Luque Garriga, Francisco Javier

Full Professor

Research Area:
Biocatalysis and drug discovery

Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy

Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Science

University of Barcelona

Prat de la Riba 171

+34 93 403 37 88

He obtained the PhD degree in Science (Chemistry) by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1989, and is currently Full Professor in Physical Chemistry since 2003. As Head of the Computational Biology and Drug Design research team, his research is centered in the study of biomolecular systems with the aim to establish the relation between structure, dynamics and function, understand the molecular determinants involved in the recognition between biomolecules, and apply this knowledge in the design of new bioactive compounds. He is co-author of around 350 manuscripts in the fields of Multidisciplinary Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry, around 30 book chapters, and co-inventor of 6 patents. He is member of the editorial board of Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design and Molecules. He has been distinguished with the Luis Federico Leloir award by the Ministerio de Investigación de la República Argentina, Antoni Caparros award by Fundació Bosch I Gimpera and the Consell Social from the University of Barcelona, and Bruker/Manuel Rico by the Sociedad Española de Biofísica.