Clínic Barcelona. Hospital Universitari

Julià González Martin


Senior consultant

Hospital Clínic – Biomedical Diagnostic CenterMicrobiology

  • Phenotypic and genotypic techniques applied to diagnosis of tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections on clinical specimens and on culture isolates.
  • Phenotypic and genotypic techniques to characterize the resistance of M. tuberculosis against drugs of 1st and 2nd line in culture isolates. Direct detection in clinical samples.
  • detection of gamma interferon production in the diagnosis of latent TB infection by an ELISA technique (TB gold Quantiferon)
  • Study of the virulence of strains of M. tuberculosis on a model of human macrophage culture. Characterization of strains with several virulence factors.
  • Phenotypic characterization of resistance in M tuberculosis. Characterization of the mechanisms of resistance to antituberculosis drugs; design of genetic screening methods.
  • Rapid diagnostic techniques applied to molecular mycobacterial infections: gene amplification, MALDI-TOF
  • Teaching Clinical Microbiology in students at the UB: Medicine grade, Biomedical Sciences, Master in International Health, Master in Biomedicine, Master of Clinical Microbiology

Other charges

  • Coordinator of Education of CDB

    Hospital Clínic – CDB Centro de Diagnóstico Biomédico –

  • Member of the Committee of Humanitarian Aid of the Hospital Clinic

  • Member of the Standing Committee of the Doctoral Program Traslacional Medicine. Faculty of Medicine. University of Barcelona

  • Associate Professor of Microbiology. Faculty of Medicine. University of Barcelona

  • Coordinator of the speciality Clinical Microbiology, Master of Clinical Research. University of Barcelona

Recent articles

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Medicine (PhD) (1996)
  • Especiality in Microbiology and Parasitology (1987)
  • Graduate in Medicine (MD) (1982)

Biomedical Diagnostic Center (CDB)

Villarroel, 170 · 08036 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 227 54 64 · Fax: +34 93 227 98 75 · ·