Universidad de Zaragoza CSIC
Vanesa Fernández Moreira
Category CTR-Proy-JIN
Department: ISQCH - Departamento 1: Compuestos Organometálicos y de Coordinación
Phone / Ext.: +34 976 76 11 83
Email: vanesa@unizar.es
Group responsible: ISQCH - Química de Oro y Plata
Participant group: ISQCH - Química de Oro y Plata

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. In order to extend her knowledge on fluorescent bioprobes she moved to the research group headed by Prof. J.-C. Bünzli at the École Politechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) for a first postdoctoral stay.  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 2019 she was awarded with a Ramon y Cajal fellowship and she is PI of a JIN Project entitled: Bifunctional Photosensitizers for Cell Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy.



Actividad de I+D+i realizada por la Universidad de Zaragoza a través de sus Institutos Universitarios de Investigación, propios y mixtos, financiada por el Gobierno de Aragón