Miguel Alcalde Group


Prof. Miguel Alcalde

Principal investigator

I am the boss who still believes that the dark side of the force is not stronger…only quicker, easier, more seductive…

Dr. Patricia Molina

Laboratory manager

I have been working in peroxygenase evolution for years while also being in charge of the lab managing. On the lab outsides, I love being with my family and friends, listening to music, reading any books and, unfortunately not often, ice skating.

Dr. Lucía García Ledo

Project Manager


I am a curious person with a scientific background but also with an special love for paperwork. I am the project manager. I love spending time in the nature, baking cakes, wine and laughts and skating (better not all together!).

Dr. Eva Garcia

Senior Postdoc (PI programa CAM atracción de talento)


I recently joined the lab as post-doc researcher. I am currently working on enzyme engineering for high-value chemicals production in microbes. During my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, painting, hanging out with friends and travelling.

Dr. Ivan Mateljak


I moved to Spain from Croatia, where I got my degree in Molecular Biology, for my PhD studies on directed evolution of laccases related to redox potential and stability. I love outdoor adventures, wine and cheese and people say I am always in a chill mood.

Dr. Javier Viña


I am a biochemist from Asturias. My research is focused on engineering and expressing fungal and bacterial oxidases. I love catastrophes and horror (movies) and I usually practice survival cooking.

Dr. Bernardo Gómez


I am a biotechnologist and my research line at the lab is about CO2 fixating enzymes (Rubiscos) from bacteria and fungal laccases. In my free time I like reading books, comics, playing board games, tasting good wine, skiing (when the weather gives the chance) and, as anyone else, traveling.

Patricia Gómez

Senior PhD student

I studied Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid. My research is focused on protein engineering of peroxygenases and design of fusion proteins for in situ H2O2 generation. I love traveling and playing board games.

Dr. Plinio Salmazo Vieira

Visiting Postdoc

I am a crystallographer from Brazil, working with structure and function of glycosyl hydrolases at the synchrotron facility. Here, I will use directed evolution to improve protein’s activity and stability under high temperatures for understanding its mechanisms. I enjoy traveling, making friends and playing videogames.

Merve Keser

PhD student

I have been told that I am a world citizen; I am Turkish-born, raised in the US, and spent another chunk of my life in The Netherlands where I received my BSc and MSc in the field of biochemistry and biotechnology. I have moved to Spain for my Ph.D.studies involving directed evolution of galactose oxidase for further advancement of green chemistry and pharmaceutical industry. I’m a fairly good baker, a coffee snob, and have a love for gin (the good kind).

Dr. Israel Sánchez Moreno


I have been working in the field of the biocatalysis for years, always in the limit between chemistry and biology (bringing balance). My research is focused on protein engineering of peroxidases. Outside of lab, I love listening to reaggeton music, watching the Tele5 TV shows, and lying miserably about my hobbies in my internet profiles.

Miguel Alcalde Laboratory
Institute of Catalysis, ICP-CSIC,
Cantoblanco, 28049, Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 915854806
Fax: +34 915854760

Miguel de Abreu, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher Associate
131 Princess St. MIB
University of Manchester,
M17DN, Manchester, UK
Website: http://www.flitschlab.chemistry.manchester.ac.uk/index.htm
Email:miguel.deabreufelipe AT manchester.ac.uk; mglcaribe AT gmail.com

Susana Camarero, PhD

Científico Titular CSIC
Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CIB, CSIC.
C/ Ramiro de Maeztu 98, 28040, Madrid, Spain.
Website: http://www.cib.csic.es/es/grupo.php?idgrupo=3
Email: susanacam AT cib.csic.es

Humberto García-Arellano, PhD

Profesor Titular
Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales
División de Ciencias Biológicas y de la Salud
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Unidad Lerma
Website: http://www.uam-lerma.mx/
Email: h.garcia AT correo.ler.uam.mx

Carlos García-Burgos, PhD

Scientific Administrator -Chemicals
Quality of Medicines
European Medicines Agency
7 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London, E14 4HB,United Kingdom
Email: Carlos.Garcia AT ema.europa.eu

Eva García-Ruiz, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Email: egarciar AT illinois.edu

Iraj Ghazi, PhD

Research Scientist, University of Columbus Ohio; USA
Email: iraj_ghazi AT yahoo.com

Adinnaraya Kunamneni, PhD

Postdoctoral research associate
University of Kentucky, 740 South Limestone,
Lexington 40536,
Kentucky State, USA
Email: adikunamneni AT rediffmail.com

Diana Mate, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow
Grupo de biotecnología y genética de bacterias extremófilas extremas
Departamento de virología y microbiología
Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa"
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Email: diana.mate AT cbm.csic.es

Mohammad Moshtaghioun, PhD

PhD in Molecular Genetics
Assistant Professor of Biology
Biology Department
Yazd University
Email: smm_1349 AT yahoo.com

Alina Ioana Roman 

Lonza: A Global Leader in Life Science.
Slough, UK. 
aalina.roman AT gmail.com 

Pamela Torres-Salas, PhD

Senior Scientist
Centro de Tecnología Química
Repsol S.A.
Ctra. de Extremadura A-5, Km.18
28931 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain

Malena Valdivieso, PhD

Business Development
P.T.S. Granada
Avda. de la innovación, 1 Edificio BIC
18016, Granada, Spain
Website: (http://www.neuronbio.com/)
Email: mvaldivieso AT neuronbio.com 

Ana Isabel Vicente, PhD 

Sales Support Specialist
Gilson International BV, Spain
Avda. de castilla, 1 Edificio Best point Of. 06B
28830, Madrid, Spain
Website: (http://www.gilson.com/)
Email: ivicentemartin AT gilson.com

Miren Zumárraga, PhD

Investigadora Responsable Enología
Parque Industrial de Júndiz.
C/Júndiz 26 01015 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Website: (http://www.guserbiot.com)
Email: mren@guserbiot.com