Jesús Jiménez-Barbero – CICbioGUNE Bilbao (Spain)
Earlier in his career, Jesús Jiménez-Barbero worked at CERMAV-CNRS, Grenoble, 1986 (Predoc); Univ. Zurich (Switzerland), 1987 (Postdoc); National Institute for Medical Research (UK) 1988 (Postdoc; and Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA; 1990-92 (Postdoc and visiting). After working at IQOG-CSIC (1992-2002) as tenured and senior research scientist (1996), he held a CSIC Research Professor position at CIB-CSIC since 2002. He has also held Visiting Professorships at École Normale Supérieure, Paris (2004), Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, (2009), and Univ. Milano-Bicocca (2010-12). From the management perspective, he is current President of the Royal Society of Chemistry of Spain (since 2012), and was Secretary General of the same Institution (2004-11). He is the Head of the Chemistry Panel of the National Plan for Research of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness since 2009, and has been the representative of Spain in the CMST committee of EU-COST (2012-14). Besides managing his research group, with already 20 PhD students supervised as well as more than 25 postdocs, he was serving as Head of Department of Chem & Phys Biol Dept. at CIB-CSIC from 2009-2014. He was appointed Ikerbasque Research Professor in 2013 and therefore, he moved to the Basque Country to become Scientific Director of CIC bioGUNE (Nov 2014). From the scientific perspective, his research group is focused in exploring molecular recognition events from the chemical perspective, mostly in unravelling the molecular basis of the recognition of glycans by receptors in solution.