Medium effects reserach group - EFME

Reference of the Group:


Description of research activity:

The research group was founded by Prof. Estanislao Silla in the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Valencia at the beginning of the 90's. The scientific work of the group has been always focused on the theoretical description of chemical processes in condensed phases: solutions and biological environments. The group is currently leaded by Iñaki Tuñón. The work of the group includes both methodological development and applications. Among the most prominent methodological contributions of our group we find the GEPOL program (a program to calculate molecular surfaces and volumes and that is currently used in many implementations of continuum models) and contributions to the improvement of QM/MM hybrid descriptions of enzymatic processes. Applications range from solubility to chemical reactivity and also computer-aided rational design of new biological catalysts and inhibitors.

Scientific-technical goals:
  • Estudio teórico de reactividad química en disolución y medios biológicos, simulación de catálisis enzimática, desarrollo de métodos qm/mm
Research lines:
  • Simulation of chemical processes in biological environments. Study by computational tools of chemical reactions in enzymes and aqueous solution by means of QM/MM Molecular Dynamica.
Group members:
Name Nature of participation Entity Description
Ignacio Nilo Tuñón García de VicuñaDirector-a UVEG-Valencia Catedràtic-a d'Universitat
Equip d'investigació
Antonio Francés MonérrisMembre UVEG-Valencia Investigador-a contractat-ada Juan de la Cierva-Incorporació
Lourdes Gracia EdoMembre UVEG-Valencia Professor-a Ajudant-a Doctor-a
José Javier Ruiz PerníaMembre UVEG-Valencia Titular d'Universitat
Milorad AndelkovicCol·laborador-a UVEG-Valencia Investigador-a en Formació altres Lley de Ciència
Equip de Treball
Juan Luis Pascual-Ahuir GinerEquip de Treball UVEG-Valencia Titular d'Universitat