Fundació Lluita contra la Sida and Fundació Irsicaixa , Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Spain
Bonaventura Clotet, M.D., Ph.D, is Head of the Infectious Diseases Department of the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, Director of the Retrovirology Laboratory IrsiCaixa Foundation, President of the Fight AIDS Foundation (Fundació Lluita contra la SIDA) and co-director of the HIVACAT program for the development of the AIDS vaccine in Catalonia, Spain. He received his MD and PhD at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). At the academic level, he is associate professor of Medicine at the UAB and Chair of the Faculty of AIDS and related illnesses at the Central University of Catalonia. He is member of the steering committee of EuroSIDA (multicenter group for the study of AIDS in Europe) and he has been member of the Drug Resistance Mutations Group (IAS-USA) and of the Governing Council of the IAS. He also participates in the organizing committee and scientific committee of several international AIDS and Vaccine conferences. He is on the editorial board of AIDS Journal, HIV Medicine, Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, Future HIV Therapy and Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. He has received numerous awards among them the “Creu de Sant Jordi” one of the highest civil distinctions awarded the Generalitat of Catalonia and the award by the Catalan Institute of Health for his lifetime scientific career. In April 2013, he was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Carol Davila in Bucharest (Rumania). He has published more than 800 papers in international journals.