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Research centres : Hospital Universitario La Fe. Valencia.

Francisco España Furió

Born in Alzira (Valencia) on 27th January 1948. He received a degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Valencia and his Ph.D. in 1974 from the Complutense University of Madrid. In November 1974 he was appointed Registrar at the Biochemistry Unit at the Research Centre of the La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, and in June 2009 he was appointed Senior Registrar there.

From 1981 to 1982 he worked with Dr. Oscar D. Ratnoff at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. From 1986 to 1988 he worked as a researcher with Dr. John H. Griffin at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla, California. The first line of research carried out there was on the contact phase of blood coagulation. Since 1983, after identifying a newborn baby with homozygous protein C deficiency, he has spent his entire research career trying to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanisms of the protein C anticoagulant pathway. In collaboration with Dr. Miguel Pocovi's group in Zaragoza, he recently initiated a research line that connects the protein C pathway with Gaucher's disease.

He is currently the Principal Investigator of the group at the La Fe University Hospital belonging to the RECAVA Network of the King Charles III Institute, and the head of the Accredited Group on Haemostasis, Thrombosis, Arteriosclerosis and Vascular Biology at the La Fe University Hospital Foundation. He has published over 200 original articles, has presented over 350 papers to congresses on the speciality, has directed 11 doctoral theses and has participated in 37 research projects, 21 of them as Principal Investigator. He belongs to several Societies on the speciality and since 2004 has been the Vice-President of the Spanish Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Scientific production

  • Article published in Journals: 8
  • Communications in national congresses: 5
  • Communications in international congresses: 7

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