We are interested in studying dsDNA break repair and Chromosome organisation at the single molecule level using Atomic Force MicroscopyMagnetic Tweezers, Fluorescence, and standard biochemical techniques.

Welcome to the Moreno-Herrero Lab

The main interest of my group is to answer key questions in DNA-break repair, replication and Chromosome organisation using novel approaches based on single-molecule techniques. To do this, we develop our own instrumentation based on Atomic Force Microscopy imaging, single-molecule manipulation techniques such as Magnetic Tweezers combined with fluorescence, and establish strategic collaborations with research groups specialized on different biological systems. We are also interested in studying the mechanical properties of nucleic acids and their role in protein interaction. We investigate this from an experimental perspective using our single-molecule tools but also by all-atom molecular dynamics simulations.

We work at the National Center of Biotechnology (CNB), a research center part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The CNB is the largest CSIC institute with over 600 people working in a multidisciplinary environment that combines the latest technology in molecular biology, and structural and functional biology.

Check out our Openings section for opportunities to join the group to do the Master project, PhD or Postdoctoral research.

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Research lines

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BioLab Techniques
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Atomic Force Microscopy Techniques
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MD simulations of Nucleic Acids Mechanical Properties
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Mechanical Properties of nucleic acids Mechanical Properties
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High-resolution AFM imaging of nucleic acids Mechanical Properties
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DNA-end processing DNA Repair
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SMC proteins DNA Organization
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Type III partition systems DNA Organization
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ParABS partition systems DNA Organization
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Rolling Circle Replication of plasmids DNA Replication
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Replication initiation proteins DNA Replication
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Magnetic Tweezers Techniques
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Combined MT-TIRF Techniques

NEWS & EVENTS

3rd Emerging Scientist Workshop of the SEBBM

The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology organizes the 3rd Emerging Scientist Workshop, to be held in Santander (10-13 September 2018). This Workshop is devoted to those young and promising scientists at the stage of consolidating their careers as independent researchers, between their PhD and a permanent position. It aims to provide a platform from which emerging scientists can show new research lines or recent works and projects with the potential to be incorporated to Research Centers and Institutes. (more…)

Force determination in lateral magnetic tweezers combined with TIRF microscopy

Combining single-molecule techniques with fluorescence microscopy has attracted much interest because it allows the correlation of mechanical measurements with directly visualized DNA : protein interactions. In particular, its combination with total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRF) is advantageous because of the high signal-to-noise ratio this technique achieves.