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We welcome Valentin Natarov into the NN group!

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!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the NN Group!

Christmas Card: gold nanotriangle surrounded by titanium oxide nanoparticles. Photo credit: Judith Oró (TEM), Miquel Torras, Pol Sallés, Anna May.

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). 

ICMAB Christmas lunch at Masia Can Portell

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Group Meeting

See you all next year, with new and exciting science and activities!

Lab cleaning day in the lab!

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!

Thanks all!

And thank you Deyaa and Ma for the photos!

The lab was crowded for the lab cleaning
Dani, Luo and Irene cleaning the hoods and oven
Miquel updating the security cupboard chemical list
Ma and Anna with the chemical cupboard, and Ignasi and Jordi with the common material
“Is that thermometer working?” Jordi asks himself.
Ma and Ignasi, and outside, Monica, Aml and Deyaa.
Working on updating the common material list.
Lab cleaning: everybody with labcoat, gloves and goggles. Good laboratory practices!

New posters for the 5 FUNMAT “Severo Ochoa” Research Lines at ICMAB

Jordi Floriach attends the B·Debate on “Plant proteostasis: towards a green based industry” at CosmoCaixa, co-organized by CRAG


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

Farewell to Iván and Seminar of Esther Dalfo on biomedical applications of C. elegans

Iván GómezToday 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!

Esther Dalfo

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! 

Group Meeting