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Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez


Miembro del Consejo Asesor Externo del CEIGRAM. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Académico Correspondiente (Sección de Ciencias Básicas). Academia de Ciencias Veterinarias de Castilla y León

Tutor de Doctorado en Ciencias en el Programa de Maestría y Doctorado en Ciencias de la Producción y de la Salud Animal. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Comité Asesor para el acceso a instalaciones del CISA. Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)

Representante de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid para formar parte del Patronato de la Fundación IMDEA Alimentación. Universidad Complutense (UCM)

Miembro del panel de evaluadores externos del Programa Manuel Colmeiro. Xunta de Galicia

Coordinador del Cluster de Agroalimentación y Salud. CEI Campus Moncloa

Miembro. Plataforma Tecnológica Española de Sanidad Animal (Vet+i)

Académico de Número de la Real Academia de Doctores de España. Real Academia de Doctores de España (RADE)

Full Professor (UCM)


PhD in Veterinary Sciences

Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)


VISAVET, Health Surveillance Centre
Universidad Complutense
Av. Puerta de Hierro s/n. 28040 Madrid. Spain

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Professor Lucas Domínguez was born in 1955 in Cabezuela del Valle (Cáceres). He has a degree and a PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid (Extraordinary PhD Award 1983-1984). He has carried out postdoctoral stays at the Universities of Leicester and Reading (United Kingdom). He has obtained the position of Full Professor in the area of Animal Pathology I (currently Animal Health) in 1988. He obtained the I Jacumar Award for Research in Aquaculture 2001 and the ANAPORC Prize 2001.
He has held the position of Director of the Department of Animal Health of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCM) and Director of the VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (UCM) for 13 and 9 consecutive years, respectively. Under his direction the center has specialized in the surveillance of the main zoonotic and epizootic diseases of interest in Spain. Currently, VISAVET hosts the European Reference Laboratory for Bovine Tuberculosis (EU-RL), the Reference Laboratories for African Equine Pest and African Swine Fever of the OIE and the Veterinary Surveillance Network for Resistance to Antibiotics (VAV). Under his direction, VISAVET has participated in the creation of the Food Institute (Food Safety) of the IMDEA and, together with the Agri-Food and Health Cluster, has participated in the Campus of International Excellence (CEI Moncloa) project developed by both the Universidad Complutense and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Professor Lucas Domínguez has also participated in the creation of the Spanish Network of Biological Alert Laboratories (RELAB).
Throughout his career he has directed numerous research projects with public and private funding and has directed 37 doctoral theses (12 of them have awards).
He has collaborated in the publication of more than 350 research works, most of them in journals with the highest impact in the area, mainly in the field of diagnosis, detection, classification, characterization, epidemiology, control and eradication of facultative intracellular pathogenic zoonotic bacteria (Listeria, Salmonella, Mycobacterium). He has also been a co-author in several books, monographs and articles on issues of Animal Health and Public Health and also authored several microbiological manuals. He has been part and is currently part of several Task Commissions of different national and international Agencies related to Animal Health, Public Health, Microbial Taxonomy, Veterinary Drugs and Food Safety and Nutrition. He is an advisor for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Area of Environment, Land Planning and Health of the Community of Madrid and the Area of Agriculture and Livestock of Castilla y Leon.


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Veterinary Sciences 192 1
Microbiology 180 1
Infectious Diseases 48 1
Biotechnology & applied microbiology 39 1
Immunology 30 1

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