El projecte“Nanopartículas sintéticas como tratamiento innovador en la sepsis (SPRINT-4-SEPSIS)” serà finançat per la Fundación Ramón Areces en el marc del XIX Concurso Nacional de Ayudas a la Investigación en Ciencias de la Vida y de la Materia.
Miquel and Carlos, researchers at the N&N group, did a short stay in the group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials at Instituto de Fisica La Plata Universidad de la Plata (IFlP) during the first week of December 2018.
On Monday, July 16, 2018, the first ICMAB-CRAG meeting took place at CRAG. The goal of this meeting was to promote new collaborations among researchers from the ICMAB and the CRAG.
Anna Laromaine, who already collaborates with CRAG with the project “Plant nano-healing“, gave an overview about the C.elegans and the bacterial cellulose research lines in the N&N group. Later, Anna Roig presented the library of nanoparticles and its diverse applications that the N&N group has developed in the recent years.
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.
We congratulate two N&N researchers for two new publications: MartiGich for his third publication within a very short period of time and Anna Roig who is a co-author of one of the two recent publications. Both studies have been done together with other ICMAB researchers and collaborators from other institutions.
Title: Piezo-generated charge mapping revealed through direct piezoelectric force microscopy Authors: A. Gomez, M. Gich, A. Carretero-Genevrier, T. Puig and X. Obradors Citation: Gomez, A., Gich, M., Carretero-Genevrier, A., Puig, T. & Obradors, X. Piezo-generated charge mapping revealed through direct piezoelectric force microscopy. Nat. Commun. 8, 1113 (2017). We strongly recommend to read the Peer Review File of this paper published in Nature communications where the exchange of opinions between the authors and the referees is shown.
Last week, our group members Luo Zhongrui, Genís Rabost and Anna Laromaine worked on the beam line MIRAS at the synchrothron ALBA in collaboration with Núria Benseny. We visualized C. elegans by FTIR and analyzed their tissues. They also had the visit of a former group member Laura Gonzalez-Moragas, who started this research line.
Today, Wednesday 13th July, was the day for the lab cleaning! All the group participated in the lab cleaning, and everyone was willing to cooperate and help in the cleaning tasks.
Who would miss the day we spend every three months organizing drawers of forgotten equipment, cleaning the hoods with different solvents trying to remove the stains, and updating long lists of reactives and lab material?!
Thank you to everyone! And a big thank you to Pol Sallés, who has been lab manager for the last 3 months and has organized today’s lab cleaning!
The paper reports a novel hybrid T1/T2 dual MRI contrast agent by the encapsulation of SPIONs (T2 contrast agent) into an iron-based coordination polymer with T1-weighted signal. This new hybrid material presents improved relaxometry and low cytotoxicity, which make it suitable for its use as contrast agent for MRI.