Rafael Giraldo#


Rafael Giraldo
Email:rgiraldo 'at' cnb.csic.es
Membership Number:2769
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:rgiraldo
Elected:2010
Homepage: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rafael_Giraldo



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 Research Professor, Dept. of Microbial Biotechnology, CNB-CSIC, Cantoblanco (Madrid), Spain
  • 2012-2018 Research Professor, Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Biology, CIB-CSIC
  • 2010-2012 Research Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Physical Biology, CIB-CSIC
  • 2000-2009 Tenure Staff Scientist, Dept. of Molecular Microbiology, CIB-CSIC
  • 1995-1999 Tenure Track Scientist, Dept. of Molecular Microbiology, CIB-CSIC
  • 1992-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Structural Studies Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge (UK)
  • 1987-1991 PhD student, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid (Spain)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Microbiology: Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Structural Biology and Biophysics
  • Protein-DNA interactions
  • Telomeres and DNA quadruplexes
  • Bacterial plasmids
  • DNA replication
  • Protein amyloids and prions
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Optogenetics

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Member of the Spanish Biophysical Society
  • Member of the Spanish Microbiological Society; Vice-President (2015-)
  • Member of the American Society for Microbiology
  • Member of the International Society for Plasmid Biology
  • Member of the Academia Europaea (2010)
  • Member of the CSIC Research Ethics Committee; Vice-President (2018-)


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