Patrick Gámez

Universitat de Barcelona

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

Patrick Gamez received his PhD at the University of Lyon and was awarded the French Chemical Society Prize for his PhD research. After postdoctoral stays at the MPI für Kohlenforschung and at the University of Strasbourg, he became research associate at Leiden University. Since October 2010, he is ICREA Research Professor in bioinorganic chemistry at the Universitat de Barcelona. His research group is financed by the MINECO and is recognized by the Catalan Government. He is the (co-)author of over 230 publications (h-index: 51; >10000 citations). He is a member of the Spanish Bioinorganic Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry and the Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. He has been  Associate Editor of RSC Advances (2015-2017). Since June 2016, he is Fellow of the RSC.

Research interests

Cancer and Alzheimer's disease (AD) represent two major chronic diseases that are in the top ten leading causes of mortality worldwide and their incidence will increase exponentially in the coming decades, as the result of population ageing. My current research interests are aimed at developing novel Nanotechnology strategies for the development of efficient diagnostic and therapeutic tools (theranostics) against these two important public health issues (

Selected publications

- Aromí G, Gamez P, Barrios LA, Ribas J, Le Guennic B 2017, 'Serving science through publishing', Chemistry Squared, vol. 1, 1.

- Molas Saborit J, Caubet A, Brissos RF, Korrodi-Gregório L, Pérez-Tomás R, Martínez M & Gamez P 2017, 'pH-Driven preparation of two related platinum(II) complexes exhibiting distinct cytotoxic properties', Dalton Transactions, 46, 34, 11214 - 11222.

- Pratumwieng R, Meenongwa A, Brissos RF, Gamez P, Trongpanich Y & Chaveerach U 2017, 'DNA interactions and anticancer screening of copper(II) complexes of N-(methylpyridin-2-yl)-amidino-O-methylurea', Transition Metal Chemistry, 42, 4, 311 - 322.

Selected research activities

  • President founder of the Association Science Squared (Science2;
  • Founder and Editor-in-chief of Chemistry Squared (Chem2;, the Chemistry Journal of Science2
  • Vice-president of the Spanish Bioinorganic Chemical Society (AEBIN;
  • Coordinator of the Spanish network of excellence “MetDrugs” (; “Metals in Therapy and Diagnosis” financed by the MINECO (27/11/2015 – 30/11/2017)
  • Workgroup Leader within the network GDRI ‒ HC3A (Groupement de Recherche International of CNRS-France) (