Xavier Rodó (Terrassa, 1965). Head of the Climate & Health Program at ISGlobal. Founding director of the Cat. Inst. Clim. Sci. (IC3) and former head of the Clim. Res. Lab. at the PCB. MSc in engineering, completed his PhD in 1997 (UB) on the simulation of extreme systems under climate forcing. Visiting fellow at Princeton U. and afiliated scientist at COLA, US. Taught ecology, advanced statistics and sustainability (Unesco Chair). RyC researcher at the Dep. Met. & Astr. UB. In 2003 he edited the book `Global Climate: Current Research and Uncertainties in the Climate System, Springer-Verlag'. He was co-chair of CLIVAR-Spain (-2007) and SSC of the MEDCLIVAR-ESF. CA and ER of the AR4-WGII (IPCC2007). SCM of the Drought Integration Group (DIG) of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). Editorial Board Member of Nature Scientific Reports `Earth & Environmental Sciences'. Member of the OPCC to monitor climate change in the Pyrenees.