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 MICINN and is recognized by the Catalan Government. He is the (co-)author of over 238 publications (h-index: 53; >10990 citations). He is a member of the Spanish Bioinorganic Chemical Society (AEBIN), the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC), the RSC, the RSEQ and the Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers (IF = 5.106). 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; drug delivery and detection) against these two important public health issues (

Selected publications

- Mena S, Mirats A, Caballero AB, Guirado G, Barrios LA, Teat SJ, Rodriguez-Santiago L, Sodupe M & Gamez P 2018, Chemistry: A European Journal, vol. 24, pp 5153-5162

- Presa A, Vázquez G, Barrios L, Roubeau O, Korrodi-Gregório L, Perez-Tomas R & Gamez P 2018, Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 57, pp 4009-4022.

- Grau J, Renau C, Caballero AB, Caubet A, Pockaj M, Lorenzo J & Gamez P 2018, Dalton Transactions, vol. 47, pp 4902-4908.

- Castro-Ramirez R, Ortiz-Pastrana N, Caballero AB, Zimmerman MT, Stadelman BS, Gaertner AAE, Brumaghim JL, Korrodi-Gregorio L Perez-Tomas R, Gamez P & Barba-Behrens N 2018, Dalton Transactions, vol. 47, 22, 7551 - 7560.

- Barrera-Guzmán VA, Rodríguez-Hernández EO, Ortíz-Pastrana N, Domínguez-González, Caballero AB, Gamez P & Barba-Behrens N 2018, Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 23, no. 7, pp 1165-1183.

- Brissos R, Clavero P, Gallen A, Grabulosa A, Barrios L, Caballero AB, Korrodi-Gregório L, Perez-Tomas R, Muller G, Soto-Cerrato V & Gamez P 2018, Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 57, no. 23, pp 14786-14797.

- Brissos RF, Korrodi-Gregório L, Pérez-Tomás R, Roubeau O & Gamez P 2018, Chemistry Squared, vol. 2, 4.

Selected research activities

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the network HC3A between Occitanie and Catalonia (website); Leader of Work Group 4.

  • Session Organizer at ICCC2018 Sendai (website).

  • President of the Association Science Squared (

  • Editor-in-chief of Chemistry Squared (

  • Vice-president of the Spanish Bioinorganic Chemical Society (

  • Evaluator for various national and international research funding agencies.

  • Member of five PhD defense committees.