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.


José Luis Mascareñas Cid, Scientific Director of CIQUS and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) has been awarded with the Gold Medal 2015 of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), the highest Spanish award in the field of chemistry.


Dr. Moisés Gulías has received one of the RSEQ Young Investigator 2015 Prize, given by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), which distinguishes those junior researchers whose careers are pointing to scientific leadership. 


«La Voz de Galicia» publishes a news report about the excellence of research developed in Galicia, including an interview with CiQUS ERC Grants José Luis Mascareñas and Francisco Rivadulla.


Recent publications

Epitaxial CrN Thin Films with High Thermoelectric Figure of Merit

C.X. Quintela, Podkaminer J.P., Luckyanova, N., Paudel, T.R., Thies, E.L., Hillsberry, D.A., Tenne, D.A., Tsymbae, E. Y., Eon, Ch., Rivadulla, F

Synthetic peptides caged on histidine residues with a bisbipyridyl ruthenium(II) complex that can be photolyzed by visible light

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

Sequence-selective DNA binding with cell-permeable oligoguanidinium–peptide conjugates

J. Mosquera, M.I. Sánchez, J. Valero, J. de Mendoza, M.E. Vázquez, J.L. Mascareñas

Gold(I)-catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of allenamides, alkenes and aldehydes: a straightforward approach to tetrahydropyrans

H. Faustino, I. Varela, J.L. Mascareñas, F. López

Peptide–DNA conjugates as tailored bivalent binders of the oncoprotein c-Jun

E. Pazos, C. POrtela, C. Penas. M.E. Vázquez, J.L. Mascareñas