Protein Design and Engineering

The protein design and engineering group is focused in the study and optimization of proteins for different biotecnological applications. We are mainly interested in proteins involved in the synthesis of triglycerides and fatty acids.These added-value compounds for human as well as animal comsumption. We are also interested in DNA-modifiying proteins that could be used in the lab for the genetic modification of bacteria and other organisms. These studies will be mainly undertaken by protein crystallography. Protein engineering tools are being used for protein optimization. We also collaborare with different companies to solve them problems related with biotechnology.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS1 Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Industrial Leadership:
  • 4. Biotechnology
  • 4.1. Boosting cutting-edge biotechnologies as future innovation drivers
Societal Challenges:
  • 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • 1.08. Treating disease