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Anna Laromaine in the Advances in Functional Materials Conference in South Korea

koreaAnna Laromaine will give the talk “Multi structures using bacterial cellulose films” (Muling Zeng, Anna May-Masnou, Anna Roig, Anna Laromaine) in the Advances in Funcional Materials (AFM) Conference in Jeju, South Korea

The talk will be on Tuesday, August 9th, at 4.05 pm, within the Symposium 1: Advances in Multifunctional Composite Materials, at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Jeju (South Korea). Anna will also be Chair of a previous session of the same Symposium. 

Good luck! 

For further information, visit the conference website: http://afm2016.functionalmaterials.org/
Or the conference program: http://afm2016.functionalmaterials.org/wp-content/uploads/AFM16-Conference-Plan.pdf
And the book of abstracts: http://afm2016.functionalmaterials.org/wp-content/uploads/Abstract-Book-2016.pdf

Anna Laromaine gives a talk at the “Self-Assembly at ICMAB” conference on June 21st

spion-albuminJune 21st-22nd is Self-Assembly at ICMAB (SELF2016), the conference on self-assembly within the ICMAB. The topics covered include self-assembly of nanoparticles, nanostructures onto surfaces, and organic molecules, and theory and simulation of self-assembly, among others. 

Anna Laromaine will give a talk (Tuesday, June 21st, 12.00) on “Albumin self-assembled on iron oxide nanoparticles’ surfaces”

For more information about other topics, speakers and organizers, visit the conference website: http://congresses.icmab.es/self2016/

Figure: Snapshots from simulations of three different stages of protein adsorption. (a) Contact between BSA and the nanoparticle (t = 0.07 ns), (b) spreading of the BSA over the nanoparticle (t = 3 ns), and (c) relaxation of the adsorbed BSA protein (t = 9 ns). (From the recently published article: Siming Yu, et al.”Albumin-coated SPIONs: an experimental and theoretical evaluation of protein conformation, binding affinity and competition with serum proteins”,  Nanoscale, 2016, Advance Article”)

First slide of the talk

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Laura Asturias at the 16th International Conference on Electroanalysis, in Bath

Laura Asturias will give a talk at the 16th International Conference on Electroanalysis (ESEAC 2016), which will take place between 12th-16th June in Bath. 2016 represents the 30th Anniversary of the meeting, which brings together the most outstanding research in electroanalytical chemistry from across Europe and the world.

Laura will present “Carbon-gold nanoparticles thin-film electrode for the determination of mercury in sea water“, a project she has been working on within the Common Sense project at ICMAB. 

For more information, please visit the conference website and the program


Anna Roig invited to the Nano2016 conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Anna Roig is in Buenos Aires this week, to attend the Nano 2016 conference. The topic of the conference is “Surfaces and Nanostructured Materials”

Anna will give a plenary lecture on Friday, May 13th (9:00 – 10:00 am), entitled “Bio-identity of protein-coated spions evaluated in cells and in vivo by the C. elegans model”

Before the conference, there is a school for graduate students and young researchers, in which she will give a lecture on “Introduction to medical imaging techniques and their relationship with nanotechnology”. This will be on Monday, May 9th (9:00 – 11:30 am).

Apart from the conference, Anna will take the opportunity to give three seminars in three different centers:

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Martí Gich and Laura Asturias attended the 30-Month Meeting of the FP7 COMMON SENSE project at DCU, IRELAND

commonsense groupMartí Gich and Laura Asturias attended the 30-Month Meeting of the FP7 COMMON SENSE project at Dublin City University, in Ireland, on April 6th – 7th, 2016. 

The COMMON SENSE project‘s title is “Cost-effective sensors, interoperable with international existing ocean observing systems, to meet EU policies requirements“, and the main topic of this meeting was Work Package 7: Sensors for in-situ monitoring of heavy metals. The COMMON SENSE project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (Ocean 2013-2) under the grant agreement no 614155.

logo-commonsenseLaura Asturias PresentationLaura Asturias giving the presentation in the meeting.

Anna Laromaine gives a seminar on Nanomedicine in the 10alamenos9 festival

005_AL_modAnna Laromaine gave a seminar yesterday April 5th at the Facultat de Ciències-UAB, as part of the activities organized during the Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (10alamenos9), in which the ICMAB collaborated. The topic of the seminar was Nanomedicine, which, according to Anna, is “the use of the nanotechnology for medical applications”, such as diagnosis, medical therapies, drug delivery, tissue regeneration, and the understanding of cellular systems. 

Other seminars during the festival included the following topics: Biosensors by Ma Isabel Pividori, Energy capture and thermoelectrics by Aitor Lopeandía (UAB), Nanoelectronics by Francesc Pérez-Murano (IMB-CNM), an Introduction to nanotechnology by Ma José Esplandiu (ICN2), and Nanotechnology and society by Jordi Pascual (UAB).

Anna Roig participates at a HINT Cost Meeting in Vilnius

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Anna gave the presentation “Implications of surface coating SPIONs with a pre-form protein corona” at the HINT Workshop “Nanostructured materials: coatings, surface, bioceramics/-composites membranes” that has taken place in Vilnius, Lithuania 14-16th March 2016.  She also participated in the Management Committee Meeting of this COST Action.


Anna Laromaine will give the next ICMAB Periodical Lecture


Next Monday, February 1st, at 12 pm, Dr. Anna Laromaine, member of our group, will give the ICMAB Periodical Lecture. Anna will talk about “Caenorhabditis elegans and bacterial cellulose: exploiting nature to build materials”.

Short abstract :
Many researches have been inspired by nature, from the synthesis of materials mimicking our environment to the evaluation of materials using in vivo animal models. In this talk, I will briefly introduce two approaches that we have been working recently in the group.
First, I will present the use of the small animal model, Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). The characteristics of this model organism endorse this 1 mm long nematode as an ideal living system for the primary screening of engineered nanoparticles in a standard synthetic laboratory. I will present how using the worm, we assessed iron oxide nanoparticles in a simple and facile way.
On the other hand, I will present how a bacterial strain can produce cellulose (named bacterial cellulose (BC)), of the same molecular formula as vegetal cellulose; however exhibiting a higher degree of polymerization and better crystallinity. BC also has high porosity, transparency in the UV-NIR and a high water holding capacity. I will show how we controlled its structure and fabricate nanocomposites that can respond to external stimulus.

“Caenorhabditis elegans and bacterial cellulose: exploiting nature to build materials”
By: Dr. Anna Laromaine 
Date: Monday, 1st February
Time: 12 pm
Place: ICMAB Meeting room

Anna Roig will present at NanoBio&Med2015


NanoBio&Med 2015 to be held in Barcelona 18-20 Nov  is going to present the most recent international developments in the field of Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine and will provide a platform for multidisciplinary communication, new cooperations and projects to participants from both science and industry. Emerging and future trends of the converging fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and medicine will be discussed among industry, academia, governmental and non-governmental institutions.

Anna will talk on the bio-identity of albumin-iron oxide nanoparticles on the 19th Nov at 16:20 h.

More information at the event webpage: http://www.nanobiomedconf.com/

Seminar of Dr. Ali Mohraz next Tuesday 17th of November at 3pm

“Colloids at Fluid Interfaces: Opportunities for Advanced Materials Synthesis”
Ali Mohraz, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Irvine

Particle seAli Mohrazquestration at the interface of immiscible fluids has been known for more than a century and exploited in the formulation of solid-stabilized (Pickering) emulsions for drug delivery, oil recovery, food, and personal care products, to name a few.  More recently, new classes of multi-phase mixtures have emerged that exploit interfacial colloid jamming, bridging, ordering, and aggregation for the self-assembly of complex higher-order structures from colloidal building blocks, such as bicontinuous interfacially jammed emulsion gels (bijels), or bridged emulsion gels. The multiphase nature of these mixtures makes them excellent templates for the synthesis of composite materials with tunable morphology at the nano- to micrometer scales, and our group has recently demonstrated various examples of functional materials that can be derived from them.  However, to expand these capabilities into a robust materials synthesis platform, the factors that mediate the mechanical stability and processability of these colloidal mixtures must be better understood.  In this talk, I will review the fundamentals and recent developments in colloidal self-assembly at fluid interfaces, present a novel materials synthesis route that we have pioneered based on these concepts, and discuss the applications of our technology in electrochemical energy conversion and storage, sensing, catalysis, and tissue engineering.  Finally, I will discuss our ongoing efforts to better understand the link between the microstructure, rheology, and processability of this new class of soft materials.

Ali Mohraz received his BSc, ME, and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Azad University, The City College of New York, and The University of Michigan, respectively, and his postdoctoral training at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.  He is currently Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Mohraz’s primary research interests are in colloid science and complex fluids engineering, including colloidal assembly at fluid interfaces and microstructural evolution of complex fluids under transient large-strain deformations.

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