Institute
INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA MEDICA

Head researcher
PILAR GOYA LAZA

Modulators of the endocannabinoid system group


The research of the group is focused on the design and synthesis of new entities targeting the endocannabinoid system and / or related biological targets (e.g. PPAR). This research requires a strong collaboration with national and international pharmacologists. In the last years, this research has been awarded several prizes [Honorific Mention Research Award of Esteve Foundation 2016; Finalist Lilly XXIII doctoral award (2015); Best Publication 2016 of SEIC; Award 2018 from RANF] and has been continuously financed by National Plan projects. Besides, the group has a long-standing tradition of cooperating with the pharmaceutical industry by means of collaborative research projects (12 years). It keeps a strong involvement with scientific societies (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences and the Sociedad Española de Química Terapéutica) and with scientific dissemination through organization of events and workshops.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS - LIFE SCIENCES
  • LS7 Diagnostic Tools, Therapies and Public Health
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing
  • 1.08. Treating disease