Prof. Alvaro Hermida,

was born in Bilbao (Basque Country) and studied Medicine at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and graduated in 1998. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from USC, in 2002 and completed his clinical training in internal medicine in 2007. He is currently an assistant physician in the Unit of Diagnosis and Treatment of Inherited Metabolic Diseases of the University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and a full profesor of the Department of Medicine since 2013.

With a long-standing research experience, he has been co-investigator in more than 20 international clinical trials related to metabolic disorders and cardiovascular morbidity/mortality (Phase II, III and IV). He is author of many research works reported in high-impact scientific journals in the field of oxidative stress, neurometabolism, inherited metabolic disorders and cardiovascular risk.

He is a member of several national and international working groups for various inborn errors of metabolism and member of the Spanish Association for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (AECOM) and the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine.