Patrick Gamez received his PhD at the University of Lyon and was awarded the French Chemical Society Prize for his PhD research. After postdoctoral stays at the Max Planck Institüt für Kohlenforschung and at the University of Strasbourg, he joined the group of Prof. J. Reedijk at Leiden University (The Netherlands). Since October 2010, he is ICREA Research Professor in bioinorganic chemistry at the Universitat de Barcelona. His research group has been recognized by the Catalan Government (AGAUR - 2014 SGR 85). He is the (co-)author of over 227 publications (h-index: 50). He is a member of the Spanish Bioinorganic Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. He is Associate Editor of RSC Advances, Workgroup Leader within the network GDRI-HC3A (between Catalonia and Midi-Pyrénées) financed by the CNRS, and Coordinator of the Spanish network of excellence "MetDrugs". He has been elected Fellow of the RSC in June 2016.
Cancer and Alzheimer's disease (AD) represent two major chronic diseases that are in the top ten leading causes of mortality worldwide and their incidence will increase exponentially in the coming decades, as the result of population ageing. My current research interests are aimed at developing new strategies for the development of efficient diagnostic and therapeutic tools (theranostics) against these two important public health issues (www.metdrugs-network.com/).
Key wordsmedicinal inorganic chemistry - bio-inorganic chemistry - amyloid-beta - peptide-based drugs - copper - Reactive oxygen species (ROS) - structure-targeted biomolecular recognition - DNA structures - theragnostics - nanoparticles