Oscar Quijada Pich

Personal information

Email: oscar.quijada@uab.cat

Unit: Applied Proteomics and Protein Engineering

Group: Molecular Biology

Category: Professor Associat

Lab phone: 935868952

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



18.  Mycoplasma genitalium adhesin P110 binds sialic-acid human receptors

       Aparicio D., Torres-Puig S., Ratera M., Querol E., Piñol J., Pich O.Q. and Fita I.

       Nat Commun 9(1):4471 (2018) 

17.  Activation of σ20-dependent recombination and horizontal gene transfer in Mycoplasma genitalium. 

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

       DNA Res 25(4):383-393 (2018) 

16.  MultitaskProtDB-II: an update of a database of multitasking / moonlighting proteins.

       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. 

       Nucleic Acids Res 46(D1):D645-D648 (2018)

15. A novel sigma factor reveals a unique regulon controlling cell-specific recombination in Mycoplasma genitalium

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

      Nucleic Acids Res 43(10):4923-4936 (2015) 

14. Crosstalk between the HpArsRS two-component system and HpNikR is necessary for maximal activation of urease transcription. 

      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.

      Front Microbiol 6:558 (2015) 

13. Identification and characterization of novel Helicobacter pylori apo-Fur regulated targets. 

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

      J Bacteriol 195(24):5526-39 (2013)

12. Random and site-specific mutagenesis of the Helicobacter pylori Ferric uptake regulator provides insight into Fur structure-function relationships

      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.

      Mol Microbiol 89(2):304-323 (2013)

11. The Ferric uptake regulator of Helicobacter pylori: a critical player in the battle for iron and the colonization of the stomach. 

      Pich O.Q. and Merrell D.S.

      Future Microbiol 8:725-738 (2013)

10. Fur activates expression of the 2-Oxoglutarate oxidoreductase genes (oorDABC) in Helicobacter pylori. 

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

      J Bacteriol 194(23):6490-6497 (2012) 

9.   Detailed analysis of Helicobacter pylori Fur-regulated promoters reveals a Fur box core sequence and novel Fur-regulated genes. 

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

      Mol Microbiol 84(5):921-941 (2012) 

8.   P110 and P140 cyadherence-related proteins are negative effectors of terminal organelle duplication in Mycoplasma genitalium.  

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

      PLoS ONE 4(10): e7452 (2009)

7.   Role of Mycoplasma genitalium MG218 and MG317 cytoskeletal proteins in terminal organelle organization, gliding motility and cytadherence. 

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

      Microbiology 154(Pt 10):3188-3198 (2008)

6.   Deletion of Mycoplasma genitalium MG_217 gene modifies cell gliding behavior by altering terminal organelle curvature. 

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

      Mol Microbiol 69(4):1029-1040 (2008) 

5.   Functional analysis of the Mycoplasma genitalium MG312 protein reveals a specific requirement of the MG312 N-terminal domain for gliding motility.  

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

      J Bacteriol 189(19):7014-7023 (2007)

4.   Mycoplasma genitalium P140 and P110 cytadhesins are reciprocally stabilized and required for cell adhesion and terminal organelle development. 

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

      J Bacteriol 188(24):8627-8637 (2006)

3.   Mycoplasma genitalium mg200 and mg386 genes are involved in gliding motility but not in cytadherence. 

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

      Mol Microbiol 60(6):1509-1519 (2006)

2.   Comparative analysis of antibiotic resistance gene markers in Mycoplasma genitalium: application to studies of the minimal gene complement. 

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

      Microbiology 152(Pt 2):519-527 (2006)

1.   Crystal structure of a putative type I restriction-modification S subunit from Mycoplasma genitalium. 

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

      J Mol Biol 351(4):749-762 (2005)