Jordi Vila

Jordi Vila, MD

Head of the Department of Clinical Microbiology in the Hospital Clinic and Full Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona. Additionally, he is a Research Professor at the Institute of Global Health of Barcelona (ISGlobal).

He obtained a specialty in clinical microbiology in 1984 and a PhD in Biochemistry in 1985. His areas of research focus include an investigation of the molecular bases of antimicrobial resistance, mainly in multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, as well as the discovery of new drugs against bacteria. He is currently working on a new derivative of ciprofloxacin with good activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli.

He has published 238 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 35 book chapters, and directed 11 doctoral thesis.