Dr. Vanesa Fernández-Moreira

RyC Fellow at University of Zaragoza (MC-GROUP)



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. After that, she started her first postdoctoral stay in the research group headed by Prof. J.-C. Bünzli at the EPFL (École Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland).  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 associated  researcher, where she stablished and co-lead a new research line “luminescent metallodrugs as theranostic agents”. In 2020 she became a Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the University of Zaragoza and she lead a research line entitled "Ir(III) based Photosensitisers for upgraded PDT".

Ongoing PhD Thesis

Marta Redrado   [email protected]

Co-supervision with M.C. GIMENO

Tesis title: Nuevas estrategias para el uso de compuestos metálicos en medicina

Eva Morales Pioz

[email protected]

Tesis title: Iridium complexes for bioimaging and PDT

José Alejandro Gandarela

[email protected] 

  Co-supervision with E. Márquez-López


Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 12158-121667

 HEAD of the group
M. C. Gimeno

PI of the Group: MC Group
d6-Metal Complexes, Gold Chemistry, Lanthanides, Luminescence, Bioactivity, Antitumorals, Cytotoxicity, Bioimaging.

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 Vanesa Fernández-Moreira

Ramón y Cajal Fellow


Board member of AEBIN 

ORCID: 0000-0002-1218-7218




José Alejandro Gandarela

New PhD. student (Feb, 2023)

Eva Morales
New PhD. Student (Oct, 2022)

Laura Río

New T.F.M. student (Jan, 2023)



The role of metallodrugs in cellular senescence, Eur. J. Inog. Chem. 2023, e202200593.


Arab. J. Chem. 2023, 16, 104514. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2022.104514.