Toño Salas

Antonio Salas

(IP) Team Leader

Para subir una escalera se comienza por levantar esa parte del cuerpo situada a la derecha abajo, envuelta casi siempre en cuero o gamuza, y que salvo excepciones cabe exactamente en el escalón. Puesta en el primer peldaño dicha parte, que para abreviar llamaremos pie, se recoge la parte equivalente de la izquierda (también llamada pie, pero que no ha de confundirse con el pie antes citado), y llevándola a la altura del pie, se le hace seguir hasta colocarla en el segundo peldaño, con lo cual en éste descansará el pie, y en el primero descansará el pie. (Los primeros peldaños son siempre los más difíciles, hasta adquirir la coordinación necesaria. La coincidencia de nombre entre el pie y el pie hace difícil la explicación. Cuídese especialmente de no levantar al mismo tiempo el pie y el pie). Llegado en esta forma al segundo peldaño, basta repetir alternadamente los movimientos hasta encontrarse con el final de la escalera. Se sale de ella fácilmente, con un ligero golpe de talón que la fija en su sitio, del que no se moverá hasta el momento del descenso.

Instrucciones para subir una escalera (de “Historias de cronopios y famas”). Julio Cortazar

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Position: Professor at the Faculty of Medicine - University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

His main field of research is human genetics. Since 1996, he has authored <300 peer-reviewed articles indexed in JCR (ISI Web of Science). Most of this scientific productions is related to the study of human genome variation and gene expression (with articles in Science, Nature Genetics, Nature, American Journal of Human Genetics, Genome Research, PNAS, PLoS Medicine, Current Biology, Molecular Biology and Evolution, JAMA, Lancet, etc). Many of these papers have been published in collaboration with internationally renowned researchers. In addition, he has contributed > 50 chapters in international books.

During this period, he has been investigating in various fields of biomedical research, including genetic susceptibility to complex and common diseases (breast cancer, schizophrenia, autism, etc.), rare diseases (Wilson's disease, congenital ichthyosis, mitochondriopathies, etc.), bioinformatics / biostatistics (regarding HapMap, 1000 Genomes, statistical procedures in epidemiology and genetics, etc.), molecular / archaeogenetics / anthropology, and forensic genetics (population sub-structure, interpretation (statistics) of the test in legal medicine, haplotype markers, etc).

He is the leader of the consolidated research group GenPoB (Population Genetics in Biomedicine), based at the Health Research Institute (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria - IDIS) of Santiago de Compostela, that is in turn integrated into the Genetics and Systems Biology group. The group works together with Genvip (Genetics, Vaccines, Infectious Disease and Pediatrics), and it also has active collaborations with other groups in the IDIS, the National Genotyping Center (CEGEN), and the Fundación de Medicina Xenómica.

For more than a decade he has been heavily involved in a variety of projects related to genomics and other fields of -omic sciences (e.g. genomics, transcriptomic, epigenomic), with a particular focus on complex pediatric diseases, infectomics and vaccinomics. These lines of research have grown progressively to represent his main research activity today. The group has several collaborative projects with the Pediatrics departments of the Santiago de Compostela University Clinical Hospital on vaccines, meningococcal disease, rotavirus, RSV, and other infectious diseases of childhood, etc. The main focus of this research career has been increasingly prominent in translational and personalized medicine through the use of ‘omics’ tools, new mathematical developments, and bioinformatics.

Finally, Prof. Antonio Salas has obtained financial support through more than 65 competitive projects at regional, national and international calls.

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American Journal of Human Genetics, Genome Research, Journal of Human Genetics, PLoS ONE, The Lancet, PNAS, BMC Genetics, FSIG, European Journal of Human Genetics, etc.

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