Microbiología Clínica y Experimental

Pere Joan Cardona Iglesias

The Clinical and Experimental Microbiology Group, led by Dr. Pere-Joan Cardona, Head of the Microbiology Service at Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, constitutes a consolidated multidisciplinary research group accredited by the Catalan Government. The Group has been involved in the Spanish research networks REIPI (Red Española de Centros de Investigación en Patología Infecciosa), RESITRA (Redes de Grupos de Infección y Trasplante), and currently several group members belong to CibeRes (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Respiratorias) while some others belong to CiberEsp (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Epidemiología y Salud Pública).

The research group focuses its activity in the development, standardization and clinical evaluation of microbiological, immunological and molecular techniques susceptible to be used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, together with the development of "in vivo" experimental models including the Drosophila model, the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying antimicrobial resistance, the assessment of the antimicrobial activity of new antiseptic and disinfectants, and the fight against nosocomial infection through classic and molecular epidemiology tools. Molecular epidemiology through whole genome sequencing has also been applied to pathogens of public health interest, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (as reference centre in Catalonia) or SARS-CoV-2, for surveillance purposes and especially for the characterization of outbreaks. The intense activity in R+D during the last 25 years has encouraged several scientists from the hospital service to develop their own career as independent groups within the IGTP, these are the "Experimental Tuberculosis Unit" (Cris Vilaplana); "Clinical Virology and new diagnostic tools group" (Elisa Martró) and "Innovation in respiratory infections and tuberculosis diagnosis" (José Domínguez & Cristina Prat), with whom we collaborate very closely.

The group aims to be the reference for the "pathogen view" of the Campus; this is possible due to its privileged view of daily service in the Hospital collaborating with the medical staff in the diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases. The group has a strong tradition of cooperation and networking and offers to collaborate with all the research groups of the IGTP and to the School of Medicine of the UAB of the Campus, to link the magic triangle of healthcare, research and education. In addition the group has the ambition of being a reference group for innovation and tech-transfer activities on the campus.

Publications

Publications Pere-Joan Cardona

Members of the Group

Pere Joan Cardona Iglesias(ELIMINAR), Head of the Microbiology Service at Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol

Researchers

Technicians


Microbiology Service Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital June 2021

Líneas de investigación

The large size of this group based in the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital Microbiology Service means and its tradition of undertaking resaerch in a wide range of networks and collaborations means that it has many lines of research. Some of these are detailed on the pages of the groups listed above, others are demonstrated by the list of projects below.

Active Research Projects

Investigación de las infecciones neurológicas graves en niños causadas por enterovirus emergentes en España: EV-A71 y EV-D68

PI: Cabrerizo, M.
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Agency code: PI18CIII/00017
Start date: 2019
End date: 2021


Impacto del genoma accesorio de Streptococcus pneumoniae en la resistencia y la patogenia de la enfermedad

PI: Ardanuy MC.
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Agency code: PI18/00339
Start date: 2019
End date: 2021


Incidencia y caracterización genómica de Klebsiella pneumoniae y Escherichia coli productores de carbapenemasas aislados en hospitales españoles: Proyecto multicéntrico

PI: Jesús Oteo Iglesias
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Agency code: PI18/00030
Start date: 2019
End date: 2021


Determinants and needs of sexual health in a multicentre cohort of transgender women and men who carry out sex work (SEX COHORT)

PI: Casabona J.
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Agency code: PI18/01481
Start date: 2019
End date: 2021

Project title: Protocol escoles sentinella pel monitoratge i avaluació de la infecció SARS-CoV-2
PI: Jordi Casabona (CEEISCAT), Robert Fabregat (Direcció General de Recerca i Innovació en Salut), Josep Basora (IDIAP Jordi Gol)
Funding agency: CEEISCAT, ISGlobal, Departament d'Educació, Departament de Salut
Start date: 2020
End date: 2022


Cost-effectiveness of a community intervention versus a healthcare-based strategy for promoting the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis B and C in immigrants in

PI: Martró E.
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Agency code: PI19/0568
Start date: 2020
End date: 2022

See also Dr Martró’s group page


Més informació

Contacto

(+34) 934 978 894 Ext. 3393