Patrick Gámez Enamorado

Patrick Gámez Enamorado

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. He is currently coordinating the nanoBIC research group, which is financed by the MICINN and recognized by the Catalan Government. He is the (co-)author of over 256 publications. He is member of the Spanish Bioinorganic Chemical Society (AEBIN), the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC), the RSC and the RSEQ. He is member of the Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers and has been Associate Editor of RSC Advances (2015-2017). In June 2016, he became Fellow of the RSC and, since June 2022, he is the elected president of the AEBIN.

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. His current research interests are aimed at applying novel photochemical and nanotechnological strategies for the development of efficient diagnostic and therapeutic tools (for theranostic, drug delivery, photochemotherapeutic applications) against these two important public health issues (

Selected publications

- Herrera-Ramírez P, Berger SA, Josa D, Aguilà D, Caballero AB, Fontova P, Soto-Cerrato V, Martínez M & Gamez P 2023, ‘Steric hindrance, ligand ejection and associated photocytotoxic properties of ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes’, Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 28, 4, 403 - 420, s00775-023-01998-z.

- Palmeira-Mello MV, Caballero AB, Herrera-Ramírez P, et al. 2023, 'Cobalt(III)-py2en systems as potential carriers of β-ketoester-based ligands', Journal Of Inorganic Biochemistry, 248, 112345.

- Josa D, Aguila D, Fontova P, Soto-Cerrato V, Herrera-Ramirez P, Rafols L, Grabulosa A & Gamez P, 2023, 'Cytotoxicity of osmium(ii) and cycloosmated half-sandwich complexes from 1-pyrenyl-containing phosphane ligands', Dalton Transactions, 52, 8391-8401.

Selected research activities

  • Member of the organizing committees of two symposia in Biological Chemistry.
  • Three invited lectures.