cicCartuja Centro de Investigaciones Científicas de la cartuja


This website is our gateway to the world, most likely the window through which you will meet us for the first time. Here you will find information about who we are and what we do, as well as other useful data. We aim to use this tool to portray the activities undertaken by the center, as we work for the benefit of society. 

cicCartuja is a research center, founded in 1995 by the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Seville (US), and is located in the Cartuja Science and Technology Park (PCT Cartuja). The cicCartuja is comprised of three joint institutes:

  Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis (IBVF)

Institute of Materials Science of Seville (ICMSE)

Institute of Chemical Research (IIQ)

cicCartuja resarchers work in diverse but related scientific fields at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics to approach projects from different angles and with complementary techniques. In fact, the interdisciplinary character is the hallmark of cicCartuja. Moreover, the US-CSIC joint nature of the three institute staff allows cicCartuja to provide the highest-level training at the forefront of science, and to actively engage in an open dialogue with the public through a series of outreach and education activities.


Director: Noureddine Khiar El Wahabi (
Manager: María Teresa Zaragoza Benítez (