We are pleased to announce that a paper on bacterial nanocellulose authored by Deyaa Abol-Fotouh, a former member of N&N Group, and Anna Roig, has been recently published in the open access journal Scientific Reports. The article can be found here.
INPhINIT, ”la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme is devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The N&N group offers a project to carry out your PhD with us: Bacterial cellulose scaffolds for emerging applications
Deadline: February 2020.
We are happy to announce that last 19th June 2019, Deyaa Youssef successfully defended his PhD thesis. Deyaa was a visitor researcher at the N&N group during two years. He worked with bacterial nanocellulose composites with carbon nanotubes for energy applications.
Between 14 and 16 May 2018, the bars of Barcelona will be full of science. Pint of Science is back in town!
This spring we have a new member in the N&N group: Gerrit, from Germany!
Hi, my name is Gerrit and I’m a master’s student of toxicology from Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2016, I got my bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry in Cologne. Now, I am glad to enter the Group of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites for an internship of six months under the supervision of Dr. Anna Laromaine. My topic will be the investigation of the effects of cellulose on the nematode C. elegans and vice versa. I’m looking forward to meeting you!
Good luck with your project Gerrit and we all hope you enjoy your time at the N&N group!
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.
Anna Laromaine, from the N&N group, Núria Sánchez-Coll, from CRAG (Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics) and other co-workers have developed an effective method for plant tissue regeneration that involves the use of a bacterial nanocellulose. This study appears on the monthly newsletter from the Consejo Superior de Investigciones Cientificas (CSIC) together with the work from other ICMAB researchers. This project called PLANT HEALING was funded by Fons Europeus de Desenvolupament Regional, Departament d’Empresa I Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya with 20.000€.
“My name is María Jesús Sánchez and I am from Badajoz (Spain). I have studied Biotechnology at Pablo Olavide University (Seville). Now, I am studying a Master’s Degree in Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in UAB. I will be doing my masters final thesis with the N&N group under the supervision of Anna Laromaine and Irene Anton. I will study the interactions between bacterial nanocellulose and growth factors.”