Prof. Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn is Professor at the Complutense University in Madrid. He gained his DVM in 1996 and his european PhD in 2001. After his Postdoc at the Pasteur Institute in Paris he received a Ramon y Cajal tenure-track contract from the Spanish Ministry ofScience to return to Spain. Currently he leads a group working on molecularmicrobiology and the ecology of antimicrobial resistance in Madrid. His research interests focus on the role and function of small plasmids in antimicrobial resistance, the bacterial SOS-response and the 16S rRNA methyltranferases in pathogenic bacteria. In 2011 he was awarded the bianual Jaime Ferran Award from the Spanish Society for Microbiology.