Laura Gonzalez-Moragas, Si-Ming Yu , Núria Benseny-Cases, StephenStürzenbaum , Anna Roig & Anna Laromaine (2017): Toxicogenomics of iron oxide nanoparticles inthe nematode C. elegans, Nanotoxicology, DOI: 10.1080/17435390.2017.1342011
Electronic, spin-state, and magnetic transitions in Ba2 Co9 O14 investigated by x-ray spectroscopies and neutron diffraction
J. Herrero-Martín, J. Padilla-Pantoja, S. Lafuerza, A. Romaguera, F. Fauth, J. S. Reparaz, and J. L. García-Muñoz. Phys. Rev. B 95, 235129 – Published 15 June 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.235129
Xavier Cartoixà, Maurizia Palummo, Håkon Ikaros T. Hauge, Erik P. A. M. Bakkers, and Riccardo Rurali*. Nano Lett., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01441
We are very happy to announce that, out of a total of 57 PhD positions offered by the INPhINIT doctoral fellowship for outstanding early-stage researchers, the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) will welcome three new PhD students, placing the Institute fourth among the 28 centres that were chosen.
PhD students, post-doctoral and young researchers, as well as engineers and technicians, from both academia and industry will be allowed to spend a week on a laboratory of the NFFA-Europe Consortium to gain hands-on experience of advanced services for nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The position is available at the Sensing, Magnetism and Microsystems (http://smm.kaust.edu.sa) group at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, http://kaust.edu.sa). We conduct research on micro and nano transducers, and our work is driven by applications in fields ranging from multifunctional sensors over energy harvesters and biomedical systems to spintronic devices. Benefiting from the state-of-the art laboratories at KAUST, we are able to exploit the latest fabrication and characterization technologies to push the capabilities and explore new pathways for new devices.
Z. Tang, Z. Ma, A. Sánchez-Díaz, S. Ullbrich, Y. Liu, B. Siegmund, A. Mischok, K. Leo, M. Campoy-Quiles, W. Li, K. Vandewal, Adv. Mater. 2017, 1702184. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201702184
Francesc Teixidor, Invited Professor at the 2017 Boron-Chemistry Micro-Forum held in Nanjing University
In the morning of July 17, the 2017 Boron-Chemistry Micro-Forum started in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, at Nanjing University (China). Prof. Francesc Teixidor from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) was Invited Professor at this micro-forum, which was divided into two sections: one dedicated to Research Progress reports, and the other one to Academic Lectures.
Balance of the NFFA-Europe project at ICMAB, the largest European network for research at the nanoscale
We are very happy to announce that Mariona Coll, ICMAB researcher at the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures group (SUMAN), has been awarded with one of the Research Awards L'Oréal-Unesco "For Women in Science" in the 2017 Call for her project "Nanochemistry: New materials for the efficient conversion of solar energy".
Anna Roig has been awarded with the Albus Award 2017, one of the Scientific Awards offered by Grifols, the pharmaceutical and chemical multinational company. The Award consists of 50,000 € to carry out the project "Albumin-iron oxide nanocages".
During the last 10-12 July, more than 50 members of ICMAB spent three days in Sant Feliu de Guíxols for the Nanoselect Network Of Excellence Annual Meeting 2017. The three days were filled with talks and poster sessions, of many interesting topics.
Eight Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects granted in the second internal call within the FUNMAT Severo Ochoa programme
The second internal call of the Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) within the FUNMAT Severo Ochoa programme has been resolved: 8 projects have been granted, out of the 18 proposals submitted in the FIP Call 2017.
The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Almirall, and the Leitat Technology Center, will develop two types of nanocapsules with active principles for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases such as acne and psoriasis.
Within the collection "¿Qué sabemos de?" (What do we know of?) from the CSIC, there is the book called "Los riesgos de la nanotecnología" (The risks of nanotechnology) that has been recently published. We will have the authors of the book here with us on 17 July at 12 pm, at Sala d'actes Carles Miravitlles. We welcome you to participate in this interesting debate!
Gabriele D’Avino, Manuel Souto, Matteo Masino, Jonas K. H. Fischer, Imma Ratera, Xavier Fontrodona, Gianluca Giovannetti, Matthieu J. Verstraete, Anna Painelli, Peter Lunkenheimer, Jaume Veciana & Alberto Girlando. Nature 547, E9–E10 (13 July 2017) doi:10.1038/nature22801
Novel Fe3O4@GNF@SiO2 nanocapsules fabricated through the combination of an in situ formation method and SiO2 coating process for magnetic resonance imaging
Changyong Lu,* Stefania Sandoval, Teresa Puig, Xavier Obradors, Gerard Tobias, Josep Rosa and Susagna Ricart. RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 24690. DOI: 10.1039/c7ra04080f
The Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) celebrated its XXXVI Biennial Meeting in Sitges from 25 to 29 June 2017. "The Biennial" (La Bienal) as it is known by the Spanish Chemical community, is the forum which shows the vitality and the vigor of the Spanish chemistry, and ICMAB didn't want to miss this great event!
Two ICMAB researchers granted with Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellowships with Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent
Dr. José M. Muñoz and Dr. Francesca Leonardi, from the NANOMOL group, have been granted with a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship to continue their postdoctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent.
Manuel Souto has won the first runner-up doctorate NANOMOLMAT 2016 award, granted by the Specialized Group in Nanoscience and Molecular Materials (NANOMATMOL) from the RSEQ and RSEF, to the best PhD theses of 2016.
Hendrik Ohldag, IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2017, visited our Institute on June 27 and delivered the talk on "Ultrafast and Very Small: Discover Nanoscale Magnetism With Picosecond Time Resolution Using X-Rays".
The ICMAB hosts this year six students from the UAB Argó Program. They will be with us during the mornings, from June 26 until July 13.
We welcome Hendrik Ohldag, IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2017, who will visit our Institute on June 27 (at 10 am) and will deliver the talk on "Ultrafast and Very Small: Discover Nanoscale Magnetism With Picosecond Time Resolution Using X-Rays".
One manuscript from Prof. Clara Viñas and her team has been chosen to be highlighted on the ChemistryViews website. The manuscript chosen is "Small-Molecule Kinase-Inhibitors-Loaded Boron Cluster as Hybrid Agents for Glioma-Cell-Targeting Therapy", published in Chemistry-A European Journal, and already qualified as Hot Paper and Frontispiece of the journal.
ICMAB researchers lead a study on the toxicity of iron oxide nanoparticles based on the analysis of specific genetic markers linked to nanotoxicity in the C. elegans organisms.
Part of the experiment, published in the journal Nanotoxicology, has been carried out at the ALBA Synchrotron, in its infrared light MIRAS beamline. The study suggests that nanoparticles can be captured by intestinal cells in their interior, they can interact with cell lipids, and they can activate cellular mechanisms of oxidative stress.
The first edition of BCNspiracy, a science outreach event full of talks and workshops, will take place on September 30th at Cosmocaixa (Barcelona). It is organized by Hablando de Ciencia, a science outreach association that seeks to bring science closer to society and encourage critical thinking.
Junior Communication Officer for the launch of the Spanish Network of Centers of Excellence in Research
We are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Communication Officer to support the implementation and content managing/creation of the website of the newly created Severo Ochoa - María de Maeztu alliance, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. This network aims at increasing the visibility and international recognition of the Severo Ochoa Programme, and of the centers and units distinguished with this label of Excellence.
Outstanding candidates are sought for a unique anticipated experimental postdoctoral opportunity to characterize and understand phase formation in bulk ferromagnetic alloys. The successful candidate possesses a doctorate degree in Physics, Materials Science or a related field and has knowledge of magnetism, metallurgy and nanoscience. It is required that he or she possess expertise in a majority of the following areas: magnetometry, kinetics of phase
transformations, force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, thermal analysis. Experience with facilitybased scattering probes is a plus.
Del 10 al 19 de novembre, viu la Setmana de la Ciència! Tallers, xerrades, exposicions, jocs... Tria l’activitat que més t’agradi i participa-hi!
We are very happy to announce that Andrés Gómez and Guillermo de Andrés have been selected as finalists with their project “BRIDG3D: Imprimiendo puentes en 3D” in the XVIII Edition of "Cienca en Acción" in the category "Science and Technology". The FINAL will take place in Izarra Centre in Ermua (Vizcaya, Basque Country) from 6 to 8 October 2017.
30 postdoctoral fellowships at Universities and Research Centres of Spain are offered through the Junior Leader Programme from “la Caixa”, which is aimed at hiring excellent researchers—of any nationality—who wish to continue their research career in the Spanish territory on any discipline.
Roger Guzman, Jaume Gazquez, Bernat Mundet, Mariona Coll, Xavier Obradors, and Teresa Puig. Phys. Rev. Materials. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.1.024801
El passat 17 de juliol vam tenir l'agradable visita de la Maria Torras, la noia de Manresa que va obtenir la millor nota de la Selectivitat a Catalunya, juntament amb tres altres noies: un 9,8!
Ignasi Fina, Postoctoral Researcher at the MULFOX group at ICMAB, has been awarded with the First Prize of the Young Researchers Award - Postdoctoral Researchers category, for his contribution to the XXXXI Biennial Meeting of the RSEF (Real Sociedad Española de Física) 2017 and for his excellent research career.
A group of researchers lead by Dr. Clara Viñas, from the Inoganic Mateials & Catalysis Laboratory group at ICMAB, has recently published a paper on Chemistry-A European Journal that has been qualified as Hot Paper and, moreover, it's cover has become a Frontispiece.
Ya se encuentra publicada la resolución de concesión de las becas colaboración Severo Ochoa y María de Maeztu 2017-2018 en la web de la convocatoria. La fecha tope de envío de aceptación de las ayudas es el 25 de julio.
The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) has become a new member of the European network of science centres and museums ECSITE, which was created more than 25 years ago to foster creativity and critical thinking in European society, emboldening citizens to engage with science.
Dr. Enric Canadell, Dr. Anna Laromaine, Dr. Jaume Veciana and Dr. Clara Viñas, awarded during 2016-2017 by external institutions for their Scientific Merits, have been acknowledged by the CSIC on July 5, 2017, at the CSIC Auditorium in Madrid.
Jordi Faraudo, from the Theory and Simulation Group, is an invited researcher at the Earth Life Science Institute (ELSI) inTokyo (Japan). There he will work together with international and local researchers to investigate the fomation of complex molecules from simple molecules with selfassembly models. The news appeared in La Vanguardia and in El Periódico:
La sisena edició del Programa de Generació d’Idees donarà suport a projectes del sector de la biotecnologia industrial i la biomedicina. El proper dijous 29 de juny a les 12 h es presentarà el projecte pels investigadors de l'ICMAB.
At the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) Board of Trustees meeting, which took place on June 26 in Barcelona and was chaired by Andreu Mas-Colell, Gabriel M. Silberman was appointed new General Director. The incorporation of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as a new member of the Foundation was also approved.
Hybrid YBa2Cu3O7 Superconducting–Ferromagnetic Nanocomposite Thin Films Prepared from Colloidal Chemical Solutions
Elena Bartolomé, Pablo Cayado, Eduardo Solano,Cristian Mocuta, Susagna Ricart, Bernat Mundet, Marionna Coll, Jaume Gázquez, Alexander Meledin, Gustaaf van Tendeloo, Manuel Valvidares, Javier Herrero-Martín, Pierluigi Gargiani, Eric Pellegrin, Cesar Magén, Teresa Puig, Xavier Obradors. Adv. Electron. Mater. 2017, 1700037. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201700037