Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CiMUS)

The Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CiMUS) is to promote the development of an interdisciplinary research in the field of biomedical sciences, through the interaction and collaboration of integrated teams in the center, and with relevant national and international groups.

  • The research in CiMUS is constituted by three vertical thematic units (Cancer, Endocrinology and Nutrition, and Neuroscience) and two transversal areas (Genetics and Functional Genomics
  • The Center is in a new building, with 12,945 m2 of floor space and 22 research laboratories. The laboratories of the CiMUS have been designed with flexibility, security and sustainability in mind and have the most modern technology for research support, in order to ensure their researchers the best quality results.
  • The available facilities include:

    • Animal facility
    • Cell cultures unit
    • Imaging unit and confocal microscopy
    • Proteomic unit
    • Laser microdissection unit
    • Display of tumors in vivo unit
    • Pharmacological screening unit
    • Biostatistics platform
    • Bioinformatic platform
    • Genotyping unit
    • Currently there are 32 researchers selected in CIMUS but it has room for 250 which will be hired in the medium term through Campus Vida’s strategic talent attraction program
    • The research at CiMUS is mainly focused in the thematic areas (Cancer, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience). In addition there is a strong component of general areas such as Genetics and Functional Genomics, experimental therapies and Biostatistics:
    BIDD: Biomaterials & Drug Delivery Marcos Garcia-Fuentes
    Biostatistics Carmen Cadarso Suárez
    Brain Protein Malfunction Jesús R. Requena
    Cardiovascular Area José Ramón González Juanatey
    Cell and Molecular Neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease José Luis Lababdeira-Garcia
    Cell cycle and Oncology Group (CiCLOn) Anxo Vidal
    Cellular Signalling and Stress Celia María Pombo Ramos
    Cytokines and obesity María C. García
    DNA Repair and Genome Integrity Miguel González Blanco
    Endocrine Oncology Román Pérez Fernández
    Functional Obesomics and Molecular Metabolism Carlos Diéguez González
    Galician Oncological Research Group Fernando Domínguez Puente
    Genomics and Bioinformatics Angel Carracedo Alvarez
    In Vivo Electrophysiology of Sensorimotor Systems Antonio Canedo Lamas
    Laboratory for vascular biology Juan Zalvide Torrente
    Molecular Metabolism Rubén Nogueiras Pozo
    Molecular Oncology Laboratory José Antonio Costoya Puente
    Molecular Pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors Marián Castro
    Nanobiofar-CIMUS: Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery María José Alonso
    Neoplasia and differentiation of Endocrine Cells Clara V. Alvarez
    NeurObesity Miguel López
    Neuroendocrinology, energy homeostasis, metabolism and cancer Rosa Señarís Rodríguez
    Neuroscience and physiology of the visual system Francisco Gonzalez
    Pharmacology Applied to Drug Discovery Maria Isabel Loza García
    Pharmacology of Chronic Diseases Dolores Viña Castelao
    Platelet Proteomics Ángel García
    Thyroid and Metabolic Diseases Unit Joaquin Lado-Abeal
    Virus and Cancer Carmen Rivas Vázquez