Presentación    
MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY
Composition
Name
Position
Institution
Jesús Mingorance Cruz
Investigador Senior (Contrato Ramón y Cajal - I3)
 
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Emilio Cendejas Bueno
Investigador Postdoctoral (Contrato Juan Rodes )
Hospital Universitario La Paz
María Teresa Corcuera Pindado
Técnico Grado Superior
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Manuela de Pablos Gómez
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Francisca Natalia Fernández Romero
Investigadora Predoctoral
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Silvia García Bujalance
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
María Jesús García García
Profesor Titular del Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública y Microbiología. Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Adelaida García Perea
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Julio García Rodríguez
Jefe de Servicio de Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Paulino Gómez Puertas
Científico Titular CSIC
Profesor Honorario
CBM "Severo Ochoa"
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
 
María Rosa Gómez-Gil Mira
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
María Belén Loeches Yagüe
Médico Adjunto. Unidad de Enfernedades Infecciosas
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Elena López Camacho
Investigadora Postdoctoral
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Carmen Menéndez Gómez
Profesor Honorario del Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública y Microbiología. Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Dolores Montero Vega
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Arturo Noguerado Asensio
Jefe de Servicio de Medicina Interna
Hospital de Cantoblanco-
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Verónica Pérez Blanco
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Medicina Preventiva
Hospital Universitario La Paz
María Inmaculada Quiles Melero
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Alicia Rico Nieto
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
María Pilar Romero Gómez
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Guillermo Ruiz Carrascoso
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Alma María Sotillo Torquemada
Investigadora Predoctoral
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Natalia Stella Ascariz
Investigadora Predoctoral
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Carlos Toro Rueda
Facultativo Especialista de Área en Microbiología
Hospital Carlos III- Hospital Universitario La Paz
Strategic Objective
The Molecular Microbiology research group is integrated into the Department of Microbiology at Hospital La Paz, and a significant number of its members are physicians
in the department devoted to microbiological diagnostic work. This integration determines the group’s strategic approach and therefore, the different lines of research revolve around several aspects of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.
An important line of activity (Clinical Microbiology) is the result of the routine activities provided by the department, but goes further and deeper into the methodological, epidemiological and pathological challenges encountered in the daily routine.
One research line derived from the former is the development of methods for the molecular characterisation of pathogenic microorganisms, including microbiological diagnosis and epidemiological analysis, and more recently, microbial genomics.
Another line focuses on the study of the evolution of pathogenic microorganisms. As a model of opportunistic pathogens, we study Escherichia coli, a microorganism that is well characterised at the genetic level and that is clinically relevant as the primary cause of urinary tract infections and one of the most frequently involved in bacteraemia.
As a model of viral pathogens, we study the dynamics of HIV viral populations over time and in terms of the response to antiretroviral treatment.
Another important focus, given the scarcity of new antibiotics, is the search for new therapeutic targets. In this line, we study bacterial division as a promising target for the development of new antibiotics.
Research Lines
• Molecular epidemiology and evolution of pathogens
• Molecular methods for diagnostics of infectious diseases
• Microbial genomics
• Biochemistry and molecular biology of bacterial cell division
• Clinical Microbiology