Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Luis Falcon

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I’m a physician and computer scientist. I graduated in Computer Science and Mathematics from the California State University (USA) and in Medicine from IUCS, Buenos Aires (Argentina). I have Master’s degree in Genomics and Medical Genetics by the University of Granada (Spain). I am the medical director of the Center for Precision Medicine and Integrative Health – PrecisionMed – in Spain.

I love Free/Libre Software, Open Science and open access in the scientific community. I believe in freedom, privacy and equity and in healthcare. That lead me to write GNU Health (, the free health and hospital information system and to create GNU Solidario, a humanitarian NGO for the advancement of Social Medicine.

My research interests include genomics, bioinformatics, health informatics, and exposomics. I recently started the Stiletto project, a computational model of the cerebral perforating arteries in health and disease.

I love animals and I fight for the abolition of any sort of discrimination against human and non-human animals. All of us, regardless of our species, have the right to live a happy life in freedom and with dignity. I strongly oppose to animal experimentation in research. Science and society can not -and will not- evolve on the basis of cruel, oppressive, anachronistic practices. I created the Global Exposome Project as a portal for modern, human-relevant, compassionate biomedical research.

I have spent periods of my life living in California, Madrid, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires. In my NGO, I have traveled around the world, meeting and learning from people of different cultures and realities, one of the most enriching and humbling experiences.

I am now happily settled in Gran Canaria, coding, practicing medicine and loving nature.

Happy Hacking


Title Day Room Track Start End
GNU Health. Incorporating Digital Public Goods in the European healthcare system
Saturday AW1.120 Public Code and Digital Public Goods devroom 16:15 16:30