Miguel Alcalde Group
Prof. Miguel Alcalde
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
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
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.
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.
Plinio Slamazo Vieira
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.
Visiting 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).