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One-step double network hydrogels of photocurable monomers and bacterial cellulose fibers

Soledad Roig-Sanchez, Doron Kam, Nanthilde Malandain, Ela Sachyani-Keneth, Oded Shoseyov, Shlomo Magdassi, Anna Laromaine, Anna Roig
Soft-tissue replacements are challenging due to the stringent compliance requirements for the implanted materials in terms of biocompatibility, durability, high wear resistance, low friction, and water content. Acrylate hydrogels are worth considering as soft tissue implants as they can be photocurable and sustain customized shapes through 3D bioprinting. However, acrylate-based hydrogels present weak mechanical properties and significant dimensional changes when immersed in liquids.
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Open 8th Call for Postdoctoral Fellowships "Science by Women"

The deadline is 30 September 2022 to apply for the 8th edition of this programme of the Women for Africa Foundation. 

Women for Africa Foundation is launching the 8th call for fellowships of the program Science by Women, aimed at selecting 22 senior African women scientists to be integrated in 21 top research Spanish centers in the following areas: health and biomedicine, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change.

So far more than 100 fellows have enjoyed six-month research stays which have contributed to enhance their leadership in scientific research and technology transfer. 

You can find the presentation as well as the rules and guidelines here.

We have new books for all our staff available in our "Manuel Cardona" Library.

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New books in our Manuel Cardona Library. Ready to read?

August 08, 2022
The books are about some of the main topics related to our research lines (advanced funtional materials, nanotechnology, organic electronics...) but also related to Science Communication and realted to the CSIC organization and general scientific topics.  Take a look at the list below! Science books in our Library | ICMAB, CSIC If you are interested in any of these books, please ask our Librarian & Documentalist, Alejandro Santos, for its location! Materials for Supercapacito...
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Nwanya, Assumpta Chinwe in the Laser Processing Lab | ICMAB-CSIC

"The outcome of my research at ICMAB can be applied in my country, Nigeria"

Hello, my name is Nwanya, Assumpta Chinwe from the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Nigeria. I am a fellow of the 'Science by Women' programme from the Women for Africa Foundation at ICMAB-CSIC. 

Group photo of the SURE 2022 summer school | ICMAB-CSIC

"Panoramic perspective" in the school SURE 2022 on sustainable materials for energy

This summer school SURE 2022 on "Sustainable Materials for Renewable Energy Applications" was organized by two European associations: EPNOE and ESEIA, and ICMAB. 

Adara Babuji | ICMAB-CSIC

Congratulations Dr. Adara Babuji, new ICMAB graduate!

Doctor Adara Babuji from the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (SURFACES) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, defended her PhD thesis titled "Significance of molecular and crystal structure on organic semiconductor doping"on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 at ICMAB

"YouMaker: do’s and don’ts" will be presented at Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa #CGutenberg22

Registration is now open for the 12th edition of Campus Gutenberg-CosmoCaixa on 19 and 20 September 2022.

Organic semiconductor on glass support | ICMAB-CSIC

Efficient photovoltaics: more (light) with less (material)

Absorb more light while using less material: This constitutes one of the most complicated milestones in the field of organic photovoltaics due to its practical implications: improving the efficiency of solar cells, (potentially) their stability and their semi-transparency to the human eye. Now, the achievement of such milestone seems to be closer than ever.

Eloísa del Pino and Xavier Obradors | ICM-CSIC

Meeting between the new CSIC president and the directors of the centers in Catalonia

Eloísa del Pino visited the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), where she had the first contact with the directors of CSIC centers in Catalonia, including ICMAB Director Xavier Obradors.

New books in our Manuel Cardona Library. Ready to read?

We have new books for all our staff available in our "Manuel Cardona" Library.

Joves i Ciència 2022: Anastasiya Syurzhyk, Pau Rodés, Blai Higueras amd Pablo Gómez at ICMAB | ICMAB, CSIC

July is the time for the "Joves i Ciència" internships at ICMAB

This year the ICMAB hosted five students from the program "Joves i Ciència" from Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera. They came to our Institute to do a research stay with some of our researchers, in the fields of biomaterials, supercapacitors, radical dendrimers and nanovesicles.

Clúster MAV group visit at ICMAB | ICMAB

The Clúster MAV event on micro- and nanomaterials gathers ICMAB, ICN2 and IMB-CNM researchers

The Clúster MAV (Advanced Materials Cluster) organized a half-day conference at ICMAB open to R+D+i companies, technology centers and research entities: flash-talks on innovations of micro- and nanomaterials and guided visits to laboratories of the three research centers invovled. 

Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Aleksandr Perevedentsev, founders of Molecular Gate S.L. CSIC spin-off, showing the anti-counterfeiting technology | ICMAB-CSIC

Molecular Gate S.L., new ICMAB-CSIC and BeAble Capital spin-off, offers a transformative technology to ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical products

Molecular Gate S.L. aims to become a key player in the anti-counterfeiting industry, particularly in the health sector. The cost-effective security technology developed by the company will ensure the authenticity of pharmaceutical products using smart optical printed elements on the products.

Clara Viñas receives the SCQ research award from Gregori Ujaque, president of the SCQ at the IEC (21 June 2022) | SCQ-IEC

Clara Viñas receives the SCQ research award for her excellent scientific career

The award comes from the Societat Catalana de Química (SCQ) for her excellent scientific career in the area of chemistry. 

A sample held with twizers.

Chiral materials team win Royal Society of Chemistry's prestigious Horizon Prize

An international team of scientists have been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Materials Chemistry Division Horizon Prize, celebrating the most exciting chemical science taking place today.


What the Fisica: new fresh science Youtube channel

The channel, a project led by ICN2, features also some research made in ICMAB.

"What the Fisica" or #WTF is a new science Youtube channel in Spanish that offers a broad view about top research performed at ICN2 and neighbouring centres such as ICMAB, IFAE and IMB-CNM-CSIC. 

The UAB supports this channel not only by sharing content but also offering a space for the video recording. 

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Upcoming Events

Register to ACTIVE2022 workshop: Electrical and optical active molecular materials for bio-applications

This Severo Ochoa workshop will take place at ICMAB on 6-7 October 2022.

Register before 16 September to enjoy to our amazing invited and keynote speakers and to present your research. 

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