Hifas da Terra (HdT) is a biotechnology center focused on research and innovation with a high degree of specialization in the development of nutraceuticals from medicinal mushrooms. This know-how, based on extensive experience around the applications of Mycology to health (Mycotherapy), is the intellectual property of Hifas da Terra and has a high economic value.

Research Areas

Research Areas

Our Founders

Catalina F. de Ana Portela

Founder and Chairwoman. Biologist, Mycologist, Mycotherapist. PhD in Clinical Research in Oncology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Coauthor of the Mycotherapy book 12 medicinal mushrooms.

Esteban Sinde Stompel, Phd

CRIO (Chief Research and Innovation Officer). PhD in Biology from the University of Santiago and environmental engineer from the University of Göttingen. President of the Forest Technology Platform of Galicia (Devesa).


Francisco F. de Ana Magán, PHD

President Emeritus and former director of R&D. Head of the Phytopathology section at the Forestry Research Center of Lourizán (1988-2009). Deputy Permanent Representative of Spain of the FAO in Rome. President of the Forest Association of Galicia.


Recognition for Innovation 2014 in the XIV National Young Entrepreneur Award

Spanish Food Award 2016 to the Ecological Production