sterility, Journal of Andrology and the International Journal of Andrology.

I have led 8 doctorate theses and am currently working on a further 5.

I have developed the DBD-FISH (DNA Breakage Detection-Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) technique for the study of specific sequential DNA damage, and the SCD (Sperm Chromatin Dispersion) test to determine the frequency of sperm with DNA fragmentation. The latter technique has been patented and is used commercially in Europe and the US. The initial development of this technique was by virtue of a Project granted by the Centre for Human Reproduction of Dr Segrelles.

I work in collaboration with research groups within the CHUAC and other national and international hospitals, working on the application of our own methods to evaluate the damage to DNA in relation to sperm and its fertility.

I was a collaborator in teaching and research for the Women’s Unit at USP Hospital Santa Teresa and the ARGGORA – Women’s Unit. I am currently continuing to collaborate with the Segrelles Human Reproduction IVF Project.

Segrelles IVF Assisted Reproduction

“Segrelles IVF. Same results as in the most prestigious European centers of reference”

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