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Luis Alberto Henríquez Hernández

Profesor de Toxicología. Departamento de Ciencias Clínicas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Luis Alberto Henríquez Hernández, VMD, PhD, has specialized in Environmental Toxicology and its consequences on human health, animals and food. He has held several teaching positions over 20 years at the University, and since 2017 he is Associate of Toxicology at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), teaching at the Faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He has been recognized with 2 six-year periods of research (2018). Since 2017, he is also Director of European Mobility —Vicerrectorate of Internacionalization and Cooperation— of the ULPGC. He has directed 11 Doctoral Theses since 2010 (last one in July 2020) and has directed 13 master's theses and several final degree projects. He is the author of 99 publications indexed in PubMed, with an impact index (JCR, 65% in Q1 journals; mean IF = 3.36), with more than 1,400 citations, an H index of 27, and an i10 index —published articles witn more than 10 citations— of 58. He has written or edited several books or book chapters on topics in his field. During these years he has been enrolled in the field of environmental toxicology, crediting extensive experience in biomonitoring of human, animal, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, as well as toxicovigilance and study of chemical exposure markers. His postdoctoral training in oncology makes him the person responsible for analyzes related to human health and the link that toxicology has with cancer and other complex diseases. He has specialized in the use of statistical tools to approximate to these complex experimental designs. He has been part of several national and European projects (currently 2, one of the INTERREG program and another of the H2020), and has participated in many others national projects. He collaborates with numerous research groups from different countries, both European and from the rest of the world.


  • –present
    Profesor Titular de Universidad, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


  • 2001 
    Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Doctor en Veterinaria