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MCS starts an international collaboration to bring new light on the role of melatonin in various diseases

The MCS (Medicinal Chemistry & Synthesis) group from IQAC has started a collaboration with the Functional Pharmacology and Pathophysiology of Membrane Receptors group from the Institute Cochin in Paris. Directed by Ralf Jockers, the group is a world leader in the study of melatonin receptors, a hormone that has been linked to certain metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases.
This four-year project aims to characterize the interaction between the cell surface and the intracellular melatonin receptors. The collaboration contemplates the development of innovative pharmacological tools based on photoregulated ligands - one of the MCS specialties - that provide new data on the role of melatonin in different diseases. The main objective is to redirect the design of drugs towards a better therapeutic efficacy.
 

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BPCIF

Two researchers of IQAC (Drs. Ramon Eritja and Angel Guerrero) were invited to participate at the 3rd edition of the Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum (BPCIF). This Forum was organized by the worldwide association of companies working in pest control to introduce to their associates the novel technological advances related to their field. This year the innovation forum was specially addressed to new technologies in the field of Chemistry, Internet of the things and Nanotechnology. In their talks, the researchers from IQAC presented “An overview of the research on pest control at the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia” (Dr. Eritja) and “Inhibition of the chemical communication of insects as potential tool for pest control” (Dr. Guerrero).

Los Dres. Ramón Eritja y Angel Guerrero pronunciaron sendas ponencias sobre “An overview of the research on pest control at the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia” (Dr. Eritja) e “Inhibition of the chemical communication of insects as potential tool for pest control” (Dr. Guerrero) en la 3ª edición del Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum (BPCIF), celebrado en Barcelona del 29 al 30 de Mayo de 2017.

El Fórum fue organizado por la asociación mundial de empresas que trabajan en control de plagas para introducir a sus asociados los avances de nuevas tecnologías en los campos Chemistry, Internet of the things, and Nanotechnology.

 


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