Juan Tasis Galarza


College / University

University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV)

Highest Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy

Major Subjects

Pharmacology, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biology, Botany, Human Physiology and Human Anatomy




Lab Experience

Common Procedures: Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), Immunohistochemistry, Chromatography, Protein purification, etc.
In vitro Protein Misfolding Techniques: Protein Misfolding Shaking Amplification (PMSA), Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification (PMCA), Real-Time Quaking-Induced Conversion (RT-QuIC)
Microscopy Techniques: Optical microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy basics (negative staining), Scanning Electron Microscopy basics, Cryogenic Electron Microscopy basics
Laboratory Safety: Capability of working at Biosafety Level 3 facilities (BSL-3, prion handling)
Software: PyMOL, FIJI, ChemDraw, Python basics, R basics, Bash basics (Linux), etc.

Projects / Research

  • 2019: Internship at PharmaNanoGene, Pharmacy and Food Science Department of The University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). Development of lipidic nanoformulations for advanced gene therapy of Fabry’s Disease
  • 01/2021 – 07/2021: Internship and Final Degree Thesis at the Prion Research Laboratory, CIC-bioGUNE. In vitro screening of potential dominant negative prion proteins as therapeutic strategies against prion diseases
  • 01/2021 – 07/2021: Internship at Maria Arcocha Pharmacy, Bilbao. Production of simple pharmaceutical formulations for the treatment of common ailments
  • 08/2021 – 12/2021: Laboratory technician at the Prion Research Laboratory, CIC-bioGUNE. Development of different procedures for high-resolution cryoEM structural studies of the prion protein amyloid.

Scholarships / Awards

2022– 2023: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


The relationship between biomolecular structure and molecule functionality has intrigued me since I can recall. I am interested in different scientific areas spanning structural biology and pharmacology, but also not forgetting organic chemistry and pharmaceutical drug research. I am a curious pharmacist that would like to expand the knowledge gathered in his bachelor’s degree to have an integrative point of view of structural biology and the world that surrounds us. Nevertheless, I am totally open to new research areas which I have never considered.