Miguel Alcalde Group


Dr. 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. 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.

Bernardo Gómez

Senior PhD student

I am a Biotechnologist and my line of work at the lab is about CO2 fixating enzymes (Rubiscos) from bacteria and I also work with fungal laccases. In my free time I like reading books, comics, playing board games, tasting good wine, skying (when the weather provides the chance) and, as anyone else, traveling.

Javier Viña

Senior PhD student

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

Javier Martín

Senior PhD student

I am BSc in Environmental Sciences. I am working on the directed evolution of peroxygenases applying a broad range of library creation methods. My hobbies include reading, practicing sports and watching football (Rayo Vallecano supporter).

Patricia Gómez

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.

Mehdi Imani

Visitor Professor

Graduated from University of Tehran and currently as an associate professor of biochemistry in Urmia University in Iran, I joined Prof. Alcalde group to learn and do engineering on peroxygenase enzyme and enrich my knowledge of protein science. Reading books, exercise and traveling are my favorites.

Andrés Rueda

Visitor student

I am Ph.D. student in biology at IAF-INRS, U. of Quebec, Canada and Biotechnology at UNAL, Colombia. I come to Spain from Canada to do an internship on protein evolution of laccase enzymes. I love to travel, to cook and eat, hang out with wine or beer. Netflix addicted, collector of socks, and compulsive buyer of discounts (on rehab). Intellectual by default, strange by nature.

Alejandra Alfuzzi

Master student

I am a biochemist currently finishing my Master’s final project in the lab. These past months I have been learning about peroxygenase engineering and directed evolution. I like reading, Korean culture and football.

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