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Fernandez Rafael

Rafael Fernandez is beginning a PhD focused on the study of the cyanobacterial diversity of Antarctic’s microbial mats in lakes and soils by using a polyphasic approach (traditional and molecular) based on environmental samples and cultures.
His work is financed by the “Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero”, a private Spanish foundation.


  • Research programme:
    • BCCM
  • Research group: Université de Liège (ULg) - Center for Protein Engineering
  • Research projects:
    • Stimulation Action of the use and collaboration with the Coordinated Belgian Collections of Microorganisms (BCCM)
  • Related activities: -

List of publications

Argandona M, Fernandez-Carazo R, Llamas I, Martinez-Checa F, Caba JM, Quesada E, del Moral A. The moderately halophilic bacterium Halomonas maura is a free-living diazotroph.
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2005 Mar 1; 244(1):69-74.

Pereira PJ, Vega MC, Gonzalez-Rey E, Fernandez-Carazo R, Macedo-Ribeiro S, Gomis-Ruth FX, Gonzalez A, Coll M. Trypanosoma cruzi macrophage infectivity potentiator has a rotamase core and a highly exposed alpha-helix. EMBO Rep. 2002 Jan;3(1):88-94.


Fernandez Carazo Rafael
D. Ph.D Students
Universite de Liege
Institut de Chimie B6
Sart Tilman - B-4000 Liège

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