Wojciech Gawelda

Wojciech Gawelda

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid & IMDEA-Nanociencia Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias Campus Universitario Cantoblanco 28049 Madrid, SPAIN
Email: wojciech.gawelda@uam.es | Phone: +34 91 497 6071

Research interests and expertise

Prof. Wojciech Gawelda’s research focuses on the applications of advanced ultrafast X-ray techniques, in combination with ultrafast optical spectroscopies, to study photoinduced structural dynamics in condensed-phase molecular systems, mainly solvated transition metal complexes. He has pioneered several important implementations of time-resolved X-ray methodologies at synchrotrons and X-ray free electron lasers worldwide. In the last 10 years, Wojciech Gawelda had been employed as a staff beamline scientist at the European XFEL facility in Schenefeld (Germany), where he had contributed to the design, construction, commissioning and the successful user operation of the FXE (Femtosecond X-ray Experiments) instrument (https://www.xfel.eu/facility/instruments/fxe/index_eng.html). Currently he holds a double affiliation position at the Department of Chemistry at Autónoma University and IMDEA-Nanoscience in Madrid (Spain).


José Manuel Martín García

José Manuel Martín García

Department of Crystallography and Structural Biology Institute of Physical Chemistry Rocasolano, CSIC Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid, SPAIN
Group Website: https://jmmartin46.wixsite.com/josemartin-group
Email: jmmartin@iqfr.csic.es | Phone: +34 91 561 9400 (ext. 961173)

Research interests and expertise
Dr. Martín García has a broad background in protein-protein interactions and membrane proteins, with specific training and expertise in X-ray crystallography using the state-of-the-art and emerging technique of serial crystallography at X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) and synchrotron radiation sources. Dr. Martín García´s research has always been focused on projects related to study proteins with the ultimate goal of applying structure-based drug discovery science. As Co-investigator on several university- and NIH-funded grants, Dr. Martín García has laid the groundwork for the proposed research by: 1) advancing nano-crystallography as a routine method for growing, diagnosing, and assessing tiny crystals; 2) developing new media for sample delivery with viscous jets; 3)  developing new software and algorithms to improve existing SFX data processing as well as to process serial crystallography data collected using polychromatic beams; 4) implementing the serial crystallography technique using the high-viscosity injector at synchrotrons worldwide in order to make this technique more user friendly and accessible to more users in the near future.


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