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Miriam  Rico-Jiménez

Miriam Rico-Jiménez


Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, cum Laude, University of Granada, 2014

Current position

Predoctoral grant associated to a research project from the Andalusian regional government in Estacion Experimental del Zaidín (EEZ), Spanish national research council (2010-2014)


  1. Reyes-Darias, J. A., Garcia, V., Rico-Jimenez, M., Corral-Lugo, A., Lesouhaitier, O., Juarez-Hernandez, D., Yang, Y., Bi, S., Feuilloley, M., Munoz-Rojas, J., Sourjik, V. and Krell, T. (2015). Specific gamma-aminobutyrate chemotaxis in pseudomonads with different lifestyle. Mol Microbiol 97(3): 488-501.
  2. Darias, J. A., Garcia-Fontana, C., Lugo, A. C., Rico-Jimenez, M. and Krell, T. (2014). Qualitative and quantitative assays for flagellum-mediated chemotaxis. Methods Mol Biol 1149: 87-97.
  3. Krell, T., Lacal, J., Garcia-Fontana, C., Silva-Jimenez, H., Rico-Jimenez, M., Lugo, A. C., Darias, J. A. and Ramos, J. L. (2014). Characterization of molecular interactions using isothermal titration calorimetry. Methods Mol Biol 1149: 193-203.
  4. Rico-Jimenez, M., Munoz-Martinez, F., Krell, T., Gavira, J. A. and Pineda-Molina, E. (2013). Purification, crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of the ligand-binding regions of the PctA and PctB chemoreceptors from Pseudomonas aeruginosa in complex with amino acids. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun 69(Pt 12): 1431-1435.
  5. Rico-Jimenez, M., Munoz-Martinez, F., Garcia-Fontana, C., Fernandez, M., Morel, B., Ortega, A., Ramos, J. L. and Krell, T. (2013). Paralogous chemoreceptors mediate chemotaxis towards protein amino acids and the non-protein amino acid gamma-aminobutyrate (GABA). Mol Microbiol 88(6): 1230-1243.
  6. Krell, T., Lacal, J., Guazzaroni, M. E., Busch, A., Silva-Jimenez, H., Fillet, S., Reyes-Darias, J. A., Munoz-Martinez, F., Rico-Jimenez, M., Garcia-Fontana, C., Duque, E., Segura, A. and Ramos, J. L. (2012). Responses of Pseudomonas putida to toxic aromatic carbon sources. J Biotechnol 160(1-2): 25-32.
  7. Munoz-Martinez, F., Garcia-Fontana, C., Rico-Jimenez, M., Alfonso, C. and Krell, T. (2012). Genes encoding Cher-TPR fusion proteins are predominantly found in gene clusters encoding chemosensory pathways with alternative cellular functions. PLoS One 7(9): e45810.
Protocols by Miriam Rico-Jiménez
  1. Identification and Characterization of Bacterial Chemoreceptors Using Quantitative Capillary and Gradient Plate Chemotaxis Assays