Research group Bio-Inorganic Chemistry (QBI)
Research group Bio-Inorganic Chemistry (QBI)


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ICREA / Universitat de Barcelona

Departament de Química Inorgànica

Research group QBI
Martí i Franquès 1-11
08028 Barcelona


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Welcome to the Research Group Química Bio-Inorgànica (QBI)


The Bio-Inorganic Chemistry research group (QBI) of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), led by ICREA Prof. Patrick Gamez, is recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (2014 SGR 85) and is financed by the Spanish Government (contract CTQ2014-55293-P).

ICREA’s aim is to recruit top scientists for the Catalan R&D system, scientists capable of leading new research groups, strengthening existing groups, and setting up new lines of research. 

QBI is a coordination chemistry group whose aims are to rationally design and prepare ligands for the development of metal complexes with applications in anticancer and anti-Alzheimer drug research.

A research group with international dimension

The QBI group is participating in several European networks (COST Actions) involving prominent research groups from all over Europe. These networks offer the best research contacts and the possibility of fruitful collaborations at the European level. For instance, COST Actions allow the exchange of students who can spend a few weeks in a partner's lab, hence benefiting from the expertise of world-renowned specialists and high-tech infrastructures.

COST Action CM1105 "Functional metal complexes that bind to biomolecules"

Since October 2015, Patrick Gamez is coordinating the Spanish network MetDrugs