Francisco Javier Rodriguez Mejias
Francisco Javier RODRIGUEZ MEJIAS, Dr.
Postdoc Researcher  

Institute of Pharmacy/Pharmacognosy
University of Innsbruck
Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine
Innrain 80 - 82/IV
Room: L.04.052
6020 Innsbruck / Austria





  1. J.R. Mejías et al. A novel electron microscopic characterization of core/shell nanobiostimulator against parasitic plants. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 10, 2354-2359 -
  2. J.R. Mejías et al. Provitamin supramolecular polymer micelle with pH responsiveness to control release, bioavailability enhancement and potentiation of cytotoxic efficacy. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2019, 173, 85-93 -
  3. A. Macias et al. Recent advances in allelopathy for weed control: from knowledge to applications. Pest Management Sciences, 2019, 75, 2413-2436 -
  4. M. Cárdenas et al. Sesquiterpenes in Cereal and Spices. Book chapter in Handbook of Dietary Phytochemicals, 2019, 1-63 -
  5. J.R. Mejías et al. In situ eco encapsulation of bioactive agrochemicals within fully organic nanotubes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11, 41925-41934 -
  6. M. Cárdenas et al. Synthesis of vlasouliolides: a pathway toward guiane-eudesmane C17/C15 dimers by photochemical and Michael additions. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 85, 7322-7332 -
  7. G. Zorrilla et al. Synthesis of active strigolactone analogues based on eudesmane- and guaiane-type sesquiterpene lactones. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2020, 68, 9636-9645 -
  8. T. Gutiérrez et al. Bio-guided isolation of acetogenins from annona cherimola deciduous leaves: Production of nanocarriers to boost the bioavailability properties. Molecules, 2020, 25, 4861-4879 -
  9. J.R. Mejías et al. One-step encapsulation of ortho-disulfides in functionalized zinc MOF. Enabling metal−organic frameworks in agricultura. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13, 7997-8005 -
  10. J.R. Mejías et al. Acyl derivatives of eudesmanolides to boost their bioactivity: an explanation of behavior in the cell membrane using a molecular dynamics approach. ChemMedChem, 2021, 16, 1297-1307 -
  11. G. Durán et al. An overview of the chemical characteristics, bioactivity and achievements regarding the therapeutic usage of acetogenins from annona cherimola mill. Molecules, 2021, 26, 2926-2945 -
  12. J.R. Mejias et al. Encapsulation of cynara cardunculus guaiane-type lactones in fully organic nanotubes enhances their phytotoxic properties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2022, 70, 3644-3653 -
  13. J.R Mejias et al. In Silico Evaluation of Sesquiterpenes and Benzoxazinoids Phytotoxins against Mpro, RNA Replicase and Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2 by Molecular Dynamics. Inspired by Nature. Toxins, 2022, 14, 599-617 -
  14. J.R Mejias et al. FrontCover in Toxins (September 2022 Issue): Benzoxazinoids and Sesquiterpenes against SARS-CoV-2. Inspired by Nature. -
  15. F.J.R Mejias et al. Stability and pKa Modulation of Aminophenoxazinones and Their Disulfide Mimics by Host–Guest Interaction with Cucurbit[7]uril. Direct Applications in Agrochemical Wheat Models. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2023, 71, 480-487 -
  16. A. Scavo et al. Wheat Response and Weed-Suppressive Ability in the Field Application of a Nanoencapsulated Disulfide (DiS-NH2) Bioherbicide Mimic. Agronomy, 2023, 13, 1132 -
  17. F.J.R Mejias et al. On the formulation of disulfide herbicides based on aminophenoxazinones: polymeric nanoparticle formulation and cyclodextrin complexation to combat crop yield losses. Pest Management Science, 2023, 79, 1547-1556 -
  18. F.J.R Mejías et al. Synthesis of Benzoxazinones Sulphur Analogs and Their Application as Bioherbicides: 1.4-Benzothiazinones and 1.4-Benzoxathianones for Weed Control. Agronomy, 2023, 13, 1694 -
  19. A. Peralta et al. Host–guest complexation of phthalimide-derived strigolactone mimics with cyclodextrins. Application in agriculture against parasitic weeds. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2023, 21, 3214-3225 -
  20. F.J.R Mejías et al. Perspectives and Advances in Organic Formulations for Agriculture: Encapsulation of Herbicides for Weed Control. Agronomy, 2023, 13, 1898 -
  21. F.J.R. Mejías et al. Allelopathic studies with furanocoumarins isolated from Ducrosia anethifolia. In vitro and in silico investigations to protect legumes, rice and grain crops. Phytochemistry, 2023, 215, 113838.
  1. A. Macias et al. Encapsulation as a strategy for application of strigolactone mimics. COST ACTION FA1206 Strigolactones Enhance Agricultural Methodologies, Slovakia, July 2016 (Plenary Talk)
  2. A. Macias et al. Natural products as source for new strigolactones mimics. 2º International Congress on Strigolactones, Italy, March 2017 (Plenary Talk)
  3. Cala et al. Phthalimide-derived strigolactone mimics complexation with cyclodextrins. 8th World Congress of Allelopathy, France, July 2017 (Poster)
  4. A. Macias et al. Parasitic plant paradigm: kill or die. International PSE Symposium. New and Old Phytochemicals: Their Role in Ecology, Veterinary, and Welfare, Italy, September 2017 (Plenary Talk)
  5. J.R. Mejias et al. A comparative encapsulation study of natural and bioactive products to increase
    the biological activity. The ß-Carotene/2,2’-Disulfanediyldianiline case. I Euroindoamerican Natural Products Meeting, Spain, May 2018 (Talk)
  6. A Macias et al. Nanoencapsulation of natural products as a tool for enhancement of activities and applications. Phytochemical Society of Europe’s Young Scientists’ Meeting on Advances in
    Phytochemical Analysis, United Kingdom, July 2018 (Plenary Talk)
  7. A. Macias et al. Why drink tea from cherimoya leaves. 3rd International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food, China, August 2018 (Talk)
  8. A. Macias et al. Do You Know Everything About Cherimoya Uses?. 3rd International PSE Symposium on Natural Products in Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Italy, Spetember 2018 (Talk)
  9. A. Macias et al. La estrategia del engaño (Honeypot Strategy) en el control de plantas parásitas. I Simposio Nacional de Química Básica y Aplicada, Colombia, October 2018 (Talk)
  10. A. Macias et al. Bioactive natural products from Annona cherimola Mill. with potencial uses in
    phytopharmacy. Second Austrian Summit on Natural Products, Austria, January 2019 (Talk)
  11. A. Macias et al. Nanoencapsulation of potential natural product drugs. 4th International Conference on Natural products utilization, Bulgaria, May 2019 (Talk)
  12. A. Macias et al. Full-Organic Nanocarriers hosting Analogous and Mimics of strigolactones for
    Honeypot Strategy. Kill or Die. 67th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research, Austria, September 2019 (Talk)
  13. Trasobares et al. Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy as a tool to optimise and
    characterise encapsulated agrochemicals in fully-organic reservoirs. Joint Meeting of SME and SPMicros, Spain, September 2019 (Talk)
  14. J.R. Mejias et al. Supramolecular Polymer Micelle to Enhance Cytotoxicity. 6th European Conference on Cyclodextrins, Spain, October 2019 (Poster)
  15. A. Macias et al. Full-Organic Nanocarriers hosting Analogous and Mimics of strigolactones for
    Honeypot Strategy. Kill or Die. T20 PSE Conference Liverpool 2020, United Kingdom, March 2020 (Talk)
  16. A. Macias et al. Application of organic nanoencapsulation in biological studies tools to enhance bio-properties. XXIII Simposio Nacional de Química Orgánica, Argentina, November 2021 (Talk)
  17. A. Macías et al. In silico Evaluation of Sesquiterpenes and Benzoxazinoids against Mpro, RNA Replicase and Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2. Inspired by Nature.3rd Annual CNPD Conference 2022, United Kingdom, March 2022 (Talk).
  18. J.R. Mejías et al. Encapsulation of Cynara cardunculus sesquiterpenes in organic nanotubes enhances their phytotoxic properties. Symposium of the Herbal Medicinal Products Platform Austria (HMPPA), Austria, May 2022 (Talk)
  19. F.J.R. Mejías et al. Host-guest complexation of photolarvicide. Natural product phototoxicity against malaria vectors. Phytochemical Society of Europe Meeting 2023: “Natural compounds as regulators of molecular mechanisms in health and disease”, South Korea, May 2023 (Talk)
  20. F.J.R. Mejías et al. Host-guest complexation of photolarvicide. “Natural product sulfur analogs and their application as bioherbicides. Synthesis and formulation for weed control.” Trends in Natural Products Research: A PSE Young Scientists’ Meeting”, France, June 2023 (Talk)


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