Research - Clinical Institute of Medicine and Dermatology

Research from the Clinical Institute of Medicine and Dermatology is carried out through the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), the ISGlobal (Barcelona Institute for Global Health) and, in some cases, the CIBER.

Research at IDIBAPS is carried out in the following areas:

20 research groups have been set up, among which the following topics are dealt with:


  • Infectious Diseases in Patients Immunocompromised by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Endovascular infection
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Melanoma and Inflammatory Diseases in Dermatology
  • Nutrition
  • Vascular risk and aging
  • Muscle diseases and congenital metabolic errors in adults


  • Diseases imported and related to migration and poverty
  • Chagas disease

Funding for research comes mostly from competitive scholarships. A structured research mentoring program has been introduced for residents, who are offered spaces for clinical research.

On the other hand, innovation has a special relevance in ICMID. There are 62 technological and organisational innovation initiatives and several agreements and alliances have been established with leading companies.