Adrián Jiménez-Balsa
+351 231 249 213
Post-doc researcher (Xunta de Galicia fellow)
Group at CNC

2013-2015: Post-doc researcher @ CNC – University of Coimbra
2012-2008: PhD in Organic Chemistry @ University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
2007-2006: MSc degree in Organic Chemistry @ University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
2005-1998: Degree in Chemistry @ University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.



Area of Research: 

Nanomaterials for biomedical applications. External stimuli modulable entities for cell activity control.

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

Pazos, E.; Jiménez-Balsa, A.; Mascareñas, J.L.; Vázquez, M.E. “Sensing coiled-coil proteins through conformational modulation of energy transfer processes – selective detection of the oncogenic transcription factor c-Jun”
Journal: Chemical Science, 2011, 2, 1984-7 (DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00108F, Edge Article). IF: 8.314

Jiménez-Balsa, A.; Pazos, E.; Martínez-Albardonedo, B.; Mascareñas, J.L.; Vázquez, M.E. “Temporary electrostatic impairing of DNA recognition. Light-driven DNA-binding of peptide dimers derived from a bZIP transcription factor”
Journal: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51 (35), 8825-9 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201201627). IF: 13.734

Mosquera, J.; Jiménez-Balsa, A.; Dodero, V.I.; Vázquez, M.E.; Mascareñas, J.L. “Switching between sites: Stimuli-responsive selection of target DNA sequences by synthetic bZIP peptides”
Journal: Nat. Commun., 2013, 4, article number: 1874 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2825). IF: 10.015

Mascareñas, J.; Mosquera, J.; Jiménez-Balsa, A.; Vázquez, M.E. “Synthesis of terpyridine-modified peptides”
Journal: Nature Protocol Exchange 2013, ePUB: 22 May 2013 (DOI: 10.1038/protex.2013.052).

Jiménez-Balsa, A.; Dodero, V.I.; Mascareñas, J.L. “Towards reactivity codification by a specific DNA sequence of a native chemical ligation between functionalized imidazole-pyrrole polyamide compounds”
Journal: Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 7847-53 (DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2013.05.126). IF: 2.803

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