Oriol Mitjà

Coordinator / Principal Investigator

Dr. Oriol Mitjà is an Associate Professor at Germans Trias Research Institute, and head of the STI and Skin NTD Unit of the Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital. Oriol conducted his postdoctoral research at the Lihir Medical Centre (Papua New Guinea) in the areas of endemic treponematoses and cutaneous chancroid and has focused his clinical research program on the development of diagnostic and therapeutic tools for the management of STIs and skin NTDs. He has authored numerous research articles that have earned international recognition and have informed new attempts to eradication of yaws worldwide.

ERC grantee, Oriol also serves as an advisor to World Health Organization Oriol graduated from University of Barcelona School of Medicine (2004), completed a residency in Infectious Diseases (Barcelona, 2010), a Diploma of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (London, 2010) and a PhD in Medicine (Barcelona, 2012).

Among others, he has received the Anne Maurer-Cechini Foundation Award on Neglected Tropical Diseases (2012), the Princess of Girona Foundation Scientific Research Award (2018), the Peace Prize of the United Nations Association of Spain (2017) and the Trifermed award for social impact in health care (2018).

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