Curriculum


Since 2015



Tenured Scientist Group Leader
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid (Spain).
Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB)
Dept. of Microbial Biotechnology

2010 – 2015



Young Investigator Group Leader
University of Würzburg, Germany
Research Centre for Infectious Diseases (ZINF)
Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB)

2006 – 2010



Postdoctoral fellow
Harvard Medical School, Boston (USA)
Dept. of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Project: Identification of small molecule differentiation signals in bacteria
Mentor: Prof. Dr. Roberto Kolter

2000 – 2005



Ph.D. student at University of Murcia (Spain)
Grade: Summa cum laude highest grade awarded
Project: Melanogenesis in a marine bacterium
Mentor: Prof. Dr. Antonio Sánchez-Amat

MURCIA (Spain)
BOSTON (USA)
Daniel Lopez (center) with his PhD supervisor Antonio Sanchez-Amat (left) and his Postdoctoral supervisor Roberto Kolter (Right). Murcia (Spain) in June 2010.
BOSTON (USA)
WÜRZBURG (Germany)
Daniel Lopez (center) with The director of the IMIB institute and the Junior group leader program Jörg Vögel (left) and his Postdoctoral supervisor Roberto Kolter (Right). Würzburg (Germany) in February 2012.
WÜRZBURG (Germany)
MADRID (Spain)
Daniel Lopez as research group leader in his new laboratory at the CNB (Spain). Madrid (Spain) in January 2016.






Awards and Fellowships



2015: Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). Emerging Technologies Competition 2015 (finalist)
2014 – Present: Spanish Society of Microbiology
2014: Tenured Scientist CSIC (Spain)
2013: ERC Starting Grant
2010: ZINF Young Investigator Wuerzburg Unversity (Germany).
2008-2010: BARI Fellowship program (BASF Advanced Research Initiative at Harvard).
2007 – Present: American Society of Microbiology (Member).
2006-2008: Seneca Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Spain).
2002: Young Investigator Award (Finalist). Edited by Pigment Cell Research Journal.
2002: International Exchange Investigator Fellowship. University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.
2001-2005: Graduate Fellowship Program. University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.







Lectures, conferences and seminars



2015
Indian National Centre of Biological Sciences (India)
Annual Meeting Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Sweden)
American Society of Microbiology. 7th Confenrece on Biofilms (USA)
Gordon Research Conference Cell Adhesion and Signal Transduction (USA)
Gordon Research Conference Staphylococcal diseases (Italy)
Royal Society of Chemistry, Emerging technologies competition (UK)
Sphingolipids in infectium symposium (Germany)
University of Basel (Switzerland)
University of Würzburg (Germany)
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology (Germany).

2014
University of Bochum (Germany)
Universidad de Navarra (Spain)
Spanish society of microbiology. Food microbioogy meeting (Spain).
University of Tübingen (Germany)
Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology CNB-CSIC (Spain)
Biomembranes workshop Oak Ridge National Laboratories, TN (USA)
Frontiers of Sciences. Humboldt Foundation - US National Academy of Sciences. CA (USA).
Univeristy of Murcia (Spain)
University of Jena (Germany)
Gordon Research Conference Signaling transduction in Microorganisms, CA (USA)

2013
University of Sheffield (UK)
University of Würzbrug (Dept. Mathematics) (Germany)
University of Göttingen (Germany)
Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology CNB-CSIC (Spain)
John-Innes Centre. University of Norwich (UK)
University of Marseille (France)

2012
4rd European Symposium on Antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance (Croatia)
German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Marburg (Germany).
Frontiers of Sciences. Humboldt Foundation - US National Academy of Sciences, (Germany).
Annual Meeting of the Dutch Society for Microbiology KNVM (The Netherlands)
DFG Symposium in Cell Heterogeneity (Germany).

2011
University of Geneva (Switzerland).
Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology (Germany).
Max Von Pettenkoffer-Institute. LMU University of Munich (Germany).
FEMS-Leopoldina Symposium (Germany).
European BaCell Network (Germany).

2010
XVIII Symposium of Young Investigators (Spain).
Univerität Zürich (Switzerland).
Symposium on DNA transfer and Biofilms (Germany)
EMBO Bacterial Networks (Spain)
University of East Anglia. John Innes Center (UK).
University of Oxford. Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (UK) (I)
University of Oxford. Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (UK) (II)
Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research NIBR (USA).
University of Würzburg. I Symposium of infectious diseases (Germany).
University of Salamanca (Spain)
Microbial Science Initiative. Harvard University (USA).

2009 and before
Broad Institute (2009) (USA).
XVI Symposium of Young Investigators (2008) (Spain).
Broad Institute (2008) (USA)
Boston Bacterial Meeting BBM08 (2008) (USA)
Broad Institute (2008) (USA).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007) (USA).
Harvard Medical School. (2007) (USA).






Organiser/Chair of Scientific Conferences, Meetings and Symposia



2015
Chair. Gordon Research Conference Cell Adhesion and Signal Transduction (USA)

2014
Organizer. Frontiers of Sciences. Humboldt Foundation - US National Academy of Sciences.
(with Wyndham lathem, Northwestern University, USA)

2014
Organizer. Third Mol Micro Meeting, Würzburg, Germany
(with Cynthia Sharma and Jörg Vogel)

2013
Chair. 4rd European Symposium on Antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance (Croatia)

2012
Organizer. Second Mol Micro Meeting, Würzburg, Germany
(with Alexander Böhm, Cynthia Sharma and Jörg Vogel)

2011
Organizer. Mol Micro Meeting, Würzburg
(with Alexander Böhm, Kai Papenfort and Jörg Vogel)






Teaching



2010 – 2015
Lecturership. Pathogeneicity in microorganisms
Lecturer. Pathogenicity in microorganisms
Number of hours: ~50
Biozentrum and Institute for Hygiene.
University of Würzburg, Germany.

2003 – 2006
Lecturer of Biochemistry in School of Medicine
Number of hours: ~ 64
University of Murcia, Spain

2003 – 2006
Laboratory assistant. Microbial Biotechnology and Biochemistry.
Number of hours: ~ 150
University of Murcia, Spain

1998 – 2000
Laboratory Internship.
Dept. Genetics and Microbiology and Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain