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WE HAVE MORE THAN 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND DISSEMINATION OF SCIENCE IN SOCIETY. CINQUIFOR is a mixed research group, based on three basic pillars:

Lines of research

If there is one word that can be applied to us it is, undoubtedly, interdisciplinarity. The wealth of knowledge and skills of the members that make up CINQUIFOR means that not only has the group been able to position itself as a nationally and internationally recognised reference point, but also that it enables a continuous flow of new ideas and fronts to be explored. “It is our interdisciplinary and translational character that defines us”. The group is currently working on numerous and varied lines of research, as well as exploring others throughout our research stage. Social needs and resources change; therefore, we are a dynamic and versatile group.

Problems under study

Scientific tools to address them

CINQUIFOR is essentially made up of investigators from different disciplines and with extensive experience in chemical, forensic, biological, pharmaceutical and food technology sciences, and with collaborators from various forensic institutions, such as the Guardia Civil's Criminalistics Service, the Scientific Police Headquarters and the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences. It also has agreements with the Canary Islands Institute of Criminological Analysis (ICAC); the law firm Prada & Rey Penal; the Italian Studio Indagini Mediche E Forensi (SIMEF); the Escola Superior Agrária de Elvas (ECAC) of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre and the Centre for Animal Knowledge (CPCA), both of which are Portuguese; and has the support of various private companies that are committed to the forensic area and support its research and training activities, highlighting the contribution of Thermo Fisher Scientific, with which it also has a sponsorship agreement and which has promoted economically the realization of various events.
Our purpose is to supply with knowledge to the Chemical and Forensic Sciences, investigating scientific solutions to problems in chemistry and criminalistics. We investigate from new, risky and promising approaches, seeking to solve real problems in these areas of knowledge.
“Our philosophy
We are cinquifor
The research group CINQUIFOR belongs to the University of Alcalá (UAH), and it is attached to the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Although the group was refounded in 2018, the history of its creation dates back to 2007.
Grupo de investigación de la Universidad de Alcalá