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  • The importance of sugars: Carme Rovira in an article in El País

    In a recent article published in El País, Carme Rovira highlights the importance of understanding the structure, position and behavior of sugars for the design of effective vaccines and drugs, both for COVID19 and for other diseases, such as cancer. The article explains the discovery of the glycan layer that covers the spicules of the coronavirus […]

    Our Modmol© APP is now available!

    We are proud to announce the release of our AR app Modmol©. Modmol© is an application for mobile devices that allows the visualization and editing of molecules within an environment augmented reality. The app is available in the GooglePlay Store and App Store. ModMol © generates a molecular representation of the structure in three dimensions […]

    CANDYBOTS: A New Generation of 3D‐Printed Sugar‐Based Transient Small‐Scale Robots

    In a recent study published in Advanced Materials, Dr Josep Puigmartí (IQTC member) in collaboration with Dr Salvador Pané Vidal (IQTC external collaborator) and Dr Xiang-Zhong Chen, have developed sugar-based microrobots for biomedical applications, which are way more biologically compatible than other materials. Sugars are structural building blocks in almost all forms of life. Their biocompatibility and […]

    About IQTC

    The Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the Universitat de Barcelona (IQTCUB) is integrated by more than 90 researchers, experts in several fields of the Theoretical and Computational Chemistry. The research activity carried out at the IQTCUB covers methods and computational tools development, application of several techniques of electronic structures and simulation to problems […]