Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona - Hospital



Kids Barcelona - Scientific Council

  • Marta Botanch

    Marta Botanch Fernández


    Belong to KIDS Barcelona group allows me to contribute to the development of projects focused on improving the quality of life of pediatric patients. At the same time, personally brings to me the opportunity to share the experience with a group of people dedicated to the same goal. Together we grow and achieve greater achievements.

    I am a nursing student and passionate about my future occupation.

  • Júlia Caballé Lluís

    Júlia Caballé Lluís


    Being part of KIDS Barcelona allowed me to share experiences with colleagues that have other pathologies, triggering my scientific interest and discovering my professional path.

    I am 15 years old. I am on my 4th High School year in Ausiàs March Institut. I do synchronized swimming in CN Joan Pelegrí and in CE Meditarri, and compete in championships within Spain and Catalonia.

  • Anna Calpe González

    Anna Calpe González


    We are trained to understand the medical profession and to be able to show the perspective that we, children and teenagers, healthy or sick, have about its clinical practice.

    I am 15 years old. I am on my 4th High School year in Inmaculada Concepción de Horta College. I am studying to obtain the First Certificate in English.

  • Marta Carnero Valverde

    Marta Carnero Valverde


    KIDS Barcelona is a great opportunity to acquire new scientific knowledge and, with little contributions, we try to solve real problems of children and teenagers of our age.

    I am 17 years old. I am on my 2nd year of Science Bachelor Degree in Col·legi Montserrat and on my 5th year of Piano Degree in Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona.

  • Nacho Chaves

    Nacho Chaves Cosano


    Have the opportunity to help and improve pediatric medicine and ethics is what motivates me to participate in this project.

    I am 14 years old. I am a third-year ESO student at the Escola Garbí de Esplugas de Llobregat. I have a lot of motivation and curiosity about science in general.

  • Jordi Cruz

    Jordi Cruz López


    My sister taught me to help others, now participating in the KIDS BARCELONA project I feel that I put it into practice.

    I am 15 years old, I am a first-year Chemistry student at the Mila i Fontanals Institute in Igualada, learning more about science every day.

  • Dani Marín

    Daniel Marín Patón


    I am proud to have the opportunity to collaborate in KIDS Barcelona, contributing to the improvement of pediatric research and, most importantly, improving the quality of life of patients, being able to bring our voice in clinical research.

    I am 18 years old and I am the first course of  Medical School at the Campus Clinic of the University of Barcelona. My experience as a patient and the desire to help others has moved me to study this career and to want to dedicate myself in the future to research and patients.

  • Marta Marsé Broncano


    Collaborating in KIDS Barcelona has given me the opportunity to get to know the world of scientific research and has motivated me to follow this exciting path.

    I am 17 years old, I am in the 2nd year of the scientific speciality of High School at the XXV Olimpíada institute. Science and health have always been great motivation for me.

  • Lidia Martínez

    Lidia Martínez Dalmau


    Sant Joan de Déu Children's Hospital's mission is 100% committed to the advance of medicine to improve the health of patients. Being part of this great project is a luxury.

    I am a student of Biomedical Engineering at Pompeu Fabra University. Medical devices and synthetic biology are my passion.

  • Teresa Cayetana

    Teresa Munar Ortiz de Urbina


    Having the opportunity to belong to Kids Barcelona makes me feel better and I also have the opportunity to help sick children.

    I am 12 years old and I am studying 1st year of Hight Shcool at the Corazonistas de Sarrià School (Barcelona).

  • Ona Orduña

    Ona Orduña Claverol


    KIDS Barcelona is a very interesting initiative that provides awareness about children’s diseases.

    I am 13 years old and I am one of the youngest members of KIDS Barcelona. I am on my 2nd year of Secondary School.

  • Luz Scales

    Luz Scales González


    Through this project I would like to contribute helping paedaitric patients and at the same time learn from the experiences that they can offer me, both scientific and personal.

    I am a first-year high school student at Kostka school. I have chosen the scientific branch as I am passionate about understanding the functioning and beauty of the human body.

  • Sergi Torres

    Sergi Torres Martínez


    C'est la vie.

    I am twenty two years old. I am a first-year student of the degree of electrotechnical and automated systems at IRP. I am in love with technology, cars, and life in general.

Kids Barcelona - Senior members

  • Teresa Artuch

    Teresa Artuch Pérez de Ciriza

    Member of the communication commission

    We are the representatives of all sick children and we make sure of tailoring everything to facilitate their understanding.

    I am 16 years old and I am on my 2nd year of Bachelor in the field of Science, in Colegio SIL.

  • Daniel Blas

    Daniel Blas Buch


    Different people with a common goal can achieve whatever they want, despite of the adversities that might come along… that is the potential of KIDS Barcelona.

    I am studying Chemistry in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). I am passionate about sports, music and my friends.

  • Xavier Campmany de Arquer

    Xavier Campmany de Arquer


    I hope that my work was like a helping hand for the doctors’ path in the pediatric medicine.

    I am studying Philosophy and Theology in Universidad de Navarra, which is not very common nowadays among young people. I took my Bachelor Degree in Viaró College. I like reading, sports and listening to music.

  • Camille Gonzálvez Ramírez

    Camille Gonzálvez Ramírez

    Member of the communication commission

    The most important thing I have learned by being part of KIDS Barcelona is that I have gained awareness about pediatric research needs.

    I am 17 years old. I am in my 2nd Bachelor’s year in Liceo Francés. I am very motivated about contents related with science and research ethics.

  • Félix Junquera Tejeda

    Félix Junquera Tejeda

    Honorary president

    Being part of KIDS Barcelona is a privilege, an honor, a unique experience. Having the opportunity to give my opinion about clinical pediatric research, collaborate and share information in an international level with other KIDS groups, and see how this work contributes to the welfare and clinical improvement of the youngest, allows me to appreciate the importance of our work.

    I am 16 years old. I am on my 1st year of Spanish Scientific Bachelor in cooperation with the Dual American Program in FEDAC College. I am passionate about biology and my main hobbies are playing the piano, travelling and learning foreigner languages.

  • Marc Mora

    Marc Mora i Fusté


    I had never thought about the possibility of helping a severe sick patient with my same age. The KIDS group provides us with this wonderful opportunity, and it always has work and dedication as ultimate landmarks to conduct a project that will make clinical trials more bearable to the patient.

    I am 15 years old and I am on my 1st course of International Bachelor in Oak House School. My parents are doctors and biomedical research as well as medicine itself are appealing to me.

  • Laia Pérez Pucurull

    Laia Pérez Pucurull

    Member of the Communication Commission

    It is important that kids have a voice in a children’s hospital, since the treatments that are being studied are ultimately for them.

    I am 16 years old. I am on my 1st year of Bachelor in Instituto de Educación Secundaria Joan Boscà.

  • Marc Puig i Mas

    Marc Puig i Mas


    Being part of KIDS Barcelona makes me feel fulfilled. I think that I am gaining useful knowledge and that, hopefully, I will be able to help the other kids.

    I am 17 years old. I am on my 2nd Bachelor year (Social Sciences) in Escuela CIC de Barcelona.

  • Victòria Quinson Verger

    Victòria Quinson Verger


    Children and teenagers of today can make little contributions to the progress of research in pediatric diseases.

    I am 13 years old. I am on my 2nd year of High School.

  • Clara Vilalta Roca

    Clara Vilalta Roca


    Participating in KIDS Barcelona allows teenagers to have a voice within the pediatric research.

    I am 13 years old. I am on my 2nd year of High School in Institut Montserrat.


  • Elise Vivier

    Elise Vivier


    I am very happy and proud to be part of KIDS Barcelona's first edition, and to do everything possible to help and to give new ideas.

    I am on my 4th year of Secondary School in Escola Montclar de Igualada. My hobbies are writing and studying English.

Direction and coordination team

  • Emili Bargalló

    Emili Bargalló i Angerri

    Director of Fundació Sant Joan de Déu

    Children and adults deserve the same opportunities concerning biomedical research and development of new therapeutic options. KIDS Barcelona allows young people to have a voice, while simultaneously includes their perspective and needs in all the phases of the study of new therapeutic options. That benefits all agents involved.

    Graduate in Business Administration. MBA.

  • Joana Claverol Torres

    Joana Claverol Torres

    Coordinator of Clinical Research Unit. KIDS Barcelona Coordinator.

    KIDS is an unique project that enables the improvement of our research projects through the commitment and direct involvement of children and patients. We do the projects with them and to them. A clear example that, not only medicine, but also research, should be focused on the patient.

    Graduate in Biology. Master in Clinical Trial Monitoring and Master in Pharmaceutical Marketing.

  • Begonya Nafría

    Begonya Nafria Escalera

    Patient Advocacy Manager. KIDS Barcelona Coordinator.

    Clinical research oriented to pediatric patients needs the figure of the young expert patients, in order to be designed according to their needs and characteristics. KIDS Barcelona is a thrilling project that enables us to satisfy the peculiarities of paediatric population. In Hospital Sant Joan de Déu we can do research along with the patients, thanks to KIDS Barcelona’s devotion and altruistic spirit.

    Fellow of EUPATI (European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation). Specialist in eHealth, with wide experience in the field of social networks, virtual communities and patient engagement in clinical research. Degree in Educational Sciences.

  • Dr. Jaume Pérez Payarols

    Dr. Jaume Pérez Payarols

    Director of Innovation, Research and Teaching

    The current pediatric research does not make sense without the focus of the patient and family figure in the core of our work. Furthermore, KIDS Barcelona has allowed us to show that young trained patients can have a priceless value in the development of clinical trials.

    Graduate in Medicine, with specialty in Pediatric Oncology. Director of Innovation and Research in Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona since 2008.

Scientific team

  • Dr. Jordi Antón López

    Dr. Jordi Antón López

    Coordinator of Pediatric Rheumatology Unit

    Research is an attitude. Getting to know and use the scientific method is the best tool to understand the surrounding world and, especially in medicine, understanding the origin of diseases and finding their cure is a must and a privilege.

    Pediatrician with specialty in Pediatric Rheumatology in Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. Medicine doctor. Associate Professor in Universitat de Barcelona. President of Spanish Pediatric Rheumatology Society.

  • Clàudia Fortuny

    Dra. Clàudia Fortuny Guasch

    Pediatrician with specialty in Infectious Diseases
  • Jaume Mora

    Dr. Jaume Mora i Graupera

    Director of Oncology and Hematology Service

    Merely by researching we move forward towards the cure of pediatric diseases. If we are all aware we will be more responsible, and children should also participate in the process.

    I did my specialty in Oncology in the US, with two fellowships in New York Hospital Weill Cornell University and in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). I have published over 75 scientific articles and I am an editor on different scientific magazines. I also collaborate with ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) and SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology).