Who We Are

About us

Our association includes an experienced staff in our field. We explicitly state that one of our priorities, in response to the infamous examples of gender discrimination in some events and social sectors, is prioritize the inclusion of female personnel as part of our Board of Directors, as well as in the activities in which our association participates. For example, 2 of the 3 members of the Board of Directors of our Association are women, including the Association President. We offer a wide range of analytical products and services (either starting from data collected by ourselves or starting from data contributed by those interested in the services we offer) of the highest quality backed by a team that is characterized by its friendly service and spirit of service. We will love to show you all the possibilities and options at your disposal, we are convinced that you will find what you are looking for. The main aim of our association is, without a doubt, to promote the advance of science, while at the same time being able to satisfy all your goals.


Our staff

The permanent members of our board of directors are the following:




Ada María Herrera García. Ph.D.
 
(Association President)

ORCID ID:  0000-0002-1251-8750 
SCOPUS ID:  56636033900



Career path and degrees:

  • Currently: Pharmacy technician and administrative manager, La Verdellada Pharmacy. San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Tenerife. Canary Islands. Spain. (2017– ).
  • Head of the Clinical Analysis Laboratory at The Woman's Group. Riverview. Tampa. Florida. U.S.A. (August 2014 to May 2016).
  • Pharmacy Technician "Farmacia La Salle" Tenerife, Canary Islands. Spain. (January to December 2013).
  • Training in cell culture of adherent (HUVEC) and suspension (HL-60) cell lines. Western blot. Coimmunoprecipitation (CoIP). Immunofluorescence staining techniques and Confocal microscopy signal detection. Dynamic interaction between cells (Rolling) microscopy technology and Analysis.
  • Training in flow cytometry techniques (cell surface and intracellular protein detection). Detection of intracellular releases of calcium. Apoptosis.
  • Large equipment: FluoViewTM FV1000 confocal microscope (Olympus, Center Valley, PA), Inverted microscope Zeiss 200M (Zeiss, Germany), Beckman Coulte. Ultracentrifuge (Beckman, Germany). Beckman Coulter EPICS XL-MCL flow cytometry system (Beckman, Germany), VersaDoc device (Bio-Rad, Hercules, CA), microplate reader (GeNiosTM, Tecan Trading AG, Switzerland). Image and time-lapse video analysis and processing by Metamorph.
  • Training in animal inflammation models: Air pouch, Thioglycollate peritonitis model, Collagen-Induced Arthritis (CIA) model.
  • Training in the statistical treatment of data (Statistica, Sigma Plot,  MedCalc, SPSS). 
  • Presentation of scientific works in 35 European and North American Scientific Congress.
  • Research Project number: PS 09/02209 Project Title: Role of the metalloprotease Adam-8 in the regulation of the inflammatory response and in the joint destruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Funding institution: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. Length: 2010/2012 Category: Research Collaborator Main researcher: Dr. José Federico Díaz González.
  • Research Project number: ACIISI 200801000071 Project Title: Pathogenic involvement of B lymphocyte in rheumatoid arthritis. Study of the molecular mechanisms responsible for the extravasation and migration of B cells to the inflammatory focus. Funding institution: Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de Información. Length: 06/10/2009 - 05/10/2011 Category: Grant holder. Main researcher: Dr. José Federico Díaz González.
  • Research Project number: FIS 06/0827 Project Title: Effect of soluble factors caused by B cells on the effector functions of fibroblast-like synoviocytes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Funding institution: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. Length: 31/12/2006 - 31/12/2009 Category: Grant holder. Main researcher: Dr. José Federico Díaz González.
  • Research Project number: IDT-TF-07/079 Project Title: Modulation of the acute inflammatory response in vivo by compounds with anti-L-selectin activity. Funding institution: OTRI ULL Length: 15/02/2007 - 15/02/2009 Category: Contracted personal. Main researcher: Dr. Manuel Feria Rodríguez.
  • Research Project number: PI 2005/014 Project Title: Effect of compounds with anti-L-selectin activity in an in vivo model of acute inflammatory response. Funding institution: Dirección General de Universidades e Investigación del Gobierno de Canarias. Length: 31/12/2005 - 31/12/2007 Category: Grant holder. Main researcher: Dr. José Federico Díaz González.
  • Research Project number: FIS 04/1275 Project Title: Study of the mechanisms involved in the modulation of the inflammatory response by alpha2 adrenergic receptors. Funding institution: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. Length: 30/12/2004 - 31/12/2007 Category: Grant holder. Main researcher: Dr. José Federico Díaz González.
  • Researcher in the Rheumatology Laboratory of University Hospital the Canary, Spain. (2003 – 2011).
  • Pharmacy Technician. Integral Center for Professional Formation “Los Gladiolos”. Sta. Cruz de Tenerife. Canary Island. Spain (July 14, 2011).
  • Ph.D. in Bio-medicine (Summa Cum Laude). Faculty of Medicine at La Laguna University. Canary Island. Spain (April 11, 2011).
  • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, degree homologated by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain (2001).
  • Teacher of biology at the secondary school "Cuatro de Abril". Jimaguayú. Cuba (1999 – 2000).
  • B.Sc. in Education by the University Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, Cuba (1999).
  • Undergraduate teaching activity at the secondary school "Javier de la Vega". Camagüey. Cuba (1994 – 1999). Undergraduate honors and awards: First Prize in Undergraduate Prize Exams in Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Methodology of Teaching. Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology (University Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, Camagüey, Cuba, 1996-1999).  Second Prize in Undergraduate Prize Exams in Microbiology, Methodology of Teaching Biology and Zoology (University Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, Camagüey, Cuba, 1996-1999).  First Prize, Didactical Competition of Science Classes (Zoology; University Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, Camagüey, Cuba, 1998).  First Prize, Didactical Competition of Science Classes (Zoology; University Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz, Camagüey, Cuba, 1999). Prize to the best comprehensive expedient of graduates at the university level (1999).






Rodrigo Riera Elena. Ph.D.
(Association Secretary)

WOS ID: I-4260-2013
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1264-1625
SCOPUS ID: 7003416980

Career path and degrees:

  • Since September 2020 - In the academic-teaching sphere: Contracted Professor Doctor. Department of Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Canary Islands. Spain.
    In the research field: Group on Biodiversity and Conservation, IU-ECOAQUA, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Marine Scientific and Technological Park, Crta.Taliarte s / n, 35214 Telde, Spain
  • Since January 2017 to August 2020:  Assistant Professor. Department of Ecology. Catholic University of the Most Holy Conception. Conception. Chile. https://ciencias.ucsc.cl/persona/dr-rodrigo-riera/

        RESEARCH PROJECTS:
  • Since December 2015. Member of the International Scientific Board of the journal Revista de la Academia Canaria de Ciencias.
  • 2019-2021. Regiones fuente y meteorología que inducen variabilidad en la composición y en las propiedades del polvo en la vía central de la capa de aire sahariano. Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (cod. PGC2018-099166-B-I00). Co-Investigador.
  • 2019-2021. Responses of marine invertebrates to climate-driven environmental variation across a wide latitudinal range: A multidisciplinary approach with implications for the population dynamics and sustainability of fishery resources. Convocatoria de Investigación Conjunta CONICYT (Chile) y BMBF (Alemania) (cod. BMBF180034). Co-Investigador.
  • 2018-2019. “¿Afectan las perturbaciones naturales y antropogénicas de la misma manera a la biodiversidad marina y al funcionamiento de los ecosistemas?” Real Academia Sueca de Ciencias (KVA). Investigador Principal.
  • 2018-2019 “Conservación de la diversidad íctica en Qatar, importancia de las reservas marinas y de los arrecifes artificiales”. Planes Nacionales de Qatar (UREP, cod. UREP22-145-1-022). Co-Investigador.
  • 2015-2018 “Importancia de las plataformas en mar abierto como puntos calientes de biodiversidad marina, áreas protegidas y piedras de paso genéticas para la conservación de los arrecifes coralinos de Qatar (2015-2017)”. Planes Nacionales del Ministerio de Educación de Qatar (NPRP-7-1129-1-101). Investigador Principal
  • 2014-2016 “Efectos de la gestión sobre la diversidad funcional marina: Un estudio global”, Programa “Ciencia sin fronteras”, Ministerio de Ciencia de Brasil (cod. 304139/2014-9). Investigadores Principales: Gilberto Filho Amado, Rodrigo Moura y Rodrigo Riera
  • 2011-2013. “Modelo de simulación para predecir la dispersión de materia orgánica en jaulas de acuicultura en la región Macaronésica (MACAROMOD)”. Unión Europea, convocatoria PCT-MAC (cod. MAC/3/C136). Co-Investigador.
  • 2010-2012 “Desarrollo de una herramienta de modelización para la sostenibilidad ambiental de la acuicultura en mar abierto en el archipiélago canario”. Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI). Ministerio de Educación e Innovación de España. (cod. IDI-20100116). Investigadores Principales: Rodrigo Riera y Óscar Pérez
  • 2007-2009. “Minimización de los impactos de los vertidos de salmuera sobre la biodiversidad de los fondos marinos, con especial referencia a las praderas de Cymodocea nodosa”. Ministerio de Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de España. (cod. 056/SGTB/2007/2.4). Investigador Principal.
       OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES AND DEGREES
  • Since February 2014. Review editor of the journal Frontiers in Marine Ecosystem Ecology. http://community.frontiersin.org/people/RODRIGORIERA/131658
  • Since February 2014. Review editor of the journal Frontiers in Marine Pollution. http://community.frontiersin.org/people/RODRIGORIERA/131658
  • January 2013-January 2014. Research Scientist in Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) in Doha (Qatar). http://www.qeeri.org.qa/
  • June-September 2012. Postdoctoral researcher in IMAS (Institute of Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems) in Taroona (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia). www.imas.utas.edu.au/research/marine-and-antarctic-ecosystems.
  • 2012. International expert of the World Commision of Protected Areas (WCPA), International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  • 2011. Guest reviewer of Open Journal of Marine Sciences. http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojms
  • 2010. Scientific editor of Journal of Oceanography and Marine Sciences. http://www.academicjournals.org/JOMS/About.htm
  • 2009. Positive Evaluation of University Lecturer type II by ACECAU.
  • 2009. Positive Evaluation of University Support Teacher by ACECAU (Canarian Agency of the Evaluation of the Quality and Acreditation).
  • 2008. Expert of the 7th Research Framework Programme. Application number. EX2006C137348.
  • 2006-present. Scientific referee of SCI Journals (Zootaxa, Scientia Marina, Marine Biology Research).
  • 2006-present. Researcher of the group “Biodiversity and conservation of marine communities from volcanic islands (Benthos Lab, University of La Laguna).
  • 2005-present. Active partner and manager of Research & Development Department of the company “Atlantic Enrivonmental Research Centre” (CIMA SL) (Marine consultancy private company)
  • 2005. Extraordinary Doctorate Award of the University (Technical and Experimental Sciences).
  • 2005. Positive Evaluation of Teaching Assistant by ANECA (National Agency of the Evaluation of the Quality and Acreditation).
  • 2004. PhD. in Marine Biology “Meiofaunal biodiversity in the beaches of Los Abrigos del Porís and Los Cristianos in Tenerife. Community structure and dynamics, University of La Laguna, Faculty of Biology. Cum Laude with honours.
  • 2002. M.Sc. in Marine Biology, University of La Laguna. Cum Laude.
  • 1999-2000. Predoctoral fellow at the Zoology Dept., University of La Laguna.
  • B.Sc. in Marine Biology, University of La Laguna.

Elisa María Herrera García. B.Sc. 

(Association Treasurer)


Career path and
degrees:

Currently: Head Pharmacist of La Verdellada Pharmacy. San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Tenerife Canary Islands. Spain. (2017–).

Associate Pharmacist for 14 years, most of them at the La Salle Pharmacy, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (2002-2016).

Scholarship from the Official College of Pharmacists of Tenerife, Spain (2001-2002).

Bachelor of Pharmacy, degree approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Spain (2001). Collegiate number: 1596

Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz University, Cuba (1998).

Participation in numerous training courses (see below) which, together with their work experience and high academic qualifications, gave merit to obtain the title of a Pharmacy (founded in 2017) through public competition.

Some of the training courses:

  • Frequent Dermatological Pathologies in the Pediatric Age. Almirall Laboratories / Esmon-Publicity. From November 1, 2013 to November 1, 2014. Certificate issued in Barcelona, ​​August 19, 2014.
  • Acute Pain. Official College of Pharmacists of Madrid. From May 17, 2012 to June 17, 2012 (3.7 credits). Certificate issued in Madrid, June 17, 2012.
  • Gastrointestinal Infections Course. Elsevier Spain, S.L., sponsored by Almirall Laboratories. From April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 (1.9 credits). Certificate issued in Barcelona, ​​September 18, 2012.
  • IX Dermatological Pharmaceutical Care Course. Catalan Council for Continuing Education of the Health Professions / Continuing Education Commission of the National Health System. From March 15, 2011 to February 15, 2012 (5.7 credits). Certificate issued in Barcelona, ​​September 17, 2012.
  • Photoprotection 2011: The Skin Never Forgets. General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists. From June 15 to September 1, 2011 (4.1 credits). Certificate issued in Madrid, October 5, 2011.
  • The Drug and the Pharmaceutical Industry: From Molecular Design to Pharmacy. General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists. From November 2009 to July 2011 (3 modules, for a total of 32.6 credits). Certificate issued in Madrid, September 19, 2011.
  • VYOFAR (Sight and hearing in the pharmacy office): DMAE and other ocular pathologies of advanced age. General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists. From February 1, 2011 to April 29, 2011 (2.8 credits). Certificate issued in Madrid, June 20, 2011.
  • VI Pharmacist Update Course on New Therapies and Diagnostic Techniques. Canary Islands School of Health and Social Services. April 13 to 15, 2010 (10 hours). Certificate issued in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, April 15, 2010.
  • Pharmaceutical Care: Dispensing of Oral Antidiabetics. General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists. From March 15 to September 30, 2010 (15.1 credits). Certificate issued in Madrid, September 30, 2010.
  • Oral Health training activity. General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists. From October 1 to November 15, 2009 (2 credits). Certificate issued in Madrid, March 4, 2010.
  • Pharmaceutical Care: Pharmacotherapeutic follow-up to polymedicated diabetic patients. General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists. From March 15, 2010 to September 30, 2010 (15.1 credits). Certificate issued in Madrid, September 30, 2010.
  • Drug Addiction Course. National Continuing Education System, General Council of Official Pharmacists. June 2008 to June 2009. Module I: Pharmacological and toxicological aspects of the main substances susceptible to abuse (12.2 Credits) Health, Legal and Social Aspects of Drug Addiction (10.4 credits) Certificate issued in Madrid, January 8, 2010.
  • Multidisciplinary Foot Pathology Course. Continuous Training Commission of the National Health System / Catalan Council for Continuous Training of Health Professions. From April 15, 2009 to April 15, 2010 (3.6 credits). Certificate issued in Barcelona, ​​March 9, 2010.
  • Pain Control Update for Community Pharmacists. Continuous Training Commission of the National Health System / Catalan Council for Continuous Training of Health Professions. From March 15, 2008 to March 15, 2009 (5.7 credits). Certificate issued in Barcelona, ​​March 10, 2010.
  • Comprehensive Approach to the Polymedicated Patient. Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine / Continuing Education Commission of the National Health System. From June to November 16, 2009 (6.5 credits). Certificate issued in Madrid, November 19, 2009.
  • Assessment and Interpretation of Clinical Analysis. European Social Fund. From January 3, 2006 to June 20, 2006 (85 hours). Certificate issued in Madrid, June 6, 2006.
  • Course on Master Formulation. June 2004 to June 2005. Module I: 14.2 credits. Module II: 14.2 credits. Certificate issued in Madrid, July 20, 2005.
  • The Study of the Dispensing of Oral Hormonal Contraceptives (AHO) in the Pharmacy Offices. Canary Islands School of Health and Social Services. From May 4, 2004 to June 30, 2004. Certificate issued in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, March 17, 2005.
  • Rules of Correct Elaboration and Quality Control of Master Formulas and Official Preparations. Canary Islands School of Health and Social Services. Official College of Pharmacists of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. From November 24 to 28, 2003 (25 hours). Certificate issued in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, March 17, 2004.
  • Food, Health and Consumption. Canary Islands School of Health and Social Services. Official College of Pharmacists of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. From June 11 to 14, 2002 (30 hours). Certificate issued in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, December 17, 2002.
  • Drug dependence. Canary Islands School of Health and Social Services. Official College of Pharmacists of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. From March 7 to May 5, 2002 (31 hours). Certificate issued in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, December 17, 2002.