Information about the partner
The Andalusian Health Service (Servicio Andaluz de Salud, SAS) is a public body providing healthcare services to the 8.4 million inhabitants in Andalusia, Spain. Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena (HUVM) belongs to SAS, and is a reference 900-beds hospital located in Seville. The Department of Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine has a vast experience in different fields of infectious diseases; it includes a multidisciplinary research group formed by basic scientists, clinical microbiologists, pharmacists and infectious diseases researchers performing basic and clinical research in this field. It hosts the coordination of the Andalusian Network for Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases (ANCRAID) and the Spanish Network for Research in Infectious Diseases (REIPI), and is part of the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBiS). Research at HUVM is managed by the Fundación Pública Andaluza para la Gestión de la Investigación en Salud de Sevilla (FISEVI; http://fisevi.com/), a non-profit foundation that manages, supports and develops part of the research and innovation activities carried out in the Andalusian Health Service in Seville according to the Collaboration Agreement between the Andalusian Health Service and the Research Managing Foundations of the Andalusian Public Health System signed in 2012.