Javier Martínez-Picado is ICREA Research Professor at the irsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute in Barcelona, an institution that works to advance clinical research and translate results into patients care. He is also associate professor at the Univ of Vic. He received his PhD from the Univ of Barcelona where he subsequently became associate professor lecturing on different microbiology-related subjects. In 1996, he joined the Massachusetts General Hospital as postdoctoral fellow of the Harvard Medical School, where he engaged in AIDS research. In 2000, he obtained a position as biomedical researcher of the Spanish Health Department appointed to the Hosp Germans Trias in Badalona. In 2006 he obtained his current ICREA position. Dr. Martínez-Picado serves on different government, academic and industry advisory boards and has published extensively on virology and immunology subjects, mainly related to HIV pathogenesis, in international journals.