Experts in medical genetics

We believe in genetics as a diagnostic tool to improve therapeutic options and as a preventive strategy. Our goal is to make genetics more readily available and understandable to clinicians and patients.

Our history

We are the first genetic diagnosis laboratory in the Balearic Islands. We were born with the vocation of using scientific advances in genetics and genomics to improve people’s quality of life. To this end, we have innovative genetic tests for the prevention, diagnosis and monitoring of diseases.

At Genosalut we understand that we cannot ignore the opportunity offered by DNA sequencing. That is why our desire is to help patients and health professionals in clinical decision-making, and also to contribute to biomedical and biotechnological development in our society.

Knowledge of the human genome and the use of genetic profiling are already having a very significant impact on the prevention and diagnosis of diseases and the personalisation of treatments.

Why choose Genosalut?

Our team

We are a group of experts in various fields of human genetics, biotechnology and bioinformatics. We treat each case individually and maintain our high quality standards.

Cristòfol Vives, especialista en Genética Humana

Dr. Cristòfol Vives Bauzà

A graduate in Biology from the University of Barcelona, he completed his doctoral thesis at the same university under the supervision of Dr. Antoni L. Andreu-Periz. Subsequently, he did a first 5-year postdoctoral stage at Cornell University Medical School (Weill Cornell Medical College) in New York, under the tutelage of Dr. Giovanni Manfredi. His second postdoctoral stage of 3 years was in the laboratory of Dr. Serge Przedborski, at Columbia University, New York.

Extensive experience in molecular biology and human genetics. Specialised in mitochondrial pathogenesis in neurodegenerative diseases. He is currently working on many different projects, studying the role of mitochondria in mental illness, the genetic diagnosis of complex diseases such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorders, and trying to shed light on the pharmacogenomics of antipsychotics and dopamine agonists.

He has published more than 25 scientific articles in internationally renowned journals, and has obtained continuous public funding for the development of his research.

Damià Heine, especialista en Genética Humana

Dr. Damià Heine Suñer

Degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona. He received his PhD in Genetics (1995) from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Subsequently, until 1999, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba at the Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB) of the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

He then established the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Department of Genetics at the Hospital Universitario Son Dureta (today Hospital Universitario Son Espases, HUSE). He is currently a specialist in molecular genetics at the Molecular Diagnosis and Clinical Genetics Unit of the HUSE, which is part of the Genetics-Genomics Unit of the Balearic Islands (GENIB).

He is also the principal investigator of the Health Genomics Research Group of the Institute for Health Research of the Balearic Islands (IDISBA). To date he has (co-) authored around 60 research papers.

Since 1999 he has been a lecturer in Genetics at the Faculty of Science of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).

Maria Oliver, especialista en Genética Humana

Dra. Maria Oliver Bonet

Graduate in Biology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She did her PhD in the laboratory of the Unitat de Biologia Cel.lular i Genètica Mèdica at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Subsequently, she did a postdoctoral stay in the laboratory of Dr. Renée H. Martin, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Calgary.

Between 2008 and 2014 she was a researcher for the National Health System (NHS) at the HUSE Research Unit, focusing her research on the genetic causes of infertility and de novo genetic disorders.

She teaches Cell Biology and Genetics at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Faculty of Sciences of the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB).