CIQUP - Research Center in Chemistry  (Centro de Investigação em Química da Universidade do Porto)

Centro de Investigação em Química da Universidade do Porto (CIQUP) is a research center in chemistry located at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of University of Porto. It is mainly an experimental R&D unit, with an established reputation in Portugal. Solid international acclaim has been obtained for its relevant contributions in: molecular and supramolecular thermodynamics; electroanalytical and interfacial chemistry; chemi- and bioluminescence; chemical/biochemical sensing; nanochemistry and nanomaterials; ionic liquids; medicinal chemistry; physical chemistry of self-organized systems; excited state reactivity dynamics. CIQUP is also committed to chemical education and dissemination and promotion of research findings.

Since its foundation, about four decades ago, CIQUP has been continuously evolving to reach its present status as a broadly recognized research unit of excellence in chemistry.

Acronym: CIQUP

Coordinator: Antonio Fernando Sousa da Silva

Scientific Areas: Exact and Natural Sciences - Chemistry

Keywords: Bioactive Compounds, Drug Discovery, Interfaces, Nanostructuration, Thermodynamics, Science Communication

Main Management Institution: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP/UP)