Clínic Barcelona. Hospital Universitari



The Department has earned considerable prestige in the research setting through the development of projects of its own design and collaborations with other national and international research teams.

Our research activity is mainly focused on applying the fundamental knowledge of microbiology to the clinical setting, and it is developed in the following areas:

  • Development of new diagnostic techniques
  • Knowledge of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases
  • Molecular basis for resistance to antimicrobial agents
  • Imported microorganisms and new pathogens

Research lines

  • M. tuberculosis resistance mechanisms
  • Molecular basis for antibiotic resistance in multiresistant bacteria
  • Design of novel antimicrobial agents
  • Virologic techniques for diagnosing respiratory infection
  • Diagnostic and follow-up markers of viral infection in immunosuppressed patients
  • Pathogenesis of hepatitis B and C 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 · ·