Clínic Barcelona. Hospital Universitari


The Microbiology Department provides effective information for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of infectious diseases. We apply the latest scientific advances in the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology, as well as classic culture methods, antibiograms, and serologies, among others. We also use state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques, such as amplification, detection, quantification, sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis of nucleic acids.

The Department is a reference center in healthcare and research activities, such as the following:

  • Diagnosis and surveillance of influenza and other respiratory tract viral infections
  • Diagnosis of leptospirosis
  • E. coli enteropathogen typing
  • Microbiologic screening of organ donors
  • Eradication programs for measles, mumps, and rubella in the population of Catalonia
  • Diagnosis and surveillance of arbovirus and other imported viruses


JORDI VILA (Head of Department)

Jordi Vila

Head of Department

Department of Microbiology

Head of Section


Biomedical Diagnostic Center (CDB)

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