Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego CV

Academic Education

2010 Doctor. Rer. Nat., Technical University of Munich, Germany

M. Sc. (Licenciado) in Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


Professional Experience

2013-Present Project Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
2005-2010 Graduate Student, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
2005 Trainee, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
2003-2004 Master Student, Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


Awards and Fellowships

2011-2013 Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2010 Junior Investigator Award, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
2003 Research Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Education



R. Fernández-Busnadiego*, Y. Saheki* and P. De Camilli. Three dimensional architecture of E-Syt-mediated endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane contact sites, PNAS (2015) 112 (16) E2004-13. *Equal Contribution. PubMed.

M. Messa, R. Fernández-Busnadiego, E.W. Sun, H. Chen, H. Czapla, K. Wrasman, Y. Wu, G. Ko, T. Ross, B. Wendland and P. De Camilli. Epsin deficiency impairs endocytosis by stalling the actin-dependent invagination of endocytic clathrin coated pits, eLife (2014), 10.7554/eLife.03311. PubMed.

E.C. Goodwin, N. Motamedi, A. Lipovsky, R. Fernández-Busnadiego and D. DiMaio. Expression of DNAJB12 or DNAJB14 causes coordinate invasion of the nucleus by membranes associated with a novel nuclear pore structure, PLoS One (2014), 9(4):e94322. PubMed.

R. Fernández-Busnadiego*, S. Asano*, A.M. Oprisoreanu, E. Sakata, M. Doengi, Z. Kochovski, M. Zürner, V. Stein, S. Schoch, W. Baumeister and V. Lučić. Cryo-electron tomography reveals a critical role of RIM1α in synaptic vesicle tethering, J. Cell Biol. (2013) 201 725-740. *Equal Contribution. PubMed.

R. Fernández-Busnadiego and V. Lučić. The cell at molecular resolution: principles and applications of cryo-electron tomography, in Cellular imaging techniques for neuroscience and beyond, Academic Press, London (2012).

R. Fernández-Busnadiego, N. Schrod, D. Vanhecke, S. Asano, Z. Kochovski, W. Baumeister, V. Lučić. Insights into the molecular organization of the neuron by cryo-electron tomography, J. Elec. Microsc. (2011) 60 (Suppl 1), S137-S148. PubMed.

D. Vanhecke, S. Asano, Z. Kochovski, R. Fernández-Busnadiego, N. Schrod, W. Baumeister, V. Lučić. Cryo-electron tomography: methodology, developments and biological applications, J. Microsc. (2011) 242 (3), 221-227. PubMed.

R. Fernández-Busnadiego, B. Zuber, U.E. Maurer, M. Cyrklaff, W. Baumeister and V. Lučić. Quantitative analysis of the native presynaptic cytomatrix by cryo-electron tomography, J. Cell Biol. (2010) 188, 145-156 (cover illustration, recommended by Faculty of 1000). PubMed.

M. D. Vlasie, R. Fernández-Busnadiego, M. Prudêncio and M. Ubbink. Conformation of pseudoazurin in the 152 kDa electron transfer complex with nitrite reductase determined by paramagnetic NMR, J. Mol. Biol.  (2008) 375, 1405-1415 (cover illustration). PubMed.

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