Dr Francisco Rodríguez-Frías


Head of Liver Pathology Unit for Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Head of Clinical Biochemistry Research Group of the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute, and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
University Hospital Vall d'Hebron

Francisco Rodríguez-Frías has a degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Barcelona-UB (1976-1981) and a PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona -UAB (1994) as well as two Masters from this university. In 1989 was in Max Von Pettenkofer Institut (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) with Professor Michael Roggendorf, where he was trained in PCR for viral hepatitis. Biochemist and senior researcher of the Clinical Biochemistry Service of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital where he was trained as a specialist in Clinical Biochemistry (1987-1991) and since 1991 he develops his healthcare activity, currently as Clinical Head of the Special Areas (10 units and 15 physicians under his charge). He is directly responsible for the Liver Pathology Unit of the Biochemistry and Microbiology services of Vall d’Hebron Hospital, which is a maximal level hospital with 1.200 beds, the main one on Catalonia state. Vall d’Hebron Hospital Clinical Laboratories are the biggest and most complex in Spain. This laboratory serves all Barcelona city population (1.5 million inhabitants). At the research level, Francisco Rodriguez-Frias is responsible for the Clinical Biochemistry Research Group (50 members) of the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (the biggest in Spain), senior researcher at CIBER on liver and digestive diseases (a research network dependent on the Spanish administration). At the teaching level, he is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), teaching undergraduate subjects in the Sciences and Medicine schools, and also teaching in the Master’s programs of UAB and UB. He has been a supervisor for 6 doctoral theses and currently for 9 in progress. He is the Principal Investigator in 5 competitive projects of the Carlos III Institute (Spanish administration) and others of different entities. He is the Author of 205 articles in scientific journals as well as author of book chapters, currently with an H index = 46 and a total impact factor of 1,286.

Francisco Rodríguez-Frías, PhD