Dr. David López Herráez


Dr. David López Herráez
Scientific Manager

Department Effect-Directed Analysis
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig / Germany

phone +49 341 235 1581

Dr. David Lopez Herraez

Hi there! I'm David

Professional Interests

I am a natural scientist with practical experience in both research and the management of scientific projects. As constitutive part of my professional development, I went through diverse forms of technical and scientific praxis: from the laboratory bench to the computer desk, from the field work to the administrative tasks at the office, from basic to applied sciences. Currently, I employ these acquired qualitative skills to the design and the successful implementation of scientific frameworks.

In brief, I am interested in the management of multidisciplinary investigation, in driving research and technical innovation collaboratively with international teams, in building strategic networks of cooperation, and in the support of environmental policies on the basis of scientific evidence.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2013

Scientific manager of Project "SOLUTIONS for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management" 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research -UFZ- Leipzig / Germany
2011 - 2012 Scientific coordinator for the European Science Foundation -ESF- Research Networking Programme BIOLUPUS
2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral position, Human DNA Variability Area, Andalusian Center for Genomic and Oncological Research -GENYO- Granada / Spain
2006 - 2010 Postdoctoral position, Molecular Anthropology Group, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig / Germany
2005 - 2006 Scientific assistant, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology -IPMB- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg / Germany
2002 - 2005 Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology -IPMB- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg / Germany
2001 Diploma thesis, Biochemistry Center -BZH- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg / Germany
1994 - 2000 Licentiate in Biochemistry, Faculties of Chemistry and of Biology, Universidad de Salamanca / Spain

Selected Publications

  • Munthe, J., Brorström‑Lundén, E., Rahmberg, M., Posthuma, L., Altenburger, R., Brack, W., Bunke, D., Engelen, G., Gawlik, B.M., van Gils, J., López Herráez, D., Rydberg, T., Slobodnik, J., and van Wezel, A. An expanded conceptual framework for solution-focused management of chemical pollution in European waters. Environmental Sciences Europe, 29:13, 2017
  • Brack, W., Dulio, V., Ågerstrand, M., Allan, I., Altenburger, R., Brinkmann, M., Bunke, D., Burgess, R.M., Cousins, I., Escher, B.I., Hernández, F.J., Hewitt, L.M., Hilscherová, K., Hollender, J., Hollert, H., Kase, R., Klauer, B., Lindim, C., López Herráez, D., Miège, C., Munthe, J., O’Toole, S., Posthuma, L., Rüdel, H., Schäfer, R.B., Sengl, M., Smedes, F., van de Meent, D., van den Brink, P.J., van Gils, J., van Wezel, A.P., Vethaak, A.D., Vermeirssen, E., von der Ohe, P.C., and Vrana, B. Towards the review of the Water Framework Directive: Recommendations for more efficient assessment and management of chemical contamination in European water resources. Science of The Total Environment, 576, 720–737 2017
  • Valverde G., Zhou H., Lippold S., de Filippo C., Tang K., López Herráez D., Li J., and Stoneking M. A novel candidate region for genetic adaptation to high altitude in Andean populations. Public Library of Science – PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125444 2015
  • Brack W., Altenburger R., Schüürmann G., Krauss M., López Herráez D., van Gils J., Slobodnik J., Munthe J., Gawlik B.M., van Wezel A., Schriks M., Hollender J., Tollefsen K.E., Mekenyan O., Dimitrov S., Bunke D., Cousins I., Posthuma L., van den Brink P.J., López de Alda M., Barceló D., Faust M., Kortenkamp A., Scrimshaw M., Ignatova S., Engelen G., Massmann G., Lemkine G., Teodorovic I., Walz K-M., Dulio V., Jonker M.T.O., Jäger F., Chipman K., Falciani F., Liska I., Rooke D., Zhang X., Hollert H., Vrana B., Hilscherova K., Kramer K., Neumann S., Hammerbacher R., Backhaus T., Mack J., Segner H., Escher B., de Aragao Umbuzeiro G. The SOLUTIONS project: Challenges and responses for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management. Science of the Total Environment, 503-504, 22-31 2015
  • López Herráez D., Martínez-Bueno M., Riba L., Latin American Arthritis Rheumatoid - GENAR Consortium, Pons-Estel B.A., and Alarcón-Riquelme M.E. Rheumatoid arthritis in Latin Americans enriched for Amerindian ancestry is associated with loci in chromosomes 1, 12, 13, and HLA class II region. Arthritis & Rheumatism 65(6):1457-67 2013
  • Bigham A., Bauchet M., Pinto D., Mao X., Akey J.M., Mei R., Scherer S.W., Julian C.G., Wilson M.J., López Herráez D., Brutsaert T., Parra E.J., Moore L.G., and Shriver M.D. Identifying signatures of natural selection in Tibetan and Andean populations using dense genome scan data. Public Library of Science – PLoS Genetics 6(9): e1001116 2010
  • López Herráez D., Bauchet M., Tang K., Theunert C., Pugach I., Jing L., Nandineni M.R., Gross A., Scholz M., and Stoneking M. Genetic variation and recent positive selection in worldwide human populations: evidence from nearly 1 million SNPs. Public Library of Science – PLoS ONE 4(11): e7888 2009
  • López Herráez D., and Stoneking M. High fractions of exogenous DNA in human buccal samples reduce the quality of large-scale genotyping. Analytical Biochemistry, 383, 2, 329-331 2008
  • López Herráez D., Schäfer H., Mosner J., Fries R., and Wink M. Comparison of microsatellite and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers for the genetic analysis of a Galloway cattle population. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung – Biosciences 60c, 637-643 2005