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 is also Scientific Chair of the Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Diseases (REIPI), which is funded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III, and President-Elect of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).
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).
He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) of the European Union.
Jesús has published 270 papers and has invented one patent and one software.