Carlota Dobaño, PhD, is the head of the Malaria Immunology group at Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and also conducts her research at the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM). She earned her MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and in 1999 obtained her PhD degree at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, with field work developed in Blantyre, Malawi. From 1999-2002 she was a postdoctoral fellow on malaria vaccine development at the Malaria Program, Naval Medical Research Center, USA. In 2003, Professor Dobaño joined the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB, now under the framework of ISGlobal) and currently develops her research as Associate Research Professor. She coordinates large multi-center studies on immunity to malaria vaccine candidates and immune responses to Plasmodium parasites in vulnerable populations. She has more than 86 peer-reviewed publications in major international journals, 77.3% within journals with a Q impact factor 1. Her papers have been cited at least 1,204 times (excluding self-citations).