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.
The MAGBBRIS Consortium, where Yajie Zhang and Anna Roig participate, celebrated its kickoff meeting during the 26th and 27th of March 2018. The project coordinator, Anna Rosell, welcomed the participants at the Vall d’Hebron Research institute (VHIR), in Barcelona.
During the meetings the participants had the opportunity to understand better the EuroNanoMed Joint Call thanks to Janna Slabbekoorn from the Competitive Calls Unit from VHIR. Afterwards they heard a little bit about each partner’s background related to the project. the members of the consortium could also learn about the past work using endothelial progenitor cells for the treatment of stroke, nanocapsule synthesis, pre-clinical and clinical magnetic resonance imaging, different in vitro models of the blood-brain barrier, manufacturing of high volumes of proteins under GMP conditions and magnetic targeting of nanomaterials.
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.
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.
The awards ceremony took place today, February 11, at the UB Paranimf, and was also the ceremony to award the epidemiologist and oncologist Francesc Xavier Bosch with the honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa). Dr. F. Xavier Bosch is well-known for participating in the development of the HPV vaccine.
Fourth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials (Hybrid Materials 2015) in Sitges (near Barcelona), Spain | 9 – 13 March 2015
To know more about the group activities:
Tuesday 10 Symposium B1, 15:50‐16:10 [OB1.05.06] Versatility of supercritica fluids as reaction media for hybrid SPIONs‐silica‐polymer biomaterials, N. Murillo‐Cremaes, J. Saurina, P. Subra‐Paternault, C. Domingo* (presenter) , A. Roig
Tuesday 10 Symposium B1, 16:10‐16:30 [OB1.05.07] Bacterial cellulose films: Origami and scaffolds, M. Zeng, A. Roig, A. Laromaine* (presenter)
Wenesday 11 Symposium A 12:20‐12:40 [OA.07.04] Encapsulation of a growth factor in magnetic polymeric nanocapsules,E. Carenza, O. Jordan, P. Martínez‐San Segundo,R. Jirik4, Z. Starcuk jr., G. Borchard, A. Rosell, A. Roig* (presenter)
Wenesday 11 Symposium C 13:00‐13:20 [OC.07.06] Thin epitaxial quartz films with tunable textures on silicon,A. Carretero‐Genevrier, M. Gich* (presenter), L. Picas, J. Gazquez, G.L. Drisko, C. Boissiere, D. Grosso, J. Rodriguez‐Carvajal, C. Sanchez
Thursday 12 Symposium A 10:00‐10:20 [OA.08.03] C. elegans: a model to evaluate nanoparticles?, L. Gonzalez‐Moragas* (presenter), E. Carenza, S. Yu, A. Roig, A. Laromaine
A poster presented by M. Gich on Bismuth Carbon nanocomposites for heavy metal sensor detection
Last 1st to 4th of July took place in Tarragona the Nobel Campus “Chemistry for Life”. ICMAB was represented by two students Elisa Carenza and Muling Zeng.
They had the chance to interact with Nobel Laureates as Sidney Altman, Ryoji Noyori, Barry Sharpless, Aaron Ciechanover, Richard R. Schrock y Ada E.Yonath.
Prof. Ada E. Yonath was appointed as mentor of Elisa Carenza and Muling Zeng. They had the opportunity to present their work to Prof. Ada E. Yonath and she provided feedback and advice for their future career.