Patrick Gámez

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 248 publications (h-index: 57; >12750 citations). He is vice-president of the Spanish Bioinorganic Chemical Society (AEBIN) and a member of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC), the RSC, the RSEQ and the Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers (IF = 5.958). 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 applying novel photochemical and nanotechnological strategies for the development of efficient diagnostic and therapeutic tools (theranostics; drug delivery and detection) against these two important public health issues (

Selected publications

- Matesanz, Ana, I; Caballero, Ana B.; Lorenzo, Carmen; Espargaro, Alba; Sabate, Raimon; Quiroga, Adoracion G.; Gamez, Patrick 2020, 'Thiosemicarbazone Derivatives as Inhibitors of Amyloid-beta Aggregation: Effect of Metal Coordination', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 59, 6978-6987.

- Rafols L, Torrente S, Aguilà D, Soto-Cerrato V, Pérez-Tomás R, Gamez P & Grabulosa A 2020, 'Expanding the Range of Pyrenylphosphines and Their Derived Ru(II)-Arene Complexes', Organometallics, 39, 16, 2959 - 2971.

- Palmeira-Mello MV, Caballero AB, Martins Ribeiro J, de Souza-Fagundes EM, Gamez P & Lanznaster M 2020, ‘Evaluation of cobalt(III) complexes as potential hypoxia-responsive carriers of esculetin, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, vol. 211, 111211.

- Caballero AB, Iranzo O, Hautier A, Sabaté R & Gamez P 2020, 'Peptidic Scaffolds To Reduce the Interaction of Cu(II) Ions with β-Amyloid Protein', Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 59, pp 837-846.

- Grau, Jordi; Caubet, Amparo; Roubeau, Olivier; Montpey, David; Lorenzo, Julia; Gamez, Patrick 2020, 'Time-Dependent Cytotoxic Properties of Terpyridine-Based Copper Complexes', ChemBioChem, vol. 21, 2348-2355.

Selected research activities

  • President founder of the Association Science Squared
  • Founder and Editor-in-chief of the open-access journal Chemistry Squared
  • Workgroup Leader of WG4: Bio(in)organic Chemistry and Health. Catalonia-Occitanie GDRI ‒ HC3A network entitled "Hetero‐elements and Coordination Chemistry: from Concepts to Applications" financed by the CNRS and the University of Barcelona
  • Workgroup Leader within the Spanish network MultiMetDrugs “Multifunctional Metallodrugs in Diagnosis and Therapy” financed by the MICINN