Dr. Enrique Barrajón Catalán

Assistant Professor of Engineering, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical technology area, Universidad Miguel Hernandez


Molecular Diagnostics and Therapies


Bioactive Molecules

Natural Bioactive Compounds and Biomembranes

+ 34 965 222 586


  • New cancer treatments: development of new treatments for cancer based on natural compounds.
  • Cosmetics and functional foods: screening and bioactivity of new ingredients for cosmetics and food formulations.


  • Previous positions:
    1. Predoctoral fellow researcher in Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain, 1999-2001.
    2. Predoctoral fellow from the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, Spain, 2001-2005.
    3. Postdoctoral researcher, NutraCitrus S.L., Spain, 2005-2006.
    4. Postdoctoral researcher, CGBEDSON S.L., Spain, 2006-2008.
    5. Postdoctoral researcher, Instituto Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain, 2008-2009.
    6. Honorific collaborator of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain, 2009-2010.
    7. Torres Quevedo Postdotoral Phelowship, Químicas del Vinalopó S.L., 2009-2013.
    8. Posdotoral researcher, R&D Invitrotecnia, 2016-2017.
  • Postdoctoral position: Torres-Quevedo Pheloowship, Químicas del Vinalopó S.L., 2009-present.
  • PhD in ………………..
  • Degree in Biochemistry (1999) and Pharmacy (2011).



Barrajón Catalán, E., et al. (2014)

Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2014.11.048

Differential metabolomic analysis of the potential antiproliferative mechanism of olive leaf extract on the JIMT-1 breast cancer cell line.

Barrajón-Catalán et al. (2014)

Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07320-0_11

Molecular promiscuity of plant polyphenols in the management of age-related diseases: far beyond their antioxidant properties.

Barrajón Catalán, E., et al. (2014)

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B-Biology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2014.04.007

Protective effects of citrus and rosemary extracts on UV-induced damage in skin cell model and human volunteers.

Barrajón-Catalán et al. (2013)

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, DOI: 10.1007/s10549-013-2667-y

Immunoliposome encapsulation increases cytotoxic activity and selectivity of curcumin and resveratrol against HER2 overexpressing human breast cancer cells.

Barrajón-Catalán, E., et al. (2011)

Phytochemical Analysis, DOI: 10.1002/pca.1281

A systematic study of the polyphenolic composition of aqueous extracts deriving from several Cistus genus species: evolutionary relationship.

Barrajón-Catalán et al. (2010)

Food and Chemical Toxicology, DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2010.05.060

Cistaceae aqueous extracts containing ellagitannins show antioxidant and antimicrobial capacity, and cytotoxic activity against human cancer cells.

Barrajón-Catalán, E., et al. (2009)

Cancer Letters, DOI: 10.1016/j.canlet.2009.09.010

Selective death of human breast cancer cells by lytic immunoliposomes: Correlation with their HER2 expression level.


Método de producción de pectina modificada de cítricos

Inventores: Domingo Saura, Nuria Martí, Vicente Micol, Lorena Funes, Salud Vegara, Galina Ignatieva, Enrique Barrajón, Manuel Valero, Pedro Mena, Rafael Martínez, Mª Remedios Berenguer, Miguel Moliner.
Titular: UMH
Referencia: 201301183

Equipo de expansión instantánea a vacío y ultrasonidos

Inventores: Nuria Martí, Domingo Saura, Vicente Micol, Salud Vegara, Enrique Barrajón, Manuel Valero, Rafael Martínez, Mª Remedios Berenguer, Eulalio Bernat.
Titular: UMH
Referencia: P201200830