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Carlos Martí-Gastaldo and David González give a talk in our Department

Carlos Martí-Gastaldo gave a great talk about MOFs titled: “Charge transport and photo-activity in Metal-Organic Frameworks: Ultrathin Films and Porous Crystals” and David González about Supramolecular Chemistry: “Hierarchical Supramolecular Construction of Self-assembled Nanotubes by Coupling Cooperative Effects”.

In the photo from left to right, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo, Aurelio Mateo-Alonso, David González and Emilio J. Cocinero enjoying T-bone steak!!!

Shapes, Dynamics, and Stability of β Ionone and Its Two Mutants

We report the potential of state-of-the-art rotational technique (recently built at the University of the Basque Country) with an extended molecular analysis of three biomolecules combined to quantum chemical calculations and crystallized data comparison.

The results are impressive: more than 8000 transitions have been assigned, corresponding to the rotational structures of 54 different species (3 molecules, 14 conformers and 40 isotopologues). In addition, methyl internal rotation dynamics were also observed and analyzed.

The investigation is being published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett.

The 25th International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, in Bilbao in september

The 2018 Edition of the Prague Series of International Conferences on High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, to be held in Bilbao (Spain) this September 3-7.

Following the tradition of the Prague conference series, we welcome researchers from around the Globe covering all aspects and varieties of experimental studies, techniques, methods, and theory in high-resolution molecular spectroscopy.

The Bilbao 2018 Conference will be the 25th edition of the Conference, marking the ‘silver anniversary’ in its history that started biannually in 1970. Adding to a powerful scientific program with ten invited talks we will have a festive session dedicated to the anniversary of a conference that was founded to bring together spectroscopist from the East and West of Europe and all around the Globe.

Go to HRMS Conference web page

Biofisika Institute granted by Basque Government

Emilio J. Cocinero joined a new Biofisika Institute (CSIC – UPV/EHU) and it has been awarded with 3.572.296 € by 3 years by Basque Government as part of Basic Research and Excellence Centers (BERC program).


Our MINECO project granted

We have been awarded a 3 years project financed by MINECO that also includes a Ph. D. Scholarship to develop our research.

Gonzalo Giménez-Osses elected new president of JIQ

Emilio J. Cocinero finished his term (2014-2017) and Gonzalo Giménez Osses was elected new president of Young Chemists Division (JIQ) of the Spanish Society of Chemistry.

The meeting of Young Chemists Division was a success. In addition, Emilio gave a talk during the conference.

Prof. José Cernicharo give a seminar in our Department

Prof. José Cernicharo at Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC) gave a wonderful talk titled “Las moléculas y el polvo a través del ciclo de vida de las estrellas”.

He talked about his new European Project. We could also discuss about future collaborations.

Our work about Accurate Equilibrium Structures in Alkaloids cover in Chem. Eur.

This work shows the potential of semiempirical structures and how its use can be extended for the determination of accurate equilibrium structures of moderate-sized molecules. This work was a collaboration with the groups of Natalja Vogt at the University of Ulm, Alberto Lesarri at the University of Valladolid.

The cover depicts the family tree of tropane alkaloids, to which pseudopelletierine belongs, and their occurrence in nature.

Iciar Uriarte and Emilio J. Cocinero give talks in ISMS (Illinois, USA)

Iciar Uriarte and Emilio J. Cocinero gave two talk in International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy in Illinois. An extraordinary conference one more year.

In the left photo, Iciar giving her talk and right photo, Weixing, Donatella, Iciar and Emilio having a coffee during the meeting.

Camilla Calabrese wins competitive funding

Camilla CalabreseCamilla Calabrese has recently been awarded a Juan de La Cierva Formación Fellowship.

This is quite competitive call funded by the Spanish MINECO that highlight their excellent scientific and academic performance.


Our paper about nanowires was published in Nature Communications

A collaboration with researchers from POLYMAT, the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), the University of Barcelona, the Bioengineering Institute of Barcelona (IBEC) and the University of Aveiro, have developed a new family of molecular or nanowire cables that open new horizons in molecular electronics.

The research has been published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

In the figure Single-foldamer junction by π-interactions.

Prof. Sonsoles Martín Santamaría give a talk in our group

Prof. at Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CSIC) from Madrid gave a nice seminar about Computational Chemistry titled: “Computational Chemistry tools to address biological questions. Toll-like receptor 4 and galectins”.

She is head of Biological Chemisry Group of RSEQ.

Our study of cotinine cover in Chem. Eur. J

This work addresses the structural properties of the nicotinoid cotinine and offers the chance to compare the results to nicotine, the prototype of the nicotinoid family. Cotinine was probed in a supersonic jet expansion using the-state-of-the-art time-domain microwave spectroscopy.

A new set up is also described in the manuscript.

Our publication was highlight as cover by journal

The investigation is being published in Chem. Eur. J.

Our research about Effects of Chlorination on the Tautomeric Equilibrium of 2-Hydroxipyridine cover in Chem. Eur. J

The prototropic tautomerism in 2-hydroxypridine represents a model for the study of conformational and tautomeric equilibria. The stability of the different species is governed by the balance between electronic and resonance effects and can be greatly influenced by ring substitutions and the presence of solvents.

In particular, chlorination in different ring positions and changes in solvent polarity cause a shift of the equilibrium, therefore changing the relative abundances between isomers.

This work was a collaboration with the group of Sonia Melandri at the University of Bologna.

The investigation is being published in Chem. Eur. J