Research Areas

IDIS enables and carries out research activity in thematic areas subject to a periodic
review and prioritization process.

These are areas of high health impact for the reference population of the Sanitary Area
of Santiago de Compostela and Barbanza. IDIS’ groups have a greater scientific power in
those areas, but other key áreas, representing new strategic opportunities are also
considered.

Scientific Director

Dirección científica

Dirección científica

M. Luz Couce Pico

Scientific Director of the Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS) since September 27, 2021, appointed by the Institute´s Governing Council.

Areas

ONCOLOGY

Improvement of treatments: personalised therapy and reduction of side effects.

NEUROSCIENCES

Search for new therapeutic targets and improvement of the clinical-therapeutic management of neurological patients, mainly stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, headaches and neurological diseases caused by prions

GENETICS AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

Identification of genetic biomarkers of disease susceptibility and prognosis

PLATFORMS AND METHODOLOGY

Provides evidence for prioritization in the management of public resources. Assess risks and identify opportunities to improve the health of the population. From here, prioritize structural investments and action programs

ENDOCRINOLOGY

It studies obesity from different aspects with the participation of groups from the clinical and basic fields in a synergistic way.

INFLAMMATION

The general objective of the Inflammation Area consists of the search for new therapeutic targets and the improvement of clinical-therapeutic management.