Year 2013

Technicians of CReSA: an essential support for the research
aThe important task of these specialized professionals allows CReSA to be considered a center of reference in animal health research.

The “mad cows” and the enigma of the prions
aThe bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as “mad cow disease”, is a transmissible disease caused by prions that mainly affects cows.

Swine diseases
aThe most important research in CReSA is carried out on swine diseases. Germany and Spain are the two European powers in pig production. Inside Spain, Catalonia is the leading community.

Year 2012

Mosquitoes from Catalonia are capable to transmit new emerging diseases?

aThe answer to this question is relevant to design future prevention and control strategies to avoid introduction and dissemination of viral emerging diseases, such the West Nile Fever and Chikungunya, in our country. Researchers of the CReSA have received an aid for research from RecerCaixa 2011 to investigate about this topic his question.

Years 2010-2011

CReSA's students: future researchers

aCReSA invests in the training of professionals from various fields of research. Themselves speak of the studies conducted, the qualities needed to investigate, the motivations, the future, … We know how are the researchers of the future.


Do you know flu?

aEvery year we hear about flu. In 2009, pandemic influenza occupied the front pages of newspapers. But what is flu? Do you know well? And the most important, what is the cause? The following report analyzes in depth the virus through the knowledge of three CReSA researchers and updates the activities of the center.


Biosecurity for the research

CReSA is a recognized center of research in animal health. The CReSA building came into operation in 2005 and consists of two clearly differentiated areas: level 2 biosafety laboratories and level 3 biocontainment unit. This biocontainment unit enable the research team to carry out research into highly pathogenic agents.


Mosquito-borne diseases

Dengue. Yellow fever. Rift Valley fever, West Nile fever ... These diseases are caused by viruses and are transmitted between animals and humans through mosquito bites. In recent years, they have emerged or reemerged in different parts of the world. These diseases are exotic and distant to us. But are they really so distant?


Foodborne diseases

Salmonella, Campylobacter ... These bacteria cause disease in animals and food toxicoinfections in humans. This video shows the origin of these diseases, how to control them and what research is being done by the CReSA to better understand these bacteria.


Fighting against tuberculosis

Lluitant contra la tuberculosiThe Experimental Tuberculosis of the Institute Germans Trias i Pujol in collaboration with CReSA has revealed why only one in ten people infected with tuberculosis develops disease. Scientists located the lesions caused by the bacteria and discovered the mechanism in charge of repairing them.



CReSA is one of the centres of excellence fostered by the Government of Catalonia. CERCA, Research Centres of Catalonia, is a programme promoted by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia to group, coordinate and provide greater exposure to the activities of the independent research centres created over recent years.



Years 2008-2009

Corporate video (full)

In 1999 a foundation was created whose aim is to research animal diseases with economic, sanitary or public health impacts. This foundation is the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA). Located on the UAB campus, the CReSA building consists of highly-specialised equipment and technologically-advanced facilities.

A european center of excellence in animal health (Part 1/5)

ORF2-gt1-dp-1CReSA promotes research aimed at problems and challenges of the manufacturing sector, with the aim of improving animal health and therefore quality and safety of products intended for human consumption.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites, mosquitoes and more (Part 2/5)

aCReSA research activities include the study of bacterial diseases, viral infections, parasitology, entomology, epidemiology, fieldwork, immunology and transmissible spongiform diseases.


Measures and barriers to building high-security biological (Part 3/5)

aCReSA has a high biological security unit, level 3, equipped with strict access control measures and biocontainment barriers that prevent the pathogens from getting outside that are studied using hermetic isolation systems.


Studies with added value for companies and institutions (Part 4/5)

aIn parallel to scientific interest, CReSA researchers execute studies and offer services at the scope of sectorial companies and institutions that have important implications for consumers, producers and regulatory institutions.

Working for the future (Part 5/5)

aCReSA is in a growth and consolidation process. With over 100 collaborators, the centre’s commitment to the future is to continue providing researchers with an excellent environment in order to obtain positioning as a worldwide centre of reference in animal health research.

Get to know CReSA

aCReSA organised a series of activities called “Approach to the Veterinary Science CReSA”, to show secondary school students different scientific tasks carried out at the centre's laboratories and stimulate their interest in animal science and veterinary medicine.



Years 2006-2007

Protecting the Animal Health

aCReSA is a leading institution in the study of diseases affecting animals, such as swine fever, mad-cow disease and avian flu. At the initiative of the UAB and the IRTA, CReSA is the only research center in Catalonia with the necessary characteristics to carry out research in these kinds of infectious diseases.

With the support of the Departament d'Innovació, Universitat i Empresa

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