ICREA Academia
Modesto Orozco López

Modesto Orozco López

ICREA Academia 2011 & 2018

Universitat de Barcelona · Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Modesto Orozco López

Graduate (M.Sc.) in Chemistry from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1985). PhD in Biochemistry from the same university (1990). Pre-Doctoral research fellow of the Spanish MEC. Departament de Bioquímica - Universitat de Barcelona (1987-1989). Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the same university (1989-1990). Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Departament de Bioquímica. Universitat de Barcelona. 1991-2001. Invited Scientist. Department of Chemistry. Yale University 1991-1993. Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Departament de Bioquímica. Universitat de Barcelona 2002-present. Director Molecular Modeling and Bioinformatic Unit. Parc Cientific de Barcelona 2001-present. Director of the integrative research nodes. Director Joint IRB-BSC Program on Computational Biology.

Counselor and Advisor of different Scientific Societies and Granting Agencies.

Research interests

His Research activity is focused on the theoretical study of biological systems. More than 445 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals like Nature, Nature Genetics, Angew Chem., Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA, Chem.Rev., Chem.Soc.Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J.Am.Chem.Soc., His Publications have collected more than 27.000 citations (Google Scholar) with an H-index of 82.

Among other awards, in 1997 he got the “Diaz de Santos” National Award for young scientist, the Distinción Investigadora de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Annual award of Science of the Catalan Science Ministry) in 2000, the FEBS Anniversary Prize of the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie in 2001, the Fundación Marcelino Botin fellowship (2007), the Brucker award for research in biophysics (2010), as wellas the ICREA Academy award for excellence in research. Since 2012 he is recepient of an ERC Advanced Grant.


Computational chemistry, computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular modeling