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Fernando Martin Sanchez

Melbourne Medical School
Biomedical knowledge management
Bioinformatics for Personalized medicine
Convergence of Nano
Info Technologies in Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
medical informatics
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Fernando Martin Sanchez

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Biomedical Informatics
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Fernando Martin Sanchez


Professor Fernando Martin-Sanchez was born in Madrid, Spain, where he studied Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Universidad Autonoma. He then received his M.Sc.

degree in Knowledge Engineering and a PhD in Informatics from the Polytechnic University. After a postdoctoral stay at the Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering between Emory University Hospital and Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, USA, he returned to Spain and entered the National Institute of Health Carlos III. From 1993 to 1998 he was the CIO of the Institute and in 1998 became the Founding Director of the Medical Bioinformatics Research Unit. Since 2007 he is Vice-president of IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association). In 2010 he received his PhD in Medicine from the University of La Coruna (Spain). As of February 2011 he was appointed Professor and Chair of Health Informatics at the Melbourne Medical School and Head of the IBES Health and Biomedical Informatics Research Laboratory. Prof. Martin-Sanchez is co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and his research has been funded by some 25 grants from the European Commission and the Spanish Ministries of Health, Science and Defense. His research interests cover a wide range of topics related with the role of informatics in personalized medicine (genomic and nano medicine) and the convergence of Nano, Bio, Info and Cogno (NBIC) technologies for health applications.As of February 2012 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering.


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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


FACHI - Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics






Melbourne Medical School


Health Informatics Society of Australia

Vicepresident Membership

International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)

Member Of The Board

Spanish Health Informatics Society

Council Member

European Federation of Medical Informatics

Working Group Genomics

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)


PhD in Medicine

University of A Coruna

PhD in Informatics

Polytechnic University of Madrid

Master of Science in Knowledge Engineering

Polytechnic University of Madrid

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology

Autonomous University of Madrid