The CNB is headed by an executive director (Mario Mellado) and two vice-director (Ana Cuenda, Lluís Montoliu). The director and vice-Directors are elected every four years by the General Board, constituted by the Centre’s academic staff (PhDs). The areas of Administration and Technical Support are coordinated by a general manager (Isabel Sevillano).

The CNB has a Governing Board, headed by the CNB Director and Vice-Directors, that comprises the Heads of the Centre’s six research areas, four representatives of the Centre’s personnel and the General Manager. The Board meets monthly to plan, discuss, implement and inform about decisions taken by the Centre’s Direction.

An external Scientific Advisory Board closely monitors the Centre’s scientific activities through periodic evaluations and acts as advisory organ to the Director of the CNB.




Mario Mellado


Ana Cuenda, Lluís Montoliu


Adjunct manager

Ricardo Villares

Research Departments
  • Macromolecular Structures | José María Valpuesta
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology | Isabel Sola
  • Microbial Biotechnology | Luis Ángel Fernández
  • Plant Molecular Genetics | Antonio Leyva
  • Immunology and Oncology | Domingo F Barber
  • Systems Biology | Florencio Pazos


  General Manager | Isabel Sevillano


Administration & Technical Support
  • Human Resources | Marina Hernando
  • Project Management | Daniel Martín
  • Economic Management | Gema Bravo
  • Purchasing & Supplies | Julio Díez
  • Information Technologies | Sonia de Diego
  • Library |
  • Maintenance | Antonio Dueñas
  • General Services | Gabriel Sánchez de Lamadrid
  • Construction & Infrastructure Planning | Javier Zarco
  • Security | Sócrates Gutiérrez
Scientific Services
  • Electron Microscopy | Cristina Patiño
  • Confocal Microscopy | Ana Oña
  • Cryoelecron Microscopy | Rocío Arranz
  • Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography | César Santiago
  • Proteomics | Alberto Paradela
  • Protein Tools | Leonor Kremer
  • Bioinformatics for Genomics and Proteomics | Juan Carlos Oliveros
  • Scientific Computing | José Ramón Valverde
  • Sequence Analysis & Structure Prediction | Florencio Pazos
  • Flow Cytometry | María del Carmen Moreno-Ortiz
  • Greenhouse | Tomás Heras
  • Animal Facility | Ángel Naranjo
  • Histology | Lluís Montoliu
  • Mouse Embryo Cryopreservation | Lluís Montoliu
  • Trangenesis | María Belén Pintado
  • Radiation Protection & Biological Safety | Fernando Usera
  • Tissue Culture, Washing and Sterilisation | Rosa María Bravo
  • Workshop | Daniel Pastora Muñoz
  • Instrumentation | Ismael Gómez López
Research Support


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