Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is the fruit of an innovative alliance between academic, government, and philanthropic institutions to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health.

ISGlobal provides a hub of excellence dedicated to scientific research and the provision of health care. The institute, which originated in a joint initiative of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and the University of Barcelona, has amassed over 30 years of experience in the field of global health. The pivotal mechanism of its work model is the transfer of knowledge generated by scientific research to practice, a task undertaken by the Training and Policy and Global Development departments. 

Its ultimate goal is to help close the gaps in health disparities between and within different regions of the world.

Among ISGlobal's research structure, there is a viral and bacterial infections research program which main objectives are design of new rapid tools to diagnose infectious diseases, investigation of the molecular bases of antimicrobial resistance, relationship between virulence and antimicrobial resistance, and discovery and evaluation of new antibacterial drugs.