Gustavo Fuertes Vives
Gustavo Fuertes Vives works at the Institute of Biotechnnology CAS, where he focuses on the structural dynamics of photocontrolled DNA-binding proteins, principally EL222.
Gustavo applies integrative structural and chemical biology approaches for tackling outstanding biomolecular systems, like intrinsically disordered proteins, membrane proteins and protein/DNA complexes. Structure-function relationships of proteins are unveiled by the use of multiple molecular biology and biophysical techniques, mainly infrared and fluorescence spectroscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering. In parallel, Dr. Fuertes labels proteins with optical and vibrational probes for the acquisition of site-specific structural and dynamical information.