Welcome to the web site of the Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS). Here you will find information about the research areas, groups and scientists that comprise this center, and also about its organization, facilities, services and other data of interest. CiQUS is a member of the Singular Research Centers Network, a core structure of  the Campus of International Excellence– Campus Vida project, and it is focused towards the application of transdisciplinary strategies to solve relevant problems in the field of biological chemistry and in the development of novel functional materials.


The scientific outreach workshops organized by CiQUS will leave for one day the laboratories and, for the first time, will take place at Santiago's Public Library Anxel Casal, within the celebration of 'Month of Galician Language in Science'.


Researchers from Benavente-Costas and Sotelo Group publish two book chapters at Springer «Series Title Methods in Molecular Biology».


In “The Assignment of the Absolute Configuration by NMR Using Chiral Derivatizing Agents: A Practical Guide”, Professors Seco, Quiñoá and Riguera organize cutting-edge NMR research, offering a short and usable guide that introduces the reader to the research with a plethora of details and examples.


Call for registrations for this course targeted to High School Physics&Chemistry teachers, which will be held at CiTIUS on January 22nd and 23rd, 2016.

Recent publications

Specific chemical modification of bacterial type I dehydroquinase – opportunities for drug discovery

C. González Bello

Chiral Nanostructures from Helical Copolymer–Metal Complexes: Tunable Cation–π Interactions and Sergeants and Soldiers Effect

S. Arias, F. Freire, E. Quiñoá, R. Riguera

Designing Irreversible Inhibitors—Worth the Effort?

C. González Bello

High-Affinity Sequence-Selective DNA binding by Iridium(III) polypyridyl organometallopeptides

I. Gamba, I. Salvadó, R. Brissos, P. Gamez, J. Brea, M. I. Loza, M. E. Vázquez, M. Vazquez Lopez

Unraveling the Molecular Structures of Asphaltenes by Atomic Force Microscopy

B. Schuler, G. Meyer, D. Peña, O. C. Mullins, L Gross