J.A. Gavira

Protein Crystallization & Crystallography

UGR CSIC LEC CSIC-UGR

RESEARCH FIELDS

  • Protein crystallyzation
  • Crystal growth and
  • Crystallography

  As a chemist and biochemist I am fascinated by protein behavior. The high specificity and efficiency in their functions make these macromolecules the most interesting systems in nature from the fundamental and technological point of view. Where these properties lie is the key question. Only two techniques can provide this type of information: X-ray and neutron diffraction and NMR. My research is focused mainly on the X-ray territory and surrounding lands, crystal nucleation and growth.


  • PhD in Chemistry-Biochemistry
  • Research Scientist of CSIC
  • Vice-President of the IOBCr

  • WORK EXPERIENCE


  • Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos. (2007) Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, CSIC–UGR, Granada-Spain.

  • Research Scientist at the Laboratorio de Estudios Cristalográficos. (2003-2007) Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, CSIC–UGR, Granada-Spain.

  • PostDoc at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Al-USA. (2000-2003)
    Area of Research:High Throughput protein crystallization and crystallography.

  • PhD-Student of The Education and Science Ministry of Spain. (1996-2000) Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, CSIC–UGR, Granada-Spain.
    Area of Research: Protein Crystallization in Diffusive Media.

  • Título: "Crecimiento de cristales de proteinas en geles por métodos contradifusivos" (29-06-2000)
    Advisor: Prof. Juan Manuel García Ruiz.

    Honor: Cum laude and First Prize in Chemistry 2000


  • Ms-Grant (1996): Group of Biophysics and Molecular Biotechnology of the UGR, Granada-Spain.
    Area of Research: Characterization of Macromolecular Interaction. Folding-Unfolding of biological macromolecules.

  • Independent Research Student (1994-1996). Dept. of Physical-Chemistry. UGR, Granada–Spain.
    Area of Research: Calorimetric characterization of Biomacromolecular interactions.

  • Laboratory assistant (1991-1992). Dept. Inorganic Chemistry. UCA, Cádiz, Spain.
    Area of Research: Hydrothermal Synthesis of Zeolites. SEM characterization.