Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
The Signal Transduction group led by Cristina Murga, Petronila Penela and Federico Mayor, Jr. is part of the Center for Molecular Biology "Severo Ochoa" (hosting 65 research teams), and is one of the top Spanish institutes in the biomedicine field. The research group is making central contributions to the cell biology and in vivo function of G protein-coupled receptor kinases (GRKs), as key regulatory and signal-propagating components of GPCR networks. Doctoral researchers will be integrated into the Graduate School of Molecular BioSciences, a programme of excellence of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, a top Spanish University.
Key research facilities, infrastructures and equipment
The Center for Molecular Biology "Severo Ochoa" is a joint institute of the UAM University and the Spanish Research Council (circa 450 researchers and 250 technicians). We have access to a variety of state-of-the-art core facilities, including cell culture labs with centralised media preparation and sterilisation, SPF animal house, confocal and electronic microscopy, proteomics and genomics specialised services, in vivo imaging, flow cytometry, bioinformatics, Xcell system, etc.