About Us

Despite massive investment in research and development, the discovery of new drugs does not meet the demand for the reasonable treatment of most diseases affecting public health. The knowledge of human biology associated with pathologic conditions is still scarce to predict the drug targets.

CQMED was created in 2015 to contribute with molecular tools to tackle major challenges in the development of new drugs. CQMED executes a robust public/private partnership, including the academic and pharmaceutical industry.

CQMED is a member of:

  • The National Science and Technology Institute – INCT funded by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPQ, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – CAPES and FAPESP.
  • The Brazilian Company of Research and Industrial Innovation – Embrapii

CQMED research projects are executed by a team of molecular, structural, and cell biologists, biochemists, medicinal chemists, and geneticists. The major focus is the development of chemical probes for new targets associated with cancer, rare and infectious diseases.

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Our Mission

To foster discovering new drugs to treat human diseases

Our Vision

To become a world-class science and technology hub providing high quality leads for drug development programs.

CQMED at a glance

Research expertise:

  • Understudied human kinase
  • Splicing kinases
  • Human infectious diseases

Core technologies:

  • High-throughput molecular cloning
  • Recombinant protein production in bacteria and eukaryotic cells
  • Protein crystallization
  • Biochemical and cell assays
  • Medicinal chemistry

CQMED team of scientists currently comprises:

  • 4 Principal Investigators
  • 9 post-docs,
  • 3 technicians
  • 2 PhD students
  • 1 MsC student

Academic partners:

  • São Paulo State University – UNESP
  • University of São Paulo – USP
  • University of Campinas – UNICAMP
  • University of Oxford,
  • University of Toronto

Industrial Partners:

  • Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos
  • Eurofarma
  • Promega Corporation
  • Mendelics Análise Genômica
  • Agilent Technologies

CQMED is located at Laboratório Central de Tecnologias de Alto Desempenho em Ciências da Vida (LaCTAD building, at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

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