CIC bioGUNE Bilbao | About us | Research in Biosciences

CIC bioGUNE, member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), is a key research center within the national and international scientific landscape and has emerged as a knowledge source in the area of health science. The cutting-edge scientific activity of CIC bioGUNE researchers explores the interface between Chemistry, Structural, Molecular and Cell Biology, with the aim of developing a more Precise Medicine for the future. link
Two research programmes - "Molecular Recognition and Host-Pathogen Interactions" and "Metabolism and Cell Signaling in Disease" – are made up of more than a hundred scientists and technicians who concentrate on the molecular bases and mechanisms of disease to create new diagnostic methods and promote development of advanced therapies.


Located in the Science and Technology Park of Bizkaia (Derio, Bilbao), the activity of CIC bioGUNE includes generation of both fundamental and oriented knowledge (publications, patents, lectures in institutions and congresses), training of research talent, and collaboration-building with local, national and international institutions. The center always places their technical advances, infrastructure, and scientific personnel at the service of society, health and business networks, and the global scientific community.
CIC bioGUNE has modern scientific infrastructures, led by prestigious scientists, which allow it to compete with the main European research institutes. These include advanced equipment for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, as well as different core technology platforms where genomes, proteomes and metabolomes can be analyzed.

José M Mato

José M Mato

General Director

CIC bioGUNE and CIC biomaGUNE

Precision Medicine and Metabolism Lab

Jesús Jiménez-Barbero

Jesús Jiménez-Barbero

Scientific Director


Chemical Glycobiology Lab