• Dr. Benjamí Oller-Salvia

Dr. Benjamí Oller-Salvia

IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Vía Augusta, 390, 08017 Barcelona
Tel.: 93 2672000


Assistant Professor (IQS-URL, 2019-present)

EMBO Long-Term Fellow (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, 2017-2019)

MRC Postdoctoral Scientist (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, 2016-2017)

PhD in Organic Chemistry (University of Barcelona, 2015)

MSc in Organic Chemistry (University of Barcelona, 2012)

Degree in Chemistry (URL, 2010)


  • Advanced Drug Delivery (Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
  • Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications (Master’s Degree in Materials Sciences)
  • Biochemistry Laboratory (Degree in Pharmacy)



  • Development of protease-resistant peptides for biomedical applications
  • Site-specific modification of proteins via genetic code expansion and bioorthogonal chemistry
  • Generation of targeted drug delivery systems, with a special interest in targeting the brain
  • Development of stimuli-responsive biomolecules and nanomaterials



  • Oller-Salvia, B.; Kym, G.; Chin, J. W. Rapid and efficient generation of stable antibody-drug conjugates via an encoded cyclopropene and an inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction.Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2018, 57, 2831-2834.
  • Oller-Salvia, B.; Sánchez-Navarro, M.; Giralt, E.; Teixidó, M. BBB-shuttle peptides: an emerging paradigm for brain delivery.  Chemical Society Reviews. 2016, 45, 4690-4707. (Portada interior)
  • Oller-Salvia, B.; Sánchez-Navarro, M.; Ciudad, S.; Guiu, S.; Arranz-Gibert, P.; Garcia, C.; Gomis, R.; Cecchelli, R.; Garcia, J.; Giralt, E.; Teixidó, M. MiniAp-4: a venom-inspired peptidomimetic for brain delivery. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2016, 55, 572-575. (“Hot article”. Portada interior)
  • Prades, R.; Oller-Salvia, B.; Schwarzmaier, M. S.; Selva, J.; Moros, M.; Balbi, M.; Grazú, V.; de la Fuente, J. M.; Egea, G.; Plesnila, N.; Teixidó, M.; Giralt, E. Jumping hurdles: revisiting the retro-enantio approach to obtain a peptide able to overcome the blood-brain barrier. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2015, 54, 3967-3972. (Destacat a la premsa: El País and Diario Médico, entre d’altres.)

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