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Farewell to Carlos

Last week we said goodbye to Carlos Moya, who has worked as a postdoc during one year at the N&N group. To farewell him, we organized a dinner in Barcelona! We wish all the best to Carlos, he will continue with his research career at his former group, in the University of Barcelona. See you soon Carlos! 

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Welcome to the postdoc Carles Moya

New year and new members at the N&N group! Today we introduce our postdoctoral fellow Carles Moya: 

I obtained my Bs.C. in Chemistry in 2008 at the Universitat de Barcelona. After that, I studied a Master degree at the same University. During my research I focused on the synthesis of bio-organometallic compounds under the supervision of prof. Concepcion Lopez. Then I joined to Magnetic Nanomaterials group under the supervision of prof. Amilcar Labarta where I developed new chemical routes to obtain magnetic Nanoparticles based on iron oxides. Their magnetic properties were also  studied and correlated to their structural properties. After my PhD I took a postdoctoral position at the University of Carnegie Mellon where I worked in  prof. Sara Majetich’s group. In Pittsburgh, I focused on the study of the magnetic and structural properties of assemblies of single-crystal cube-shaped and spherical Fe3ONanoparticles obtained from high temperature decomposition method.  During this period I acquire a wide array of skills related to performing research in nanotechnology. These skills include synthesis of nanomaterials by chemistry methods, preparation of nanoparticle assemblies, surface functionalization, structural and magnetic characterization among others. Recently I joined to Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites group with a Grifolls grant. Here I am going to study albumin nanocages using iron oxide Nanoparticles as a template. In addition, I am going to focus on the potential biomedical applications of those structures such as MRI contrast agents and drug delivery. 

Hope you enjoy your time at the N&N group Carlos!

Remember when… Anna Laromaine was a postdoc at Harvard University with George Whitesides in 2008-2011

Anna shows her 3D cell cultures. Ref: Mètode, 2010.

We release this new section today: Remember when…

And we start the section with Anna Laromaine. When she was a postdoc at George Whitsides Research Group at Harvard University (2008-2011), Pere Estupinyà interviewed George Whitesides for the monography “Nano: transforming the world with nanotechnology” from the magazine Mètode, the science outreach magazine written in Catalan from the University of Valencia. 

Apart from interviewing the professor, Pere Estupinyà visited the lab and talked to the Ph.D. students and postdoc fellows that were working there. This is when he talked with Anna Laromaine about the projects she was developing: 3D cells culture, and paper strips as biosensors for diagnosis

You can find the interview here: http://metode.cat/revistes-metode/entrevista-monografic/george-whitesides.html (available in Catalan, Spanish and English)

And the PDF in Catalan: NANO: Transformant el món amb la nanotecnologia

Anna also appeared in Pere Estupinyà’s blog “Apuntes científicos desde el MIT”: http://blogs.elpais.com/apuntes-cientificos-mit/2009/10/page/2/ 
In the last paragraph, Pere says “But I cannot end this post without mentioning the conversation with Anna over lunch. Anna perfectly represents the Spanish scientist eager to return home to do research, file patents, and help in the generation of both knowledge and wealth. After budget cuts a couple of weeks ago, she sees it increasingly difficult.” But she is back! Anna managed to go back to her country and be a scientist! Congratulations.

Anna shows some paper strips that are used in diagnosis. Ref: Mètode, 2010.




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