Dr Daniel Lopez
Group Leader at the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology
- Molecular infection biology
- Bacterial cell organization
FEMS Expert: Dr Daniel Lopez
Since 2010, Dr Daniel Lopez has led an independent laboratory, first as a Young Research Group Leader at the University of Würzburg, Germany (2010-2015) and currently as tenured Principal Investigator at the Spanish National Research Council CNB-CSIC, Spain (2015-present).
Daniel’s lab studies the existence of functional membrane microdomain bacterial compartmentalization and its role during infections, using methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA as a model. Before Daniel became group leader, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School, USA (2006-2010), working on bacterial cell differentiation and signalling during biofilm formation using the model system Bacillus subtilis under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Kolter.
Throughout his career, Daniel has specialized in microbiology, molecular genetics, molecular and cell biology as well as biochemistry. Now he applies this scientific background to lead his laboratory into the study of bacterial cell compartmentalization and its contribution to the development of infective processes.