Oscar Quijada Pich

Personal information

Email: oscar.quijada@uab.cat

Unit: Applied Proteomics and Protein Engineering

Group: Molecular Biology

Category: Professor Associat

Lab phone: 935868953

Academic information and publications


      •  B.S. in Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1995-2000

      •  M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2000-2002

      •  Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Biology Laboratory (IBB), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2002-2008

      •  Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA, 2008-2009

      •  Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA:  2009-2012

      •  Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2014-2017

      •  Senior Research Scientist, Molecular Biology Laboratory (IBB), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2012-present



17. Activation of σ20-dependent recombination and horizontal gene transfer in Mycoplasma genitalium. DNA Res Submitted (2018)

Torres-Puig S., Martinez-Torro C., Granero-Moya I., Querol E., Piñol J. and Pich O.Q. 

16.  MultitaskProtDB-II: an update of a database of multitasking / moonlighting proteins. Nucleic Acids Res 46(D1):D645-D648 (2018)

Franco-Serrano L., Hernandez S., Calvo A., Severi M.A., Ferragut G., Perez-Pons J.A., Piñol J., Pich O.Q., Mozo-Villarias A., Amela I., Querol E. and Cedano J. 

15. A novel sigma factor reveals a unique regulon controlling cell-specific recombination in Mycoplasma genitaliumNucleic Acids Res 43(10):4923-4936 (2015) 

Torres-Puig S., Broto A., Querol E., Piñol J. and Pich O.Q. 

14. Crosstalk between the HpArsRS two-component system and HpNikR is necessary for maximal activation of urease transcription. Front Microbiol 6:558 (2015)

Carpenter B.M., West A.L., Gancz H., Servetas S.L., Pich O.Q., Gilbreath J.J., Hallinger D.R., Forsyth M.H., Merrell D.S. and Michel S.L.J. 

13. Identification and characterization of novel Helicobacter pylori apo-Fur regulated targets. J Bacteriol 195(24):5526-39 (2013)

Carpenter B.M., Gilbreath J.J., Pich O.Q., McKelvey A., Maynard E.L., Zhang Li Z. and Merrell D.S. 

12. Random and site-specific mutagenesis of the Helicobacter pylori Ferric uptake regulator provides insight into Fur structure-function relationshipsMol Microbiol 89(2):304-323 (2013)

Gilbreath J.J., Pich O.Q., Benoit S.L., Besold A.N., Cha J.H., Maier R.J., Michel S.L.J., Maynard E.L. and Merrell D.S. 

11. The Ferric uptake regulator of Helicobacter pylori: a critical player in the battle for iron and the colonization of the stomach. Future Microbiol 8:725-738 (2013)

Pich O.Q. and Merrell D.S.

10. Fur activates expression of the 2-Oxoglutarate oxidoreductase genes (oorDABC) in Helicobacter pylori. J Bacteriol 194(23):6490-6497 (2012) 

Gilbreath J.J., West A.L., Pich O.Q., Carpenter B.M., Michel S.L.J. and Merrell D.S.

9. Detailed analysis of Helicobacter pylori Fur-regulated promoters reveals a Fur box core sequence and novel Fur-regulated genes. Mol Microbiol 84(5):921-941 (2012) 

Pich O.Q., Carpenter B.M, Gilbreath J.J. and Merrell D.S.

8. P110 and P140 cyadherence-related proteins are negative effectors of terminal organelle duplication in Mycoplasma genitalium. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7452 (2009) 

Pich O.Q., Burgos R., Querol E. and Piñol J.

7. Role of Mycoplasma genitalium MG218 and MG317 cytoskeletal proteins in terminal organelle organization, gliding motility and cytadherence. Microbiology 154(Pt 10):3188-3198 (2008)

Pich O.Q., Burgos R., Ferrer-Navarro M., Querol E. and Piñol J.

6. Deletion of Mycoplasma genitalium MG_217 gene modifies cell gliding behavior by altering terminal organelle curvature. Mol Microbiol 69(4):1029-1040 (2008) 

Burgos R., Pich O.Q., Querol E. and Piñol J.

5. Functional analysis of the Mycoplasma genitalium MG312 protein reveals a specific requirement of the MG312 N-terminal domain for gliding motility.  J Bacteriol 189(19):7014-7023 (2007)

Burgos R., Pich O.Q., Querol E. and Piñol J.

4. Mycoplasma genitalium P140 and P110 cytadhesins are reciprocally stabilized and required for cell adhesion and terminal organelle development. J Bacteriol 188(24):8627-8637 (2006)

Burgos R., Pich O.Q., Ferrer-Navarro M., Baseman J.B., Querol E. and Piñol J.

3. Mycoplasma genitalium mg200 and mg386 genes are involved in gliding motility but not in cytadherence. Mol Microbiol 60(6):1509-1519 (2006)

Pich O.Q., Burgos R., Ferrer-Navarro M., Querol E. and Piñol J.

2. Comparative analysis of antibiotic resistance gene markers in Mycoplasma genitalium: application to studies of the minimal gene complement. Microbiology 152(Pt 2):519-527 (2006)

Pich O.Q., Burgos R., Planell R., Querol E. and Piñol J.

1. Crystal structure of a putative type I restriction-modification S subunit from Mycoplasma genitalium. J Mol Biol 351(4):749-762 (2005)

Calisto B.M., Pich O.Q., Piñol J., Fita I., Querol E. and Carpena X.