Daniel Castano-Diez

Current Project

Iterative refinement strategies for low and medium resolution electron density maps

Short Biography

I studied my BSc in Physics in Bilbao (Spain), my MSc in Applied Mathematics in Madrid and completed my PhD in Applied Mathematics and Numeric Simulation in Bonn.

In 2005, I joined the Unit for Structural Biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg  as a postdoc, and C-CINA in 2009 as software developer. Then I moved to Frankfurt in 2014 to be a joint manager of the Scientific Computing Unit in the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. Since 2015 I am a senior scientist in the BioEM lab in the Biozentrum of the University of Basel.

Publications

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Lewy pathology in Parkinson's disease consists of crowded organelles and lipid membranes

Shahmoradian, S., Lewis, A., Genoud, C., Graff, A., Pérez Navarro, P., Goldie, K., Sütterlin, R., Castano-Diez, D., Ingrassia, A., Rozemuller, A.J.M., Paepe, A.D., Erny, J.Staempfli, A., Hoernschemeyer, J., Niedieker, D., El-Mashtoly, S.F., Gerwert, K., Bohrmann, B., Britschgi, M., Stahlberg, H., van de Berg, W.D.J., Lauer, M.E.

Nature Neuroscience 22, 1099-1109 (2019)

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Cerebral Corpora amylacea are dense membranous labyrinths containing structurally preserved cell organelles

Pérez Navarro, P., Genoud, C., Castano-Diez, D., Graff-Meyer, A., Lewis, A., de Gier, Y., Lauer, M.E., Britschgi, M., Bohrmann, B., Frank, S., Hench, J., Schweighauser, G., Rozemuller, A.J.M., van de Berg, W.D.J., Stahlberg, H., Shahmoradian, S.

Scientific Reports 8(18046), (2018)

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Demonstration of femtosecond X-ray pump X-ray probe diffraction on protein crystals

Opara, N., Mohacsi, I., Makita, M., Castano-Diez, D., Diaz, A., Jurani, P., Marsh, M., Meents, A., Milne, C.J., Mozzanica, A., Padeste, C., Panneels, V., Sikorski, M., Song, S., Stahlberg, H., Vartiainen, I., Vera, L., Wang, M., Willmott, P.R., David, C.

Structural Dynamics 5(5), 054303 (2018)

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CryoEM structure of the extended type VI secretion system sheath–tube complex

Wang, J., Brackmann, M., Castano-Diez, D., Kudryashev, M., Goldie, K., Maier, T., Stahlberg, H., Basler, M.

Nature Microbiology 2(11), 1507-1512 (2017)

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The structure of the mouse serotonin 5-HT3 receptor in lipid vesicles

Kudryashev, M., Castano-Diez, D., Deluz, C., Hassaine, G., Grasso, L., Graff, A., Vogel, H., Stahlberg, H.

Structure 24(1), 165-170 (2016)

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DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2015.11.004

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Automation of image processing in electron crystallography

Arheit, M., Castano-Diez, D., Thierry, R., Gipson, B. R., Zeng, X., Stahlberg, H.

Methods Mol Biol 955, 313-30 (2013)

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Image processing of 2D crystal images

Arheit, M., Castano-Diez, D., Thierry, R., Gipson, B. R., Zeng, X., Stahlberg, H.

Methods Mol Biol 955, 171-94 (2013)

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In situ structural analysis of the Yersinia enterocolitica injectisome

Kudryashev, M., Stenta, M., Schmelz, S., Amstutz, M., Wiesand, U., Castano-Diez, D., Degiacomi, M. T., Munnich, S., Bleck, C. K., Kowal, J., Diepold, A., Heinz, D. W., Dal Peraro, M., Cornelis, G. R., Stahlberg, H.

Elife 2, e00792 (2013)

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Merging of image data in electron crystallography

Arheit, M., Castano-Diez, D., Thierry, R., Abeyrathne, P., Gipson, B. R., Stahlberg, H.

Methods Mol Biol 955, 195-209 (2013)

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Electron microscopy analysis of 2D crystals of membrane proteins

Abeyrathne, P.D., Arheit, M., Kebbel, F., Castano-Diez, D., Goldie, K., Chami, M., Renault, L., Kühlbrandt, W., Stahlberg, H.

Comprehensive Biophysics 1, 277-310 (2012)

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374920-8.00119-3

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Limiting factors in single particle cryo electron tomography

Kudryashev, M., Castano-Diez, D., Stahlberg, H.

Comput Struct Biotechnol J 1, e201207002 (2012)

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Alignment of cryo-electron tomography datasets

Amat, F., Castano-Diez, D., Lawrence, A., Moussavi, F., Winkler, H., Horowitz, M.

Method Enzymol 482, 343-367 (2010)

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DOI: 10.1016/S0076-6879(10)82014-2

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3D reconstruction from 2D crystal image and diffraction data

Schenk, A. D., Castano-Diez, D., Gipson, B., Arheit, M., Zeng, X., Stahlberg, H.

Methods Enzymol 482, 101-29 (2010)

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Senior Scientist (Software)

+41 61 387 32 14

C-CINA, Biozentrum, Uni Basel, Room P.20, Mattenstrasse 26, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland

daniel.castano@unibas.ch