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The Molecular Microbiology group began its journey on April 11, 1995, led by a board of directors chaired by Josep Casadesús Pursals and with the aim of bringing together the activity of Spanish microbiologists who were using emerging molecular tools at that time. Since then, the work of the chairmen of the boards of directors (Table), whom we thank for their dedication, has been a constant stimulus for the operation of the group.

President Workplace Date
Josep Casadesús Pursals Sevilla 1995 – 2000
Antonio Juarez Gimenez Barcelona 2000 – 2004
Juan Maria Garcia Lobo Cantabria 2005 – 2008
Maria Molina Martin Madrid 2009 – 2013
Bruno González Zorn Madrid 2014 – 2018
Adela González de la Campa Madrid 2018 – 2022
Alicia M. Muro Pastor Sevilla 2022 –

The group enjoys excellent health and a constant growth in the number of members, which today exceeds 460. We are also honored to have among our members several of the winners of the Jaime Ferrán award: Enrique Herrero Perpiñán ( 1987), Ernesto García López (1989), Antonio Ventosa Ucero (1991), Íñigo Lasa Uzcudun (2005), Luis Ángel Fernández Herrero (2007), Alejandro Mira Obrador (2009), Bruno González Zorn (2011), David Rodríguez Lázaro ( 2013), Felipe Cava Valenciano (2017) and Álvaro San Millán Cruz (2021). Most of the partners work in Universities (63%) and Public Research Organizations (23%). The rest is divided between hospitals (5%), companies (4%), foreign centers (3%) or foundations (2%). The activity of many of the researchers that make up our group can be consulted in the monographic sections that appeared in the issues of the SEM@foro magazine of December 2014 (number 58) and December 2019 (number 68), the latter coinciding with the 25 years since the group's creation.

Our specialized group promotes interaction between microbiologists from different fields with an interest in molecular processes. This objective is developed fundamentally by holding biannual meetings (Figure). These meetings, spread throughout Spain, have been held in Pamplona (1996), Valencia (1998), Madrid (2000), Santander (2002), Jaca (2004), Lleida (2006), Cádiz (2008), Barcelona ( 2010), Palma de Mallorca (2012), Segovia (2014), Seville (2016) and Zaragoza (2018). The meeting scheduled for 2020 in Granada was postponed due to health circumstances and in principle it will be held in 2022. From these lines we want to thank the excellent disposition and the work carried out by the organizers of all these meetings, whose philosophy has always been to facilitate the participation of our youngest members, establishing reduced quotas for them. In this way many students have found in these meetings of the group of Micro Molecular a forum where you can publicly present your research and exchange your experiences in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

The group has been calling for twelve years an award to distinguish a research work carried out by one of its partners totally or partially in a Spanish laboratory and whose delivery takes place within the framework of the biannual meetings, where the winners give the closing conference . In their first five editions, these awards were sponsored by the company Biomedal and were awarded to the following works:

  • Barcelona 2010. Selva L, Viana D, Regev-Yochay G, Trzcinski K, Corpa JM, Lasa I, Novick RP, Penadés JR. (2009). Killing niche competitors by remote-control bacteriophage induction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 106: 1234-1238.
  • Palma de Mallorca 2012. Belda-Ferre P, Alcaraz LD, Cabrera-Rubio R, Romero H, Simón-Soro A, Pignatelli M, Mira A. (2012). The oral metagenome in health and disease . ISME J. 2012 6: 46-56.
  • Segovia 2014. Sánchez-Romero MA, Casadesús J (2014). Contribution of phenotypic heterogeneity to adaptive antibiotic resistance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111:355-360.
  • Sevilla 2016. Cota I, Sánchez-Romero MA, Hernández SB, Pucciarelli MG, García-del Portillo F, Casadesús J. (2015) Epigenetic control of Salmonella enterica O-antigen chain length: a tradeoff between virulence and bacteriophage resistance. PLos Genet 11: e1005667.
  • Zaragoza 2018. Castañeda-García A, Prieto AI, Rodríguez-Beltrán J, Alonso N, Cantillon D, Costas C, Pérez-Lago L, Zegeye ED, Herranz M, Plociński P, Tonjum T, García de Viedma D, Paget M, Waddell SJ, Rojas AM, Doherty AJ, Blázquez J. (2017) A non-canonical mismatch repair pathway in prokaryotes. Nature Comm 8: 14246.

Although the exceptional situation generated by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic prevented us from holding the meeting scheduled for September 2020 in Granada, the following works, awarded in 2020, were presented in an online session held on October 21, 2020:


Alejandro González-Delgado A, Rodríguez Mestre M, Martínez-Abarca F, Toro N. (2019) Spacer acquisition from RNA mediated by a natural reverse transcriptase-Cas1 fusion protein associated with a type III-D CRISPR–Cas system in Vibrio vulnificus. Nucleic Acids Res. 47:10202-10211.


Gonzalo-Asensio J, Pérez I, Aguiló N, Uranga S, Picó A, Lampreave C, Cebollada A, Otal I, Samper S, Martín C. (2018) New insights into the transposition mechanisms of IS6110 and its dynamic distribution between Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex lineages. PLoS Genet. 14: e1007282.

In 2022, the XIII Meeting of the group was held and the following prizes were awarded for research work:

  • Granada 2022. First honorable mention: Catalán-Moreno, A., Cela, M., Menéndez-Gil, P., Irurzun, N., Caballero, C.J., Caldelari, I., Toledo-Arana, A. (2021) RNA thermoswitches modulate Staphylococcus aureus adaptation to ambient temperatures. Nucleic Acids Res. 49:3409-3426. Second honorable mention: Rodriguez-Beltran, J., Sørum, V., Toll-Riera, M., de la Vega, C., Peña-Miller, R., San Millan, A. (2020) Genetic dominance governs the evolution and spread of mobile genetic elements in bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. DEER. 117:15755–15762.

One of the hallmarks that characterizes our meetings is the participation of microbiologists who are at different points in their professional careers, which, together with the almost familiar atmosphere that we like to promote, facilitates the exchange of experiences between our younger and other partners with more extensive experience always willing to put their knowledge at the service of training new generations of microbiologists. We do not want to finish without inviting all the members of the SEM to get to know us and to form part of our specialized group, which is open to all topics in microbiology.

Alicia M. Muro Pastor
Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis Institute, CSIC-University of Seville, Seville
Vice president
José Antonio Escudero García-Calderón
Animal Health Department, Complutense University, Madrid
Maria Trinidad Gallegos Fernandez
Zaidín Experimental Station, CSIC, Granada
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Department of Genetics, University of Seville
Carmen del Rosario Beuzón López
Departamento de Biología Celular, Genética y Fisiología, Universidad de Málaga
Bruno González Zorn
Animal Health Department, Complutense University, Madrid
Jesus A. Gonzalo Asensio
Departamento Microbiología, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Universidad de Zaragoza
Álvaro San Millán Cruz
Departamento de Biotecnología Microbiana, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, CSIC, Madrid
Alejandro Toledo Arana
Institute of Agrobiotechnology, CSIC-UPNA-Gob. from Navarra, Pamplona
Eduard Torrents Serra
Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña. Departamento de Genética, Microbiología y Estadística. Universidad de Barcelona.

Surnames Name Organism
Ainsa Claver Jose Antonio Zaragoza's University
Base point Gutierrez Cristina Generalitat Valenciana - Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health
Alarcon Cavedo Teresa Madrid's community
Alba Alderete Patricia Experimental Zooporphylactic Institute
Alonso de Valle Aida Carlos III Health Institute
Alonso Ezcurra Mª Henar Zaragoza's University
Alonso Monge Rebeca Mª Mar Complutense University of Madrid
Alvarez Arguedas Samuel University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Alvarez Gonzalez Beatriz CSIC
Alvarez Muñoz Laura Umea University
Amblar Esteban Monica Carlos III Health Institute
Amils Pibernat Ricardo Autonomous University of Madrid
Andreu Martín Núria Imperial College London
Anoz Carbonell Ernesto Zaragoza's University
Anton Bottle Josefa University of Alicante
Antón Rodríguez Tania Sevilla University
Aragon Aranda Beatriz university of Navarra
Aragon Fernandez Virginia IRTA-CReSA
Araujo Jiménez Armando SEDALIB, S.A.
Arbe Carton Kepa University of the Basque Country
Arenas Carus MOTHER Rosa ITAI Pharma, S.L.
Ares Arroyo Manuel Complutense University of Madrid
Argandoña Bertrán Montserrat Sevilla University
Ariño Carmona Joaquin Autonomous University of Barcelona
Arranz San Martín Alba Sevilla University
Arroyo Nombela Javier Complutense University of Madrid
Ayala Serrano Juan Alfonso CSIC
Ayora Hirsch Silvia CSIC
Balbontín Soria Roberto Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Ballesté Delpierre Clara ISGlobal
Baquero Artigao Mª Rosario Alfonso X El Sabio University
Baquero Mochales Fernando Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Barbé Garcia Jorge Autonomous University of Barcelona
Barbero Úriz Óscar Alberto Complutense University of Madrid
Barriuso Jorge CSIC
Barros Rodríguez Adoración University of Granada
Bastón Paz Natalia Ramón y Cajal Institute for Health Research
Baztarrika Uira Itsaso University of the Basque Country
Bedmar Gómez Eulogio Jose CSIC
Belda Ferre Pedro Cº Public Health Investigations
Bellí Martínez Gemma School of Medicine
Benítez Páez Alfonso Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe
Berenguer Carlos José Autonomous University of Madrid
Bernal Bayard Joaquin Sevilla University
Bernal Guzman Patricia Sevilla University
Bes Fustero Mª Teresa Zaragoza's University
Beuzón López Carmen del Rosario Malaga University
White Torres Paula UCM
Blasco Santamaría María Luz CSIC
Blázquez Gomez Jesus CSIC
Blesa Esteban Alba CSIC
Perez bonnet Maria Jose University of Alicante
Bonofiglio Laura CONICET
Borgognone Alessandra IrsiCaixa
Borrero de Acuña Jose Manuel Sevilla University
Bosch Reñé Sandra HOW
Botello Cambero Emilia University of Extremadura
Death Bottle Laura Instituto Univ. Invest. Mixed Agrifood Aragón (IA2) - University of Zaragoza
Bravo Vazquez Daniel INIA
Brenes Alvarez Manuel CSIC
Broset blasco Esther
Brown Check Maryury Andrea University of Barcelona
Buetas Giménez Elena Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu
Bullones Bolaños Andrea Sevilla University
Busts Caparrós Esteban CSIC
Knight Amil Juan Manuel Lonza
Repullo Knight Jose Luis University of Cordoba
Knight Sánchez Carlos UPNA
Yeves Hair Elena CSIC
Cabrera Rubio Raul Cº Superior Research in Public Health
Cooler Lime Joan CEAB-CSIC
Calvet Seral Juan Mycobacteria Genetics Group
Camacho Fernandez Eva Maria Pablo de Olavide University
Camelo Castillo Anna Foundation for the Promotion of Research
Caminero Fernandez Alberto McMaster University
Moreno Field Rosa Mª del Insalud
Brown fields Elena Zaragoza's University
Campoy Sanchez Susana Autonomous University of Barcelona
Canovas Lopez David Sevilla University
Stonecutter María Pilar D. University of Salamanca
Cantoral Fernandez Jesus Cadiz University
Bad Capel Elena Paris Descartes University
Casadesus Pursals José Sevilla University
Ferrando Casino Patricia University of Valencia
Machicated Case Jose Luis Oviedo University
Castán García Pablo Complutense University of Madrid
Catalan Moreno Arancha CSIC
Valencian Cava Felipe Umeå University
Martin Cavero Mario Government of Spain
Ceballos Munuera Alvaro CSIC
Cebrián Sastre Esmeralda CSIC
Cenamor Jerez MOTHER Rosa Complutense University of Madrid
Ash Mar
Cerdán García Lidia CSIC
Cerro Arrieta Ana del SERIDA
Cervera Alamar Mercedes Valencian Research Institute
Sanchez City Antonia University of Extremadura
Claret Fernandez Laura Radboud University
Colomer Winter Cristina Boehringer Ingelheim España
Count Alvarez Raquel university of Navarra
González shell Maria Teresa Ramón y Cajal University Hospital
Corell Escuin Paula FISABIO - Public Health
Serna crowns Julia Maria Complutense University of Madrid
Corral Saturday George Autonomous University of Barcelona
Corral Villa Paulina University of Naples Federico II
Cortes Garmendia Maria Pilar Autonomous University of Barcelona
From God Barranco Ruben Pablo de Olavide University
De Groot Piet Castilla-La Mancha university
Jesus Lopes Ribeiro Ana Luisa Autonomous University of Madrid
By Toro Hernando Mary Rioja Health Foundation
Delgado Blas Jose Francisco Complutense University of Madrid
Slim Zahinos Celia University of Extremadura
Diaz De Tuesta Garcia Juan Angel Madrid's community
Diaz Martinez Margarita University of Salamanca
Dorado Morales Pedro Luis Public University of Navarra
Duran Visors Ana Sevilla University
Echeverz Love UPNA / CSIC
Elizalde Bielsa Aitor Institute of Tropical Health University of Navarra
Escobar Doncel Alvaro Pablo Olavide University
Escudero García-Calderón Jose Antonio Complutense University of Madrid
Espinosa Urgel Manuel CSIC
Euba Rementeria Begoña Institute of Agrobiotechnology
Exposito Garcia Tania University of Alicante
Ezquerra Aznárez Jose Manuel Zaragoza's University
Felipe Ruiz Alonso CSIC
Fernandez Acero Francisco Javier Cadiz University
Fernandez Calderon Mª Coronada University of Extremadura
Fernández Calvet Ariadne CSIC
Fernandez Fernandez Dew Sevilla University
Fernandez Herrero Luis Angel CSIC
Fernandez Lobato Mary Autonomous University of Madrid
Fernandez Lopez Raul University of cantabria
Ferrándiz Avellano Maria Jose Carlos III Health Institute
Ferreras Bridge Eloy Roberto CSIC
Son Castejón Maria Francisca University of Zaragoza
Freixeiro Díaz Paula Santiago de Compostela University
Gallegos Fernandez Mari Trini CSIC
Galvis serrano Nestor Fabian Santiago de Compostela University
Garcia Bustos Jose Francisco Monash University
Garcia De Viedma Dario Gregorio Marañón Hospital
Garcia Del Portillo Francisco CSIC
Garcia Garcia Mª Jesus U.A.M
Garcia Gonzalez Pedro A. CSIC
Garcia Lavilla Beatriz Complutense University of Madrid
Garcia Lobo Juan & Maria University of cantabria
Garcia Lopez Miriam Carlos III Health Institute
Garcia Lopez Ernesto CSIC
Garcia Martin Javier CSIC-USAL
Garcia Martinez Mª Begoña Navarra Public University
Garcia Pastor Lucy Sevilla University
Garcia Romero Immaculate Pablo de Olavide University
Garcia sanchez Rosa Carlsberg Research Center
Garcia Valero Rosa Maria Sevilla University
García-Quintáns Mª de las Nieves Autonomous University
Garmendia Garcia Juncal CSIC
Garrido Sanz Daniel Autonomous University of Madrid
Giani Alonso Micaela University of Alicante
Gibello Prieto Alicia Complutense University of Madrid
Gibert González Isidre Autonomous University of Barcelona
Gil Campillo Celia CSIC
Gil Garcia Rosario University of Valencia
Gil Garcia Mª Conception Complutense University of Madrid
Gil Santos Jose Antonio University of Leon
Giner Lamia Joaquin CSIC
Giraldo Suarez Rafael CSIC
Gómez Raja Jonathan Extremadura joint
Gomez Sanz Elena University of La Rioja
Gonzalez de la Campa ADELE Carlos III Health Institute
Gonzalez Delgado Alejandro CSIC
Gonzalez Fernandez David university of Navarra
Gonzalez Pastor Jose Eduardo CSIC
Gonzalez Quiñonez Nathaly del Valle Oviedo University
Gonzalez Torres Pedro Inaki University of Alicante
Gonzalez Villa Thomas Santiago de Compostela University
González Zorn Bruno Complutense University of Madrid
Gonzalo asensio Jesus Angel Zaragoza's University
Govantes Romero Fernando Pablo de Olavide University
Guridi Cortaberria Andrea UPV / EHU
Gutierrez Fernandez Juan Carlos Complutense University of Madrid
Hardisson Rumeu Carlos Oviedo University
Inheritances Cristina Ramón y Cajal Institute for Health Research - IRYCIS
Hernandez De Rojas Alma Spanish Institute of Oceanography
Hernandez Piñero Sara Bethlehem Umeå University
Hernandez Rico Jorge Complutense University of Madrid
Blacksmith Perpignan Enrique University of Lleida
Hipólito Carrilo in Albornoz Alberto Complutense University of Madrid
Huedo Moreno Pol Autonomous University of Barcelona
Ask Sanchez Oihane Umeå University
Jimenez Irene Sevilla University
Jimenez Belenguer Ana polytechnic university of Valencia
Jiménez Cid Victor Complutense University of Madrid
Jimenez Fernandez Alicia CSIC
Jimenez Gutierrez Elena Complutense University
Juárez Gimenez Antonio Barcelona University
Martin Jury Irene University College Dublin
Krell Tino CSIC
Laborda Martinez Pablo CSIC
Ladero Auñón Iraia NEIKER-Basque Institute for Agricultural Research
Lasa Uzcudun Iñigo Public University of Navarra
Download Buy Cristina RECOMBINA, S. L.
Latorre Castle Protection University of Valencia
Lazaro Anton Leticia university of Navarra
Ledesma-Amaro Rodrigo INRA
Leon Sampedro Ricardo IRYCIS (Ramón y Cajal Hospital)
Lestón Cambeiro Light University of Santiado de Compostela
Letek Polberg Michal University of Leon
Llagostera Casas Montserrat Autonomous University of Barcelona
Llamas Lorente Marian CSIC
Llosa Blas Matxalen University of cantabria
Lobato Marquez Damien London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Lopez Calderon Isabel Sevilla University
López Jail Luis University of Alicante
Lopez Garrido Javier Max Planck Society
Lopez Goñi Ignacio university of Navarra
Lopez Equal Dew CSIC
Lopez Lopez Nahikari CSIC
Lopez Pagan Nieves Malaga University
Lopez Sanchez Aroa Pablo de Olavide University-CSIC
Lopez Serrano Daniel CSIC
Lucero Leticia CSIC
Lucia Quintana Ainhoa Zaragoza's University
Madrid Xufré Cristina University of Barcelona
Maiques Fernandez Elisa CSIC
Maqueda Abreu Mercedes University of Granada
Marin Palma Mª Dolores Autonomous University of Madrid
Marina Moreno Alberto CSIC
Marked Martin Silvia CSIC
Marquez Costa Rosa CSIC
Martin Basanta Martha Autonomous University of Madrid
Martin Brieva Humberto Complutense University of Madrid
Martin Cabello Guadalupe Pablo de Olavide University
Martin Galiano Antonio Javier Carlos III Health Institute
Martín Montañes Carlos Zaragoza's University
Martin Rodriguez Irene Rey Juan Carlos University
Martínez Malax-Etxebarria Irati UPV / EHU
Martinez Martinez Lourdes Sevilla University
Martinez Menendez J. Luis CSIC
Martinez Perez Remigio University of Extremadura
Martínez-Abarca Pastor Francisco CSIC
Martirani from Abercron Sophie Marie CSIC
Mascaraque Martín Victoria Complutense University of Madrid
Mata Lozano Elena Zaragoza's University
Matilla Cuenca Leticia Navarrabiomed
Matilla Vazquez Miguel Angel CSIC
Megias Guijo Manuel Sevilla University
Meijer Wilfried CSIC-UAM
Mencía Caballero Mario Autonomous University of Madrid
Menendez Gil Pilar Birckbeck college, University of London
Menendez Gomez Mª del Carmen Autonomous University of Madrid
Miguel Arribas Andrés CSIC
Look at Obrador Alejandro Superior Center of Inv. Public health
Molina Garcia Laura CSIC
Molina Martin Mary Complutense University of Madrid
Montero Ordonez Ignacio Oviedo University
Morcillo Parra Mary of the Angels Rovira i Virgili University
Moriyón Uria Ignacio university of Navarra
Moyano Gabriel Complutense University
Muela Zarzuela Agnes Cadiz University
Murillo torres Marina Sevilla University
Shepherd Wall Alicia maria University of Seville-CSIC
Naranjo Fernandez Emilia Sevilla University
Navarro Gomez Pilar Sevilla University
Navas Mendez Jesus University of cantabria
Nombela Cano César Complutense University of Madrid
Oggerin De Orube Monike Max Planck Institute
Otal Gil Isabel Zaragoza's University
Palomares Folia Jose Carlos Sevilla University
Pascual Ortiz Marina CEU Cardenal Herrera University
Pazos Don Pedro Manuel CSIC
Pedraz lopez Lucas Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia
Penadés Casanova Jose R. Valencian Institute of Inv. Agrarian
Perez Etayo Lara university of Navarra
Pérez González Mª Pilar CSIC-University of Salamanca
Perez Lake Wake Francisco de Vitoria University
Perez Mendoza Daniel CSIC
Perez Sanchez Irene Zaragoza's University
Perez Tejeiro Jose Miguel Malaga University
Perez Varela Mary Autonomous University of Barcelona
Legs Plead Carlos Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)
Sanchez Peak Eva CSIC
Pillars Ortega Lilian Olga University of cantabria
Pina Perez Maria Consuelo University of Valencia
Lucas Mudfoot Antonio G. Navarra Public University
Alonso plan Jesus Complutense University of Madrid
Tight Tight Antonio Daniel Complutense University
Pulido Sánchez Martha Pablo de Olavide University
Quereda Torres Juan jose CSIC
Rabelo Ruiz Miguel University of Granada
Ramirez Fernandez Manuel University of Extremadura
Ramon Garcia Santiago Aragonese Agency for Research Foundation
Ramos González Maria Isabel CSIC
Ramos Morales Francisco Sevilla University
Live Bouquets José HUMV-IFIMAV
Rapún Beatriz Public University of Navarra
Redondo Nieto Miguel Autonomous University of Madrid
Moreno Rivet Miguel Autonomous University of Madrid
Remuzgo Martinez Sara IFIMAV
Revilla Guarinos Ainhoa Technical University Dresden
Sea King Alejandra FISABIO
Reyes Ramirez Fuensanta
Riascos Leather Carolina CSIC and USAL
Ribeiro Correia Catarina Inés Complutense University of Madrid
Rivas Marin Elena Pablo Olavide University
Rivilla Palma Rafael Autonomous University of Madrid
Rodriguez Beltran Jerónimo IRYCIS
Rodriguez Escudero Mary Complutense University of Madrid
Rodriguez Escudero My Isabel Complutense University of Madrid
Rodriguez Fernandez songs Complutense University of Madrid
Rodriguez galan Olga Sevilla University
Rodriguez Lazaro David Burgos University
Rodriguez Matamoros Bosco Complutense University of Madrid
Rodríguez Mestre Mario CSIC
Rodriguez Osorio Carlos University of Santiago de Compostela
Rodriguez Peña Jose Manuel Complutense University of Madrid
Rodriguez Valera Francisco U.M.H.
Roig Molina Francisco Jose San Jorge University
Red Bezares Beatriz Rioja Health Foundation
Royo Llonch Martha CSIC
Galician Ruano David INTA-CSIC
Rubio Zamora Vicente CSIC
Ruffian Plaza Jose Sebastian Malaga University
Ruiz Albert Javier Malaga University
Ruiz Roldan Lidia FISABIO
Saati Santamaria Zaki University of Salamanca
Sabater Munoz Beatriz CSIC
Saenz Dominguez Yolanda Rioja Health Foundation
Sainz Mejias Love
Salvador Bescós Miriam University of Navarra
Samper blasco Sofia Zaragoza's University
San Millán Cruz Alvaro CSIC
Sanchez Costa Mercedes Autonomous University of Madrid
Sánchez Martínez White mary IMDEA
Sanchez Romero Maria Antonia Sevilla University
Sánchez-Porro Álvarez Cristina Sevilla University
Sangari Garcia Felix javier Cantabria University
Sanjuan pinilla Juan CSIC
Santamaria Sanchez Ramon CSIC
Santero Santurino Eduardo Pablo de Olavide University
Santos Garcia Diego University Lyon 1
Santos Lopez Alfonso University of Pittsburgh
Sanz Santamaria Ana Belén Complutense University of Madrid
Sarasa Buisán Cristina Zaragoza's University
Selva Martinez Laura HEAVEN
Sempere Garcia July Carlos III Health Institute
Seville Miguel Emma Zaragoza's University
Simon Soro Aurea University of Pennsylvania
Soler Lloréns Pedro Francisco Magapor SL
Solís Andrés Immaculate Iproma, S. L.
Tarancon Iñiguez Raquel Zaragoza's University
Tedim Pedrosa Ana Sofia Castilla y León Institute for Health Sciences Studies-Salamanca Biomedical Research Institute Foundation (IECSCYL-IBSAL)
Teso Pérez Claudia University of Granada
Toledo Arana Alejandro Public University of Navarra
Toribio Celestino Laura Autonomous University of Madrid
Tormo More Mary Angels La Fe Health Research Institute
Ruiz Tower Mª Angeles of the University of Lleida
Torrents Serra Eduard Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia
Torres Manrique Carmen University of La Rioja
Trigo da Rosa Philip Complutense University of Madrid
Uhía Castro I would go Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition
Urrialde Redondo Veronica Complutense University of Madrid
Valderrey Barreal Andrea Diana CEU San Pablo University
Valdivieso Montero Maria Henar University of Salamanca
Manzano Valley Jorge University of Extremadura
Trujilla Valley Jaione CSIC
Valvano Miguel Queens University Belfast
Vargas Macias Carmen Sevilla University
Vazquez Fernandez Roberto CSIC
Vega Chacón Esteban CSIC
Watching Soriano Felix CSIC
Vendrell Fernandez Sol Pastor Institute
Suction cup Ucero Antonio Sevilla University
Vera Gargallo Blanca Sevilla University
Verdu Cano Carlos Autonomous University of Madrid
Vilella Mitjana Philip IVI Foundation
Villanueva San Martin Love Institute of Agrobiotechnology
Villellas Arilla My Cristina Janssen Pharmaceutica
Vizcaíno Santiso Nieves University of Salamanca
Yáñez Amoros M Adela Labaqua, S. A.
Yero Corona Daniel Autonomous University of Barcelona
Yuste Lobo Jose Enrique Carlos III Health Institute
Zafra Amorós Olga Francisco de Vitoria University
Earthy Migle Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research
Zuñiga Ripa Amaia Applied Medical Research Foundation


Bacterial infections and antimicrobial therapies (BIAT Group)

Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics. University of Barcelona

Biology and genetics of the bacterial wall - Felipe Cava

Biology and genetics of the bacterial wall: discovering the diversity and plasticity of peptidoglycan in bacteria

Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University. SE-90187 Umeå, Sweden

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Nasal microbiota and swine respiratory diseases

Animal Health Research Center (CReSA) and Agri-Food Research and Technology Institute (IRTA), Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, ​​Spain

Development of a stabilized real-time PCR format for molecular diagnostics - Exopol

Development of a stabilized format of real-time PCR for molecular diagnostics

EXOPOL S. L., San Mateo de Gállego, Zaragoza

Biotechnology and genetics of extreme thermophilic bacteria - José Berenguer

Biotechnology and genetics of extreme thermophilic bacteria

Center for Molecular Biology «Severo Ochoa» CSIC-Autonomous University of Madrid

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Defense and virulence defense and evasion mechanisms in the interaction of Pseudomonas syringae with its host plant

Department of Cell Biology, Genetics and Physiology, Institute of Subtropical and Mediterranean Horticulture "La Mayora" - University of Malaga - CSIC (IHSM - UMA - CSIC)

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Antimicrobial Resistance Unit (ARU). Antibiotic Resistance Unit

Department of Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and VISAVET, Complutense University of Madrid

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Phylogenomics and comparative genomics of archaea and halophilic bacteria

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Seville

Microbial Biochemistry and Pathogenesis - Miguel Valvano

Microbial biochemistry and pathogenesis

Centre for Infection and Immunity, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

Gene regulation in Streptomyces - Ramón Santamaría

Gene regulation in Streptomyces

Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics. CSIC / USAL. Salamanca

Effectors of type III secretion systems of Salmonella enterica 2- Francisco Ramos Morales

Effectors of type III secretion systems of Salmonella enterica

Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Seville

Biostabilizers of microbial origin - Carmen Vargas

Biostabilizers of microbial origin

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy. Sevilla University.

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Cyanobacterial regulatory RNAs

Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis, CSIC-University of Seville

Bacterial Biofilms - Íñigo Lasa

Bacterial biofilms. The community life of bacteria

Public University of Navarra

Molecular studies of invasive strains of Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) - Margarita Lackzesky

Molecular studies of invasive strains of Streptococcus agalactiae (SGB)

Chair of Bacteriology, Faculty of Exact, Chemical and Natural Sciences. Institute of Biotechnology Misiones «Dra. Ebe Reca »(InBioMis) National University of Misiones. Argentina

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Animal and human microbiome

Joint Genomics and Health Research Unit of the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio) of the University of Valencia-CSIC and the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community (FISABIO).

Molecular biology of corynebacteria - José Gil

Molecular biology of corynebacteria: Corynebacterium glutamicum as model

Microbiology Area, Department of Molecular Biology, University of León


Quorum sensing and antibiotic resistance in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: Are these mechanisms connected?

Bacterial and Antimicrobial Pathogenesis Group (PatoBAnt). Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine and Department of Genetics and Microbiology. Autonomous University of Barcelona. Module B Building, UAB Research Park. Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Barcelona

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Reasonable Similarities Between Opportunistic Bacterial Pathogens: The Curious Case of Haemophilus influenzae and Helicobacter pylori

1Institute of Agrobiotechnology, CSIC-Gobierno Navarra, Mutilva, Navarra 2Center for Networked Biomedical Research in Respiratory Diseases, Madrid

Pablo Jalon

Host-parasite interactions in pneumococcal infections

Department of Microbial and Plant Biotechnology, Center for Biological Research (CIB-CSIC), Madrid

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Molecular biology of the pathogenicity of Brucella

Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology. University of Cantabria-CSIC

Biology of intracellular bacterial pathogens - Graciela Puciarelli

Biology of intracellular bacterial pathogens

Molecular Biology Center ‘Severo Ochoa’-Autonomous University of Madrid and National Center for Biotechnology-CSIC

Molecular characterization of the fungal cell wall for the development of new therapeutic strategies - Piet de Groot

Molecular characterization of fungal cell walls for the development of new therapeutic strategies. Adhesins in Candida glabrata

Medical Mycology, Regional Center for Biomedical Research, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Science and Technology Park of Albacete

The GtPasas of the RHO family and the polarized growth of yeasts - Pilar Pérez

RHO Family GTPases and Polarized Yeast Growth

Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics CSIC / University of Salamanca

Study of the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease - Álex Mira

Study of the human microbiome in health and disease

FISABIO Foundation, Higher Center for Research in Public Health, Valencia

Mycobacteria sp genetics

Mycobacteria genetics

1Zaragoza's University. 2Aragonese Agency for Research and Development Foundation (ARAID). 3Aragonese Institute of Health Sciences

Yeast Functional Genomics Group - José Enrique Pérez

Yeast functional genomics

ERI BIOTECMED (Interdisciplinary Research Structure in Biotechnology and Biomedicine). Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Faculty of Biological Sciences and Department of Computer Science; University of Valencia. Burjassot, Spain

Gene expression in bacteria of environmental interest - Eduardo Santero

Gene expression in bacteria of environmental concern: from pollutant degradation to systems biology

Andalusian Center for Development Biology, CSIC, Junta de Andalucía, Pablo de Olavide University. Seville

Clinical and Molecular Microbiology - José Ramos Vivas

Clinical and molecular microbiology

Cellular Microbiology Laboratory, Valdecilla IDIVAL Health Research Institute. Cantabria

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Molecular bases of antimicrobial action in streptococci

Bacterial Genetics Unit, National Microbiology Center, Carlos III Health Institute, Crtra Majadahonda-Pozuelo Km 2, 28220 Madrid


Microbial biotechnology

Biosanitary Research Institute, Francisco de Vitoria University, Carretera Pozuelo-Majadahonda Km 1.8, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), 28223, Spain

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Biology and evolution of bacterial plasmids

Microbiology Service, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Ramón y Cajal Institute for Health Research. 28034, Madrid.


Molecular bases of adaptation

Department of Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Veterinary Health Surveillance Center (VISAVET). Complutense University of Madrid.

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Antimicrobial activity and resistance in coryneform bacteria causing infections in humans

1Group "BIOMEDAGE". School of Medicine. University of cantabria. 2Group "Epidemiology and pathogenic and molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology". Marqués de Valdecilla Research Institute (IDIVAL). Santander. 3Microbiology Service. Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital (HUMV). Santander

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Impact on public health and molecular pathogenesis of pneumococcal disease

Pneumococcal Unit. Reference Laboratory and Research in Vaccine Preventable Bacterial Diseases. National Center for Microbiology. Carlos III Health Institute. Ctra Majadahonda-Pozuelo Km 2. ​​28220. Majadahonda, Madrid.

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Structure, dynamics and function of rhizobacteria genomes - CRISPR systems associated with reverse transcriptases

Department of Soil Microbiology and Symbiotic Systems, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Granada, Spain

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Bacterial type IV secretion systems. Biology and applications

Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (IBBTEC), Santander.

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Mechanisms of adaptation of bacteria to the rhizospheric environment. Characterization of bacterial consortia for agricultural and environmental technologies (RIZOSFERA-UAM)

Biology Department, Faculty of Sciences, Autonomous University of Madrid


Antibiotic resistance

Molecular Microbiology Area, La Rioja Biomedical Research Center (CIBIR), Logroño (La Rioja)


Identification of therapeutic targets and development of alternative strategies for the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections

aDepartment of Genetics and Microbiology, Faculty of Biosciences, Bellaterra Campus, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Department of Biological Sciences, bUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States

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Photobacterium damselae: basic and applied research on pathogens of marine aquaculture

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Santiago de Compostela


Synthetic bacterial amyloids

Department of Microbial Biotechnology, CNB-CSIC


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Tools for bioinformatics analysis

Analysis software packages

Multiple sequence alignment

Local multiple alignment programs

  • L-align (actually, it is not multiple, is paired).

Progressive multiple alignment programs

Repetitive multiple alignment programs

Combined Multiple Alignment Programs

Jalview (JAVA application for visualization of alignments)

Restriction analysis of DNA fragments

The Antibody Resource Page

Virtual library about Microbiology and Virology


  • Comparisons with DNA databases (BLAST N).
  • Comparisons with protein databases (BLAST P).
  • Comparisons with repeated search protein databases (PSI-BLAST).
  • Comparisons with databases of conserved domains (RPS-BLAST).
  • Comparison of two DNA or protein sequences with each other (BLAST-2).
  • Comparison of a small fragment with the database (BLAST-short).
  • BLAST-X.
  • T-BLAST-N.
  • T-BLAST-X.

Search for MOTIVES in proteins (Secondary databases)

  • CDD (Conserved Domain Database).
  • INTERPRO (INTEgrated documentation Resource for PROtein families).
  • MOTIF Search.
  • PFAM (Protein Family Alignments using hMMs).
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  • PRODOM (PROtein DOMain Database).
  • ASK (Dictionary of Protein Sites and Patterns).
  • SMART (Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool).

Download programs (EBI, Genamics, Kropinsky)

Oligonucleotide design (jPCR), (NCBI), (EXAMPLE 3 v4.0 MIT) O (FIRST3 Plus) (PRIMER3plus)

Dot Matrix Alignments (DOTLET)


Sequence assembly


Genomics and functional analysis

Tools in EMBL

Tools in the NCBI

  • learning (Phylogenetic classification of proteins).
  • ORF Finder (search for ORFs).
  • VecScreen (determination of the presence of vector DNA, polylinkers or adapters).

Protein identification by peptide fingerprint

Interaction protein (databases)

  • DIP (Database of Interacting Proteins).


Microarrays de ADN

Protein secondary structure prediction

Prediction of 3D protein structure

Prediction of genes y ORFs in genomic DNA

Prediction of chimeras in DNA sequences

Prediction of promoter sequences in DNA

Prediction of signals in proteins

  • NetPhos (Phosphorylation sites in eukaryotic proteins).
  • Signal IP (Signal peptides).
  • SPLIT (Membrane Protein Secondary Structure Prediction Server).
  • TMHMM Server (Transmembrane propellers).

Protein Data Bank (PDB) (3D structures of proteins, requires JAVA)

Codon usage

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