Juan J. Calvete is Research Professor of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Professor of PEDECIBA (Uruguay), and Head of the Venomics and Structural Proteinomics Laboratory at the Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia. He studied Biology at the University of Valencia, and earned his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Complutense University (Madrid, 1985). Dr. Calvete completed post-doctoral training in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology at the Banting Institute (Toronto, Canada) (1987), the Max-Planck-Institute für Biochemie (Martinsried, Germany) (1988-92), and the Institut für Reproductionsmedizin (Hannover, Germany) (1993-98) prior to assuming his current position in the Instituto de Biomedicina de Valencia in 1998.
Dr. Calvete has coauthored more than 350 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and monographic books, which have received over 9000 citations according to the Scopus database. His current research focuses on structural and functional proteomics of snake venoms, having developed proteomics-based tool ("venomics" and "antivenomics") for exploring the evolution, composition, interactions with antivenoms, and biotechnological applications of venoms and toxins (eg. disintegrins). Ranked in position 66 in the field of Proteomics (http://www.proteomicsresearch.org/labs).
Dr. Calvete has served as first President of the Spanish Proteomics Society (SEProt). Currently, he is member of the Congress & Communication Committe of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA), Editorial Board Member of Toxicon, Journal of Venom Research, Toxins, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Proteomics.
Title of the talk:
"Snake venomics: from the inventory of toxins to biology".