The Structural Biology Unit is one of the leading research poles in the field of macromolecular X-ray crystallography in Spain. The SBU aims to understand the cell machinery and physiological processes from a structural and functional perspective using molecular and structural biology techniques as X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy.

The SBU is part of the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona (IBMB), a strategic research center from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and is located at Barcelona Science Park, which provides an excellent scientific and technological framework.


An Analysis Of 60 Metallopeptidase Zymogens 3D Structures Revealed That Their Latency Mechanism Is Less Conserved Than Catalysis One.

An analysis of 60 metallopeptidase zymogens 3D structures revealed that their latency mechanism is less conserved than catalysis one.

The Proteolysis laboratory, directed by F. X. Gomis-Rüth, published a review about the latency of…

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30 Years Of Macromolecular Crystallography In Barcelona

30 Years of Macromolecular Crystallography in Barcelona

On 18-19 June, we celebrated the symposium “30 Years of macromolecular crystallography in Barcelona” in…

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Third SBU Annual Scientific Meeting Was Held Between Caves

Third SBU Annual Scientific Meeting was held between caves

On 7-8 May, Structural Biology Unit celebrated the Scientific Meeting in L'Espluga de Francolí. More…

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Creating Scientific Vocations At The Lab

Creating scientific vocations at the lab

On April, Isabel Uson’s lab received Enea Knorr, a 4th grade of Secondary Education student,…

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The Structural Biology Unit (SBU), created in 1998, is one of the leading research poles in the field of macromolecular X-ray crystallography in Spain. It consists of seven research groups, featuring over 60 researchers, all involved in cutting-edge projects of medical, biological or biotechnological relevance.

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