WiS News

Monday, 29 April 2019

The substrate is alive! Scanning tunnelling miscroscopy to watch graphene growth on nickel surfaces

Dr Cristina Africh, from the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto Officina dei Materiali, presented on 24 April an ICN2 Seminar on the role of the substrate when generating graphene. Later that day she gave a talk in Casa Convalescència organised by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Barcelona with the support of the ICN2. This outreach event was organised in the context of the 500 anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

The CONCORD project aims to improve the immunotherapy of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia with gold nanoparticles

Selected by the European Commission through the EuroNanoMed programme, this project aims to improve CAR T cell therapy using messenger RNA (mRNA). Its aim is to make the therapeutic effect more sustained thanks to gold nanoparticles that will control the release of mRNAs. The project is coordinated by the ICN2 and has the experience of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona - IDIBAPS, IRCCS - Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri" in Milan and Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv.

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, 28 February 2019

The Young Academy of Europe is registered as a charity

Dr. Zeila Zanolli is the Treasurer of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and she was among the board members that signed the documents in Munich. Registration as a charity establishes the official status of the YAE and enables it to start raising funds and receive donations to keep fostering its active role in influencing scientific policy throughout Europe.