Research into HIV infection on the Can Ruti Campus is carried out at the IrsiCaixa, AIDS Research Institute and the Fight Aids Foundation (FLS).  IGTP and IrsiCaixa/FLS researchers collaborate on several research projects under the terms of collaboration agreements.

Dr Bonaventura Clotet, MD, PhD is President of the Fight AIDS Foundation and Director of  IrsiCaixa.

Institut de Recerca del Sida IrsiCaixa
Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol
2nd floor, Maternity building
Ctra. de Canyet, s/n
08916 Badalona (Barcelona)


- Campus Can Ruti

A scientific project led by Beatriz Mothe receives the Young Researchers Award from the AstraZeneca Foundation

  • The project aims to contribute to the design of more universal therapies for COVID-19 with efficacy in more vulnerable groups, such as people with immunosuppression
  • The awards are an initiative to promote the development and consolidation of young scientific talent in Spain

- Research

The first projects on SARS-CoV-2 in lab-designed mini human organs gets underway

The Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimage of Catalonia (CMCiB), of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), will be the second centre in Catalonia to work on the SARS-CoV-2 virus obtained directly from patients. Until now most work has taken place with artificial viruses that can only infect once. Research staff of IrsiCaixa and the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) have started to work on the virus in the CMCiB to study the infection of organoids; mini organs designed in the laboratory to simulate human lungs and brains. Organoids are already being used in research and their use in studies into COVID-19 will provide better understanding of infection by SARS-CoV-2 and the capacity of different drugs to eliminate it from these tissues.

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