Events

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association donates 1,000 masks to the ICMAB

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus began to break out in Spain, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Barcelona launched a fundraising campaign. Some institutions and people in China contacted them and donated them some masks. Wenchao Duan is a PhD fellow at the ICMAB and member of this Association: "On the premise of respecting their wishes, the Association has donated masks mainly to hospitals, nursing homes, health departments and research institutes in Spain", he says. 

Commemorations

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The ICMAB resumes its scientific activity, suspended due to Covid-19

The ICMAB has started this week to resume the scientific activity in the laboratories that were stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This week the Metropolitan Area containing Bellaterra and the UAB Campus has passsed to the advanced phase zero (phase 0.5), so researchers and other workers considered to be "non-essential" can start to return to their workplaces. The return will be at a slow pace, but we are very happy to be able to do so!

ICMAB EVENTS, Commemorations

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Online Seminar "Molecular probes and gated materials in biomedical applications and communication between nanoparticles" by Ramón Martínez (Mon, 8 June 2020)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

Molecular probes and gated materials in biomedical applications and communication between nanoparticles

by Ramón Martíñez Máñez
Dept de Química, Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial, Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación de Reconocimiento Molecular y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Monday, 8 June 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. Register HERE to attend the seminar. 

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Online Seminar "Crystal structure determination by diffractometric direct methods: Evolution and recent advances" by Jordi Rius (Mon, 25 May 2020)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

Crystal structure determination by diffractometric direct methods: Evolution and recent advances

by Jordi Rius, Crystallography Group, ICMAB-CSIC
Monday, 25 May 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO THE SEMINAR.

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Online Seminar "What's what in the European research activities? Are we in a challenging threshold?" by Rafael Rodríguez Clemente (Mon, 4 May 2020)

The Seminars & Training Committee would like to invite you to the following Online ICMAB Periodical Lecture:

What's what in the European research activities? Are we in a challenging threshold?

by Rafael Rodríguez Clemente, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, IDAEA-CSIC
Monday, 4 May 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. REGISTER TO THE EVENT HERE. 

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Sebastian Reparaz co-author of the Handbook "21st Century Nanoscience" with a chapter on Thermal Transport

J. Sebastian Reparaz, researcher at the NANOPTO group (ICMAB-CSIC), is co-author of the Chapter 11 "Thermal Transport and Phonon Coherence in Phononic Nanostructures", together with Markus R. Wagner (TU Berlin), in the book "21st Century Nanoscience – A Handbook. Nanophysics Sourcebook (Volume One)" edited by Klaus D. Sattler (Taylor & Francis). 

Books and articles

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Stefania Sandoval participates in "Somos Científicos y Científicas, Sácanos de aquí" 2020 in the #ZonaCSIC

Stefania Sandoval, researcher at ICMAB in the Solid State Chemistry group, has been selected to participate in the Spanish edition of the international science outreach programme “I’m a scientist, get me out of here!”. The 2020 edition of “Somos científicos y científicas, ¡Sácanos de aquí!” will take place from 4-15 May 2020. During this time, Stefania will chat in a multidisciplinary group of scientists – the CSIC zone – which includes researchers from other CSIC centres.

Fairies

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Online Seminar "Magnetism fights for health. A quantitative lab-on-chip rapid diagnostic test for Malaria" by Riccardo Bertacco (Mon, 20 April 2020)

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

Magnetism fights for health. A quantitative lab-on-chip rapid diagnostic test for Malaria

by Riccardo Bertacco, Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (IFN) – CNR, Milano (Italy)

Monday, 20 April 2020 @ 12 pm
Online Periodical Lecture. Click here to register. 
(You will receive an email with the link to attend the meeting once registered)

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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The ACS Omega Virtual Issue "Women at the Forefront of Chemistry" features two articles led by ICMAB women

Th article published in the Open Access journal ACS Omega "On the Study of Ca and Mg Deintercalation from Ternary Tantalum Nitrides" by M. Rosa Palacín, Amparo Fuertes et al. and the article "Role of Polymorphism and Thin-Film Morphology in Organic Semiconductors Processed by Solution Shearing" by Marta Mas-Torrent et al. have been selected for the the journal's first-ever Virtual Issue "Women at the Forefront of Chemistry". This special collection of articles, handpicked and guest-edited by the Associate Editor, Professor Luisa Torsi, celebrates the contributions of 50+ leading women scientists at various stages of their career, selected from around the world, who have published high-quality articles in our journal as corresponding authors.

Books and articles, Women in Science

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The ICMAB donates 33.200 gloves for medical uses

The ICMAB is since last Monday 16 March 2020, an Institute with Restricted Access. Most of the laboraories are empty, the Scientific and Technical Services are closed, only the basic services are working and most of the people is working and staying at home. For this reason, when we heard that Personal Protection Equipment was needed in the hospitals and health centers, we had no doubt that we could donate some of the material that we had.

Commemorations

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15 % of the CSIC European patents applied in 2019 are from the ICMAB

In 2019 the ICMAB applied for 4 priority patent applications, all of them European, and for an extension in Europe of a French priority patent. This means that from the 34 European patent applications from the CSIC, 5 are from the ICMAB (nearly 15 %). The CSIC leads the European patents applied in Spain, and there is a new record of European patent applications from Spanish origin according to the 2019 Patent Index of the European Patent Office (EPO). 

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"New opportunities for Boron in medicine" in the Catalan magazine L'Atzavara

Books and articles

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FETFX comes to the ICMAB to train the science communicators of tomorrow

The EU project FETFX has completed its Journalist-in-the-lab programme last 24-26 February 2020. The initiative, designed by FETFX partner Fondazione iCons, allowed science communication students get hands on with content creation at the ICMAB and the ICN2 with researchers working on FET European projects.

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PhD Thesis Defense by Adrián Francisco on 14 April at 11 am

The PhD Researcher Adrián Francisco from the NANOPTO Group at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 14 April 2020, at 11 am at the ICMAB. The PhD Thesis Defense will be by videoconference from the ICMAB Meeting Room. No public is allowed. 
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The ICMAB becomes an "Institute of restricted access" for the following two weeks

Due to the expansion and the pandemic situation of COVID-19, and respecting the authorities and for our own responsibility, the ICMAB is declared from Monday, 16 March 2020, and until Sunday, 29 March 2020 (minimu), a CSIC Institute of Restricted Access. The basic services will continue to be provided, but the presence of staff in the center is minimized in order to restrict the movement of people to its maximum. 

Commemorations

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PhD Thesis Defense by Eduardo Pérez on 2 April 2020 at 11 am

The PhD Researcher Eduardo Pérez from the NANOMOL Group at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Thursday, 2 April 2020, at 11 am at the ICMAB. The PhD Thesis Defense will be by videoconference from the ICMAB Meeting Room. No public is allowed. 
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5 MARCH 2020: "SCIENTIFILIA" Documentary for the International Women's Day

In the framework of the International Women's Day, this year we organize the projection of the documentary "SCIENTIFILIA" followed by a roundtable to talk about the scientific caree, the obstacles that one faces, the competitivity and the conciliation of work and personal life. The event will take place at the CRAG Auditorium, on Thursday, 5 March, at 12 pm. The documentary (25 minutes) will be followed by a roundtable with CRAG and ICMAB researchers, and moderated by PIlar Rodríguez, Director of the SCIENTIFILIA documentary.
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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

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

Friday, 28 February 2020 @ 10:30 am
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes MATGAS

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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Sant Joan de Déu, 27 FEB: Nano Rare Diseases Day with Nora Ventosa

On Thursday, 27 February 2020, Nora Ventosa, researcher at the NANOMOL group at ICMAB, and coordinator of the SMART-4-FABRY project will participate in the NanoRare Diseases Day at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, from 11 am to 1 pm. 

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

CANCELLED!

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

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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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"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

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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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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#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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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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"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

Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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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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"Principios de bioseguridad en laboratorios de investigación" (Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020)

The Health & Prevention Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Seminar:

Principios de bioseguridad en laboratorios de investigación

by Carmen Romera, Técnico de Prevención, Servicio de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales de Cataluña y Baleares, CSIC

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 @ 10 am
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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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. 

Meetings Organization

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Bordeaux, 17-20 MAY 2020: 18th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids

On 17-20 May 2020 in Bordeaux (France), the 18th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids will take place. The objective of the meeting is to gather together all the members of the supercritical fluid community and to give the opportunity to academic researchers and industrial practitioners to provide a complete and critical up-date on all the current technologies using Supercritical Fluids, their different applications as well as the latest innovations being developed. Abstract deadline for orals and posters is January 15, 2020.

Meetings Participation

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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!

Meetings Participation

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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. 

Commemorations

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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.

Commemorations, Courses and Workshops, Meetings Organization

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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.

Commemorations

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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". 

Meetings Participation, Periodical Lectures & Invited Seminars

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