External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee meets annually to provide independent evaluation and advice on the scientific activity and unit organization. Currently it integrates three distinguished international scientists.
Short bio:

Former Chairman Dept. Pathology Medical School UB. Former Vicecancellor Research Univ. Barcelona. Former Director of Bellvitge Campus HUB.

Selected publications:

Marti S, Puig C, Merlos A, Viñas M, de Jonge MI, Liñares J, Ardanuy C, Langereis JD. Bacterial Lysis through Interference with Peptidoglycan Synthesis Increases Biofilm Formation by Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. mSphere. 2017 Jan 18;2(1).

Planell-Mas E, Martínez-Garriga B, Zalacain AJ, Vinuesa T, Viñas M. Human  papillomaviruses genotyping in plantar warts. J Med Virol. 2017 May;89(5):902-907.

Rudilla H, Fusté E, Cajal Y, Rabanal F, Vinuesa T, Viñas M. Synergistic Antipseudomonal Effects of Synthetic Peptide AMP38 and Carbapenems. Molecules. 2016 Sep 12;21(9).

Short bio:

Professor of Pathology. Medical School Univ. Salamanca. Former Secretary General of the Univ. Salamanca.

Selected publications:

Transcriptomics as a tool to discover new antibacterial targets. Domínguez Á, Muñoz E, López MC, Cordero M, Martínez JP, Viñas M. Biotechnol Lett. 2017 Mar 13.

Muñoz E, Gómez F, Paz JI, Casado I, Silva JM, Corcuera MT, Alonso MJ. Ki-67 immunolabeling in pre-malignant lesions and carcinoma of the prostate. Histological correlation and prognostic evaluation. Eur J Histochem. 47(2):123-8.

Antúnez P, Santos-Briz A, Muñoz E, Fernández M, de Unamuno P, Bullón A . Cutaneous apocrine cystic adenolipoma. Am J Dermatopathol. 2005 Jun;27(3):240-2.

Short bio:

Professor of Clinical Bacteriology, University of Glasgow. Associate Academic (Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation).

Selected publications:

Lucidarme, J. et al. (2016) An international invasive meningococcal disease outbreak due to a novel and rapidly expanding serogroup W strain, Scotland and Sweden, July to August 2015. Eurosurveillance, 21(45), 30395. (doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.45.30395).

Smith-Palmer, A. et al. (2016) Outbreak of Neisseria meningitidis capsular group W among scouts returning from the World Scout Jamboree, Japan, 2015. Eurosurveillance, 21(45), 30392. (doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.45.30392).

Brooks, D., Smith, A., Young, D., Fulton, R., and Booth, M. G. (2016) Mortality in intensive care: The impact of bacteremia and the utility of systemic inflammatory response syndrome. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(11), pp. 1291-1295. (doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.214) (PMID:27339793).