Enrique Pérez Payá Prize (SBE-40) 2015
Dr. Irene Díaz-Moreno
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, cicCartuja, University of Seville - CSIC
Biointeractomics of Cytochrome c: From Transient Life to Stable Death
Dr. Irene Díaz-Moreno is Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis – IBVF of the Scientific Research Centre Isla de la Cartuja – cicCartuja, in Seville (Spain).
She was awarded with her Ph.D. with European mention from the University of Seville, Spain in 2005. Dr. Irene Díaz-Moreno has worked in collaboration with groups at the Universities of Göteborg (Sweden) and Leiden (The Netherlands), on molecular recognition between metalloproteins involved in electron-transfer processes. She was an EMBO postdoctoral fellow (2006 – 2008) at the NIMR-MRC in London (UK), working on the regulatory mechanisms of mRNA decay by RNA-binding proteins. In 2010, she won a permanent position at the University of Seville, where she is developing research projects on Biointeractomics field, as well as on the post-translational regulation of biological macromolecules.
The significance of all her work has been published in high impact journals such as Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Nucleic Acids Res., Chemistry and Biology, Structure and J. Biol. Chem., among others.