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Dr. Modesto Orozco

Group Leader
+34 93 40 37156

ERC Advanced Grant, Professor (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dept. - UB)

Research Group

Graduate (M.Sc.) in Chemistry from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1985). PhD in Biochemistry from the same university (1990). Pre-Doctoral research fellow of the Spanish MEC. Departament de Bioquímica - Universitat de Barcelona (1987-1989). Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the same university (1989-1990). Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Departament de Bioquímica. Universitat de Barcelona. 1991-2001. Invited Scientist. Department of Chemistry. Yale University 1991-1993. Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Departament de Bioquímica. Universitat de Barcelona 2002-present. Director Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Unit (2002-) IRB Barcelona. Director of the Life Sciences Department. Barcelona Supercomputing Center (2005-2015). Integrative Research Node coordinator IRB Barcelona

Counsellor and Advisor of different Scientific Societies and Granting Agencies. Associated Editor WIRES Computational Molecular Sciences. Advisory Editor of Theoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation and Modelling (2005-2014). Member of the Editorial board of:  Journal of Computational Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., J.Mol.Recog., J. Mol.Graphics and Modeling, Nucleic Acids Res., and Chem.

Modesto Orozco’s research activity is focused on the theoretical study of biological systems and is reflected in close to 500 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals of the highest impact His publications have collected more than 35000 citations with an h-index of 93, the highest for a computational chemist in Spain.

Among other awards, in 1997 he got the “Diaz de Santos” National Award for young scientist, the Distinción Investigadora de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Annual award of Science of the Catalan Science Ministry) in 2000, the FEBS Anniversary Prize of the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie in 2001, the Fundación Marcelino Botín fellowship (2007), the Brucker award for research in biophysics (2010), as well as the ICREA Academy award for excellence in research and the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.

Modesto Orozco is founder and president of Nostrum Biodiscovery.

Selected group publications

Mir, B; Serrano-Chacón, I; Medina, P; Macaluso, V; Terrazas, M; Gandioso, A; Garavís, M; Orozco, M; Escaja, N; González, C
Nucleic Acids Research
González, L; Díaz, L; Pous, J; Baginski, B; Duran-Corbera, A; Scarpa, M; Brun-Heath, I; Igea, A; Martin-Malpartida, P; Ruiz, L; Pallara, C; Esguerra, M; Colizzi, F; Mayor-Ruiz, C; Biondi, RM; Soliva, R; Macias, MJ; Orozco, M; Nebreda, AR
Nature Communications
(1 )
3318 -
Genna, V; Iglesias-Fernández, J; Reyes-Fraile, L; Villegas, N; Guckian, K; Seth, P; Wan, B; Cabrero, C; Terrazas, M; Brun-Heath, I; González, C; Sciabola, S; Villalobos, A; Orozco, M
Nucleic Acids Research
(10 )
4713 -
López-Güell, K; Battistini, F; Orozco, M
Nucleic Acids Research
(6 )
2633 -
Serrano-Chacon, I; Mir, B; Cupellini, L; Colizzi, F; Orozco, M; Escaja, N; Gonzalez, C
Journal Of The American Chemical Society
(6 )
3696 -