Joan-Lluis Vives Corrons is a Professor of Medicine (1976-present) and Head of the Red Blood Cell Pathology Unit (1997 - present) at the Hospital Clinic I Provincial (University of Barcelona), with main activity focused on the diagnosis of RBC defects and in the identification of low prevalence anaemias or " Rare Anaemias ".Research has mainly based on physiopathology, molecular mechanisms and epidemiology of red blood cell (RBC) disorders due to hereditary enzymopathies (G6PD, PK and others), haemoglobinopathies (Sickle-cell anaemia and thalassaemias) and membrane defects (hereditary spherocytosis elliptocytosis and stomatocytosis).Scientific Trajectory is guaranteed by 326 publications in scientific journals, the participation (as editor or collaborator) in about 25 books of haematology, and by the accomplishment of 43 funded research projects, which have been partially funded by different public health organizations from Spain (Ministry of Health and Education and Science), Catalan Government and European Commission.Since 2002, Dr. Vives is head of the Project ENERCA (European Network for Rare and Congenital Anaemias) funded by the European Commission - Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC). ENERCA intends to contribute to the better knowledge of rare anaemias in Europe, its faster diagnosis, treatment; and epidemiological surveillance ( Its final objective is the consolidation of a European Reference Network (ERN) of Expert Centres in Rare Anaemias (RA).