Clara Ballesté

Clara Ballesté

Barcelona (Spain)
Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
Coordinator of the Antimicrobial resistance Initiative

Clara is a Doctor in Biology from the University of Barcelona. She has a degree in Human Biology from the Pompeu Fabra University where she also completed a Master in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry. Before starting the doctorate, she worked for two years as a researcher at the R&D center of the pharmaceutical laboratories Ferrer Internacional, S.A. in new antibacterial discovery projects. Subsequently, and in this same context, she worked on the search for new antituberculosis drugs at the Biosafety 3 facilities of the Animal Health Research Center (CreSA) in Bellaterra.

In 2011 she began as a PhD student at ISGlobal in the research group "Molecular basis of antibiotic resistance" led by Dr. Jordi Vila. His research was focused on studying the relationship between resistance acquisition to the family of antibiotics called quinolones and their effect on virulence in Salmonella enterica.

She currently assumes the role of Coordinator of the Antibiotic Resistance Initiative and is Project Assistant of Dr. Vila’s research group.