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Thursday, 04 April 2019

ICREA Prof. Aitor Mugarza and Dr César Moreno receive the third prize of La Vanguardia de la Ciencia award

Together with a test to predict response to immunotherapy drugs against cancer and a research on the origins of autism, the nanoporous graphene has been awarded today at La Pedrera with this recognition promoted by La Vanguardia and Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera. The ICN2 researchers from the Atomic Manipulation and Spectroscopy Group led the research published in Science together with DIPC, CiQUS and other ICN2 researchers.

Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Tuneable reverse photochromes in the solid state

A new technique allows the design of solid materials that are coloured in the dark. ICN2 researchers from the Nanostructured Functional Materials Group, led by Dr Daniel Ruiz, have developed it in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry of the UAB. Their results, published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces with Dr Claudio Roscini as its last author, can have applications in rewritable displays or optical data storage systems.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Gold nanoparticles to facilitate in-situ detection of amplified DNA at room temperature

The proposed nanobiosensor developed by ICN2 Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group led by ICREA Prof. Arben Merkoçi and Vetgenomics takes advantage of the high sensitivity achieved when using gold nanoparticles in the sensing surface. The sensor integrates DNA amplification and detection, which is of high interest for human, veterinarian and plant diagnostics. The results have been published in Analytical Chemistry.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

A review explores the chemistry behind catechol-based adhesion

Catechols play a key role in natural adhesion processes in wet conditions. Dr Javier Saiz-Poseu and Dr Daniel Ruiz-Molina have published a review in Angewandte Chemie that summarises the chemistry involved in natural and synthetic catechol-based adhesive materials and offers guidance for the development of new ones.