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medical geneticist , researcher

José Luis Fernández García, Spanish medical geneticist, researcher. Recipient First award in the XI congress, Spanish Andrology Society, 2003; grantee, Spanish Nuclear Security Coun, European Community.


García, José Luis Fernández was born on April 16, 1963 in La Coruña, Spain. Son of José Fernández Martínez and María Luisa García Candal.


Doctor of Medicine, University Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, University Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain, 1992.


Director laboratory molecular genetics and radiobiology Centro Oncológico de Galicia, La Coruña, since 1990. Contract in the genetics section and research unit Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Juan Canalejo, since 2001.


  • Achievements include invention of The DNA Breakage Detection-Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (DBD-Fluorescence in situ hybridization) procedure to detect and quantify DNA breaks, cell by cell, in the whole genome and in specific DNA sequences. Invention of The Sperm Chromatin Dispersion (Doctor of Science) test to determine the frequency of sperm cells with fragmented DNA, selected as highlight in FertiNet. Patents for procedure for the determination of sperm DNA fragmentation in animals.

    Design of The Halosperm® kit for Halotech DNA S.L. laboratories, as a simple assay for determination of DNA fragmentation in human sperm cells. Design of kits for determination of sperm DNA fragmentation in specific animals, for ChromaCell S.L.


Married Dioleyda Cajigal Leonett. Children: Iria Fernández Cajigal, Esteban Fernández Cajigal.

José Fernández Martínez

María Luisa García Candal

Dioleyda Cajigal Leonett

Iria Fernández Cajigal García

Esteban Fernández Cajigal García