On 19 January 2018 we received the visit of a group of highschool students from Institut Castellbisbal. The students listened first to our Communication and Outreach Officer, who welcomed them and explained them where they were and the work we do at ICMAB, and then to a seminar on "The materials of the future for nanomedicine" given by Dr. Judith Guasch, from the NANOMOL group. The seminar was followed by a visit to four of our laboratories: X-ray diffraction, AFM, SoftLab and the lab of Dr. Judith Guasch.
Many of the students wanted to pursue a scientific career (biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering...) and they were happy see how our researchers work here at ICMAB. At the X-ray diffraction lab (Anna Crespi, Joan Esquius) they could differentiate an ibuprofene from an aspirin, at the AFM, Andrés Gómez explained them how this microscopy works, at the Softlab (David Piña), the synthesis of nanovesicules with supercritical CO2, and in Dr. Judith Guasch's lab, with Eduardo Pérez, they detected proteins with the procedure called enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), which uses color change to detect substances.
The seminar of Dr. Judith Guasch included part of her research work on "Dynamic biomimetics for cancer immunotherapy", in which she focuses on the design, synthesis and fabrication of multifunctional materials for biomedical applications, especially on novel therapies for the treatment of cancer.
Thanks for coming to visit us!