Dr. Abrescia received his undergraduate degree from the Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy) in Physics after defending his Minor Thesis in 1996 on crystallogenesis and X-ray crystallography of DNA fragments. Following his graduation he joined the Subirana lab at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona-Spain). He completed his graduate studies at the beginning of 2001; the work was supported by a pre-doctoral Training Mobility Research Marie Curie fellowship. During his graduate studies he also worked as a visiting student, at the Institute of Cancer Research-UK, at Yale and Harvard (USA). In spring 2001 he began his appointment as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Division of Structural Biology at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at University of Oxford with MRC Prof. DI Stuart.Since October 2008 he has held a tenured Ikerbasque Research Professorship from the Basque Foundation for Science and he is Group Leader at the Structural Biology Unit at the CIC bioGUNE. Major contributions during his academic training, among others, have been a PNAS article in 2002, two Nature articles in 2004, a NSMB and Mol Cell in 2008.Since becoming Group Leader, Dr. Abrescia authored several articles, mainly as corresponding author, in relevant journals such as PLoS Biolog, Nuclic Acids Research, Ann. Rev. Biochem., Nature Methods. He has presented his scientific activities in more than 40 congresses, 14 of which as an invited speaker.