Journal of Microbiology Research

Journal of Microbiology Research aims to publish all the latest and outstanding research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of major importance to techniques of microbiology and applied research. It publishes high quality research and review papers on novel aspects of microbiology, including environmental, food, agricultural, medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary, soil, water and biodeterioration.

Josep M. Sierra

Editorial Board Member of Journal of Microbiology Research

Research Scientist, Dept of Microbiology, IDIBELL, Hospital de Bellvitge, Spain

Research Areas

Microbiology, Antimicrobial Agents, Mechanisms of Atimicrobial Resistance, Molecular Epidemiolog, Biofilm Formation


2005PhD in BiologyUniversity of Barcelona
1999Bsc BiologysUniversity of Barcelona


2010-presentResearcher. Department of Microbiology, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge (IDIBELL)
2008-2010Researcher, Department of Infectious Diseases, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
2006-2008Researcher, Grupo Ferrer S.A., Department of Infectious Diseases. Under the Contract Program Torres Quevedo. REF: PTQ04-3-0479
2005Fellowship SCMIMC/SEIMC in Research in the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
2004Research Associate in in the Department of Sanitary Microbiology and Parasitology at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
2003SEIMC Fellow in Research in the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Health of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
2000-2002Fellowship of the Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias FIS 00/0997. Research in the Department of Sanitary Microbiology and Parasitology at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
1999Fellowship of the Fundació Clínic per la Recerca Biomedical Research in the Department of Sanitary Microbiology and Parasitology at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  JM Sierra, L Martinez-Martinez, F Vazquez, E Giralt, J Vila, Relationship between mutations in the gyrA gene and quinolone resistance in clinical isolates of Corynebacterium striatum and Corynebacterium amycolatum. Antmicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. VOLUME:45, PAGE:1714-1719. 2005
[2]  JM Sierra, J.G. Cabeza, M. Ruiz Chaler, M. Llagostera, J. Mensa and J. Vila. Selection of resistance to and mutagenicity of different fluoroquinolones in Staphyloccocus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. VOLUME: 11. PAGE: 750-758. 2005
[3]  JM Sierra, J. Vila, Mecanismos de acción y de resistencia a los antimicrobianos en bacterias Gram-positivas. Infeciones e Inmunología. 2005
[4]  MR. Sarrias, S. Rosello, Sanchez-Barbero F., JM Sierra, J. Vila, Yelamos J., Casals C., F. Lozano, A role Spa as a pattern-recognotion receptor. Journal of Biological Chemistry. VOLUME 21;280, PAGE:35391-8. 2005
[5]  JM Sierra , Sanchez F, Castro P, Salvado M, de la Red G, Libois A, Almela M, March F, Espanol M, Sambeat MA, Romeu J, Brugal MT, de Olalla PG, Gatell JM, Vila J, Garcia F, Colomes JL, Cayla JA, Coll P., Group A Streptococcal Infections in Injecting Drug Users in Barcelona (Spain). Epidemiological, clinical and microbiological analysis of three clusters of cases from 2000 to 2003. Medicine, VOLUME: 85, PAGE :139-146.2006
[6]  Soriano A, Garcia S, Bori G, Almela M, Gallart X, Macule F, Sierra JM, Martinez JA, Suso S, Mensa. Treatment of acute post-surgical infection of joint arthroplasty, Clinical Microbiology and Infection, VOLUME:12, PAGE :930-3, 2006
[7]  J. Vila, J. Sanchez-cespedes, JM. Sierra, M. Piqueras, E. Nicolas, J. Freixas, E. Giralt. Antibacterial evaluation of a collection of norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin derivatives against multiresistant bacteria. International Journal of Antimicrobial agents, VOLUME: 28, PAGE :19-24. 2006
[8]  D Rodrı guez-Puig, Ca Piera, D Fuster, A Soriano, J M Sierra, S Rubı and J Suades, A new method of [99mTc]-ciprofloxacin preparation and quality control. J Label Compd Radiopharm, VOLUME: 49,PAGE: 1171-1176. 2006.
[9]  JM Sierra, D Rodriguez-Puig, A Soriano, J Mensa, C. Piera, J. Vila, Acumulation of 99mTC-ciprofloxacin in Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomas aeruginosa. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, VOLUME: 52, PAGE :12691-2692. 2008
[10]  Martínez-Pastor JC, Muñoz-Mahamud E, Vilchez F, García-Ramiro S, Bori G, Sierra J, Martínez JA, Font L, Mensa J, Soriano A., Outcome of acute prosthetic joint infections due to gram-negative bacilli treated with open debridement and retention of the prosthesis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. VOLUME: 53, PAGE: 4772-7. 2009
[11]  Sierra JM, Ortega M, Tarragó C, Albet C, Vila J, Terencio J, Guglietta A., TITLE:Decreased linezolid uptake in an in vitro-selected linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis mutant, Antimicrob Chemother. VOLUME: 64, PAGE: 990-2, 2009
[12]  Martínez-Pastor JC, Vilchez F, Pitart C, Sierra JM, Soriano A., Antibiotic resistance in orthopaedic surgery: acute knee prosthetic joint infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. Advanced acces DOI 10.1007/s10096-010-0950-y, 2010
[13]  Vilchez F, Martínez-Pastor JC, García-Ramiro S, Bori G, Maculé F, Sierra J, Font L, Mensa J, Soriano A., Outcome and Predictors of Treatment Failure in Early Post-Surgical Prosthetic Joint Infections Due to Staphylococcus aureus Treated with Debridement. Clin Microbiol Infect. Advanced Acces doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2010.03244.x, 2010
[14]  Font-Vizcarra L, García S, Martínez-Pastor JC, Sierra JM, Soriano A., Blood Culture Flasks for Culturing Synovial Fluid in Prosthetic Joint Infections. Clin Orthop Relat Res. Advanced Acces DOI 10.1007/s11999-010-1254-3, 2010