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"SPICE Simulation of large memristive cross-point arrays for pattern recognition applications. Device modelling and circuit challenges" by Fernando L. Aguirre (Fri, 28 Feb 2020)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar:

SPICE Simulation of large memristive cross-point arrays for pattern recognition applications. Device modelling and circuit challenges

by Fernando L. Aguirre, PhD fellow, UAB and UTN-FRBA / CONICET (Argentina)
(Supervisor: Jordi Suñe)

Friday, 28 February 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS

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Sants3Radio covers the #11F2020 in "Escola Can Maiol" with Arántzazu González

The CSIC Catalunya organized a morning in which women scientists from different CSIC centers visited the school "Escola Can Maiol" in Sants, Barcelona, to talk and experiment with science. From the ICMAB, Arántzazu González, chemist, visited the group of 3r Primària (8-9 years old) and did some experiments to discover the acid/basic properties of some natural substances that we have at home by the change of color. Sants3Radio was there to talk with them!

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"Big Science: Material Challenges and Participation in the ITER Project" by Stefan Wikman (Tuesday, 10 March 2020)

The Technology and Knowledge Transfer Unit kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Invited Seminar on 10 March: 

Big Science: Material Challenges and Participation in the ITER Project

by Stefan Wikman, Head of Materials & Manufacturing Technologies & Processes. F4E (Fusion for Energy). EU Domestic Agency for ITER

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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"Concurs de NANORELATS" organized within the 10alamenos9 festival!

Within the framework of the 10alamenos9 Festival of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, a NANO-STORIES contest has been launched for high school students, from 3rd and 4th ESO and 1st and 2nd BTX. The contest is open to participants of the high schools in Catalunya, in a first stage. Send your NANO-STORY until 3 April 2020! 

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ICMAB, 14 Feb 2020: "El Enigma Agustina" for the #ICMAB11F2020

On Friday, 14 February 2020, the film "El Enigma Agustina" will be screened at the ICMAB (in Spanis, with English subtitles). After the success of the film that we screened to celebrate Christmas at the ICMAB, we will show it again, in the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11F). Don't miss the opportunity to meet Agustina Ruiz Dupont!

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Vilanova i la Geltrú, 28-30 Jan 2020: XI Trobada de Joves Investigadors en Química

On 28-30 January 2020 the Young Researchers Meeting in the field of Chemistry, organized by the Catalan Chemical Society (SCQ, IEC) will take place in Vilanova i la Geltrú. Many ICMAB PhD fellows will participate in the meeting presenting their research results, from curcuminoid-based compounds, fabrication of high-temperature superconducting layers, boron-based sensors, or bacteria-based protein nanoparticles for cell guidance and PAH-based electrochemical platforms. 

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"Science and gender: perspectives from the history of science" by Clara Florensa to celebrate the 11F: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Seminar, to commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on 11 February: 

Science and gender: perspectives from the history of science

by Clara Forensa, CEHIC-UAB

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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"Polypeptide-based Conjugates as Versatile Therapeutics" (Mon, 3 Feb 2020)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

Polypeptide-based Conjugates as Versatile Therapeutics

by María J. Vicent, Polymer Therapeutics Lab, Centro Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Valencia

Monday, 3 February 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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M. Rosa Palacín at the Christmas Conference of the SCQ-IEC about Li-ion batteries

This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three great scientists for the developement of Li-ion batteries. The Catalan Chemical Society (SCQ) wanted to dedicate this year's Christmas Conference to this fact, and invited M. Rosa Palacín to give the keynote lecture on this topic. The event took place on Thursday, 19 December 2019 at the IEC (Institut d'Estudis Catalans), in Barcelona. 

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The ICMAB presents activities around "Women in Science" at #YoMoBCN20

In 2020, the ICMAB will be present at the next edition of YoMo "Youth Mobile" conference (25-29 Feb 2020) with two activities around women in science: the dramatised reading "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers", which visibilized women scientists of our history, and the talk "The hidden truth: Women behing the periodic table", which talks about the different periodic table elements that have been discovered by women and some curiosity around women and the chemical elements. Both activities will take place on Thursday, 27 February 2020 at La Farga de l'Hospitalet. 

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Susagna Ricart participates in a project that unites Art and Science: NANOCAEDRE

The Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC), together with many research centers and universities, including the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), have initiated an art project that will represent in a different way thw world of nanotechnology: NANOCAEDRE. Susagna Ricart, from the ICMAB, participates in this project with her expertise in the superconducting phenomena. The presentation of the project will take place at the Basilica Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor (Barcelona), on Tuesday, 10 December, at 7 pm.

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Congratulations to NanoEduca, Premi Nacional de Comunicació Científica 2018!

We would like to congratulate our colleagues from the NanoEduca programme, created by the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) and Centre de Recursos Pedagògics Específics de Suport a la Innovació i la Recerca Educativa (CESIRE), for the 2018 National Award on Science Communication (Premi Nacional de Comunicació Científica 2018), which they received last night, Tuesday 3 December 2019, at the TNC. 

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ICMAB members participate in the gathering of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On Monday, 25 November 2019, a gathering in the entrance of the ICMAB building was announced between 11 and 11:15 am to show respect to the victims and concern for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Members of the ICMAB Gender Equality Committee read the Statement that the Gender Equality Committee and the Committee of Women and Science of the CSIC had prepared, on the occasion of this international day.

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ICMAB, 19 DEC 2019: "El Enigma Agustina" and Agustí Nieto-Galan to celebrate Christmas!

On Thursday, 19 December 2019, the film "El Enigma Agustina" will be screened at the ICMAB (VOSE). The film will be introduced with a talk by Agustí Nieto-Galan (Centre d’Història de la Ciència, CEHIC-UAB) entitled "Dreams of Modernity: Scientific Research and Cosmopolitanism in Spain (1900- ism in Spain (1900-1939)". The film will be followed by a colloquim about the Scientific Research in Spain before the Civil War and the role of women scientists at that time, and by the Christmas Songs by ICMAB Choir. Come to celebrate Christmas with us!

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The Science Week brings 185 students aged 12-16 years to discover the new materials of the ICMAB!

During the Science Week (Setmana de la Ciència) 2019, which was between the 8 and 17 of November 2019, the ICMAB received the visit of 4 schools, which amounted a total of 185 students. The students could attend the "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers", visit some of our labs and participate in the workshops about "Properties of the Minerals and Periodic Table Elements". 

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Expominer 2019 for the Science Week: Great success of the ICMAB and ICTJA activities!

The ICMAB participated on 8, 9, 10 November 2019 at the 41st edition of Expominer, the exhibition of minerals, fossils and jewelry, organized by Fira Barcelona. We participated with two outreach talks given by two of our researchers, and with workshops in our stand about the chemical elements, minerals, and their properties (conductivity, magnetism, fluorescence...). We had a great time! This event was part of the Science Week 2019. 

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Martí Gibert participates in the "Science Truck" YouTube program about nanoscience and nanotechnology!

Martí Gibert, PhD researcher at the NANOPTO group, participated on Friday, 8 November 2019, on the YouTube Science Truck programme, in which the main topic was Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and the invited scientific youtuber was Anna Morales (Size Matters), who is working on her PhD in Switzerland. Martí talked about Organic Solar Cells and Nanostructures! You can listen him from minute 53:24 to minute 1:02. Well done, Martí!

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"The use of synchrotron radiation in battery research" by Ashley Black now on video!

The talk "The use of synchrotron radiation in battery research" by Ashley Black, within the Webinar "Photonics for Batteries Manufacturing" organized by SECPHO is now online! Ashley Black is now currently working as postdoctoral fellow at ICMAB, where he is involved in two FET (Future Emerging Technologies) European Projects, on Calcium-based batteries (CARBAT) and Magnesium-based batteries (E-MAGIC), with M. Rosa Palacín. 

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"Proteins cages as carriers for metal based theranostic agents" by Simonetta Geninatti (Mon, 2 March 2020)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

Proteins cages as carriers for metal based theranostic agents

by Simonetta Geninatti Crich, Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences department, University of Torino (Italy)

Monday, 2 March 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

Abstract:

Targeting tumours with theranostic systems, that combine delivery of drugs and imaging agents within a single vector, represents one of the most important innovation for cancer treatment. Thus the development of drug delivery systems, non-toxic and biodegradable is a challenging issue and nanomedicine has focused its interest on alternative biomaterials as proteins. One of the most investigated classes of proteins applicable in drug delivery are Ferritins and Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL). They can act as dual-functional tools exploiting “the innate “targeting ability of the protein cage to tumors and the ability in loading metal based probes within the internal core or on their surface to image tumors. In this contest, L- and H-apoferritins were used to deliver toxic iron or Gd based MRI contrast agents and curcumin, whereas LDL were loaded with dual Boron and Gd containing probes for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy applications.

 BNCT is a non-conventional radiotherapy BNCT is an example of targeted therapy with good efficacy and low toxicity that provides a tumor selective cell death. More specifically, this therapy is able to combine low energy thermal neutron irradiation with the presence of boron containing agents at the targeted pathological tissues. Neutrons are captured by non-radioactive 10B yielding 11B nuclei that disintegrate into alpha particles and lithium-7 causing not reparable damage specifically to the cell where they were produced, while sparing the surrounding healthy ones thanks to short ranges (few micrometers) of these charged particles in tissues.

Bio:

Simonetta Geninatti Crich graduated in Chemistry in 1993 and she got her Ph.D. in Biochemical Sciences at the University of Torino (Italy) in 1997. She is Associate Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences department. She is co-author of 97 original scientific papers in peer reviewed journals (H-index 36), 5 patents and 2 book chapters.  She has given about 45 oral presentations nationally and internationally. She is member of ISNCT (International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy) Executive Board (2016-2020) and of the GIDRM (Gruppo italiano risonanze magnetiche) Executive Board (2019-2023). Her current research is focused on the development and preparation of nanosized agents for the delivery of both therapeutic and MRI agents, on the setup of efficient cellular labeling procedures for both “in vitro” and “in vivo” pre-clinical models and on the development of innovative contrast agents for low field FFC-MRI applications. 

Hosted by Clara Viñas, Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Group

"Microneedle and nanochannel arrays to build the next generation of diagnostic tools" by Beatriz Prieto (Mon, 9 March 2020)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture: 

Microneedle and nanochannel arrays to build the next generation of diagnostic tools

by Beatriz Prieto, Monash University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, and Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)

Monday, 9 March 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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#ICMAB11F: Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at the ICMAB

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Many activities around this topic are held at the ICMAB during the whole week, and even month! Take a look here at the different activities! From "Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers", to seminars and workshops, "El Enigma Agustina" and "Quotes" from women scientists. 

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UAB, 12 FEB 2020: "Energia i Canvi Climàtic" with M. Rosa Palacín #11F

In the framework of the International Day for Women and Girls in Science (11 February), the UAB organizes a colloquim about Energy and Climate Change (Energia i Canvi Climàtic), in which M. Rosa Palacín, ICMAB researcher expert in the field of batteries, will participate. The event will be at 1 pm at the "Sala d'actes" (Edifici C), Science Faculty, UAB. Come and join us!

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"Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to the development of Li-ion batteries: from intercalation chemistry to a rechargeable world" by M. Rosa Palacín (Mon, 17 Feb 2020)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Seminar:

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to the development of Li-ion batteries: from intercalation chemistry to a rechargeable world

by M. Rosa Palacín, ICMAB-CSIC Research Professor

Monday, 17 February 2020 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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The Institut La Guineueta visits the ICMAB with ESCOLAB

On Thursday, 23 January, a group of 3r ESO students from the Institut La Guineueta high school, came to the ICMAB to spend the morning learning about the new materials and their properties. The group could participate in two workshops to discover the conductivity, fluorescence and magnetism of some materials and had the opportunity to visit the X-ray Diffraction Lab and the Transmission Electron Microscopy.

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ICMAB, 6 FEB 2020: Welcome Day of the DOC-FAM PhD Fellows (2nd Call)

On Thursday, 6 February 2020, the Welcome Day for the COFUND MSCA Doctoral Training Programme on Functional Advanced Materials "DOC-FAM" PhD Fellows (2nd Call) will take place at ICMAB (9:15 am). The Welcome Day is aimed to present the project and introduce the second call PhD fellows and their projects. In this second call, the projects are being carried out at ICMAB-CSIC, ICN2, IMB-CNM-CSIC, IREC and ALBA Synchrotron. 

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Two articles made-in-ICMAB at the SCQ journal: magnetic reduced graphene oxide and Smart-4-Fabry project

The last issue of the journal of the Catalan Chemical Society (Revista de la Societat Catalana de Química) includes two articles from ICMAB researchers. The first one is about graphene oxide nanocomposites decorated with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, and the second one is about the European project "Smart-4-Fabry", which develops a new nanomedicine for the treatment of the Fabry disease. The articles are written in Catalan. We encourage you to have a look at them!

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Xavier Obradors, Guest of Honor at the UPC Manresa Graduation!

On Friday, 22 November 2019, the Kursaal Theater in Manresa hosted the Graduation Event of the 113 students that finalized the studies at the Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Manresa (EPSEM) at the UPC Manresa. Xavier Obradors, ICMAB Director, was the "godfather" of the event, together with Ricard Font Hereu, President of the FGC. The event was a great celebration for the UPC students, who now face their future with multiple options!

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Nora Ventosa at the SOMMa 100xCiencia4 meeting in Donostia/San Sebastián

On November 22-23, 2019, representatives from all of the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Excellence Centres and Units met at the ‘100xCiencia4’ Meeting in Donostia/San Sebastián (Spain) to share experiences around this year's topic, which is "What is science doing for you? Building bridges between science and society".

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A new video in the JoVE journal on a new protocol from Gervasi Herranz and the MULFOX group relating magnetics and photonics

A new protocol from Gervasi Herranz and the MULFOX group at ICMAB shows how magnetic fields can change the propagation of light in confined nanostructured materials and reveal enhanced optical responses. This new protocol is published as a VIDEO-ARTICLE at the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). The new protocol allows to directly study how magnetization changes the photonic response.

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IEC, 23-24 MARCH 2020: Research and innovation in the field of molecular materials, in honour of Prof. Veciana and Prof. Rovira on their 70th birthday

The NANOMOL group organizes a lunch-to-lunch Workshop entitled “Research and innovation in the field of molecular materials, in honour of Prof. Veciana and Prof. Rovira on their 70th birthday” the next 23-24 March 2020. The meeting will focus on the molecular materials field, where they have played an important role with many relevant scientific contributions from basic to a more applied research.

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UAB, 10 DEC 2019: M. Rosa Palacín at the Nobel Prize 2019 UAB Conferences

Every year the UAB organizes the Nobel Prize 2019conferences to talk about the science topics of the Nobel Prize. This year, M. Rosa Palacín, ICMAB researcher, will give the talk about the Nobel Prize 2019 in Chemistry, which was given to J. B. Goodenough, M. S. Whittingham and A. Yoshino for the Lithium-ion Batteries. The talks will be on Tuesday, 10 December, at 12 pm at the "Sala d'actes". 

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Vote for C. elegans to enter the "Fira de Recerca en Directe 2020"

The "Fira Recerca en Directe 2020", organized by the "Parc Científic de Barcelona" in collaboration with "la Caixa" Foundation, opens the Popular Election period, so everybody can vote for the projects that they would like to see in CosmoCaixa during the days of the faire (6-9 May 2020). One of the projects is proposed by the ICMAB and the Neuroscience Institute of the UAB (INc). The project is about "C. elegans, the ideal worm as a model organism to study diseases". Until 13 December you can vote for this project! 

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"A researcher in your classroom" for the Science Week reaches 6 schools and more than 220 students

During the Science Week 2019, in November, six of our researchers brought scientific research closer to the young students aged 15-17 years old within the framework of the programme "A researcher in your classroom". They went to five different highschools and gave a talk to the students, who had the opportunity to learn more about nanoscience and nanotechnology and about what is it like to be a scientist.

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New scientific books in our Library "Manuel Cardona"!

Our "Manuel Cardona" Library has acquired 17 new scientific books for all our staff! The books are about some of the main topics of our research: magnetism, neutron scattering, smart inorganic polymers, medical imaging, carbon nanomaterials or thermoelectric materials. Take a look at the list below!

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UAB, 20-21 NOV 2019: TADeF: Trobada Anual Doctorands en Física

The First Annual Meeting of PhD researchers in Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona(TADeF) will take place next 20-21 November 2019 at the UAB Factulty of Science. From the ICMAB, Teresa Puig (SUMAN group) will give one of the keynote talks on "High Temperature Superconductors: Complex materials with novel physics opportunities". Martí Gibert, PhD researcher at the NANOPTO group, will participate in the meeting with the short talk "Near Infrared Organic Photodetectors based on Enhanced Charge Transfer State Absorption by Photonic Architectures". 

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Strasbourg, 25-29 May 2020: E-MRS Spring Meeting. Call for Abstracts is now open!

We announce the forthcoming 2020 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, that will be held in Strasbourg, France from 25-29 May 2020. Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Narís Mestres, ICMAB researchers, participate in the organization of some symposia in the fields of "Energy materials" and "Nanomaterials and advanced characterization". Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2020.

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ICMAB, 3 DEC 2019: European Research Council (ERC) funding opportunities – a 360° overview

On Tuesday, 3 December 2019, the ICMAB organizes an event to talk and share experirences on ERC projects called "European Research Council (ERC) funding opportunities – a 360° overview". The event will count with the presence of Nadine Vermorel, from the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) and with Lucía Benito, from the CSIC European Program. Five of the ICMAB ERC grantees will talk about their ERC experience from their own point of view. Come and join us, if you want to know more about funding opportunities for these ERC excellent projects!

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