Lopez Gallego, Fernando

Lopez Gallego, Fernando

CICbiomaGUNE, San Sebastián, Spain


Fernando López-Gallego is ARAID Professor at the University of Zaragoza. After obtaining her PhD at the University Autonoma of Madrid, he did a post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. Schmidt-Danner at University of Minnesota about metabolic engineering and synthetic biology.

After working in industry for 1 year as technologist at REPSOL Technology Center in Madrid, in 2014 he was awarded with an IKERBASQUE fellow grant to start his independent career at CIC biomaGUNE in Donostia-San Sebastian. From 2017-2019 he was Senior researcher at the University of Zaragoza and since October 2019, he is IKERBASQUE research professor back in CIC biomaGUNE.

His main research falls in the emerging field of in vitro synthetic biology adapting biological machineries such as multi-enzyme systems to improve their performance in different biotechnological applications. He is currently exploiting the power of enzymes in chemical manufacturing, energy production and bioremediation.