Luis Lombardía, born in Nimes (France) in 1967, obtained his degree in 1991 in Biological Sciences at the Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier (France).
After working within the agro-chemical industry for three years he moved to Spain in 1998 to complete his PhD studies at the Universidade Da Coruña in La Coruña. Funded by the EUROFAN EU project, he worked on transcription analysis of orphan ORFs Saccharomyces cerevisiae and then collaborated in the second phase of this project using DNA-macroarray technology to pioneer yeast transcriptome studies in Europe.
He then completed his postdoctoral studies at the Commisariat à l’Énergie Atomique in Paris. For two years he participated in the BIOCHIPCEA project collaborating in the first ever studies to compare the transcriptome versus the 2D-gel proteome in yeast.
In 2001 he joined the CNIO Genomics Unit as Staff Scientist, responsible for the implementation, development and support of large-scale gene expression studies in partnership with other CNIO Research Groups.
Since June 2007 he has organised and managed the Molecular Diagnostics Core Unit and coordinated the Molecular Diagnostic Service.