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.

In this study researchers observed in vivo crystal growth in real time, gathering important information about in vivo crystal formation.
This work has been ranked within the category “Most Read this Month” by the journal Structural Dynamics.

An article by a research group belonging to the CIQUS which is led by Professor Jesús Rodríguez Otero has been selected as the cover of the latest issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics of the RSC. Using the tools of computational chemistry this work (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 13206-13214) suggests how to design concave receptors for the fullerene recognition.

Recent publications

The leading role of cation–π interactions in polymer chemistry: the control of the helical sense in solution

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

Sol–gel entrapped Cu in a silica matrix: An efficient heterogeneous nanocatalyst for Huisgen and Ullmann intramolecular coupling reactions

P. Diz, P. Pernas,, A. El Maatougui, C. R. Tubio, J. Azuaje, E. Sotelo, F. Guitián, A. Gil, Al. Coelho

Integration of functional complex oxide nanomaterials on silicon

J. M. Vila Fungueiriño, R. Bachelet, G. Saint-Girons, M. Gendry, M. Gich, J. Gazquez, E. Ferain, F. Rivadulla, J. Rodriguez Carvajal, N. Mestres, A. Carretero Genevrier

Cellular uptake: lessons from supramolecular organic chemistry

G. Gasparini, E. K. Bang, J. Montenegroa, S. Matile

The AT-Hook motif as a versatile minor groove anchor for promoting the DNA binding of transcription factor fragments

J.L. Mascareñas, J. Rodríguez, J. Mosquera, J. Couceiro, E. Vázquez