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#25N “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the CSIC Women and Science Committee and the CSIC Delegate Committee for Equality have prepared the following joint communication. 

The ICMAB Gender Equality Committee at ICMAB works to ensure that there are no inequalities or discriminations for reasons of gender, race, age, nationality at ICMAB, is the main consultation point for anyone who has any issue regarding these topics, and makes available all the resources and tools (from CSIC, MCIN...) to the ICMAB staff and provides training in the matter, so they know what to do when something related to work or sexual harassment, inequalities, bias, or any other discrimination happens. 

Women in Science, Breaking News

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100xCiencia.6 SOMMa meeting at Palau Reial de Pedralbes | ICMAB, CSIC

Change in the presidency of the SOMMa alliance: María José Sanz replaces María Blasco

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María José Sanz, director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), takes over the presidency of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centers and María de Maeztu Units (SOMMa) replacing María Blasco, director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO).

Press Review, Institutional

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Image from Gerd Altmann in Pixabay

Researchers develop a material that mimics how the brain stores information

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UAB researchers have developed a magnetic material capable of imitating the way the brain stores information. The material makes it possible to emulate the synapses of neurons and mimic, for the first time, the learning that occurs during deep sleep. ICMAB researcher Alberto Quintana participates in the study. 

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Open Access seminar at ICMAB | ICMAB, CSIC

Open Access Transition Phase: Transformative Agreements

To celebrate the International Open Access Week 2022 (24-30 October) we organized a seminar on open access at ICMAB, entitled Open bar, publish open access free wherever you want. CSIC's transformative agreements with publishers.

Institutional

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Welcome to the ICMAB Annual Report 2021

2021 has been a year characterized by the "back-to-normal" life after the pandemic. 

The ICMAB has, step by step, returned to normality, but continuing with online and hybrid events and meetings, and with limitted capacity in the labs and offices for most of the year, and strict conditions to ensure the safety and health of all the ICMABers. 

However, our researchers and all our staff have worked hard to continue making this center one of the top centers in materials science research of the world.

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Visit of the CSIC President at ICMAB | ICMAB-CSIC

The CSIC president visits the institution's centers in Catalunya

Eloísa del Pino visited some of the CSIC centers in Catalunya to meet the staff and discuss the needs and challenges of the institutes. She has been able to tour emblematic infrastructures such as the IMB-CNM Clean Room and the Nanoquim and Nanbiosis platforms at ICMAB; or the Automated X-ray Crystallography Platform at IBMB.

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NextGEM project partners during the Kick-off meeting in Crete on July 2022

ICMAB participates in the new NextGEM European project to investigate new generation electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure and possible health effects

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The 48-month EU-funded NextGEM project started on 1 July 2022 and counts with 7.56 M€. One of the objectives of the project is to ensure EU citizens’ healthy living and a safe working environment when employing existing and future electromagnetic fields (EMF)-based telecommunication technologies

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Organic semiconductor on glass support | ICMAB-CSIC

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

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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.

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Digging the whole for the IoT wireless sensors in COVIDES vineyards | ICMAB-CSIC

ICMAB installs IoT wireless sensors in vineyards at the Penedès

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In the framework of the ERC PoC project OrGeVine, an expedition of ICMABers visited the vineyards of the cooperative COVIDES and installed several IoT devices.

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

Molecular Gate in RNE "A hombros de gigantes"

Mariano Campoy-Quiles and Anna May Masnou explain the new ICMAB-CSIC spin off to Manuel Seara.

On Sunday, 24 April 2022, the spin off Molecular Gate S.L. was featured in the radio programme "A hombros de gigantes", by Manuel Seara.

Anna May Masnou, Communication Officer at ICMAB, and Mariano Campoy-Quiles, researcher and co-founder of the spin off (together with Alexander Perevedentsev, and with BeAble Capital), explained the basics of this new spin off, which intends to provide a range of unique and cost-effective security solutions for the pharmaceutical market.

The patented technology will help to verify the authenticity of products and ensure their proper handling during storage and transportation.

Radio, Breaking News, timeline

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Converting solar energy to electricity on demand | Chalmers University of Technology | Daniel Spacek, neuroncollective.com

Converting solar energy to electricity on demand

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Eventually, this research – developed at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, by ICMAB and ICREA researcher Kasper Moth-Poulsen and co-workers – could lead to self-charging electronics using stored solar energy on demand.

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A picture of the installation at the ALBA Synchrotron

The ALBA Synchrotron begins construction of a new beamline: 3Sbar

ICMAB Researcher Xavier Torrelles has collaborated in the design process of the new beamline installation.

ALBA Synchrotron, a 3rd generation synchrotron light facility that allows for the visualization of the atomic structure of matter as well as the study of its properties, will open its newest beamline, 3Sbar, by 2026:

"Each new beamline opens new windows in understanding the complexity of the world around us. With 3Sbar, ALBA aims to be at the fore-front of catalysis science, building a unique scientific instrument with strong capabilities for preserving our environment", says Caterina Biscari, director of the ALBA Synchrotron.

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 Álvaro Luis Jiménez, CRAG PhD researcher, working with tomato plants at CRAG greenhouse | CRAG

A wall to stop bacterial wilt in tomato plants

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ICMAB researchers Anna Laromaine and Sumithra Srinivasan collaborate in this study led by CRAG researchers to unveil the physico-chemical nature of the xylem barriers responsible for bacterial wilt resistance in tomato plants.

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A portrait of Agustín Mihi

New ERC-PoC Project will provide a sustainable alternative to microplastics as whitening agents

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ICMAB Researcher Agustín Mihi and his team will develop opacifying agents based on cellulose and algae-based polymers. 

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Stable nanovesicles for the delivery of microRNA in cancer treatment in #WorldCancerDay

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On World Cancer Day (4 Feb), we present a study on new nanovesicles, known as quatsomes, which have been successfully engineered to encapsulate and deliver microRNAs for the treatment of tumors. These nanovesicles are produced by a simple GMP compliant process, an unavoidable requirement for the clinical use of new drug candidates. The study, published in Small, has been highlighted in the Women in Materials Science issue of Advanced Materials.

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Cell penetrability of DNA-grafted quatsomes

New fluorescent nanovesicles for intracellular biomarker detection

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A new work by the Nanomol Group, belonging to the CIBER-BBN network, together with a team from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, presents new nanovesicles capable of crossing biological barriers such as cell membranes, while maintaining their sensing capacity, which makes them attractive probes for intracellular detection of biomarkers.

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13 ICMAB researchers in the Stanford ranking of most highly cited scientists

Up to 523 CSIC scientists are in the ranking, 82 of them from centers in Catalonia.

ICMAB researchers in this ranking are working in the fields of sustainable batteries, oxide electronics, electronic and crystallographic structure of materials, flexoelectricity, borane-based materials, molecular materials, nitride-based materials, photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, among others. 

Top Science Results, Breaking News, timeline

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