Dr. Juan José González López

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I am a clinical microbiologist and I work in the Microbiology Department at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. I am also associate professor in the Department of Genetics and Microbiology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and head of the Microbiology Research Group at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute.


My professional work is divided into three fundamental lines which are assistance, teaching and research.

In terms of assistance, I have been working as a clinical microbiologist in the Microbiology Service since 2010 where I am currently leading the areas of bacterial identification and antibiograms.

Regarding the teaching aspect, I am a professor of the Degree of Medicine and the Degree of Microbiology at the Vall d'Hebron Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Likewise, I participate as a teacher in different master's degrees related to the field of microbiology and infectious diseases.

Regarding the research work, I am the head of the Microbiology Research Group at the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute. My research career has focused mainly on the study of the mechanisms of action and resistance to antimicrobials, on the molecular characterization of multidrug resistant bacterial populations and on the study of the mechanisms of bacterial pathogenicity.

Recently I have also started to work in new fields including the search for new therapeutic strategies against multidrug-resistant bacteria, the study of the populations and evolution of Bordetella pertussis and Neisseria meningitidis and the study of molecular mechanisms involved in sepsis, as well as in the development and validation of new diagnostic tools for infectious diseases.

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Juan José González López


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