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 associate researcher, where she stablished and co-lead a new research line “luminescent metallodrugs as theranostic agents”. In 2020 she become a Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the University of Zaragoza.


Present PhD Student

Marta Redrado   [email protected]

Co-supervision with M.C. GIMENO

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

 Former PhD Student

Andrés Luengo [email protected]

Tesis title: Diseño de compuestos heterometálicos de   Au-Re/Ir como agentes teragnósticos

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

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  • Luminescent Re(I) and Ir(III) species for cell imaging applications
  • Gold and platinum complexes and their applications in cancer therapy
  • Heterometalic complexes as theranostic agents

M. C. Gimeno

PI of the Group: MC Group

 Vanesa Fernández-Moreira

Ramón y Cajal Fellow


ORCID: 0000-0002-1218-7218

Co-Guest Editor with Dr. Elena Cerrada of Special Issue in Pharmaceutics (MDPI)


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