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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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Registration is now open for OPTOFEM2020: An ICMAB Summer School on OPTICALLY CONTROLLED FERROELECTRIC MEMRISTORS.

POSTPONED! We proudly announce the ICMAB summer school on “OPTICALLY CONTROLLED FERROELECTRIC MEMRISTORS” (OPTOFEM2020). The School will finally take place on October, 22-23, 2020, at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), since it was postponed due to the COVID-19. Deadline for registration is September 2, 2020. 

Meetings Organization

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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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Congratulations Dr. Cristiano Matricardi, new ICMAB graduate!

Doctor Cristiano Matricardi from the NANOPTO Group defended his PhD thesis entitled "Hybrid plasmonic-photonic nanostructures for enhanced spectroscopy" and supervised by Agustín Mihi, on Friday, 21 February 2020 at the ICMAB. Congratulations for the good job! If you know more about him, his research and his future steps, continue reading!

PhD Congrats

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Welcome Dalinda Quingatuña at ICMAB!

Hi ! my name is Dalinda Quingatuña, I'm from Ecuador!! I am a PhD student from University of Granada. I work in Dynamic Molecular with model MARTINI and now I'm going to work under the supervision of Dr. Jordi Faraudo. I'm delighted to be at ICMAB.

(The photography is taken in Mitad del Mundo, Quito - Ecuador)

 

Ecuador

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Welcome Víctor Vallejo at ICMAB!

Hi. My name is Víctor and I have studied nanoscience and nanotechnology in the Autonomus University of Barcelona. I am currently investigating in ICMAB about the properties of the bacterial cellulose to use it in batteries, exactly in their electrodes. I am a person who takes care about the environment and enjoys to do activities in the nature. So, investigate a new way to store energy using a cheaper and biofriendly method is one of the things which motivates me to do that research.

 

Spain

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The contribution of Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor at HALCHEM highlighted in C&EN News in Japan

Clara Viñas and Francesc Teixidor were Invited Speakers at HALCHEM IX, the 9th International Meeting on Halogen Chemistry (HALCHEM IX), which was held at the University of Perugia, Italy, between 23 and 26 of September 2019. The Japanese industry has a high interest in halogens (especially in iodine), and they have always participated in the HALCHEM conferences. This is possibly the reason why the Japanese version of the C&E News has highlighted this scientific event in their pages. 
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Welcome Chris James at ICMAB!

Hola! I'm Chris and I'm currently involved in a TFM project in the NANOMOL group investigating the functionalization of SAMs with different nanoparticles. I completed my Bachelor's in Biomedical Science back home in Wales and am currently enrolled in the Masters of Molecular Biotechnology at UB. I enjoy snowboarding, surfing and cycling; all possible here (or nearby) in Barcelona!

 

United Kingdom

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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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Welcome Alex Pérez at ICMAB!

Hello there! I'm Alex, I'm in my last course as a chemistry student in UAB and I'll be doing my TFG in ICMAB about deposition studies of molecular based materials on electrodes. I'm really excited about it! I enjoy travelling a lot like in this photo, when I visited my relatives back in the US

 

Spain

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Welcome Arnau Güell Bara at ICMAB!

Hello! My name is Arnau Güell and I am graduated in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in UAB. I am currently doing a MSc in Biomedical Engineering and now I have also started a practicum at NanomolTechSL researching in Quatsomes. I am a big fan of bouldering and I also enjoy playing basketball and playing the guitar.

 

Spain

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Welcome Carles Guillén Almiñana at ICMAB!

Hello, I'm Carles and I'm a last-year physics student at UAB, I'm writing the Bachelor's final project at ICMAB about magnetic convection currents at the Materials Simulation and Theory department. I'm quite excited to start this new adventure and feel like a real scientist!

 

Spain

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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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Welcome Hanna Reijneveld at ICMAB!

Hi, I am Hanna Reijneveld from Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. I am a double master student in nanotechnology and chemical engineering track molecules and materials engineering. I will work in the NANOMOL group with Xavi under supervision of dr. Imma Ratera on anchoring of biomolecules to surfaces. I love travelling, good food and field hockey and I look forward to my time here!

 

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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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Welcome Sara Gónzalez at ICMAB!

Hi! I'm Sara González. I am a chemistry student from UAB and I will be doing my degree's final project at ICMAB working with organic semiconductor compounds. My favourite hobbies are reading, going to the cinema and travelling

 

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Welcome Leon Smook at ICMAB!

Hola, bon dia. My name is Leon Smook and I am from the Netherlands. I will be doing an internship at ICMAB in the group of Dr. Mestres on growing thin oxide films. Science, culture, hopefully good weather - Barcelona has it all. I am looking forward to this adventure near this beautiful city

 

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The exhibition "Científiques Catalanes 2.0" coordinated by the ACCC starts its tour on #11F2020

On February 11, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Salt Water Museum, in collaboration with the Girona Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBGI), will host the opening of "Científiques Catalanes 2.0", a traveling exhibition featuring women scientists in our territory, whose work is very important for the advancement of science, in all its aspects. The exhibition is coordinated by the ACCC Gender Perspective Group

EXTERNAL EVENTS

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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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Move your technology from lab to market with CRAASH BARCELONA

Biocat has opened the call for applications to the second edition of CRAASH Barcelona, a 12-week acceleration program that helps research teams from Catalonia and other European countries successfully launch innovation to market in the healthtech arena. The deadline for applications is 16 March.

TT Calls

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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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"La ciencia según Forges" at the CSIC Residència d'Investigadors in Barcelona

From 11 February 2020 to the 1 March 2020, the exhibition "La ciencia según Forges" will be at the CSIC Residència d'Investigadors. A great opportunity to visit this exhibition, formed by 66 drawings by Forges (Antonio Fraguas) that appeared in the newspaper "El País" from 1995 to 2018. The exhibition is like a tour through the past, present and future of the research in Spain.

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New patent on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents based on organic metal-free dendrimers

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a commonly used clinical imaging technique for noninvasive diagnosis and characterization of soft tissues. The technique provides images in excellent detail of tumors and related pathological conditions thanks to the contrast agents used in the procedure. Now, a group of researchers from the ICMAB led by José Vidal-Gancedo, from the Nanomol Group, have developed organic metal-free magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents based on dendrimers with a totally innovative synthesis procedure.

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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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