• Dra. Carme Brosa Ballesteros

Dra. Carme Brosa Ballesteros

Group of Biological Chemistry and Biochemistry ( GQBB)
IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Vía Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932672000
+34 932056266


Chemical Engineering (1971, IQS)
PhD Chemical Engineering (1977, IQS)
Degree in Chemistry (1990, UB)
Degree in Chemistry (1993, URL)
Full Professor, 2001-
Head of the Organic Chemistry Department, 1998-2002


Chemical Bonding and the Structure of matter
Natural Products
Experimentation in Organic Synthesis III
Specialization Laboratory (Organic Chemistry)
Food Chemistry


Research Lines

  • Brassinoesteroids: synthesis, molecular modeling and biological evaluation.
  • Design, synthesis and activity evaluation of new non steroidal plant growth regulators.
  • Design and synthesis of substrates for the characterization of the genes involved in the biosynthesis of cadiotonic glycosides of Digitalis.
  • Design and synthesis of therapeutically interesting compounds by combining computational and structural technologies.


Representative Publications

Structure-activity relationship.
Brassinosteroids: steroidal plant hormones, A. Sakurai, T. Yokota and H.G. Cutler Ed.,
Springer-Verlag Tokyo (1999), 191-222, Cap 9. CL

The cathodic reduction of activated olefins. Experimental conditions allowing the specific
hydrogenation of the enone derived from ergosterol.
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 3, 2655-2661, (2001). A

New brassinosteroid analogs having nitrogenated functionalities at C3 to provide more information about the brassinosteroid-receptor interaction.
Tetrahedron, 60, 8529-8534 (2004),

Brassinolide activities of 2a,3a-diols versus 3a4a-diols in the bean second internode
bioassay: Explanation by molecular modeling methods
Steroids, 72, 740-750 (2007)


Research Groups

Group of Biological Chemistry and Biochemistry ( GQBB )