Francesc Cardellach López is a professor and the current Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. He is also a senior consultant of Internal Medicine at the Clinic Hospital and director of the Laboratory of Mitochondrial Functionalism of the Institute of Biomedical Research Agustí Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS). Dr. Cardellach is linked to the UB Faculty of Medicine for more than 40 years, since he completed undergraduate studies at this University and also his PhD under the direction of Professor Ciril Rozman.
Deputy Director of the Farreras Rozman’s Internal Medicine, his area of research is the mitochondrial pathology, especially in muscle diseases. He has been principal investigator or co-investigator on twelve funded projects and has directed several doctoral theses. He has published over 200 papers in scientific journals and he received the Award for Professional Excellence granted by the Council of the Medical Association of Catalonia in 2004. He is also a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia, among others.