Dr. Ángel Carracedo is professor at the Faculty of Medicine (University of Santiago de Compostela), director of the Galician Foundation of Genomic Medicine (SERGAS, Galician Service of Health) and director of the Spanish National Genotyping Center (PRB2-ISCIII) Former director of the Institute of Legal Medicine (USC) from 1992 to 2013.
AC has published 12 books and over 700 papers in SCI journals, including papers in Nature, Nature Genetics and Science. Highly cited researcher (Thomson&Reuter 2012) in Molecular Biology and Clinical Medicine and leading scientific production in Legal Medicine worldwide (Thomson &Reuters, 2001-2010).
Board member and external adviser of different national and international institutions, foundations and societies on Forensic Science, Medical Genetics, Pharmacogenomics and Cancer. Past president of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. President of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM).
Editor of FSI: Genetics, and member of the editorial board of a number of international and national journals on genetics, cancer and forensic science. Member of regulatory bodies (Pharmacogenomics WG at the EMA, UK Forensic Regulator DNA, Comisión Nacional para el uso forense del ADN, Spain). President or member of the board of different non-profit foundations (Kaertor, Innopharma, INGADA, among others).
Prizes and distinctions: Jaime I Award, Adelaide Medal, Galien Medal, National Award on Genetics, Medal Castelao, Medal of Galicia, Medal to the Police merit, Galician Prize of Research, Fernandez Latorre Award, Prismas Award and various prizes from foundations and scientific societies. Doctor Honoris Causa for several universities in Europe and the Americas.