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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Cristina Esteva Afonso

Clinical biologist

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Molecular Microbiology

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Spanish, Catalan, English and French

I have a Bachelor's degree and a PhD in Biology. Since 2003 I have worked in the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital. In 2012 I received a national health system grant agreement from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III for the Sant Joan de Déu Foundation Sequencing Unit. I have participated in various public and private funded research projects, both national and international, and I have published 27 articles. I am a placement tutor for higher level Clinical and Biomedical Laboratory students. 


  • PhD in Biology. University of Barcelona, 2014.
  • Certificate of competence in teaching. University of Barcelona, 2007.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology. University of Girona, 2005.

International experience

  • Training in Molecular Epidemiology of streptococcus pneumoniae at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (United Kingdom), November 2005.

Scientific activity

  • Member of the research group on Paediatric Infectious Diseases. CIBER (Biomedical Research Networking Centre) for Public Health, since 2016.
  • Member of the research group on Paediatric Infectious Diseases. Group consolidated by the Catalan Agency for Administration of University and Research Grants (AGUAR) (ref. SGR 14-505).
  • Researcher in the field of Infectious Diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases, since 2006.

How to request a treatment in SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Our hospital is dedicated to comprehensive care for women, children and adolescents.