Tag: UAB

Sole Roig and Anna Roig participated in the EMN Meeting on Cellulose

From September 10th to 14th, the Energy Materials and Nanotechnology meeting focused on cellulose took place in the UAB Campus, Barcelona. Sole Roig and Anna Roig from the N&N group, actively participated in this event: Anna Roig chaired two general sessions and delivered the talk “Topography modifications and nanocomposites of bacterial nanocellulose” and Sole Roig orally presented her work “Confined nanoparticle multilayer bacterial cellulose composite”.


Good job girls!



Sole Roig with her presentation about bacterial cellulose multi stacks
Anna Roig’s oral presentation



Jordi Floriach Clark will present his work on “Techniques for Bacterial Cellulose Production, Modification and Characterisation” at UAB

Jordi, student of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at UAB, will present his work entitled “Techniques for Bacterial Cellulose Production, Modification and Characterisation“, next January 19th, at 9.30 am, at Sala de Graus II C5/1068 (Science Faculty, UAB). 

Bacterial cellulose drops functionalized with nanoparticles

Jordi has been with us for nearly 7 months, and he has been working under the supervision of Anna Laromaine, as part of his practical studies (UAB coordinator is Dolors Baró).

We are very happy that he will continue with us to do his Bachelor’s Final Project until next summer!

Deyaa will attend the XV Workshop on Rapid methods and automation in food microbiology

logo_xv_workshop_mramaFrom November 22nd to 25th there is the XV Workshop on Rapid methods and automation in food microbiology at the Veterinary Faculty of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). 

This workshop is organized by Centre d’Innovació, Recerca i Transferència en Tecnologia dels Aliments and Departament de Ciència animal i dels aliments, and is based on the original idea from Professor Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung (Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA).

The purpose of the workshop is to broaden and spread the theoretical and practical knowledge about innovative methods for rapid detection, enumeration, isolation and characterization of foodborne and waterborne microorganisms and their products.

The workshop will consist on different presentations from researchers and industry, lab sessions and exhibitions. Read the program here

We hope that Deyaa learns new things and enjoys it! 

Some images of the workshop:


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Anna Roig attends the B·Debate on Imaging for Life: from Molecules to Diagnostics and Therapy at CosmoCaixa

Anna Roig will attend the B·Debate on Imaging for Life. From Molecules to Diagnostics and Therapy, that takes place on November 8-9 at CosmoCaixa (Barcelona). 

The scientific leaders of this B·Debate are Francesc Xavier Avilés, from the Institut de Biotecnologia i Biomedicina (IBB) – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Boris Turk, from  “Jožef Stefan” Institute (IJS) – Ljubljana University, Slovenia. 

The objective is to bring together national and international experts in the field to discuss the future perspectives and strategies for the current challenges on molecular imaging.

The B·Debate will focus on molecular, cell, tissue and small animals research, and to their biomedical applications, including non-invasive diagnostic, imaging-guided surgery, multimodal scanning and theranostics.

Image from http://gnosticwarrior.com/?s=worms

For sure this B·Debate will be useful for Anna and for the group, since imaging is a powerful tool to study the interaction of inorganic nanoparticles with living organisms, such as C. elegans, which is the topic of Laura González thesis, for example. 

This B·Debate is an iniciative of Biocat and l’Obra Social “la Caixa”, together with the Institut de Biotecnologia i Biomedicina (IBB) – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Jožef Stefan” Institute (IJS) – Ljubljana University (Slovenia). 

More information about the B·Debate:


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


The N&N Group participates in the Nano Festival at the Campus UAB

ICMAB workshopThe N&N Group has collaborated in the first science outreach festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This festival, held between April 4th-8th 2016 in different locations of the Spanish geography (Zaragoza, Donostia, Barcelona, and Campus UAB) is full of different activities: seminars, exhibitions, workshops, nanodebates and competitions. 

Anna May and Pol Sallés participated in the workshop around “Nanomaterials at ICMAB“, in which different nanomaterials created by ICMAB were shown and the role of nanotechnology in our daily life products was discussed. The assistants were mainly students from the UAB (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, etc.), but also high school students interested in pursuing a Nanoscience degree were present. Tomorrow, Tuesday 5th April, Anna Laromaine will give a talk on Nanomedicine (Sala d’Actes, Facultat de Ciències, 10.30 – 13 h) and the workshop will also be held at the C1 Hall of the Facultat de Ciències (13 – 15 h). 

The program of the different activities held at Campus UAB can be found here
ICMAB workshop with Anna and Pol

ICMAB workshop

The news at the ICMAB webpage is found here. 

N&N Group participates at the UAB WORKSHOP ON NANOMEDICINE UAB

workshop nanomedicineWORKSHOP ON NANOMEDICINE UABCEI        
8th October 2013- Hotel Campus UAB (Cerdanyola del Valles)

The Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite Group will participate with four posters:

Protein Corona on Microwave Synthesized Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Characterization by Dynamic Light ScatteringSiming Yu, Maria Milla, Anna Laromaine and Anna Roig 

Bacterial cellulose films as a scaffold for cell culture,  Muling Zeng, Maria Milla, Anna Laromaine and Anna Roig

Iron oxide nanoparticle based approach to promote angiogenesis in brain, Elisa Carenza, Verónica Barceló, Anna Roig, Joan Montaner, Anna Rosell

Initial studies to evaluate the interaction between iron oxide nanoparticles and Caenorhabditis elegans,  Laura González, Elisa Carenza, Anna Laromaine and Anna Roig

Program can be downloaded here.