Prof. Carrascosa is Research Professor of the CSIC and head of a research line in the Department of Structure of Macromolecules at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia. He has been involved in the development of advanced microscopy methods for the structural analysis of biological material, with special emphasis in the study of different viral model systems. His activity has produced more than 220 publications with an H index of 46. Prof. Carrascosa has carried out an extended international activity: President of the European Microscopy Society (2000-2004), member of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Microscopy Societies (2010-2014), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (1995-1996; 2003-2005; 2006-2008), and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of ERAInstruments (2008-2011), among others. He is President of the Spanish Microscopy Society (2012-2016), and he has been President of the Spanish Biophysical Society (2003-2007) and President of the Spanish Society of Cell Biology (1993-1996). Prof. Carrascosa is member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Structural Biology and Micron.