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Modesto Orozco López

ICREA Academia 2011 & 2018

Universitat de Barcelona · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Modesto Orozco López

Modesto Orozco was born in Barcelona in 1962, obtained BS in Chemistry (1985), MS in Biochemistry (1988) and Ph.D. in Chemistry (1990) at the University of Barcelona. Assistant Professor (1989), Professor (1991) and Full Professor (2001) at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Barcelona. He was visiting professor at Yale University 1991-1993. Since 2004 he is Group Leader at the Institut for Research in Biomedicine, since 2005 Director of the Life Sciences Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, from 2006-2013 was the director of the Joint IRB-BSC Program on Computational Biology, and since 2014 director of the Joint BSC-CRG-IRB Program on Computational Biology. Director Integrative Research Nodes. IRB Barcelona.

Research interests

Our main interest is to understand living organisms by means of the basic rules of physics. We use then tools of theoretical physics and computational chemistry and biology to understand the basic principles of life. Areas were we are especially active include: i) mining of genomic information to link genotypic changes and pathologies for personalized medicine, ii) connection of physical properties of DNA with chromatin structure and genomic regulation, and iii) study of the dynamic of proteins and the mechanism of information transfer in macromolecules.


Computational chemistry, computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular modeling

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