Tireless leadership in the fight against infectious diseases →

Bonaventura Clotet, born in Barcelona in 1953, holds a PhD in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is President of the Fundació Lluita contra les Infeccions, Director of the AIDS Research Institute (IrsiCaixa) and territorial director on Infectious Diseases in the management of the Northern Metropolitan Area of the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS).

In 1981, during his residency as a specialist in Internal Medicine at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, he happened to be there for the first case of AIDS in Spain. This event left its mark on him professionally and led him to lead the HIV Unit of the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital in Badalona. He is currently in charge of a team of more than 200 people who fight every day to do more for infectious diseases.


National and international recognition for a brilliant career

He has been a member of the Drug Resistance Mutations Group (IAS-USA) for 10 years and the Governing Council of the International Aids Society (IAS). His professional activity has also earned him recognition from the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS), which in 2010 awarded him the Scientific Career Award at ICS Hospitals.

In 2013 he received the Award for Professional Excellence from the Official College of Physicians of Barcelona (COMB) and in 2021 he was recognised with the Catalan National Research Award.


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He is currently a scientific advisor to AELIX Therapeutics (2015) for the development of a therapeutic vaccine against HIV, to AlbaJuna Therapeutics (2016) for the development of an immunoglobulin to cure and prevent HIV, and to the DooleHealth (2015) telemedicine platform that strengthens the relationship between patients and health professionals.