An international team led by the ICREA Prof Arben Merkoçi has just developed new sensing platforms based on bacterial cellulose nanopaper. These novel platforms are simple, low cost and easy to produce and present outstanding properties that make them ideal for optical (bio)sensing applications. The results have been reported in ACS Nano.
The appointment of the Director marks the launch of the new institute, a scientific initiative involving CRG, ICIQ, ICN2, ICFO, IFAE and IRB Barcelona. As of September, she will be responsible for promoting interdisciplinary research strategies, tech transfer, and international graduate training with the six centres that compose the Institute.
About 90 High School teachers attended the event on July the 7th and they were introduced to the nanoworld. The organizing committee formed by ICN2, UB, UAB and CESIRE explained the different steps of the program and gave some tools and resources to communicate nanoscience. ICREA Prof Víctor Puntes gave a talk about the state-of-the art of nanomaterials.
The IUPAP Young Scientist Medal is the most prestigious award received by a young researcher working on magnetism. The award recognises the original experiments performed by Dr Marius V. Costache related with spin pumping and the magnon-drag effect. He will give an invited lecture after receiving the Medal during the 20th International Conference on Magnetism held in Barcelona.