Governing bodies

The Fundació de Recerca Clínic Barcelona-Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (FRCB-IDIBAPS) is the result of the integration in 2023 of the Hospital Clínic Foundation for Biomedical Research (FCRB), created in 1989, and the consortium August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), created in 1996. It is a nonprofit foundation with a board of governors representing the Catalan Government departments of Health and of Research and Universities, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, and Universitat de Barcelona. 

As established in the statutes of the institution, “the Board of Trustees is the Foundation’s governing and administrative body. It represents and manages the Foundation, and assumes all powers and functions necessary to achieve the Foundation’s purpose". To ensure that the administration of governance of the Foundation is as agile as possible, the Board of Trustees has appointed a Delegate Committee. Among other things, the Delegate Committee will draw up the order of the day for Board of Trustee sessions, review documentation to be presented, conduct periodic monitoring of the work of management and monitor all pacts and agreements signed.

Board of Trustees 

Position on Board of Trustees  

Name   

Position within the Institution 

Chair 

Manel Balcells i Díaz 
Health Minister 

Head of the competent department  for Health  

Vice-chair  

Joaquim Nadal i Farreras 
Minister of Research and Universities 

Head of the competent department  for Research  

2nd Vice-chair  

Josep Maria Campistol i Plana 

CEO, Hospital Clínic Barcelona (HCB) 

3rd Vice-chair  

Joan Guàrdia i Olmos 

Rector, University of Barcelona (UB) 

Member 

Raquel Sánchez Valle HCB medical director 

Member 

Montserrat Llavayol i Giralt 
Deputy Director General for Research and Innovation in Health  

1 person designated by the Health Department    

Member 

Joan Gómez i Pallarès 
Director General for Research, Ministry of Research and Universities 

1 person designated by the Research Department    

Member 

Susana Puig i Sardà 
Head of the Hospital Clínic Dermatology Service and IDIBAPS research group leader 

1 internal representative, appointed by the Governing Council, proposed by the Hospital Clínic Facultative Board from among its members with recognised prestige in the field of research 

Member 

Núria Mas i Canal  
Economist specialising in the health sector 

1 external representative with links to the field of economics, appointed by the Governing Council, proposed by the Directorate-General 

Member 

Jordi García i Fernández 
UB Vice-rector for Research 

1 person designated by the rector of the UB  

Non-trustee secretary 

Maria Jesús Jiménez i Hernández 

Head of the Legal and Administrative Department, Health Ministry 

Delegate Committee 

Position on the Delegate Committee  

Name  

Position within the Institution 

Chair 

Joan Gómez Pallarès 

Trustee designated by the Head of the competent department  for research 

Vice-chair  

Montserrat Llavayol i Giralt 

Trustee designated by the Head of the Health Department  

Member 

Josep Maria Campistol i Plana 

Trustee Director General HCB  

Member 

Raquel Sánchez Valle Trustee Medical Director HCB  

Member 

Jordi García Fernández 

Trustee designated by the Rector of the UB  

Member with voice but no vote  

Susana Puig Sardà 

Trustee appointed by the Governing Council, proposed by the Facultative Board from among its members with recognised prestige in the field of research  

Attending with voice but no vote   

Josep Rodés i Cabau 

HCB Director of Research 

Elías Campo i Güerri 

FRCB-IDIBAPS Director 

David Badia 

FRCB-IDIBAPS Manager 

Non-trustee secretary 

Maria Jesús Jiménez 

Head of the Legal and Administrative Department, Health Ministry 

External scientific council 

Name

Position

José María Mato  President CIC bioGUNE 
Jesús Ávila  Investigator - Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO, CSIC-UAM)
Fernando Arenzana-Seisdedos  Vice-President International Affairs - Institut Pasteur Paris
Amparo Cano  Professor- IIBM “Alberto Sols” - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
Francisco Fernández Avilés  Head of Cardiology department - Hospital Gregorio Marañón 
Ramon Gomis  Director - IDIBAPS (2008-2017) 
Emeritus professor - Universitat de Barcelona 
Emeritus researcher - IDIBAPS 
José López Barneo  Professor of Physiology – Universidad de Sevilla 
Coordinator of Research – Hospital universitario Virgen del Rocío 
Carlos Macaya  Head of Cardiology department – Hospital Clínico San Carlos 
President – Fundación Española del Corazón 
Óscar Marín  Director - MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology – King’s College London 
Federico Mayor  Professor of Biology 
Director - Instituto Universitario de Biología Molecular Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
Pura Muñoz  Professor of Biology - Pompeu Fabra University
Teresa Palomero  Researcher Columbia University
Àngel Pellicer  Associate professor School of Medicine – New York University 
Francisco Sánchez-Madrid 

Professor of Immunology – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
Head of the Immunology Service – Hospital Universitario de La Princesa 

Eugenio Santos 

Professor Emeritus of Microbiology – Universidad de Salamanca 

Researcher at Salamanca Cancer Research Center

Antonio Vidal-Puig  Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism 
Director - Cambridge Phenomics Centre