Joaquim Ruiz Blazquez was born in Barcelona (Spain) on July 8, 1967. He studied biology (1985–1990) and took an M.S. degree in biotechnology (1991) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, where he received a Ph.D. degree in 1998. In 2007, he was recognized as a specialist in microbiology and parasitology. He has been working in the setting of the Corporación Sanitaria Clínic since 1993, having been assigned to the CRESIB since it was founded in 2006, as an Assistant Research Professor. Currently, he also develops his work within CRESIB as an Associate Research Professor. During this time, he has performed different stages in African (Centro de Investigaçao em Saude de Manhiça from Mozambique) and South American (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas both from Peru) institutions due to the collaborative studies developed. He is currently working on two lines of research: one focused on the study of pathogens which cause diarrhea (both in children in low- and middle-income countries and in international travellers), while the other focuses on Bartonella bacilliformis, a pathogen restricted to the high plateau areas of Peru. In both cases, the studies area mainly focused to the study of virulence factors and molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance.
Biography Updated on 7 March 2012