Dr. Natascia Ventura gives a ICMAB Periodical Lecture

On Monday 8th of May, Natascia Vetura will give a seminar entitled:”C. elegans as screening tool to identify environmentally related nanomaterials targeting mitochondria“.The talk will take place in the Sala d’actes Carles Miravitlles at ICMAB. the seminar is organized by Anna Laromaine from the N&N group. 

Dr. Natascia Ventura

Natascia’s lab is interested in understanding the role of mitochondria in environmentally induced neuronal aging and diseases. To this end, Ventura’s team exploits C. elegans as a powerful genetic and screening tool to evaluate materials and chemical and unravel molecular mechanisms of mitochondria-associated diseases, with special attention revolved to the crosstalk between genetic and environmental interventions.

Hope to see you all there! 


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logo nnGroup activity focuses on the controlled and rational synthesis of inorganic and hybrid (inorganic-organic) nanoparticles and nanocomposites and the study of their structural -functional properties. Among others, we are currently interested in the stabilization of metastable phases, the preparation of core-shell nanoparticles, stable colloidal dispersions and porous nanocomposites. Some of the synthetic methods we are using are sol-gel chemistry, supercritical fluids, thermal decompositon or microwaves. We must confess a soft spot for magnetic systems…

We aim at the applicability of our materials in the HEALTH and in the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES sectors:


  • Magneto-electric materials
  • Magneto-photonic materials
  • Hard-magnetic materials


  • Contrast Agents for MRI
  • Drug Delivery Vehicles
  • Cell Tracking and Therapy
  • Nanoparticle Assessment in 3D Environments

Current Collaborations:

  • Concha Domingo (ICMAB-CSIC) Drug Delivery Vehicles
  • Anna Rosell/Joan Montaner (Institut de Recerca del Vall d’Hebron) Cell Tracking and Therapy
  • Adrian Carretero/Clement Sánchez (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) Stabilization of metastables phases
  • César Fernández (CNMB-CSIC) Electrochemical sensors
  • Francesco Stellaci (EPFL, Switzerland) Janus particles
  • Pavel Levkin (KIT, Germany) Surface functionalization 
  • Dermot Brougham (Dublin City Universit, Irland) MRI relaxivity studies
  • Gerrit Bochard/Olivier Jordan ( University of Geneva, Switzerland) Polymeric nanocapsules
  •  Gervasi Herranz (ICMAB-CSIC) Magneto-Photonic and Magneto-Plasmonic Materials
  • Cefe López (ICMM-CSIC) Magneto-Photonic Materials
  • José Luis García (ICMAB) Magnetoelectric Materials
  • Cyril Aymonier (ICMCB-CNRS) Magnetic Materials in Supercritical Fluids
  • Liberato Manna (IIT) Complex Magnetic Nanoparticles
  • Irina Smirnova (TU-Hamburg) Magnetic polymeric particles
  • D.-X. Chen (UAB) Relaxation Mechanisms in MRI



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