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“Els materials que canviaran el món” published in La Vanguardia

On the 19th of August 2018, the paper “Els materials que canviaran el món” was published in La Vanguardia. Many ICMAB researchers, including Anna Roig from the N&N group, were interviewed and explained the new materials they are developing at ICMAB. Anna talked about nanoparticles and bacterial nanocellulose. We encourage you to take a look at this nice communication! 


Irene will give a talk for the Pint of Science festival

Between 14 and 16 May 2018, the bars of Barcelona will be full of science. Pint of Science is back in town!


Irene Anton, PhD researcher at the NN group will give a talk on “Medicina regenerativa: cas concret dels implants de pell” on Wednesday, 16 May in Alfa Bar (Gràcia). This talk will be part of the session Ens hi juguem la pell


See you all there!

Anna Roig brings nanomaterials closer to secondary schools with the program “A researcher in your classroom”

The program “A researcher in your classroom” brought Anna Roig, from the N&N group, to Lliçà d’Amunt, at Institut Lliçà (Tuesday, 3 February 2018), and the ICMAB researcher Agustín Mihi to Institut Dr. Puigvert de Sant Andreu in Barcelona (Wednesday, 4 February 2018). Both audiences were secondary school students of 4t ESO.


The “A researcher in your classroom” program, a part from showing the research in new nanomaterials and their applications to the students and their teachers, breaks the existing barriers between secondary schools and research centers: the students have the opportunity to meet scientists, learn how they became a scientist, and ask them questions about their job or life. 

Two recently published papers about Carlos’s previous work

Carlos Moya, a postdoc in the N&N group, had a good start into 2018 in terms of publications! 


On January he was coauthor of the paperProbing the variability in oxidation states of magnetite nanoparticles by single-particle spectroscopy about his previous work at University of Barcelona. It was published on the Journal of Materials Chemistry. 

Graphical abstract of the paper “Probing the variability in oxidation states of magnetite nanoparticles by single-particle spectroscopy”

21th February, the work entitled Spin canting across core/shell Fe3O4/MnxFe3−xO4 nanoparticles was published on Nature. Carlos was part of this study when he was a postdoc in Pittsburgh (USA). 

Graphical abstract for the publication “Spin canting across core/shell Fe3O4/MnxFe3−xO4 nanoparticles”

Good job Carlos!

Anna Roig participates in debates about research and development in Catalonia

Anna Roig at the Catalunya Segle XXI program emitted by a local Catalan TV

3rd March 2018 Anna Roig participated in the debate “Coneixement i Recerca” held at the University of Vic in the context of the “Congrés Participatiu Catalunya i Futur”. This project is supported by the platform exigents.cat. The day before, she appeared on the local TV from Esplugues del Llobregat, on the program “Catalunya segle XXI-Recerca i Desenvolupament“. 

Anna Roig at the debate held at UVic

The video “A story on Bacterial Cellulose” among the 15 jury favourites videos in the JoVe contest

Last June 2017, Anna May and Sole Roig filmed a video for the JoVe contest: Film your research. Although the video on entitled “A Story on Bacterial Cellulose” didn’t make it to the final, we have just received the notice that it is one of the Top 15 critically acclaimed videos by the jury!

Good job Anna and Sole! 

Anna Laromaine inaugura el curs a l’INS Cassà de la Selva

Aquest dijous dia 14 de setembre de 2017, l’Anna Laromaine ha donat la conferència inaugural a l’Institut de Cassà de la Selva donant el tret de sortida al nou curs. Com a antiga alumna de l’institut, ha presentat la investigació del grup N&N. També els ha animat a treballar per ser el que vulguin ser i fer realitat el títol de la xerrada: De l’INS Cassà to the world!

Big succes of MATBIO2017!

Thursday 22nd of June of 2017 was the last day of the first edition of the Scientific School on Materials for Biomedical Applications organized by ICMAB (MATBIO2017). A large number of local and international students attended the school and participated actively on the debates, the science dating and the hands-on sessions. Almost all the participants would repeat this experience according to the surveys.

Good job of the organizers, we will be waiting for the second edition! 

The lecture room of MATBIO with the speaker Ann Rajnicek
Hans-on session on simulation by Jordi Faraudo and Sílvia Illa 

Students from Universitat de Vic visit ICMAB

On May 10th, three bio-medical engineering students form the University of Vic visited ICMAB and its facilities. They are Laura Gonzalez students of the bio-materials course. Sole and Irene showed them the crystallography lab and other ICMAB facilities: NANOQUIM, electron microscopes among others. After that, several members of the N&N group gave a talk explaining to the students which are our main research lines.

Luo shows his C.elegans to Lorena from the UVic

Anna Roig (May 8th 2017) and Anna Laromaine (May 15th 2017) will also participate in this biomaterial course by giving two seminars in the University of Vic. 

Good job and thanks to all the participants!  🙂