Jose M. Palomo

Tenured Scientist (Associate Professor)

Institute of Catalysis (CSIC)

Marie Curie 2 , Campus UAM Cantoblanco, 28049 (Madrid)
Phone: +34-915854768
E-mail: josempalomo@icp.csic.es

 

Education

2003 Doctorate in Science, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

2002 Master in Science, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

1999 Bachelor Degree in Organic Chemistry, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain .

1997 Degree in Chemistry, Universidad de Malaga, Spain

 

Professional Appointments

Tenured Scientist (Associate Professor) Institute of Catalysis CSIC, Sept. 2009 to present.

Ramon y Cajal Research Scientist (Assistant Professor) Institute of Catalysis CSIC, March 2008 to Aug 2009.

Associate Research Scientist Institute of Catalysis CSIC, Jan 2006 to Mar 2008.

 

BiosKetch

Jose M. Palomo was born in Coin, Malaga (1976). He received his bachelor degree in Chemistry in 1999 from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) as a Spanish government fellow. After graduation, he joined Guisan's group at Institute of Catalysis (ICP, CSIC) in Madrid to complete his doctoral studies. He received his Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude) in 2003. His Ph.D. thesis developed novel highly efficient immobilized biocatalysts for asymmetric transformations and strategies to understanding the biochemical features of lipases. As an EMBO postdoctoral fellow, Jose pursued training in solid-phase peptide synthesis and semisynthetic protein preparation with Herbert Waldmann at the Chemical Biology Department of Max Planck Institute in Dortmund from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, he began his appointment as Associate Research Scientist at Biocatalysis Department in ICP-CSIC. From 2009, he is a Tenured Scientist (Associate Professor) in ICP-CSIC. Palomo's research team aims to solve challenges in biological chemistry through the study and design of biological catalysis and glycochemistry. 

Jose has published more than 100 articles in high-impact journals, with more than 4000 times cited.

H index of 40.

 

 

Honors and Awards

Member of the scientific Advisor Board of BIT´s inaugural symposium on Enzymes and Biocatalysis (2009)

Most Cited Paper Tetrahedron Award (2008)

“Ramon y Cajal” Research contract award (2008-2009)

Spanish Scientific Research Contract (I3P-CSIC) (2006-2008)

Membership of AAAS, Program Excellence in Science (2005 EMBO young researcher long-term fellowship (2004-2006)

Spanish Science Ministry Post-doctoral fellowship (2003)

Madrid Community PhD fellowship (2001-2003)

Spanish Undergraduate Fellowship (1994-1999)

 

Editorial Advisory Boards

Guest Editor of Molecules in the Special isuue "Biomolecules Modification" (open, 2016)

Guest Editor of Current organic Chemistry in the Special Issue "Biocatalysis for Organic Chemistry" (2013)

PeerJ Academic Advisory Board (from 2012)

American Journal Organic Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board (from 2011)

Enzyme Research Editorial Advisory Board (from 2009)

 

Selected Invited Lectures

International Symposium of Synthesis and Catalysis (ISySyCat), Evoral, Portugal 2015

26th International Carbohydrate Symposium , Madrid, 2012.

Life Science 4th Annual Protein and Peptide Conference, Beijing, China, 2011.

BIT´s inaugural symposium on Enzymes and Biocatalysis. Shangai, China, 2010

Catholic University of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile.2010 XXI SICAT, Benalmadena Spain. 2008

Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia. 2007

Nanoscience institute of Aragon. Zaragoza, Spain. 2007

Max Planck of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund. 2005

CERC3 Young Chemists´Workshops “Biocatalysis”. Erlangen, Germany.2004

Catholic University of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile.2003

Technological Universitiy of Delft, The Netherlands. 2002.

 

Background and Research interests

Protein Chemistry

Glycochemistry

Solid-Phase Peptide synthesis

Nanocatalysis

Medicinal Chemistry

Polymers and Surface functionalization technology

Immobilization of biomolecules

Asymmetric Biotransformations