We welcome Valentin Natarov into the NN group!
Valentin is a Master Student in Chemistry at the Chemistry Faculty of Belarusian State University (BSU). His Master thesis is devoted to the development of composite materials based on oxide ferrimagnetic nanoparticles and functionalized silicon dioxide for magnetic bioseparation.
He will be with us for an internship of 2 months, funded by the Ministry for Education of the Republic of Belarus, working on the synthesis and characterization of bismuth oxide/iron oxide/silica nanocomposites for biomedical applications, under the supervision of Anna Roig and Marti Gich.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us!
This week we celebrated Christmas with all the ICMAB at La Masia Can Portell, in Collserola (on Wednesday) and with the NN Group (on Thursday’s Group Meeting).
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
See you all next year, with new and exciting science and activities!
Today was the lab cleaning day! Everybody collaborated and we managed to clean all the lab and update all the chemicals database =)
We also wish good luck to Qianzhe Zhang as new lab manager for the next months!
And thank you Deyaa and Ma for the photos!
The 5 FUNMAT “Severo Ochoa” Research Lines at ICMAB are:
RL1: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE SYSTEMS (download)
RL2: SUPERCONDUCTORS FOR POWER APPLICATIONS: CLEAN AND SECURE ENERGY (download)
RL3: OXIDE ELECTRONICS (download)
RL4: MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS (download)
RL5: MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOSTRUCTURED BIOMATERIALS: SMART NANOMEDICINE (download)
The N&N Group participates in three of them: RL1, RL3 and RL5.
Thank you to JAGS for the brand new posters, which are exposed in the MATGAS Hall.
CosmoCaixa Barcelona hosts on September 27th and 28th a meeting of international researchers in basic and applied plant research focused on the development of new sustainable materials: “Plant proteostasis: towards a green based industry”.
The meeting is organized by B·Debate, an initiative of Biocat and Obra Social “la Caixa”, together with the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) (CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB), and the COST Proteostasis action.
Jordi Floriach, student from the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology degree at UAB and intern in our group under the supervison of Anna Laromaine, is attending this meeting, whose scientific leaders are L. Maria Lois and Núria Sànchez Coll, from CRAG and collaborators of the N&N Group.
The purpose of these debates is to bring together multidisciplinary biotechnology experts to create synergies that would facilitate the transition from a fossil-dependent economy to a sustainable bioeconomy, but also to gain acceptance and support from the general public to carry out this transition.
More information about the agenda and the speakers can be found here: http://www.bdebate.org/ca/debat/plant-proteostasis-towards-green-based-industry
Today during the group meeting we said goodbye to Iván, who is leaving to continue his Ph.D. thesis in Colombia. Iván is a great chemist, who works with magnetic graphene for water decontamination. We wish him a lot of success in his thesis and in his future endeavours!
On the other hand, Esther Dalfo gave us a nice talk on biomedical applications of C. elegans “Investigating neurodegeneration by using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans”. Esther is an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Neuroscience of the UAB, specialized in neurodegeneration and human genetics. Thank you!