The Team

We are a dynamic team with an innovative structure, based on relocation and globalization. This allows us to always be connected with the best in the world.

Board of Trustees

José Arnau

Founding member (on his own name). Holds a law degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela and is a former State Tax Inspector. Has held various positions in the State Tax Administration and was an associate professor in Tax Law at the University of A Coruña. In 1993 joined Industria de Diseño Textil S.A. as a tax advisor. Since 2001 has been a leading executive in the Pontegadea Group. Member of different Board of Directors, including Industria de Diseño Textil S.A., and is vice-president of the Amancio Ortega Gaona Foundation.

Ángel Carracedo

Founding Member and Scientific Director. Professor of Legal Medicine at the Universidad de Santiago (USC); Director of the Galician Public Foundation of Genomic Medicine and Director of the Spanish National Genotying Centre. Committee member in numerous international societies for Genetics, Pharmacogenomics, Cancer and Forensic Medicine, numerous advisory committees of research centers and regulatory bodies. Has published more than 600 articles and is the most cited authors in the field of Forensic Medicine. Has received numerous prizes and has been nominated Doctor Honoris Causa by various universities in Europe and Latin America.

Mabel Loza

Founding Member and Scientific Director. Professor of Pharmacology and leader of the Bio-Farma pharmacological research team at the University of de Santiago de Compostela. Active participant in public and private research programmes within the area of early drug discovery in Spain and Europe. Has participated in more than 90 research projects, in 70 of these as principal investigator. Has participated in the development of 11 new drug candidates that have reached clinical trial stages within R+D transfer programs carried out with the pharmaceutical industry.

Juan Viaño

Member representing the Foundation as the Rector of the University de Santiago de Compostela. As Rector, holds the maximum academic authority at the USC. Professor of Applied Mathematics at the USC since 1988.