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Modesto Orozco López

ICREA Academia 2011 & 2018

Universitat de Barcelona · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Modesto Orozco López

Born in Barcelona, Spain, October 12th 1962.

IRB Barcelona. Parc Científic de Barcelona. Baldiri i Reixac 10. Barcelona, 08028 Spain

Tel +34.93.403.7116. Fax +34.93.403.7114


Graduate (M.Sc.) in Chemistry (1985) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Master in Biochemistry (1988) and Ph.D. in Science (1990) from the same university.

PhD student (1987-1989), Assistant (1989-1990), Associated (1991-2001) and Full Professor 2001- at the University of Barcelona. Invited Scientist at Institute for Cancer Research, Sutton, UK (1989) and Fulbright Scholar at Yale University (1991-1993). Group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) 2001-. Joint Program Director IRB-BSC (2005-). Coordinator of Integrative Research Nodes IRB (2019-).


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

ICREA Memoir 2021