New RSEQ President

  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published: 31 January 2012
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
  • Associated Societies: Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ), Spain
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Jesús Jiménez Barbero will take over the presidency of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de Química, RSEQ), on January 31st. He replaces Nazario Martín León, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.


Jesús Jiménez Barbero studied chemistry at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1987. He held a post-doctoral research position at the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill, UK, and was a visiting scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, from 1990–1992. On his return to Spain, he joined the National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). In 1996, he was promoted to Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the CSIC and in 2002 he became Research Professor of CSIC at the Centre for Biological Research (CIB-CSIC) where he now heads the Chemical and Physical Biology Department.

Jiménez Barbero's research centers on the development of NMR spectroscopy techniques and their application to the study of the conformation and dynamics of molecular recognition processes. This methodology has been applied to different carbohydrate molecular complexes of wild type and mutant lectins, glycosidases, and to the elucidation of the structure of other protein receptors of biomedical interest. Jiménez Barbero has served as Secretary General of the RSEQ since 2004. He is on the Editorial Boards of the ChemPubSoc Europe journals Chemistry – A European Journal and European Journal of Organic Chemistry.


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