Imperial College London

Prof. Ramon Vilar

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry



+44 (0)20 7594 1967r.vilar Website




301HMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





Ramón Vilar is Professor of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry and is currently Director of Research in the Department of Chemistry. He is also Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology (

His research focuses on the following areas:

  • Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Molecular recognition and self-assembly
  • Molecular Imaging

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Weiss D, Northover G, Hanif M, et al., 2021, Isotope fractionation of zinc in the paddy rice soil-water environment and the role of 2’deoxymugineic acid (DMA) as zincophore under Zn limiting conditions, Chemical Geology, Vol:577, ISSN:0009-2541, Pages:1-21

Chan TG, Ruehl CL, Morse SV, et al., 2021, Modulation of amyloid-beta aggregation by metal complexes with a dual binding mode and their delivery across the blood-brain barrier using focused ultrasound, Chemical Science, ISSN:2041-6520

Kench T, Summers PA, Kuimova MK, et al., 2021, Rotaxanes as Cages to Control DNA Binding, Cytotoxicity, and Cellular Uptake of a Small Molecule**, Angewandte Chemie, Vol:133, ISSN:0044-8249, Pages:11023-11029

Reyes JB, Kuimova MK, Vilar R, 2021, Metal complexes as optical probes for DNA sensing and imaging, Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, Vol:61, ISSN:1367-5931, Pages:179-190

Casini A, Vilar R, 2021, Editorial overview: Bioinorganic chemistry., Curr Opin Chem Biol, Vol:61, Pages:A4-A5

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