Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials,
University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) is a public university recognized as International Campus of Excellence, a Spanish strategic program specialized in life sciences and technologies. The Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials, CiQUS, develops transdisciplinary strategies to undertake major challenges in Molecular Sciences. Recently, CiQUS renewed its top evaluation in the accreditation of Excellence University Research Centres from the Galician Government.
The research area of Biological and Medicinal Chemistry at CICUS is at the frontier with supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology and biomedicine aims to discover new molecular tools for biological research as well as for developing new therapy and diagnostic approaches. Specifically, the core strengths of our group led by Prof. M. Eugenio Vázquez is organic and peptide synthesis, complemented by a strong background in spectroscopic and biophysical methods to characterize peptide structures and their supramolecular assemblies.
CiQUS will contribute to the e-Prot project with the chemical synthesis and screening of self-assembled CTCR-fibers in WP1, task 1.2. The work concerns a synthetic modular approach that allows fast access to a variety of mutants. Conductive CTPR fibers will be obtained chemically, by a novel approach involving polymerizing self-complementary CTPR monomers.