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Lena Caruso September 2022
Lena Caruso joined us for a three months stay. She will be working on multicomponent crystallization on the supervision of Dr. Lourdes Infantes San Mateo

SEBBM Prizes September 2022
Successful participation of our Department at the 44th SEBBM Congress celebrated in Málaga:
Our colleague and "Ramón y Cajal" Fellow, Dr. Rafael Molina (left), presented his work developed in Denmark (NNF-CPR-University of Copenhagen) and received the 2nd MDPI-SEBBM Best poster Prize.
Our PhD student Daniel Muñoz-Reyes (right), working under the supervision of Dr. María José Sánchez-Barrena was awarded with the IUBMB Best Short Talk Presentation Prize at the Protein Structure & Function Meeting celebrated in the Congress.
Well done guys!

Uxía Pérez September 2022
We welcome Uxía Pérez, as a new PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Juan A. Hermoso

Rafael Molina July 2022
It was a time to celebrate!. Our colleague, Dr. Rafael Molina, obtained a Ramón y Cajal contract to join our Department as a RyC Research Fellow.

Maria Rivera won the prize to the best poster June 2022
Our colleague Maria Rivera Moreno, working under the supervision of Dr. Armando Albert, won the award for the best poster presented during the course called Biomolecules in Action III organized at the DESY synchrotron campus in Hamburg, organized by FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies).

Dr Armando Albert April 2022
We congratulate our colleague 
Dr. Armando Albert, who has been promoted to Research Professor of the CSIC.


Juan Luis Benavente
April 2022
We congratulate our colleague Dr Juan Luis Benavente, who obtained his PhD degree at the Univ. Autónoma of Madrid (PhD director: Dr. Armando Albert)

Elena Jiménez March 2022
We congratulate our colleague Dr Elena Jiménez, who obtained her PhD degree at the Univ. Complutense of Madrid (PhD director: Dr. Julia Sanz)

María Luisa Lomo March 2022
María Luisa Lomo, an undergraduated student from the UPM joined us for a 3-4 months stay under the supervision of Dr M.J. Sánchez Barrena

Sandra Fernández March 2022
Sandra Fernández, an undergraduated student from the UCM joined us for a 3-4 months stay under the supervision of Dr M.J. Sánchez Barrena

Sonia Fuidio Rodríguez February 2022
Sonia Fuidio Rodríguez, an undergraduated student from the UCM joined us for a 3-4 months stay under the supervision of Dr. Beatriz González Pérez

Marta Fernández February 2022
Marta Fernández, an undergraduate student joined our Department for a 5 months stay, involved in the characterization of the regulatory interaction of the calcium sensor SOS3 and the Na/H antiporter SOS1 under the supervision of Dr. Armando Albert.

Arturo Grano de Oro February 2022
Arturo Grano de Oro Tuñón, a new MRes (TFM) student has joined us under the supervision of Dr. Beatriz González Pérez

Alice Grieco December 2021
Our colleague Alice Grieco was compiting in the III Edition of "Yo investigo. Yo soy CSIC" (I investigate, I am CSIC) talking about the future perspectives that her research offers.  
Take a look at her video.

Ángela Fernández December 2021
Our colleague Ángela Fernández was compiting in the III Edition of "Yo investigo. Yo soy CSIC" (I investigate, I am CSIC) talking about the future perspectives that her research offers.  
Take a look at her video

Isabel Cea Rama October 2021
The PhD student Isabel Cea Rama, as one of the coauthors of the work ACS Nano (2020) 14, 17652–17664 ) has been awarded with the Xavier Solans Prize 2021, granted by the GE3C group.

Laura Gárlvez October 2021
Laura Galvez Larrosa, a new MRes (TFM) student has joined us under the supervision of Dr. Inmaculada Pérez Dorado

God bye, Siseth July 2021
Dr. Carol Siseth Martinez Caballero returns to Mexico after a long postdoctoral stay with us.
There she will take charge of a research group in structural biology.
We will miss her.

Sara Pérez June 2021
Sara Pérez has joined us to work under the supervision of Dr. M.J. Sánchez Barrena as a “Garantía Juvenil” research assistant

Alejandra Alba Pérez April 2021
Alejandra Alba Pérez, a new MSc student has joined us under the supervision of Dr. Juan A. Hermoso Domínguez

Fernando Ceballos-Zúñiga Ulla April 2021
Fernando Ceballo-Züñiga Ulla, a new PhD student joined us under the supervision of Dr. Inmaculada Pérez Dorado

Alice Grieco April 2021
Alice Grieco, a new PhD student joined us under the supervision of Dr. Jose M. Martín García

Two new students are incorporated February 2021
Xiaoqing Zhang and Miriam Fernandez-Giro, two new visiting students that joined us under the supervision of Dr A. Albert.

Lucia Martínez and Luca Lizzi February 2021
Julia Martínez and Luca Lizzi, two new visiting students that will join us  under the supervision of Dr MJ Sánchez-Barrena
to work on new NCS-1 regulators.

Click on it to get a larger image January 2021
The main entrance to the Institute one week after the big snowfall of 2021
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Dr. José M. Martin Garcia January 2021
Our colleague Dr J. Manuel Martín García, together  with a researcher of the EMBL (France) publish a special issue on Macromolecular Serial Crystallography, which gathers the latest developments in the field of serial femtosecond crystallography (SFX) at XFEL facilities.

Christmas 2020. Click on it to get a larger image December 2020
To celebrate Christmas we met with gifts to those who guessed our name from old photos
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Some of us during Christmas 2019. Click on it to get a larger copy December 2019
Some of us during Christmas celebration
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Dr Mayte Batuecas November 2019
Dr Mayte Batuecas Mordillo got her PhD title from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid)

Dr Alejandra Carriles October 2019
Dr Alejandra A. Carriles Linares obtained her PhD title at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and leave our Department to work as a postdoc in Milan (Italy)

Dr Antonio Chaves-Sanjuán

July 2017
The Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM), in collaboration with BRUKER Española S.A.,  has awarded Dr Antonio Chaves-Sanjuán with the “José Tormo” Prize for his work published in PNAS in 2017 and performed at the Dept. of Crystallography and Structural Biology, Institute “Rocasolano”, under the supervision of  Dr MJ Sánchez-Barrena. This prize gives recognition to the best piece of work performed by a young researcher in a Spanish laboratory, and published during 2016-2017 in any of the areas related to Structural Biology. Dr Chaves-Sanjuán will give a conference entitled Las fenotiazinas regulan la función sináptica interfiriendo en la formación del complejo NCS-1/Ric8a: Un nuevo enfoque para el síndrome X frágil at the XL Congress of the SEBBM, that will be held in Barcelona (23rd-26th October 2017).

Dr MJ Sanchez-Barrena  July 2017
Our colleague, Dr MJ Sánchez-Barrena, a young researcher at Institute “Rocasolano”, has been awarded with a very competitive “Leonardo” fellowship from the BBVA Foundation. She will be able to continue her research on synapse alterations (contact among neurons) that are present, among others, in pathologies such as Alzheimer´s, dementia or Huntington disease. Her research is aimed to design molecules that are able to restore these contacts, avoiding memory loss and improving cognitive ability in earlier stages of the disease.
ABC press release

Click on it to get the flyer June 2017
Drs. Juan A. Hermoso and A. Albert organized a workshop entitled "Prespectives of Biocrystallography on Free Electron Lasers" with the following speakers: Mark L. Pusey (Univ. of Alabama), José M. García (Arizona State Univ.) and Petra Fromme (Arizona State Univ.).

Dr Teresa Domínguez May 2017
The Grupo Especializado de Cristalografía y Crecimiento Cristalino (GE3C) awarded the
2017 'Xavier Solans’ Prize to Dr. Teresa Domínguez-Gil Velasco (a former PhD student by Dr. Juan A. Hermoso Domíguez) for her excellent article Activation by Allostery in Cell-Wall Remodeling by a Modular Membrane-Bound Lytic Transglycosylase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, published in Structure (2016) 24, 1729-1741. This award recognizes the work of young researchers who perform their research in Spain in the field of crystallography and crystal growth.

Dr MJ Sánchez Barrena March 2017
We congratulate our colleague Dr. MJ Sanchez-Barrena, who has been interviewed by the HOY magazine, reporting on both her success with the recently published article in the PNAS journal and her dual status, as a scientist and mother of two daughters.

Dr Maria Moreno during her PhD party February 2017
Dr. Maria Moreno being congratulated by her PhD director, Dr Armando Albert.

Retirement talk: 40 years of Crystallography at the Rocasolano Institute
January 2017.
Retirement lecture by Prof. Martin Martinez-Ripoll: 40 years of Crystallography at the Rocasolano Institute

Maria Moreno Alvero July 2015
The Grupo Especializado de Cristalografía y Crecimiento Cristalino (GE3C) and PANalytical have awarded the first prize for poster presentation to Maria Moreno Alvero for her work: On the chemical control of the plant response to abiotic stress, supervised by Dr. A. Albert. The poster was presented at the XXXV Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Quimica (A Coruña, Spain).

CBE members awarded by the Spanish Society of Biophysics (SBE)
 
Prof. Juan A. Hermoso, Bruker-SBE Prize 2015
June 2015
The Executive Council of SBE has awarded the "2015 Manuel Rico-Bruker" Prize to Dr. Juan A. Hermoso, for his extensive CV, especially in recent years, and his important contributions in the field of Structural Biology. Juan A. Hermoso is a Research Professor of this Department. He is author of more than 144 publications in international journals, and co-author of 5 books. His main research field is related to unravel the mechanisms of virulence and pathogenesis and the means to circumvent them, using structural biology. His work focuses on proteins of the bacterial surface related to disease via key functions like host-pathogen interactions, division, antibiotics resistance or the remodeling of the peptidoglycan framework.
Dr Cecilia Artola - SBE-33 Prize 2015 June 2015
The SBE-33 Prize has been awarded to Dr. Cecilia Artola (a former PhD student by 
Prof. Juan A. Hermoso), for her excellent work on the recycling of the bacterial cell wall and its implications for antibiotic resistance.

Dr Antonio Chaves Sanjuán: 2015 Xavier Solans Award April 2015
The Grupo Especializado de Cristalografía y Crecimiento Cristalino (GE3C) has awarded the
2015 'Xavier Solans’ Prize to Dr. Antonio Chaves-Sanjuán (a former PhD student by Dr. Armando Albert and Dr. María José Sánchez-Barrena), for his excellent work on the abiotic stress resistance and ion homeostasis control in plants. This award recognizes the work of young researchers who perform their research in Spain in the field of crystallography and crystal growth.

Crystallography and Mathematics, a meeting dedicated to young students September 2014
Crystallography and Mathematics, a meeting dedicated to young students in the context of the 
International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr2014).

Prof Gautam Desiraju during his talk, May 2014 May 2014
The President of the International Union of Crystallography, Prof. Gautman Desiraju, visited our Department to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr2014) and gave a seminar entitled:
Crystal Engineering. From Molecule to Crystal.

High-School students show interest on Crystallography
May 2014
Two highly motivated students from a high school have visited our Department in the context of a program of the Comunidad de Madrid that links School and Enterprises. Both students have shown interest on research work and, especially, on crystallography. They have purified and crystalized a recombinant protein, they have also taken some diffraction data, and now they are aware of the importance of protein structure.