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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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"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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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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Welcome Alex Pérez at ICMAB!

Hello there! I'm Alex, I'm in my last course as a chemistry student in UAB and I'll be doing my TFG in ICMAB about deposition studies of molecular based materials on electrodes. I'm really excited about it! I enjoy travelling a lot like in this photo, when I visited my relatives back in the US

 

Welcome Carles Guillén Almiñana at ICMAB!

Hello, I'm Carles and I'm a last-year physics student at UAB, I'm writing the Bachelor's final project at ICMAB about magnetic convection currents at the Materials Simulation and Theory department. I'm quite excited to start this new adventure and feel like a real scientist!

 

Welcome Hanna Reijneveld at ICMAB!

Hi, I am Hanna Reijneveld from Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. I am a double master student in nanotechnology and chemical engineering track molecules and materials engineering. I will work in the NANOMOL group with Xavi under supervision of dr. Imma Ratera on anchoring of biomolecules to surfaces. I love travelling, good food and field hockey and I look forward to my time here!

 

Welcome Sara Gónzalez at ICMAB!

Hi! I'm Sara González. I am a chemistry student from UAB and I will be doing my degree's final project at ICMAB working with organic semiconductor compounds. My favourite hobbies are reading, going to the cinema and travelling

 

"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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Move your technology from lab to market with CRAASH BARCELONA

Biocat has opened the call for applications to the second edition of CRAASH Barcelona, a 12-week acceleration program that helps research teams from Catalonia and other European countries successfully launch innovation to market in the healthtech arena. The deadline for applications is 16 March.

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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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"La ciencia según Forges" at the CSIC Residència d'Investigadors in Barcelona

From 11 February 2020 to the 1 March 2020, the exhibition "La ciencia según Forges" will be at the CSIC Residència d'Investigadors. A great opportunity to visit this exhibition, formed by 66 drawings by Forges (Antonio Fraguas) that appeared in the newspaper "El País" from 1995 to 2018. The exhibition is like a tour through the past, present and future of the research in Spain.

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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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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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Productivity and impact of ICMAB researchers according to the Webcindario h-index ranking

Nine ICMAB researchers appear on the Webcindario h-index ranking. A database which contains information of the researchers working in Spain in different areas, which have a high h-index (higher than a certain threshold). Our researchers appear in 7 different research areas, being Multidisciplinary Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry and Applied Physics the most common ones. 

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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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Welcome Nadia Celeste Vega at ICMAB!

Hola! I am Nadia Celeste Vega and I just joined the NANOPTO group of ICMAB, with the direction of Dr. Mariano Campoy Quiles, to make a research stay within the frame BEC.AR Program. I am from Argentina, I am a Physicist, and I have just finished my postdoctoral program at the National University of Tucumán (UNT), where I have been researching about semiconductor nanomaterials with optoelectric properties and their aplication in devices.

Here in ICMAB, the idea is work with the fabricaction of new hybrids solar cells, and their characterization. Besides my cientific activity, I like to dance, swim, and drink coffe. Also, I love to travel, learn about different thing, and share with friends and partners. But, the most important is be with my beloved family and spend time with them!. I am very happy about this new adventure in Barcelona, hopping to meet new people and explore new sciences at ICMAB!

 

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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Welcome Arnau Güell Bara at ICMAB!

Hello! My name is Arnau Güell and I am graduated in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in UAB. I am currently doing a MSc in Biomedical Engineering and now I have also started a practicum at NanomolTechSL researching in Quatsomes. I am a big fan of bouldering and I also enjoy playing basketball and playing the guitar.

 

"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

"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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Welcome Leon Smook at ICMAB!

Hola, bon dia. My name is Leon Smook and I am from the Netherlands. I will be doing an internship at ICMAB in the group of Dr. Mestres on growing thin oxide films. Science, culture, hopefully good weather - Barcelona has it all. I am looking forward to this adventure near this beautiful city

 

The exhibition "Científiques Catalanes 2.0" coordinated by the ACCC starts its tour on #11F2020

On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Salt Water Museum, in collaboration with the Girona Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBGI), will host the opening of "Científiques Catalanes 2.0", a traveling exhibition featuring women scientists in our territory, whose work is very important for the advancement of science, in all its aspects. The exhibition is coordinated by the ACCC Gender Perspective Group

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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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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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New patent on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents based on organic metal-free dendrimers

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a commonly used clinical imaging technique for noninvasive diagnosis and characterization of soft tissues. The technique provides images in excellent detail of tumors and related pathological conditions thanks to the contrast agents used in the procedure. Now, a group of researchers from the ICMAB led by José Vidal-Gancedo, from the Nanomol Group, have developed organic metal-free magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents based on dendrimers with a totally innovative synthesis procedure.

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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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"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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Breakthrough in the ultrafast growth of superconducting films with high performances

  • The new low-cost, environmentally friendly and scalable method, designed by ICMAB-CSIC researchers, represents a breakthrough in the production of superconducting materials
  • A transient liquid phase is formed with the new precursors, from which the superconducting films grow at speeds of 100 nm/s
  • This method is fully compatible with the incorporation of nanoparticles into the superconductor structure, essential for high magnetic field applications in wind generators, electric aviation or particle accelerators

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