UCIBIO’s key strength lies on its broad scope of fundamental and applied research standing at the interface of Chemistry and Biology to address pertinent questions at atomic, molecular, sub-cellular and cellular levels, including cell-to-cell interactions and population evolutionary dynamics.

• Biomolecular Interactions

• Drug Discovery

• Safety Assessment in Human & Environmental Health

• Molecular Diagnosis & Therapeutics

Chem4Omics - Chemistry for imaging and proteomics & nano-proteomics for biomedicine.

Functional Molecules & Nanomaterials - Materials and molecules for diagnostics and therapeutics.

Structural Molecular Biology - Structure and function of proteins for environment, health and disease.

Molecular Microbiology - Population and functional genomics. Bacterial epidemiology/ infection/ drug resistance.

Theoretical & Computational Biochemistry - Quantum-mechanical methods, MD simulations, hybrid QM/MM.

Toxicology - Mechanistic and analytical toxicology.

Drugs Targets & Biomarkers - Biomarker identification/ biological evaluation of new drugs.

Biomodels, Bioanalytics and Biophysics – Interactions of biomolecules/drugs/nanoparticles with lipid membranes.

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