Anna Laromaine candidate for the Top 100 female leaders

Anna Laromaine has been selected as a candidate for being named as one of the Top100 female leaders in Spain in the  category of researchers and academics.
The voting is already closed and the results will be announced on the 21st of June 2017 in Madrid. In this gala, 10 women will be priced for each different category. The event is organized by MujeresyCia and is aimed at making female talent visible. 

We wish good luck to Anna! 

Jan Grzelak got a INPhINIT grant to do his Ph.D. thesis at the N&N group!

On the 30th of May 2017, we got very good news: Jan has secured a Ph.D. position at the N&N group! Jan obtained a doctoral fellowship from the INPhINIT program promoted by the La Caixa Foundation. The fellowship is awarded to 57 outstanding international students for Ph.D. studies in top Spanish research centres. He will do his Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Anna Roig and Martí GichAll the members of the group congratulated Jan and did a toast with cava for him.
Jan Grzelak says:

 The project that I chose is ‘Mesoporous magnetic nanorods for theranostics’ offered by Anna Roig and Martí Gich.
I am extremely happy to continue doing research in the N&N group for the next 3 years! 

Congratulations Jan!

This same day, Mulling visited us in ICMAB. Mulling is a former Ph.D. student of the N&N group. She was the first one to work with bacterial cellulose.

The bacterial cellulose team with Mulling

Miquel Torras receives two Sant Jordi prices for his bachelor’s thesis

Miquel Torras from the NN group at the ceremony for the Sant Jordi 2017 awards

As we announced before, on Friday 21st of April Miquel Torras received his Sant Jordi Price 2017 at the IEC: Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
The ceremony took place at the Prat de la Riba hall with the presence of  Joandomènec Ros, president of the IEC, Jana Balacciu winner of the international price Catalònia and Carme Forcadell the president of the Catalan Parliment. 

Miquel received two prices: one from the Catalan Society of Chemistry and a recognition from the Catalan Society of Physics. 

Here Miquel says a word of thanks to the IEC and those how supported his work: 

Benvolguts companys i amics, m’és difícil expressar l’emoció que he sentit i continuo sentint pel fet d’haver estat multi premiat als premis Sant Jordi 2017, però puc dir que veig recompensat l’esforç dedicat, provant que la bona feina i el treball rigorós són finalment reconeguts.

M’agradaria tornar a agrair els premis a l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans, i a les Societats Catalanes de Química i de Física. És el meu desig estar-ne a l’altura continuant aportant quelcom a la ciència (i a la ciència en català). També vull compartir-los amb vosaltres, ja que han estat possibles amb la vostra col·laboració i ajuts. Moltes gràcies!

Congratualtions again for your good job Miquel!

Miquel Torras multipremiat per les Societats Catalanes de Química i de Física pel seu treball final de grau

Miquel Torras, membre del N&N Group, ha guanyat el Premi de la Societat Catalana de Química (per a estudiants) de l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC) a la Convocatòria dels Premis Sant Jordi 2017, i una menció honorífica al Premi Jordi Porta i Jué de la Societat Catalana de Física (per a estudiants). 

El treball d’investigació presentat va ser el seu treball final de grau (TFG) “Nanomaterials amb propietats magnètiques i plasmòniques: nanotriangles d’or decorats amb nanopartícules d’òxid de ferro superparamagnètiques” supervisat per Anna Roig

Els premis seran lliurats a la Sala Prat de la Riba de l’IEC el dia 21 d’abril a les 12 hores

En Miquel Torras va realitzar el seu TFG durant el primer semestre del 2016. Actualment està cursant el màster a la UB en “Química de Materials Aplicada” i ha tornat al N&N Group per realitzar el treball de màster.

Estem molt contents per aquests premis! Esperem que els gaudeixis, Miquel!

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Excellent cum laude for Laura González thesis on “Evaluating inorganic nanoparticles in the living organism C. elegans”!

The NN group members would like to congratulate Laura González for her excellent work on the Ph.D. thesis defense!

Laura’s thesis is entitled “Evaluating inorganic nanoparticles in the living organism Caenorhabditis elegans” and has been supervised by Dr. Anna Laromaine and Dr. Anna Roig, from the NN group

The jury was formed by Dr. Maria Vallet-Regí (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Dr. Stefaan Soenen (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. Joel N. Meyer (Duke University, USA).

Congratulations Laura! 


Good news! Miquel Torras has secured a Severo Ochoa Grant for his Master’s Research at ICMAB within the N&N Group!


Miquel Torras, Master Student, coursing “MSc. Applied Materials Chemistry” at Universitat de Barcelona, has secured one of the competitive Severo Ochoa Grants to conduct his research at the ICMAB-CSIC, within the N&N Group

Miquel will work on magneto-plasmonic nanostructures, following the work of his Bachelor’s degree, under the supervision of Anna Roig.

We are very happy for him! Congratulations Miquel!

More info about the Severo Ochoa Grant call and resolution:


Congratulations to Elisa Carenza for the Extraordinay PhD Award!

elisa-carenza_premi-extraordinari-doctoratWe congratulate Elisa Carenza, who has been awarded with the Extraordinary PhD Award (Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat) for her thesis entitled Engineering iron oxide nanoparticles for angiogenic therapies“. 

Elisa carried out her PhD here at ICMAB, within the N&N Group, and in collaboration with Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), under the supervision of Anna Roig (ICMAB) and Anna Rosell (VHIR), in the framework of the UAB PhD program

The awards ceremony will take place on November 18, 2016, at 6.30 pm, at  Hotel Campus (Edifici Blanc).

Elisa is now working in a startup biopharmaceutical company (Addex Therapeutics) in Geneva (Switzerland), which develops new molecules for the treatment of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and epilepsy. Elisa is investigating the effects of these molecules in humans, in different Clinical Research studies. 

Congratulations Elisa!

More information about the Extraordinary PhD award resolution here
The thesis can be found in the UAB Digital Document Repository :


Anna Laromaine, one of the five granted scientific women in the “For Women in Science” program of L’Oréal #Ponlescara


Anna Laromaine is one of the five scientific women granted by L’Oréal in the iniciative “For Women in Science” #Ponlescara, to visualize scientific women in various disciplines and bring them close to society and to students. 


During the day, the five scientific women, with other three more, have answered the questions of more than 100 highschool students. The idea is to see that women are in all the scientific areas, and that the scientific career is a possibility to consider. 


The five scientific women have received 15.000 € to spend in Research Projects in their scientific areas within the XI Edition of the “Bolsas de Investigación 2016” program. Apart from Anna Laromaine, the other granted women are Vanesa Esteban, Azucena Bardaji, Jaione Valle and Anna Shnyrova. The ceremony took place in Madrid, with Cristina Cifuentes, president of the Comunidad de Madrid, and Carmen Vela, secretaria de Estado in Research, Development and Innovation.


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