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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
María Concepción Civera Tejuca

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Pharmacy
Química en Ciencias Farmacéuticas/ Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Science
Research Area
Chemistry (CHE), Life Sciences (LIF)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
TRANSBIOMAT Group is a new created research group at Complutense University. We are a multidisciplinary research group formed by experts in polymer science, biomaterials and biocatalyst with strong orientation to technological transfer.
The group has broad interest and its main research lines are:
1. Chitosan Science. For sustainable development goals: on the way to third-generation chitosans. We focus on green processes to produce tailor-made chitosans, oligosaccharides and chitosan derivatives.

2. Structural-functional polymer analysis
Chitosan is a polymer with a wide variety of biological activities and properties. We focus on determine which physico-chemical properties of chitosan are related to these activities. To this aim, we employ a panel of biophysical techniques to establish structure- functionality - biological activity relationships.

3. Polymeric materials in pharmacy and biomedicine
We focus on the development of polymeric materials based on chitosan and other polymers. This includes soft materials, hybrid materials".

In our webpage you will find more information about us and our department:

Research lines / projects proposed
Characterization of physicochemical properties of chitin, chitosan derivatives
Main factors affecting characteristics and functional properties of chitosan and its derivatives are dependent on their molecular weight, degree of deacetylation and on molecular conformation. Therefore, structural characterization of chitosan and its derivatives becomes an important item for better understanding of its functional and physicochemical properties. This characterization will be carried out by different methods based on different principles, such as, UV-Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopy, viscosimetry, etc "

Application requirements

Professional Experience & Documents
Motivation letter
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