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Anna Laromaine in People First: “Tener mentores y referentes es importantísimo para elegir una profesión”

Anna Laromaine, researcher at the N&N group at ICMAB, was interviewed by People First, a platform where people from different institutions and enterprises are highlighted. Anna, included in the Top 100 Women more influent in Spain, and awarded in 2016 with the L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Research Award, describes her work as a researcher in nanomedicine, talks about the future of nanotechnology and women in science, about her role models in life, and about being a researcher, a university teacher and an entrepreneur at the same time. 

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#11F: "Lise Meitner: insights from recent research" by Xavier Roqué

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the ICMAB will host a conference about Lise Meitner, followed by a presentation of the AMIT-Cat Association. You are all invited to join us on 11 Februrary!

Lise Meitner: insights from recent research

by Xavier ROQUÉ, CEHIC

Monday, 11 February 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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Alejandro Santos "El sketching no es ilustración científica" during his talk at IMB-CNM-CSIC

Alejandro Santos is the Librarian & Documentalist of ICMAB. His office is right inside the Manuel Cardona Library, at ICMAB. However, during his free time he is also a professional sketcher, and during the last years he has participated in numerous projects on "scientific sketching" in different research centers in the Barcelona Area. On Thursday, 20 December 2018, he gave a talk at the IMB-CNM-CSIC about sketching and science entitled "Sketching y Ciencia. Divulgando dibujando".

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CosmoCaixa, 6-10 MAR 2019: Fira Recerca en Directe with the Superconducting Materials Group!

This year, the 17th edition of the "Fira Recerca en Directe", organized by the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB) in collaboration with Obra Social "la Caixa", will count with the participation of the "Superconducting and Large Scale Nanostructures" group (SUMAN), which will show, among others, the levitating superconducting train. The science fair will take place at CosmoCaixa on 6-9 March 2019.

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"2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: The endless story!" by Jaume Casabó (Mon, 25 Feb 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture, in the framework of the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements: 

2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: The endless story!

by Jaume Casabó Gispert,UAB

Monday, 25 February 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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First school visit of the ESCOLAB 2018-2019 programme

On Friday, 14 December 2018, 25 secondary school students from the "Escola Vedruna Gràcia" visited the ICMAB thanks to the ESCOLAB programme. The students, all from the scientific branch, could enjoy a talk on "Nanomaterials for nanomedicine" by Anna Laromaine, from the NN group, and then visiti some of our Scientific Services.

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Jan-April 2019: "Dilluns de ciència: Els cristalls i la Vida"

The next conference cycle "Dilluns de Ciència" is about crystals and life. Two of the five conferences of the cycle will be given by two ICMAB researchers, Dra. Núria Aliaga (ICREA Reserach Professor) and Dr. Gerard Tobias (Tenured Scientist at ICMAB). All the talks will be at the "Residència d'Investigadors" at 6:30 pm, and will take place always on a Monday. The first talk is on January, 21, and the last one will be on April, 29, 2019. 

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Christmas Lecture at ICMAB: "Science Dissemination 2.0: Social Media for Researchers" by Xavier Lasauca (Wed, 19 Dec 2018)

This year, to celebrate Christmas, on Wednesday, December 19 2018 at 12 pm, we will have with us Xavier Lasauca, R+D Knowledge and Information Systems Manager at the DGR (Secretary of Universities and Research, Department of Business and Knowledge of the Catalan Government). Xavier will give a Christmas Lecture entitled "Science Dissemination 2.0: Social Media for Researchers", in which he will summarise the benefits which can be gained from the use of social media to support research activities. 

After the seminar, there will be the traditional Christmas Concert by the ICMAB choir and the Christmas Buffet for all our staff. 

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A year in review: ICMAB Top 10 Journals of 2018

During 2018, ICMAB researchers have written more than 200 articles in international peer-review science journals of various disciplines: chemistry, physics, materials, nanotechnology, photonics, energy, superconductivity, biochemistry, etc. We have selected in this post the journals with the highest Impact Factor (IF) in which the researchers have published an article. Do you want to know which they are?

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Castelldefels, 28-29 March 2019: VII Spanish Worm Meeting (SWM)

The VII Spanish Worm Meeting (SWM) will take place in Castelldefels (Barcelona), on March 28-29, 2019. Anna Laromaine, from the ICMAB-CSIC, is one of the organizers of this year's meeting. 

This meeting is a biennial gathering of the scientific community working with C. elegans, with special focus on laboratories located in Spain or Spanish scientists working abroad. Deadline for abstracts submission is February 4, 2019.

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The ICMAB in the Top 10 of the ERC research grants in Catalunya

Counting all the ERC projects, since its very beginning, in 2007, Catalunya represents the 3.2 % of all the ERC grants awarded within the European Resarch Area (ERA), and gathers 52 % of the ERC grants in Spain. The ICMAB is within the Top 10 institutions in Catalunya, with a total of 10 ERC projects in total. 

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Welcome, Fabião Santos!

¡Hola!
I am Fabião Santos, from Madeira Island, Portugal!
After my undergraduate studies in Biochemistry (University of Madeira, Portugal) and a Master Degree in the field of Material Science (The University of Tokyo, Japan) I came to ICMAB to pursue a PhD within the project “Dynamic Supramolecular Bio-interfaces and Hydrogels as Biomimetic Materials for Cancer Immunotherapies” under the supervision of Dra. Imma Ratera and Dra. Judith Guasch, within the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group.
I am very happy to be here and looking forward to meet you all!   

The SEPOMO network is "Training the next generation of photovoltaic researchers"

With the participation of 9 academic institutions and 2 industrial organisations in 6 countries, the SEPOMO European H2020 MSCA-ITN network is training 15 early-stage researchers during a 3-year period in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering for efficient photovoltaic devices based on organic molecules. Two of these fellows are supervised by ICMAB researchers: Francesco Silvestri, supervised by Esther Barrena, and Rana Adel Abdelaleim Mohammed, who is doing her research at Eurecat, co-supervised by Mariano Campoy-Quiles

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ICMAB, 29 Jan 2019: Welcome Day of the COFUND MSCA DOC-FAM PhD Fellows

On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, the Welcome Day for the COFUND MSCA Doctoral Training Programme on Functional Advanced Materials "DOC-FAM" PhD Fellows will take place at ICMAB. The Welcome Day is aimed to present the project and introduce the first call PhD fellows and their projects. In this first call, the projects are being carried out at ICMAB-CSIC, ALBA Synchrotron and IREC. 

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Predoctoral Positions at ICMAB within “la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowships INPhINIT

INPhINIT, ”la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme is devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Two modalities are open, with two deadlines:

  • Doctorate INPhINIT Incoming: Candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for less than 12 months in the last 3 yearsDeadline for application: February 6, 2019.
  • Doctorate INPhINIT Retaining: Candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain more than 12 months in the last 3 yearsDeadline for application: February 27, 2019.

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"Opportunities of optical imaging technologies for tissue diagnosis in oncological and cardiovascular scenarios" by Olga M. Conde (Mon, 28 Jan 2019)

The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture

Opportunities of optical imaging technologies for tissue diagnosis in oncological and cardiovascular scenarios

by Olga M. CONDE,Grupo de Ingeniería Fotónica. Dep. TEISA. Universidad de Cantabria; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red – Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN); Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Valdecilla (IDIVAL), Santander.

Monday, 28 January 2019 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles

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PostDoc contracts: Ayudas para contratos Juan de la Cierva

If you are looking for a Postdoctoral contact in an exciting field, take a look at the Juan de la Cierva calls (Formation and Incorporation) that will open soon! Contact our researchers and get ready to apply!

Deadlines: JdC-Formation: 17-31 January 2019 / JdC-Incorporation: 15 January - 5 February 2019

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Metallacarboranes on the Road to Anticancer Therapies: Cellular Uptake, DNA Interaction, and Biological Evaluation of Cobaltabisdicarbollide [COSAN]−

Fuentes, I. , García‐Mendiola, T. , Sato, S. , Pita, M. , Nakamura, H. , Lorenzo, E. , Teixidor, F. , Marques, F. and Viñas, C. (2018), Metallacarboranes on the Road to Anticancer Therapies: Cellular Uptake, DNA Interaction, and Biological Evaluation of Cobaltabisdicarbollide [COSAN]. Chem. Eur. J..

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Great success of the PBSi conference chaired by Clara Viñas and with a high participation of ICMAB researchers

The Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon (PBSi) Conference, held in Barcelona on 10-12 December 2018, counted with the participation of 150 scientists, and was chaired by Prof. Clara Viñas, from ICMAB-CSIC, and Prof. Evamarie Hey-Hawkings from Universität Leipzig. According to the participants, the conference was a great success!

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A year in review: ICMAB most cited articles of 2018

After another year, we look back and see how was this year's scientific research. More than 200 articles, which makes a total of more than 5,200 publications (remember that we reached the 5,000 this last February?) and more than 140,000 citations since the Institue's foundation, in 1986, which makes an average of more than 13,300 citations per year, and 27 citations per article.

The most cited articles of 2018 are shown in this post. Do you want to know which ones are they?

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Congratulations to Dr. Mahdi Chaari, new ICMAB graduate, who defended his PhD Thesis in Tunisia!

Dr. Mahdi Chaari defended his PhD Thesis on December 7, 2018, at the Université de Sfax (Tunisia), obtaining the highest mark Mention Très Honorable avec les félicitations du jury. His supervisor from the ICMAB-CSIC, Dr. Rosario Núñez, was very happy for him. The thesis was entitled "Synthesis and characterization of new carborane derivatives for photo-optical and medicinal applications"

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UB, 4 Feb 2019: Jornada d'Investigadors Predoctorals Interdisciplinària

The 7th edition of the Interdisciplinary Meeting of Predoctoral Researchers (JIPI) will take place on Monday, 4 February 2019. The JIPI has become a meeting point for all predoctoral researchers in Catalonia. It offers the possibility to meet researchers of many other fields, learn about their interests and put ideas in common. It also aims at answering some unpleasant questions such as: Who might be interested in my research? Is it useful? What can I do after the PhD? Are you going to miss it?

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