The Biotransformations Group
is an interdisciplinary research group where scientists from
different research areas: White, Blue and Red Biotechnology,
Organic Chemistry, Biocatalysis, Natural Products, Pharmaceutical
Technology, Polymer synthesis Synthesis of nanostructures and
Green Chemistry are working in an integrated manner. The research
is focused to develop and to scale up integrated research projects
in Biotransformations, Pharmacy and Green Chemistry. The researchers
belong to different Departments as i) Organic & Pharmaceutical
Chemistry, ii) Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Technology (Universidad
Complutense de Madrid), iii) Organic Chemistry (Universidad
Autónoma de Madrid) and iv) Ceramic & Glass Institute (CSIC).
research group is working in different basic & applied research
projects related to Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Pharmaceutical,
Agricultural, Food technology Composites and nanostructures
synthesis and Fine Chemical industries. In these projects the
research group synthesizes the organic compounds, designs the
biocatalysts, designs supports for biocatalysis immobilization,
scales up the reactions and develops downstream processes in
accordance with Green Chemistry postulates.
Biotransformations Group has been selected as Quality Research
Group by the Universidad Complutense since July 2005 and by
the Regional Government of Madrid since 2006.
The Biotransformations Group gives scientific & technological
support to spin-off industries in the Madrid Science Park by
means of the Incubator of Industries. Two technology development
units at this scientific park are directed by members of the
Biotransformations Group; the Industrial
Biotransformations Service (Director Prof. J.V.
Sinisterra) and the Molecular
Interactions Service (BIACORE) (Director
Prof. M.J. Hernaiz). Both units develop R+D+i projects in cooperation
with Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries.
Research group members teach in four Doctorate Programs with
quality mention from the Spanish Government. Biotransformations
Group Professors are as well involved in three Master programs:
i) Green Chemistry (Interuniversitary Program), ii) Pharmaceutical
Sciences (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and iii) Pharmaceutical
Technology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
The Biotransformations Group Professors cooperate actively with
the Spanish Society of Biotechnology (SEBIOT).