Clínic Barcelona. Hospital Universitari

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

The principal mission of the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department (BMG) is to facilitate the resources needed to develop, execute, and interpret analytical tests in clinical chemistry, and to promote research and training programs in laboratory medicine. The Department is comprised of a multidisciplinary staff with extensive experience in setting up and implementing analytical techniques, such as radioimmunoassays, enzyme immunoassays, genetic analysis, high-resolution chromatography, mass spectrometry, DNA sequencing, genomics, and proteomics.
We offer a catalog of more than 450 analytical parameters in the following areas:

The Department professionals have broad experience in diagnostic evaluation and guidance, and in the design and execution of clinical research projects. Their expertise is recognized nationally and internationally.
The BMG also includes the following institutes, laboratories, and units:

  • Institute of Clinical Biochemistry (ICB)
  • Prenatal and Neonatal Screening and Colon Cancer Screening Laboratories, which work in close collaboration with the Public Health Directorate of the Department of Health of the Regional Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) in various prevention programs.
  • Pharmacology Laboratory
  • Cell Culture Laboratory
  • DNA Unit 


Wladimiro Jiménez (Head of Department)

Wladimiro Jiménez

Head of Department

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Head of Section


Biomedical Diagnostic Center (CDB)

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