Ángel Criado-Fornelio has a degree in biological sciences (1981) and the Ph.D. degree in parasitology at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain. He has been awarded with fellowships from the Spanish Ministry of Education and the EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization). He has been serving as a Visiting Researcher at the IFREMER station Laboratory for Research on Diseases and Genetics of Marine Invertebrates (LPGIM), La Tremblade, France, at the Department of Parasitic and Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, and lastly at the Zoo-prophylactic Institute of Sicily (IZS), Palermo, Italy. He works currently as a Professor at the University of Alcalá. He has been working in the field of molecular and biochemical parasitology since 1982. Some topics of interest during his scientific career have been biochemistry of parasitic helminths and the mode of action of anthelmintics (research work was mainly focused on Trichinella spiralis as model system, although some studies were based on Echinococcus granulosus as well), characterization of microsatellite sequences in Hemonchus contortus, epizootiology of parasitic helminths and protozoa in wildlife (foxes, wild boars, and others mammals), epizootiology of Babesia and Theileria in domestic mammals from different countries, development of new PCR diagnosis procedures for parasitic protozoa (Piroplasmida and Hepatozoon). He has published about 40 parasitological papers in international journals and has been invited as a Speaker in several international scientific meetings.
Biography Updated on 13 September 2011