Awards

Research Award L'Oréal-Unesco FWIS 2017 for Mariona Coll and her project on new materials for photovoltaics

As we already announced on July 2017, Mariona Coll, researcher at the Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB) in the SUMAN group, has been awarded with the Research Award L'Oréal-Unesco "For Women in Science" 2017. The awards ceremony took place this last Wednesday, 22 November, in Madrid. Mariona will receive 15.000 € that will be invested in her research project which "can contribute to one of the most important challenges of this century: find a new energy system for the production of clean energy". 

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Judith Guasch, awarded with a leader position of a Max Planck Partner Group

The ICMAB researcher Judith Guasch has been appointed Leader of a Max Planck Partner Group (Dynamic Biomimetics for Cancer Immunotherapy) in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research (Heidelberg, Germany). This position, started this same 2017, strengthens the collaboration of ICMAB with the Max Planck Society through the research that Judith is performing, which is based on the development of biomimetic lymph nodes to help improving novel adoptive cell therapies, specially those designed to treat cancer.

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The video "A story on Bacterial Cellulose" among the Top 15 critically acclaimed of the JoVE contest: Film Your Research

Last June 2017, Anna May Masnou and Sole Roig, from the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN), filmed a video for the JoVE contest: Film your research. Although the video, entitled "A Story on Bacterial Cellulose", did not make it to the final, the video made it to the Top 15 critically acclaimed videos by the jury, among hundreds of other submissions in this internatinal science communication contest.
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Dr. Jose Muñoz: Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat UAB

Jose Muñoz, who did his PhD at the UAB, and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the NANOMOL group at ICMAB, under the supervision of Dr. Marta Mas and Dr. Núria Crivillers, has been awarded with the PhD special prize award (Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat) of the UAB. 

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The project “BRIDG3D: Imprimiendo puentes en 3D” brings ICMAB to the final of "Ciencia en Acción"

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

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Dr. Jaume Veciana received a Mention of Honor for his dedication in the creation of NANBIOSIS

On April 22, Dr. Jaume Veciana received a Mention of Honor from the current President of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, during the celebration of the X Anniversary of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery “Jesus Usón” for his commitment, effort and dedication in the creation of the Singular Scientific Technological Infrastructures (ICTS) NANBIOSIS, in collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Research Center in Bioingeneering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN).

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Miquel Torras multipremiat als Premis Sant Jordi 2017 de l'IEC pel seu treball final de grau

Miquel Torras, membre del N&N Group, ha guanyat el Premi de la Societat Catalana de Química de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC) a la Convocatòria dels Premis Sant Jordi 2017, i una menció honorífica al Premi Jordi Porta i Jué de la Societat Catalana de Física
En Miquel Torras va estudiar el doble grau en física i química, i ha obtingut un doble premi!

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The ICMAB was present at the 10_supthsup_ anniversary of the ERC celebrated at the UAB-CEI Sphere

The UAB-CIE (International Excellence Campus) Sphere celebrated the 10 years of the European Research Council (ERC) with the event “ERC: Challenges and Opportunities”, held at the CRAG Auditorium on March 30, 2017. ICMAB has now 9 ERC funded projects, 4 of them from 2016. The ERC researchers are Marta Mas, who participated as speaker in the event, Núria Aliaga, Mariano Campoy, Agustín Mihi, Alexander Ponrouch, Teresa Puig, Massimiliano Stengel and Gerard Tobias.

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New Communication & Outreach Officer at ICMAB

From now on Anna May Masnou is the new Communication & Outreach Officer at ICMAB. Anna holds a PhD in Materials Science and Technology and is currently studying a postgraduate course in Science Communication.

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Susan Trolier-McKinstry, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ICMAB, has been appointed President of the Materials Research Society (MRS) for 2017

On January 1, Susan Trolier-McKinstry (The Pennsylvania State University) assumed the presidency of the Materials Research Society (MRS) for 2017, after serving as vice president/president-elect for 2016. She succeeded Kristi S. Anseth (University of Colorado Boulder), who now serves MRS as immediate past president.

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El programa europeo Consolidator financia 24 proyectos de excelencia (3 de ellos del ICMAB) en centros españoles

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El programa Consolidator del Consejo Europeo de Investigación, destinado a afianzar equipos de excelencia, ha otorgado 47 millones de euros a 24 proyectos científicos en España. La convocatoria coloca al país en el quinto puesto de los que más becas de este tipo han recibido en 2016, por detrás de Reino Unido, Dinamarca, Francia, y Holanda.

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