Jesús Rodríguez-Baño is Professor of Medicine at the University of Seville and Head of the Infectious Diseases division at Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena in Seville, Spain. He was President of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), and coordinator of the research programme in antimicrobial resistance in the Spanish network for research in infectious diseases CIBERINFEC. He was also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) of the European Union. He leads work packages in several European projects including ECRAID, ORCHESTRA, PRIMAVERA and REVERSE.
Jesús is a medical doctor and specialist in internal medicine, who gained his PhD in medicine in 1997 and expert degree in epidemiology and clinical research in 2000. He has since been a faculty member of the Infectious Diseases Division of Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena. His main research interests are multidrug resistance in bacteria – its molecular basis, clinical implications, therapy and control – and bacteraemia, and healthcare-related infections.
Jesús is Associate-Editor of Clinical Microbiology and Infection and has been a member of the Program Committees for the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), ASM (American Society for Microbiology) Microbe and the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) and IDWeek.
Jesús has published over 400 papers and has invented one patent and one software.