Vanesa Fernández-Moreira obtained her BSc and MPhil in Chemistry at University of Vigo (Spain) in 2005. Then, she moved to Cardiff University (UK) where she completed her PhD (2008) under the supervision of Dr M. P. Coogan and Dr A. J. Amoroso in the area of luminescent MLCT complexes. In order to extend her knowledge on fluorescent bioprobes she moved to the research group headed by Prof. J.-C. Bünzli at the École Politechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) for a first postdoctoral stay.  During this period she got expertise in lanthanide chemistry, bioconjungation techniques and biological assays. Thereafter, she joined Prof. Sylvia Draper group at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) where she spent another year working on the area of supramolecular chemistry. In February 2011, she joined the group led by Prof M. Concepción Gimeno at the ISQCH as an associate researcher, where she stablished and co-lead a new research line “luminescent metallodrugs as theranostic agents


 Former Experience

  • Ph.D. Chemsitry (Cardiff University)
  • M.Phil. Chemistry (University of Vigo)
  • B.Sc. Chemistry (University of Vigo)
  • Research Associate  (Trinity College  Dublin-Ireland) 2009 - 2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (EPFL-Switzerland) 2008 - 2009

 Research Interests:  VIDEO

Luminescent MLCT and lanthanides species for cell imaging applications
Gold and platinum complexes and their applications in cancer therapy
Heterometalic complexes as theranostic agents
Photodynamic therapy

d6-Metal Complexes, Gold Chemistry, Lanthanides, Luminescence, Bioactivity, Antitumorals, Cytotoxicity, Bioimaging.