Research group nanoBIC
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ICREA / Universitat de Barcelona

Departament de Química Inorgànica

Research group QBI
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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 (2017 SGR 67) and is financed by the Spanish Government (contract CTQ2017-88446-R).

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 has participated in several European networks (COST Actions) involving prominent research groups from all over Europe. Such 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.

From October 2015 to November 2017, Patrick Gamez has coordinated the Spanish network MetDrugs; CTQ2015-70371-REDT