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Damián F. de Andrés Cara

Damián F. de Andrés Cara

Research Scientist
Institute of Agrobiotechnology (CSIC- Public University of Navarra-Government of Navarra)
Spain
Tel: +34-948-168-005
Tel: +34-948-168-005

Biography

Damian F. de Andres-Cara is a research staff member of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the largest multidisciplinary research agency in Spain, at the Institute of Agrobiotechnology of Navarra (CSIC-UPNA-Government of Navarra). He has been involved for over 35 years in research on domestic animals (horse, pig, sheep) in the fields of genetics, immunology and virology, with the final objective of improving their production, health and welfare. He has co-authored different patents and scientific articles published in peer reviewed journals. He has participated in a variety of regional, national and european research projects, and has co-directed a series of doctoral, master and degree thesis by Spanish and foreign students. He has been teaching in different doctoral, master and specialization programs from the Universities of Córdoba, Montevideo, Pamplona, Zaragoza and Tunisia. Dr. de Andrés-Cara holds a PhD in Genetics from the University of Córdoba and enjoyed a three year post-doctoral stage in France at the CNRS, INRA and CEA. He has collaborated with different American, African and European research teams. Interestingly, once erroneously reprimanded for studying “genealogy and heraldry of domestic animals”, the leitmotif of Dr. de Andrés research is genetic variability as a tool for improving animal production, health and welfare.

Research

Genetic variability as a tool for improving animal production, health and welfare, Immunology and Animal Health Biotechnology