Curutchet Barat, Carles Eduard
Biocatalysis and drug discovery
Department of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology and Physical Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences
University of Barcelona
Av. Joan XXIII s/n+34 934024557
Carles Curutchet is Full Professor at the University of Barcelona. He began his research career at this university (Ph. D. awarded in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. F. J. Luque and M. Orozco) followed by postdoctoral studies at the Universities of Pisa (2005 – 2007), Toronto (2008–2009) and Girona (2010-2011), working with several professors like B. Mennucci (Pisa), R. Cammi (Parma), G. Scholes (Toronto, now at Princeton) and M. Solà (Girona). The research group led by Dr. Curutchet tackles different topics related to photoinduced processes and the spectroscopy of biosystems, including the mechanisms of light harvesting and excitation transfer in photosynthesis, DNA photoprotection and the spectroscopy of fluorophore-tagged biomolecules and protein-ligand complexes. In addition, he develops multicale embedding methods based either on mixed QM/MM or continuum solvation models in order to describe environment effects in biosystems.