Senior Researcher (ICP-CSIC)

He studied biology at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (1988-1993) and in 1994 obtained a master’s degree in plant physiology.

In 1999, he completed his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Institute of Catalysis (ICP-CSIC, Madrid).

From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Alcalde took a postdoctoral position at CALTECH under the direction of Prof. Frances H. Arnold.

After his return to ICP-Madrid, he was appointed CSIC staff scientist and promoted to CSIC researcher in 2014.

He has participated in more than 10 consecutive European projects and several research contracts with industries.

He is co-author of several patents and more than 100 SCI articles.

Founder of EvoEnzyme, derived from ICP-CSIC (www.evoenzyme.com).