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.


Jose Luis Pérez Lustres will participate as invited speaker in the Sympoisum "Photinduced Proton Transfer in Chemistry and Biology", organized by the American Chemical Society as part of the 248th National Meeting and it will take place in San Francisco (USA) from the 10th to the 14th of August.

Today, July 29th, the CIQUS PhD student Márcia Isabel Duarte Pessêgo obtained the maximum qualification for the defense of his Doctoral Thesis entitled "Supramolecular complexes from Cucurbit[7]uril and amphiphilic calix[4]arenes". His work has been supervised by Prof. Luis García Río and Dr. José António de Sousa Moreira.

Recent publications

Direct and Indirect Hydrogen Abstraction in Cl + Alkene Reactions

T.J. Preston, G.T. Dunning, A.J. Orr Ewing, S.A. Vázuqez

Reversible Supramolecular Assembly at Specific DNA Sites: Nickel-Promoted Bivalent DNA Binding with Designed Peptide and Bipyridyl–Bis(benzamidine) Components

M.I. Sánchez, J. MOsquera, M.E. Vázquez, J.L. Mascareñas

Rapid-flux-solvent-atmosphere method for tailoring the morphology of titania substrates over a large area via direct self-assembly of block copolymers

G. Chieffi, R. Di Girolamo, A. Aronne, P. Pernice,E. Fanelli,M. Lazzari, C. De Rosa, F. Auriemma

Molecular Pom Poms from Self-Assembling α,γ-Cyclic Peptides

M. Panciera, M. Amorín, J.R. Granja

Structure-Based Design of New KSP-Eg5 Inhibitors Assisted by a Targeted Multicomponent Reaction

C. Carbajales, M.A. Prado, H. Gutiérrez de Terán, A. Cores, J. Azuaje, S. Novio, M.J. Núñez, B. Fernández García, E. Sotelo, X García Mera, P. Sánchez Lazo, M. Freire Garabal, A. Coelho