Cesyen Cedeño


Cesyen Cedeño has a wide background in chemistry as he received his diploma in chemistry at Universidad de Los Andes (Venezuela). He attended extra lectures at med school and biology department in his university aiming a strong education in biology also. His research focused on x-rays (small molecules and inorganic chemistry) and then he decided to move towards organic synthesis and drug development combining different approaches including metal binding to prodrugs (research thesis). At that time he started working with Prof. Luisana Avilan at Biology Department (Universidad de Los Andes) analyzing entire proteomes and the occurrence of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) in protozoa (Leishmania and Trypanosoma), this research allowed him to recognize the important role of IDPs among living organisms. Nowadays he joined the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) in Brussels (Department of Structural Biology) where Peter Tompa established his research.


Cesyen Cedeño - Student representative
Project Topic

in-cell NMR, plant chaperones, IDPs

Project Description

His project is mainly focused on plant physiology and NMR studies both in solution and in vivo of disordered chaperones and their actual partners. This feature of IDPs should be completely unveiled in order to know deeper details about function of these proteins under relevant physiological conditions.

VIB facility includes a vast platform of biophysical techniques like NMR, SAXS and crystallography among others as well as a Department of Plant Systems Biology at Ghent. He is strongly committed to collaborate with different NMR groups involved in this network as well as external partners like BioNMR.

Project Home
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie – Department of Structural Biology (Brussels)
Supervisor Peter Tompa
Starting Date 1st October 2011
Simone Kosol, Sara Contreras-Martos, Cesyen Cedeño and Peter Tompa. Structural Characterization of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins by NMR Spectroscopy. Molecules 2013, 18(9), 10802-10828




NMR hardware and pulse implementation
September 2013 - Fällanden, Switzerland

Principles of NMR and NMR parameters used in IDP structure calculation
August 2013 - Grenoble, France

IDPbyNMR satellite workshop at EUROMAR 2013
"Looking at intrinsically disordered proteins through NMR: challenges and perspectives"
June 2013 - Crete, Greece

SAXS and computational techniques to study intrinsically disordered proteins
March 2013 - Hamburg, Germany

NMR methods for the study of structural order and disorder in proteins
September 2012 - Les Houches, France

Biophysics School on Bioimaging – Belgian Biophysical Society
May 2012 - Leuven, Belgium

Intensive Training Module – Marie Curie Training Network
Protein Structure Analysis using NMR Chemical Shifts
May 2012 - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins: a Biochemical Society Focused Meeting
March 2012 - York, United Kingdom

Complementary Skills Training – Marie Curie Training Network
Self Marketing, Project Management, Benchmarks and Competition in Research
February 2012 - St. Moritz, Switzerland

Intensive Training Course 2011 – Marie Curie Training Network
Bioinformatics and Structural biology of IDPs
October 2011 - Budapest, Hungary

Young Belgian Magnetic Resonance Scientist 2011
November 2011 - Blankenberge, Belgium 

BioNMR workshop: Protein NMR data processing and analysis
October 2011 - Vilnius, Lithuania