About I2PC

I2PC belongs to INSTRUCT, the European Strategic Infrastructure Project (ESFRI) in the area of Structural Biology.

I2PC provides support to structural biologists, helping them to maximize the extraction of biological knowledge from their microscopy images.

I2PC also provides support and training in the use of image processing software, at the same time that it develops software and standards oriented towards the standardization, simplification and reliability of the image processing tasks.



Suite of image processing programs, primarily aimed at single-particle 3D electron microscopy.


Image processing framework to obtain 3D models of macromolecular complexes using Electron Microscopy.



  • July 1st , 2019: System Manager position open:  We are looking for a candidate with a BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or equivalent, who has hands-on experience with scientific computing at HPC scale. http://i2pc.es/system-manager-at-the-instruct-image-processing-center-i2pc-cnb-csic-madrid/
  • October 10, 2017: Scipion Developer position open: We are seeking for a mixed profile of a CryoEM structural biologist with programing skills, or vice versa. More info at: http://i2pc.es/scipion-developer-position-open/
  • Scientific programmer, with experience in Python and C++. GPU experience essential
  • Scientific programmer, with experience in Python and C++. Essential experience in DB’s.

In all cases we are looking for people with knowledge in image processing and scientific computing, very motivated and interested in Life Science applications. Good knowledge of English is also required.

Candidates should send an e-mail to ipc@cnb.csic.es


The Team

Strategic Advisory Committee


Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Martinsried), Director


Prof. Jose L. Carrascosa
Spanish National Center for Electron Microscopy, Director

Prof. Joachim Frank
Columbia University

Peter Fruhstorfer
FEI Company Vice President, General Manager Life Sciences

Team leader: Pablo Conesa

Laura del Caño

Marta  Martinez Gonzalez

Jorge Jiménez

Yunior Fonseca

Associated Scientists

Javier Vargas

Josué Gómez Blanco

Jose Luis Vilas

Fco. Javier Chichón

Carmen San Martín

José Jesús Fernández

Jaime Martín Benito