10/04/2019: Juan Mangas is returning to Manchester. It was a pleasure to host you!. Good luck with your truly promising career.
01/04/2019: The lab organized a one-day workshop on directed evolution for the UCM Master of Industrial Biotechnology.
31/03/2019: Gordana is leaving the lab with some mutant variants in her pockets. We will miss you!-
13/03/2019: Pati starts her stay with Frank Hollmann (TuDelft).
13/03/2019: Miguel gave an invited lecture in the Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Madrid.
08/03/2018: Eva García-Ruiz from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology has returned to our lab after over 5 years abroad. Welcome back!
04/03/2019: Morgane Valles from Cristopher Blanford lab (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology) has joined us for a short-term stay. Enjoy with us!.
04/03/2019: Juan Mangas from Nicolas Turner lab (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology) has joined the group for a short-term stay. Welcome!.
13/02/2019: Miguel gave an invited lecture at the UNED University.
07/02/2019: Miguel visited Martin Weissemborn (Leibniz-Institut for Pflanzenbiochemie, Halle) and gave an invited lecture.
01/02/2019: Gordana Kovacevic from Prof. Radivoje Prodanovic at the Innovation center of the Faculty of Chemistry-University of Belgrade, has joined the group for a short stay. Enjoy your stay!.
15/01/2019: The laboratory has been granted with the Synergy CAM project!.
17/12/2018: Our spin-off EvoEnzyme was awarded with the first prize of Madrid HealthStart (program of the Madri+d foundation for the launch of start ups in the area of health http://www.madrimasd.org/healthstart/). Congrats to EvoEnzyme team!!!!!!.
10/12/2018: Miguel attended to the Nobel prize events, Stockholm. Frances, thanks so much for such unforgettable days!.
03/12/2018: Miguel gave a talk at the Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales (ICCM-CSIC) entitled: The revolution of directed enzyme evolution.
18/10/2018: Ivan Mateljak defended his PhD Thesis. Congrats!!!. Almost a Jedi....
17/10/2018: Ligia Martins from ITQB Lisboa, visited us.
09/10/2018: Berni, Xavi, Maria and Miguel attended the CPhI Worldwide, Madrid.
08/10/2018: Toni Glieder from TuGraz visited us.
05/10/2018: Miguel attended the FET-FutureAgriculture II monitor panel, London.
28/10/2018: Miguel gave an invited lecture entitled "Directing the evolution of enzymes in the laboratory" at the V Simposium Biocatem, Ensenada, Baja California.
25/10/2018: Miguel visited Rafael Vazquez-Duhaltz and his Research Institute on NanoScience and NanoTechnology, Ensenada, Baja California.
24/10/2018: Xavi and Berni attended BioSpain, Seville.
12/09/2018: Miguel gave an invited lecture entitled "Directed evolution of the synthetic ligninolytic secretome: the case story of unspecific peroxygenase" at the 41 Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular SEBBM, Santander.
10/09/2018: Mehdi Imani leaves the group. Good luck in your future projects!.
10/08/2018: Miguel gave an invited lecture entitled "Directed evolution of the ligninolytic secretome" at the Gordon Conference on Lignin, Boston.
26/06/2018: Pati gave a talk at the JEB2018-Oviedo entitled "Selective synthesis of the human drug metabolite 5´-hydroxypropranolol by an evolved self-sufficient peroxygenase".
25/06/2018: Berni gave a flash talk about consensus laccase design at the JEB2018-Oviedo.
25/06/2018: Miguel gave the opening lecture entitled "Directing the evolution of enzymes in the laboratory" at the JEB2018-Oviedo.
25/06/2018: Pati, Ivan, Berni and Miguel attended the JEB-2018, Oviedo.
11/06/2018: Prof. Mehdi Imani from University of Urmia joins the group. Welcome!.
19/06/2018: Alejandra Alfuzzi passed his TFM exam. Congrats!.
01/05/2018: Andres Rueda from Nicolas Ducet group (INRS, Montréal, Québec, Canada) joins our group. Welcome!
27/04/2018: Xavi started his stay with Toni Glieder at the Technical University of Graz
23/04/2018: David, Eva and Miguel attended the KOM of IronPlug&Play project at TuDelft, The Netherlands
12/04/2018: Pati, Xavi and Miguel attended the 18 month meeting of the ENZOX2 project at TuDelft, The Netherlands
22/03/2018: Sofia leaves the group to join a Biotech Company in her hometown. Good luck in your future research career!
16/03/2018: Miguel gave a lecture at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
03/03/2018: Sofia Lazaro passed with success her TFM exam. Congrats!
15/02/2018: Patri Gomez de Santos returns from her stay with Frank Hollmann at TuDelft
01/02/2018: Alejandra Alfuzzi joins the group for her TFM project. Welcome!
20/12/2017: Berni returns from his stay with Stefan Lutz.
15/12/2017: Episode VIII releases and fulfill many expectations...
15/12/2017: David and Miguel gave two talks in the Systems and Synthetic Biology Workshop, CIB-CSIC, Madrid.
11/12/2017 Christmas lunch together Kiko´s group at the Goloso Restaurant.
05/12/2017: Jia Wei returns to China. We will miss you!!!.
21/11/2017: Pascal Püllmann returned to Germany. Good luck with your PhD Thesis!.
06/11/2017: Martin Weissenborn from the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry visited us.
24/10/2017: We visited the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
23/10/2017: Pati, Xavi, Jia Wei and Miguel attended the XL SEBBM Conference which took place in Barcelona.
18/10/2017: Pati, Xavi and Miguel participated in the 12-month ENZOX2 meeting at IRNAS, Seville.
16/10/2017: Pascal Püllmann from Martin Weissenborn group (Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry) joined the group for a short stay. Welcome!.
10/10/2017: Xavi and Miguel gave two talks at the Lignocel2017, in INIA, Madrid.
28/09/2017: Miguel gave an invited lecture entitled "Directed evolution of a Swiss knife ligninase: the unspecific peroxygenase" in the XXIV Enzyme Engineering Conference, Toulouse, France.
24/09/2017: Miguel and David attended the XXIV Enzyme Engineering Conference in Toulouse, France.
18/08/2017: Bernardo started his new stay with Prof. Stefan Lutz at the Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
04/09/2017: Sofia Lazaro, our new Master student, joins the group. Welcome!.
10/07/2017: Ivan attends the BIOTRANS Conference in Budapest.
03/07/2017: Ivan participates in ITN-BIOENERGY project final symposium in Lyon.
06/07/2017: Leyre from Raul Perez-Jimenez lab (CIC Nanogune) ends her stay with us. Good luck with your ancestral enzyme!.
18/06/2017: Patri Molina and Javi gave two wonderful talks at SEBIOT-2017-Murcia.
25/05/2017: Group party in Miguel house (with paella, sangría, gazpacho...).
25/04/2017: Pati, Xavi and Miguel attend the second periodic meeting of ENZOX2 project in Zittau.
20/04/2017: Berni returns from his australian adventure.
09/03/2017: Isabel Vicente defended with honors her PhD Thesis. Congratulations!!!.
04/03/2017: Berni starts a stay in the Australian National University under the guidance of Prof. Spencer Withney.
23/02/2017: Miguel attends the FET-FutureAgriculture monitor panel, Brussels.
04/02/2017: Our lab manager David and his beautiful girlfriend Carina got married. Congrats!.
31/01/2017: Ivan and Miguel participates in the ITN-Bioenergy Meeting, Warsaw.
31/12/2016: Diana Mate leaves the group to start a thrilling adventure in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Good luck!!!.
19/12/2016: Christmas lunch at el Goloso-Colmenar Restaurant.
16/12/2016: David Gonzalez defended with honors his PhD Thesis. Congratulations!!!.
11/12/2016: Jia-Wei Yang joins the group. Welcome to our lab!
16/11/2016: Miguel gave an invited lecture entitled "Directed evolution of the ligninolytic enzyme consortium" in the European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology; Graz, Austria.
14/11/2016: Patri Molina, Patri Gomez de Santos and Xavi atended the KOM of the ENZOX2 Project at the CIB-CSIC, Madrid.
01/11/2016: Berjand returns to the Netherlands. Good luck in all your endeavors!.
24/10/2016: Patri, Xavi and Miguel attended the 36 meeting of the INDOX Project in Biopolis, Valencia.
17/10/2016: Miguel gave an invited lecture entitled "Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a tool-box for protein engineering by directed evolution" in the Fundación Ramón Areces Symposium on Yeast as versatile testbeds for the life science; Madrid.
06/10/2016: Pati Gómez, Berni and Miguel attended the Lignocel2016, in Jaen. Pati and Berni gave two wonderful talks about their respective projects with HDMs and consensus method.
30/09/2016: The national Project "Lignolution" was approved!. Good news, let´s make more good science.
15/09/2016: Miguel A. Palomino y Solymar del Pino passed their respective TFM with honors. Congrats!.
10/09/2016: Diego Esteban joins us to make his Master Thesis. Welcome to lab!.
07/09/2016: Miguel gave a talk entitled "Directed Evolution: Making a Revolution" in the CTQ-Repsol.
30/07/2016: After almost 15 years, old Caltech mates get together again in Pasadena!.
29/07/2016: Miguel gave a invited talk entitled "My story at the Frances Arnold Lab" in the tribute to Frances Arnold "25 years of Directed Evolution: Reflections of the Arnold Lab" that took place at Caltech, Pasadena, USA.
25/07/2016: The EU Project EnZox2 was approved. Gongrats to the whole consortium!.
23/06/2016: Prof. Willem van Berkel from Wageningen University visited the lab.
21/06/2016: Miguel gave a talk in the LignoBiotech 2016 Conference in Madrid. Patri and Ivan also attended the congress.
21/06/2016: Huimin Zhao joined us for some tapas in Madrid oldtown.
13/06/2016: Miguel gave an invited talk entitled "Directed evolution: engineering the ligninolytic enzyme consortium" at the EMBO Biocatalysis Conference, Oulu, Finland.
07/06/2016: Diana and Berni attended the Biotech2016, Salamanca, Spain.
24/05/2016: Spring lunch in the forest of Cantoblanco University.
06/05/2016: The second meeting of CoExCo Project took place in Repsol headquarters.
02/05/2016: Berndjan Eenik from Willem Van Berkel lab joined the group. Welcome!
19/04/2016: Patricia, Xavi and Miguel attended the 30-month meeting of INDOX Project, Marseille, France.
31/03/2016: Patricia Molina defended with honors her PhD Thesis. Congratulations!!!.
14/03/2016: Miguel gave an invited lecture entitled "Engineering the ligninolytic enzyme armoury by directed evolution" in the Industrial Biotechnology Forum, IBF-Munich.
14/03/2016: Ivan Mateljak participated in the mid-term Bioenergy Meeting in Limmerick, Irland.
09/03/2016: Azar ended her stay with us. Good luck with your Thesis!.
20/02/2016: Miguel Arcángel Palomino and Solymar del Pino joined the group as new Master students.
12/01/2016: David Gonzalez moved to Sheffield, UK to make a stay with Prof. Tuck Seng Wong.
07/01/2016: After postdoctoring two years in Schwaneberg group, Diana Mate returned to our laboratory. Welcome back!.
04/01/2016: Kat Elbl returned to Germany. We will miss you..may the force be with you during your Master Thesis writing!.
27/11/2015: Natalia and Joaquin returned to their respective countries after their stay with us. We will miss you; the best luck in your future endeavors!.
23/11/2015: Xavi and Kat made a short stay with Paco Valero (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) to learn techniques on protein production in bioreactors.
26/10/2015: Miguel gave a talk entitled: "Beyond the outer limits of nature by directed evolution" in the Synthetic Biology meets Metabolic Engineering: a DRIBB-CNB/CSIC Workshop on advanced approaches to designing Smart Cell Factories. CNB, Madrid.
01/10/2015: Javier and Xavi gave two talks about their work in the XVII meeting of the Lignocel network, CIB, CSIC, Madrid.
29/09/2015: 24-month meeting of INDOX Project, Naples, Italy.
23/09/2015: first-year meeting of CAMBIOS Project, CIB, CSIC, Madrid.
17/09/2015: 12-month meeting of Repsol-ICP Project; Repsol-CTQ, Mostoles, Madrid.
10/09/2015: Midterm review meeting of the ITN BIOENERGY Project, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
01/09/2015: Three new students join the group (Azar Delavari from UPC, Barcelona; Natalia Kwiatos from Lodz University of Technology, Poland and Joaquin Ramírez from Universidad Autónoma de México).
26/07/2015: Xavi and Patri attended to Biotrans2015, Vienna.
23/07/2015: Congratulations to Carmen for passing her Master Thesis exam!. Have a happy summer!.
11/07/2015: Elvin returned to his country after a frutiful stay with us. We will miss you!.
31/06/2015: Macarena returned to Abengoa (you are always very welcome to our lab).
15/06/2015: Miguel arrived to Caltech for a summer stay with Frances.
26/05/2015: Spring "hicking" and international lunch at the forest of Cantoblanco. Delicatessens from all lab members were put together in a strong competition while drinking cold-beers.
11/05/2015: Macarena Lopez Morales from Abengoa Research joined the lab. Welcome!.
10/05/2015: Berni returned to the lab after a short stay in Sánchez-Ruiz group. Welcome back.
03/05/2015: Prof. Elvin Iguarta-Nieves, from Pontifical University of Puerto Rico joined the group for a short stay. Welcome!.
16/04/2015: 8-month meeting of the Repsol-ICP project took place at Repsol-CTQ headquarters, Mostoles, Madrid.
08/04/2015: Patri, David, Isa and Miguel attended to the 18-month meeting of INDOX Project at BOKU University, Vienna.
07/04/2015: Miguel gave a talk entitled "Directed molecular evolution" at the Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas.
30/04/2015. Ivan participated in the 2nd meeting of the ITN-Bioenergy Project, which took place in Southampton, UK.
23/03/2015: Katarina Elbl starts her stay in our lab. Welcome!.
18/02/2015: Patri, Ivan and Miguel participated in the Protein Engineering Workshop of the Bioenergy Project which took place in the BOKU University, Vienna.
02/02/2015: Graduate student Carmen Paret joined the group, welcome to the lab!.
27/01/2015: Dr. Seema Singh from the Joint Bioenergy Institute (USA Department of Energy) visited the lab and gave a talk entiled "Enabling the next-generation of advanced biofuels"
16/12/2014: 4-month meeting of the Repsol-ICP project at Repsol-CTQ, Madrid.
12/12/2014: Mar Lopez Peregrin ended her stay with us. The best of luck with your PhD defense and your selecases!.
28/11/2014: The CAMBIOS Project KOM took place in Abengoa Research headquarters, Seville.
21/10/2014: Xavi, David, Patri and Miguel participated in the 12-month FP7-Indox Meeting in Wageningen.
2/09/2014: Isa, Ivan and Miguel spent the whole week in the Summer School of Bioenergy Project (the D´Oleron) where good science, wine and katamaran were nicely combined.
17/09/2014: The ABG joined for lunch at the Casa de Córdoba (delicious salmorejo among other delicatesssens). Thanks so much for the invitation Antonio!.
11/09/2014: Patricia Molina gave a talk entitled "Evolución dirigida de una peroxigenasa inespecífica, un biocatalizador altamente promiscuo y selectivo" in the Group meeting of Molecular Biotechnology of the XXXVII SEEBM Congress, Granada.
11/09/2014: Miguel gave an invited talk entitled "Directed enzyme evolution: rational thoughts for non-rational experiments" in the Simposium of Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology of the XXXVII SEBBM Congress, Granada.
10/09/2014: Miguel visited the Jose Manuel Sánchez-Ruiz laboratory, at the University of Granada.
03/07/2014: Miguel gave an invited talk entitled "Enzyme engineering by directed evolution: looking for a needle in a haystack" at the BIOTEC2014, Madrid.
30/06/2014: Mar López-Pelegrin from Xavier Gömis-Ruth laboratory (IBMB-CSIC) visited us for a short stay. Welcome lady!.
24/06/2014: David, Javi and Xavi attended to the 13th European Workshop on Lignocellulosic and Pulp (EWLP), Seville.
16/06/2014: Miguel gave an invited talk entitled "Directed enzyme evolution: Walking in the darkness?" at the Protein Multiverse Conference, Madrid.
04/05/2014: The laboratory was granted with a National Project 2014-2017... let´s do more evolution!.
Patri and Berni travelled to Sienna to attend to the training-school of the Systems Biocatalysis COST-Action.
26/04/2014: Miguel was promoted to CSIC Scientist Researcher.
23/04/2014: Jaime Rojas (undergraduate student) finished his stay with us. Good luck in your future endeavors!.
19/04/2014: Valeria visited us again for more evolution rounds.
10/04/2014: Kick-Off Meeting of the COST-Action Systems Biocatalysis took place at the CSIC headquarters in Madrid. Miguel gave a talk entitled "Directed evolution of versatile peroxidases and unspecific peroxygenases".
08/04/2014: Huimin Zhao, Volker Sieber (old Caltech alumni) joined us for the MECP2014. We enjoyed along with Indox partners of good science and paella.
08/04/2014: Miguel gave a talk entitled "Directed Evolution of Ligninolytic consortium" at the MECP2014 Conference in Madrid.
03/04/2014: The group participated in the "VIII Reunión de la Red Nacional de Proteínas", which took place in the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, CNB-CSIC, Madrid. Patricia gave a talk entitled: " Engineering of Unspecific Peroxygenase by Directed Evolution in Saccharomyces cerevisiae"
02/04/2014: Indox EU-Project 6-month meeting took place at the CSIC-headquarters in Brussels.
24/02/2014: Ivan Mateljak (Marie Curie fellow) and Jaime Rojas (undergraduate student) join the group.
13/01/2014: Valeria and Adela (J.M. Sánchez-Ruiz group, Univ. Granada) have just arrived for a short stay with us. Welcome ladies!.
21/12/2013: After 5 intense and productive years with us, our new Jedi knight Diana Maté leaves the group to join the Ulrich Schwaneberg group, at the Institute of Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Good luck in this exciting adventure!!!.
18/12/2013: Nicolas Alcalde was born in Doce de Octubre Hospital. The little padawan weighed 3,840 gr.
11/12/2013: The group participated in the SimBioCat at the ICP, Madrid.
19/11/2013: Indox EU-Project kick off meeting took place at CIB, Madrid.
18/11/2013: Peroxicats EU-Project Final Meeting took place at CIB, Madrid.
08/11/2013: Mar López and Joan López from Proteolysis Lab (Instituto de Biología Molecular de Barcelona -IBMB-CSIC- visited us.
05/11/2013: Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Ruiz from University of Granada visited us and gave an impressive talk about enzyme resurrection.
23/10/2013: Repsol-ICP 12-month meeting took place at the CTQ of Repsol, Mostoles, Madrid.
26/09/2013: David and Patri gave two nice talks at the LignoCel Conference (Pontevedra, Spain).
20/09/2013: Group dinner at Miguel´s place (we all enjoyed of delicious paella -among other delicatessens- cooked by my beautiful wife).
06/09/2013: Javier Martín and Bernardo Gómez participated at the XXII SEBBM Congress.
02/07/2013: After 6 wonderful years with us, our lab manager and friend, Eva García, leaves us to join Huimin Zhao laboratory at the Urbana-Champaign University (Illinois). Good luck in this beutiful new adventure Eva!.
01/07/2013: 9-month meeting of the Repsol-ICP project at the Institute of Catalysis.
26/06/2013: Kiko made a wonderful performance at the Theatre School of Montecarmelo. It was so hilarious!!
26/06/2013: Xavier Viña defended his Master Thesis entitled "Chimeric signal peptides for functional expression of aryl alcohol oxidase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae".
25/06/2013: Diana defended with honors her European PhD Thesis. Congrats!.
24/06/2013: Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg (old friend from Caltech times, now at the University of Aachen) visited us.
19/06/2013: Summer "hicking" and lunch at the forest of Cantoblanco. Delicious tortilla de patatas, croquetas, empanadillas etc were baked by the different group members. David, please, next time don´t forget to put beers on ice!.
06/06/2013: Diana´s Thesis Defense has been scheduled for next June 25th at the ICP Conference room. All of you are very welcome to the event. Title of PhD Thesis: "Engineering fungal laccases active in blood by directed evolution".
28/05/2013: Peroxicats 24-month EU project-meeting took place in Zittau, Germany.
15/05/2013: Indox FP7-proposal was succesfully evaluated!. Exciting times for our lab are coming up.
28/04/2013: Diana Maté has been selected as one of the 625 your researchers from 78 countries to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (well done Diana!).
25/04/2013: Miguel gave a talk entitled "Beyond the nature limits by directed evolution" at the CIB-CSIC, Madrid.
24/04/2013: Group Lunch at "Knife" (Local Argentinan Restaurant).
15/04/2013: Our website has been officially released.
26/03/2013: The new ITN European Project "Bioenergy" was succesfully evaluated!. Great job of this wonderful consortium. Looking forward to starting this new adventure together.
18/03/2013: Project Meeting (ICP-Repsol) at the CTR of Repsol (Mostoles, Madrid).
22/02/2013: Blood tolerant laccase paper released in Chemistry & Biology.
07/02/2013: Evofacel Project. Second annual meeting, ICP, Madrid.
14/12/2013: Miguel visited the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and gave a talk entitled: "Directed evolution: A wonderful walk from nature to biotechnological settings".