José L. Carrascosa is Research Professor of the CSIC and Director of the Department of Structure of Macromolecules at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología. 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 (2010-2018), 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 ERA-Instruments (2008-2011), among others. 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.