Welcome Paweł!

N&N Group keeps growing. Meet Paweł Cwynar, who is going to spend six months in ICMAB working on stabilization of low-density polymorphs by negative pressure under supervision of Martí Gich.

“My name is Paweł and I am from Poland. I studied Materials Engineering at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST) and simultaneously the International Erasmus Mundus Master Programme Monabiphot (Molecular nano- bio- photonics) at the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay. My master thesis was devoted to amyloidogenic protein structures and their optical properties.
My scientific interests are mainly nanotechnology in biology and medicine applications whereas my personally interests are snowboarding, analog photography and travels.”

We hope that you will enjoy your stay at N&N Group!

Large participation of the N&N Group at the International Symposium on Bacterial Nanocellulose in Porto

On 3-4 October 2019, four members of the N&N group: Anna Roig, Anna Laromaine, Sole Roig and Irene Anton attended the  fourth International Symposium on Bacterial Nanocellulose in Porto (Portugal). This congress gathers international researchers to communicate and share the latest developments in this fast-moving and continually expanding field of Bacterial Nanocellulose. All the N&N attendees presented their work in oral presentations. Moreover, Irene Anton was awarded with the prize for the best oral sharp presentation of the symposium.
Well done!

High marks for our Master and undergraduate students!

Congratulations to our students for high marks in their research projects!
It has been very nice to have you in the group and we wish you a lot of success in your future careers!

Giorgo Guglielmo Bonassi Paredes
TFG title: Sensor electrocatalític basat en nanopartícules de Cu/Cu2O per la mesura de la Demanda Química d’Oxigen en aigües residuals.
Mark: 7

Remei Escudero Franch
TFG title: Preforming a protein corona on Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Human Serum Albumin. 
Mark: 9.1
Bachelor’s degree in Nanotechnology (UAB)

Natalia Martínez Reyes
Mark: 8 
Master’s degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (UAB)

Amanda Muñoz Juan
Master thesis title: Impacts of bacterial nanocellulose in the nematode C. elegans.
Mark: 9.5 
Master’s degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (UAB)

Miquel awarded for his oral contribution at E-MRS Fall Meeting in Warsaw

Miquel Torras, PhD candidate at N&N Group, attended the E-MRS Fall Meeting held at Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) from 16th to 19th September 2019. 

His oral contribution was titled “Mechanistic insights on fast microwave-assisted polyol synthesis of silver nanoparticles with controlled size” and it was awarded with the 3rd best oral talk of his symposium (Q Nanoparticles: advances in synthesis, characterization, theoretical modelling, and applications).
Congratulations Miquel! 


The venue of the Meeting

LLAVOR Project was awarded to the Group NN

PLANT HEALING, a project lead by Dr. Anna Laromaine from the Group Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites at the Institut of Materials Science in Barcelona (ICMAB) and in collaboration with the Group of Bacterial pathogens and plant cell death from the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), was awarded by Els Fons Europeus de Desenvolupament Regional i el Departament d’Empresa i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya with a grant of 20.000€. The PLANT HEALING 2016 LLAVOR 00052 project will work to offer a novel material that could be implemented in current grafting protocols with no extra time or effort to significantly improve graft efficiency. PLANT HEALING will make an agricultural breakthrough, by developing a new nanocomposite material containing silver nanoparticles linked to bacterial nanocellulose.


Farewell to Deyaa

Deyaa’s farewell

After two years with us, Deyaa Youssef is going back to Egypt to finish his PhD. Deyaa has worked during his time with us with bacterial cellulose nanocomposites. Today it was his last group meeting and the N&N group gave him a card and a present. Deyaa also brought a cake and a plate engraved with “Group NN“. We wish Deyaa a lot of success in his future career and in all the aspects of his life! Good luck!

Deyaa’s present to the N&N group
The Bacterial Nanocellulose team

Anna Roig receives the Albus Award for her project on “Albumin iron-oxide nanocages”

On Tuesday 3rd October, Anna Roig received the Albus Award 2017, by Grifols, to develop a project on “Albumin iron-oxide nanocages”. The Awards Ceremony took place at the Grifols Museum, which is located in the same building where the Grifols company started their activities, in 1940. Every year, the Albus Program gives two Albus Awards of 50,000 € to the best two innovative ideas related to albumin and its role as a therapeutic product. The project proposals are assessed by independent reviewers. In this year’s edition, the two award recipients were Anna Roig and Dr. Karl Oettl, from the Medical University of Graz (Austria). 
Good job Anna! We wish you good luck with this new project!

Laura Gonzalez

Ph.D. student 
2013 – 2017 
 Evaluating inorganic nanoparticles in the living organism Caenorhabditis elegans
Current position: 
Laboratoris Vinyes, Barcelona  

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