Donatello Castellana
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Donatello Castellana
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGER
Scientific Director Office
Address: Bizkaia Science and Technology Park, building 801A, Derio (Bizkaia)

Donatello holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Lecce (Italy) and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Strasbourg (France). His scientific specialties span from oncology, inflammation and immunology in animal system, and stem cell regeneration in mouse skin. He has been awarded with competitive grants for research projects (AECC and Ligue Contre le Cancér). He published original articles and reviews in international journals with high impact in the press and acted as evaluator of original articles in pathology and cancer fields (see publication list here) Donatello has been the founder and spokesperson of PostDoc Association at CNIO (Madrid, Spain).

Dr. Castellana hold an MBA from Aliter International Business School, Madrid, and specialization courses in marketing and valorisation of academic breakthrough from INSEAD, and IE Business School. He collaborates in medtech projects (oncology and neurology from MIT Boston and UPM, Madrid) dragging academic knowledge and ideas to commercial value. Since 2016 he is Life Science specialist collaborator at Ventac Partners a Venture Builder and VC private fund. From February to September 2017 was appointed as head of operation of mVision Fundation, Madrid. He also is independent new business strategy consultant and participates in presenting SME’s projects to European Commission funding for SMEs instruments (H2020), and serve as mentor for innovation life Science Entrepreneurship programs.
Since October 2017 he is Head of Technology Transfer at CIC bioGUNE to scout for viable business projects, boost innovation culture in the centre, develop valuable business relationship, and launch of new entrepreneurial biomedical projects.

Latest Publications
Latest Publications

Galectin-4 N-Terminal Domain: Binding Preferences Toward A and B Antigens With Different Peripheral Core Presentations

Quintana, JI;Delgado, S;Nunez-Franco, R;Canada, FJ;Jimenez-Oses, G;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Arda, A

FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY

2021-04-21

The two domains of human galectin-8 bind sialyl- and fucose-containing oligosaccharides in an independent manner. A 3D view by using NMR

Gomez-Redondo, M;Delgado, S;Nunez-Franco, R;Jimenez-Oses, G;Arda, A;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Gimeno, A

RSC CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

2021-04-12

Exploration of Galectin Ligands Displayed on Gram-Negative Respiratory Bacterial Pathogens with Different Cell Surface Architectures

Campanero-Rhodes, MA;Kalograiaki, I;Euba, B;Llobet, E;Arda, A;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Garmendia, J;Solis, D

BIOMOLECULES

2021-04-01

Synthesis and chelation study of a fluoroionophore and a glycopeptide based on an aza crown iminosugar structure

Bordes, A;Poveda, A;Fontelle, N;Arda, A;Guillard, J;Bin Ruan, Y;Marrot, J;Imaeda, S;Kato, A;Desire, J;Xie, J;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Bleriot, Y

CARBOHYDRATE RESEARCH

2021-03-01

Targeting the CRD F-face of Human Galectin-3 and Allosterically Modulating Glycan Binding by Angiostatic PTX008 and a Structurally Optimized Derivative

Miller, MC;Zheng, Y;Suylen, D;Ippel, H;Canada, FJ;Berbis, MA;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Tai, GH;Gabius, HJ;Mayo, KH

CHEMMEDCHEM

2020-12-01

Dissection of the key steps of amyloid-beta peptide 1-40 fibrillogenesis

Leite, JP;Gimeno, A;Taboada, P;Jimenez-Barbero, JJ;Gales, L

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES

2020-12-01

Single-Step Glycosylations with C-13-Labelled Sulfoxide Donors: A Low-Temperature NMR Cartography of the Distinguishing Mechanistic Intermediates

Santana, AG;Montalvillo-Jimenez, L;Diaz-Casado, L;Mann, E;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Gomez, AM;Asensio, JL

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL

2020-11-23

Insight into the Ferrier Rearrangement by Combining Flash Chemistry and Superacids

Bhuma, N;Lebedel, L;Yamashita, H;Shimizu, Y;Abada, Z;Arda, A;Desire, J;Michelet, B;Martin-Mingot, A;Abou-Hassan, A;Takumi, M;Marrot, J;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Nagaki, A;Bleriot, Y;Thibaudeau, S

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION

2020-11-23

An Assay for Screening Potential Drug Candidates for Alzheimer's Disease That Act as Chaperones of the Transthyretin and Amyloid-beta Peptides Interaction

Cotrina, EY;Gimeno, A;Llop, J;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Quintana, J;Prohens, R;Cardoso, I;Arsequell, G

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL

2020-11-19

Isolation and characterization of an exopolymer produced by Bacillus licheniformis: In vitro antiviral activity against enveloped viruses

Sanchez-Leon, E;Bello-Morales, R;Lopez-Guerrero, JA;Poveda, A;Jimenez-Barbero, J;Girones, N;Abrusci, C

CARBOHYDRATE POLYMERS

2020-11-15