Atomic and molecular processes of biomedical interest

Head of the group:

Gustavo García Gómez-Tejedor

Research Scientist (IFF-CSIC)

Appointed Professor
(Centre of Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong)

Research Programme

Main objectives:

Analysis of the radiobiological effects of low energy electrons and molecular radicals

Characterising potential molecular radiosensitizers


Radical generation by irradiating condensed biomolecular systems

Positive, negative and neutral radical interactions with biologically relevant molecules: DNA, RNA bases and molecular analogues

. Fragmentation induced to molecular radiosensitizers by proton impact (ion accelerator facility-CMAM)

Electron, proton and heavy ion beam Induced molecular damage to living cells

Calculations and models:

Electron and positron scattering cross section from prototype molecules

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Electron transport experiment and modelling: cross-sectional data validation

Modelling electron, positron, proton and heavy ion tracks in soft matter

Members of the research group:

Francisco Blanco
Francisco Blanco
(Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Antonio Muñoz
Antonio Muñoz
Juan Carlos Oller
Juan Carlos Oller
Amalia Williart
Amalia Williart

PhD researchers and technical support:

Carlos Guerra (PhD)

Filipe Costa (PhD)

Lidia Álvarez (Technical support)

Close collaborators:

Léon Sanche (University of Sherbrooke)

Alexander Dorn (Max-Plank-Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg)

Stephan Denifl (University of Innsbruck)

Michael Brunger (Flinders University)

Ronal White (James Cook University)

Marcio Bettega (Univesidade Federal do Paraná)

Paulo Limão-Vieira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Simulated photon and electron tracks in liquid water

Simulated photon and electron tracks in liquid water

Hospitals involved in the research project:

Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal (Servicio de Radiofísica, Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria)

Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Puerta de Hierro)

Hospital Universitario La Paz (Servicio de Oncología Radioterápica)

Research Projects:

Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades: FIS2016-80440 (2016-2019)

CSIC: LINKA20085 /2019-2020)

CAPES-Brazil (2019-2022)

Australian Research Council: DP190100696 (2019-2020)

MSCA-ITN-ARGENT-608163 (2014-2018)