Who we are

The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute(IGTP) is a public research centre in the Autonomous region of Catalonia in Northern Spain dedicated to increasing scientific knowledge and transferring it to improve the care and lives of patients.

The institute is attached to one of the large teaching hospitals in the Barcelona area; the Germans Trias University Hospital (HUGTP), and is located on the biomedical campus that surrounds it, Campus Can Ruti.  It is a CERCA centre; a member of the biocluster supported and supervised by the Autonomous Catalonian Government.  It is also accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the Instituto Carlos III (Spanish Government) and in this capacity acts as an umbrella organization for scientific research on the campus, where it works closely with the other centres located there.

The Germans Trias Institute carries out research within 9 areas:

  • Science of Behaviour and Substance Abuse
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Endocrine and Diseases of the Metabolism, Bones and Kidneys
  • Diseases of the Liver and Digestive Tract
  • Cancer
  • Neuroscience
  • Community Health

Scientists working in these areas publish an average of over 500 papers a year, contribute to improved treatment and healthcare protocols, produce patents and set up spin-off companies in order to improve the lives of patients.

The 2014-2017 Strategic Plan for the IGTP reinforces its traditional role as the cornerstone of research management on the campus but also recognizes the need to further increase synergies between the different research institutes there while also boosting excellence in specific areas.  The IGTP plays a vital role in providing and coordinating transversal services and platforms for all researchers on the campus and promoting quality and innovation.   It fully embraces a solid commitment to society as a whole and recognizes the obligation to continue and increase the amount of training of scientists and healthcare workers and also to carry out activities to inform and involve the public in general in the scientific endeavour.


The mission of the IGTP is to create a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional environment that opens the gates to highly efficient translational research with a view to improving people's heath and quality of life.


The vision of IGTP is to remain a prestigious biomedical research centre and become a benchmark not only in Catalonia but worldwide; a centre that helps improve the health and quality of life of people by relying on sustainability, excellence, professional expertise and the technological transfer of its research


  • Leadership and excellence: we must be a reference in the most important and relevant areas of research.
  • Innovation: we are innovative and constantly strive to improve concepts, methodology, technology and clinical practice.
  • Working for Society as a whole: we seek progress in health through education, translation and knowledge-transfer.
  • Multidisciplinary: we constantly encourage and foster synergies between internal and external groups.
  • Ethics and a humanitarian vision of biomedical research: we carry out biomedical research adhering to strict codes of ethics and always maintaining a humanitarian view of biomedical research.
  • Sustainability: we are always vigilant in the management of resources and the environment.

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart External scientific advisory board Board of Trustees Executive Committee Director Internal SAB Biobank Upic CMCIB Cytometry Microscopy Proteomics Histopathology Cryobiology Translational Genomics High Throughput Genomics and Bioinformatics GCATBiobank Research areas High Perfomance Computing Managing director

Strategic Plan 2013-2017

The strategic plan was drawn up taking into account strategic documents for Catalan, Spanish and European health research.


Our research in figures

  2014 2015 2016
Active Projects 97 127 256
National 84 98 104
European/International 13 17 15
PI's 110 131 135
Investigadors ISIS 1 1 1
ICREA 1 2 2
Scientific and support staff 340 355 380
Assaigs clínics actius 272 287 401
Publications with IF 493 521 560
Quartile 1 287 290 328
Decile 1 82 129 125
Impact Factor 2323,827 2817,324
Quartile 1 1881,721 2285,495 2349,521
Decile 1 1138,607 1575,784 1524,62
Citation index 30,05 29,30  
Groups CIBER 4 5 8
RETICS 8 6 7
Grups de recerca de Catalunya (SGR) 9 10 10
Doctoral theses 19 16 18
Spin-off companies   4 5
Patent family applications   18 20

Figures updated 9 January 2017

How to find us

Download the instructions in PDF here

By car / taxi:

GPS: 41º29'4.974''N ' 2º14'20.379'' E

Your options are:

  • B20: from Barcelona (exit 21), from Mataró (exit 23)
  • C31-32: from Barcelona (exit Badalona Centre - Mollet), from Mataró (exit Badalona Nord - Mollet
  • BV-5011, from Montcada i Reixac
  • B-500, from Mollet del Vallès

By Bus


On campus:

Once on the campus you should follow the road behind the car-park (hospital remains on your right) and go to the roundabout. The road to the institute goes up the hill from this roundabout (more parking on the right).  At the top of a 100 m rise the entrance is signed to the right.  Park in front of the building,  Reception is in the Mar Building.

Walking from the bus stop you have to follow the same path indicated on the map. Leaving the bus stops behind and on your left, go towards the roundabout and up the hill from there.  At the top of a 100 m rise, the entrance is on the right and there is a sign at the intersection. The institute is at the bottom of the ramp. Reception is in the Mar Building.

Some of the IGTP Strategic projects are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.