Hospital Universitario Nuestra Seora de Candelaria

Unidad de Investigacin
Genetic Variation and Disease
Dr. Carlos Flores Infante
Carlos Flores

We are interested in the underlying genetic basis of disease and use both candidate gene and genomic approaches to accomplish our goals. Our projects involve population genetics approaches, animal model studies, transcriptome analysis, and in vitro functional assays to evaluate risk allele effects. Currently, we concentrate in respiratory conditions such as asthma and acute lung injury using samples from clinically characterized patients and control subjects.





  • Instituto de Salud Carlos III CB06/06/1088 “CIBER in Respiratory diseases - Establishment of a National Working Group” (2008-2013)
  • Instituto de Salud Carlos III PI11/00623 “Genetic susceptibility to asthma: a systematic study using genomic analysis and data mining” (2012-2014)
  • CORDIS FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 “IMBRAIN: Improvement of Biomedical Research and Innovation in the Canary Islands” (2013-2015)
  • Consejera de Salud y Bienestar Social, Junta de Andaluca PI-0279-2012 “Hyper-sensibility reactions to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: identification of the genetic mechanisms involved and characterization of functional networks by means of Systems Biology. Applicability of an in vitro model” (2013-2015)
  • Consejera de Salud y Bienestar Social, Junta de Andaluca PI-0344-2012 “Local allergic rhinitis: a study of the genetic mechanisms involved” (2013-2015