Rafael Alcántara

Software Engineer (IntEnz)

Rafael Alcántara studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), where he obtained his PhD in 1993 with a thesis on a high-affinity glycine transporter for the central nervous system. After this he worked as a laboratory analyst in the pharmacy and chemistry industry. Since Rafael has always found computers and programming languages appealing - he studied them in his spare time - he finally switched careers in 2001 to work as a Java Developer. Since 2005 he has worked as a Software Engineer in the Cheminformatics and Metabolism Group at EMBL-EBI.