Articles in Biofísica #2

Editorial / Analysis


Is Science at a “critical point”?

Jesús Salgado, ICMol (Valencia)

Jesus SalgadoScience is living a glorious moment. It is recognized as a crucial ingredient for human prosperity, like it never was before. It is present in all aspects of modern life, from politics to mass media to education, as it never was before. However, not all that we hear today about Science is positive. Aside from recurrent bad news about funding constraints, there are growing rumours warning that something may be failing in Science. […Read More…]


From Tenerife to King George Island: An Antarctic Adventure

Dr. Teresa Giraldez

Teresa Giraldez, Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas de Canarias – CIBICAN, Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife)

Endotherm (“warm-blooded”) animals -such as humans- as well as warm ectotherm animals, function physiologically at temperatures ranging approximately from 17 to 42ºC. We, endotherms, achieve this thanks to our biological thermostat, which ensures that, regardless of the outside world temperature, membranes and proteins in our cells are always maintained at their optimal temperature. […Read More…]

beyond Biophysics

Chemistry and Biophysics.
Conversation with Jesús Jiménez-Barbero

Jesús Salgado, ICMol (Valencia)

Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, April 15 2015 Chemistry and Biophysics are close relatives. As the science of molecules, Chemistry has always been present in Biophysics, and both disciplines have shared methods, theories, achievements… and scientists. Chemistry and Biophysics have also common sub-disciplines, like (bio)polymer science, colloidal science, enzymology, or structural Biology, and in more recent times they contribute together to the development of molecular simulations, nanoscience, drug discovery, systems biology,… […“>Read More…]

cool Biophysics

The race towards the human proteome

Jesús Vázquez, CNIC (Madrid)

Professor Jesús Vázquez, Fundación Centro Nacional de Investiigaciones Cardiovasculares (Madrid)While current genomics approaches allow the eventual analysis of all human genes, the ability to analyze all their protein products has traditionally been considered a utopian dream. Proteins cannot be amplified like genes, and mass spectrometry (MS) —the most powerful approach for protein analysis— is hampered by the large dynamic range of human protein concentrations. […Read More…]