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Jose María Valpuesta, nuevo presidente de la Sociedad de Biofísica de España

Jose María Valpuesta, nuevo presidente de la Sociedad de Biofísica de España Inés Poveda, CNB-CSIC
  • José María Valpuesta, investigador del departamento de Estructura de Macromoléculas en el Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB-CSIC), ha sido elegido Presidente de la Sociedad de Biofísica de España (SBE) en el último congreso de esta sociedad que tuvo lugar en Bilbao los días 20 y 21 de junio.

Valpuesta, profesor de investigación en el CNB-CSIC ha realizado la mayor parte de su carrera en el CNB, al que se incorporó en el momento de su apertura, en 1992, y del que ha sido Vicedirector (2006-2007) y Director (2007-2013). En la actualidad dirige el departamento de Estructura de Macromoléculas y es también Presidente de la Sociedad Europea de Microscopía. Su trabajo fundamental tiene que ver con el análisis estructural y funcional de distintas proteínas y complejos macromoleculares, fundamentalmente del grupo de proteínas llamadas chaperonas moleculares, y para ello utiliza como herramienta fundamental la criomicroscopía electrónica, del que ha sido introductor en España. Es miembro de la Academia Europaea desde 2013.

Su trabajo se refleja en más de 170 artículos científicos, la dirección de numerosas tesis doctorales, organización de actividades y jornadas de microscopía y su participación en comités europeos de evaluación científica. Además de ser uno de los principales promotores de la plataforma de Bioimagen en el CNB, Valpuesta ha tenido otros puestos de gestión científica como director y vicedirector del CNB-CSIC, presidente de la Sociedad Española de Microscopía y ha recibido premios como el III Bruker de la Sociedad Española de Biofísica y el I FEI award de la Sociedad Europea de Microscopía.

La Sociedad Biofísica de España

La Sociedad de Biofísica de España se fundó en 1986 y en la actualidad cuenta con 400 miembros. Tiene como objetivo principal favorecer el contacto entre los biofísicos que trabajan en España, y entre éstos y la comunidad internacional de biofísicos, y para cumplir esos objetivos organiza cada año una reunión científica nacional.

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