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!
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.
A novel potentiometric microsensor for real-time detection of Irgarol using the ion-pair complex [Irgarol-H]+[Co(C2B9H11)2]−
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.
Influence of the magnetic field on the stability of the multiferroic conical spin arrangement of Mn 0.80 Co0.20 WO4
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 years. Deadline 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 years. Deadline for application: February 27, 2019.
"Opportunities of optical imaging technologies for tissue diagnosis in oncological and cardiovascular scenarios" by Olga M. Conde (Mon, 28 Jan 2019)
Opportunities of optical imaging technologies for tissue diagnosis in oncological and cardiovascular scenariosby 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
On 29 December 2018 the article "Martí Gich rep dos milions d'euros per investigar el 5G", written by the journalist Núria Jar, was published in the printed version of the "Diari de Sabadell", a local newspaper from the near city of Sabadell.
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
Núvol, the digital newspaper about culture, published on 28 December 2018 an article entitled "Escletxes per incloure la dona en la ciència" about our participation in the "Science & Tech Girls Vallès" event, which took pace on 17 November 2018 at the Biblioteca Vapor Badia (Sabadell).
Metallacarboranes on the Road to Anticancer Therapies: Cellular Uptake, DNA Interaction, and Biological Evaluation of Cobaltabisdicarbollide [COSAN]−
Would you like to know which are the 10 most cited articles of all time published by ICMAB researchers? Well, we have done the job for you. After looking the Web of Science-Core collection, we obtain the following results:
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!
Within the programme "A researcher in your classroom" (Un investigador a la teva aula), researchers from the ICMAB can spend a class at one secondary or primary school and show the students what it is like to be a scientist and the research in nanomaterials performed at our Institute.
On 19 December 2018, Nora Ventosa and the other new IEC numerary members were invited to the morning radio programme "El matí de Catalunya Ràdio" to participate in the roundtable "La Tertúlia" with Monica Terribas.
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?
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".
Pressure-Induced Locking of Methylammonium Cations versus Amorphization in Hybrid Lead Iodide Perovskites
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".
Alexandre Ponrouch, researcher at the ICMAB, has been selected as 2019 recipient of the International Battery Association (IBA) Early Career Award. The award recognizes his inspiring contribution to the advancement of electrochemical energy storage systems.
ICMAB Research collaboration offer: Design and fabrication of photonic crystals for improved particle detection
The NANOPTO group at ICMAB is searching a physics/nanotechnology graduate or an engineer to work with them in the design and fabrication of photonic crystal.
Deadline: February 2019
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.
2019 will be the 150th anniversary since Dmitry Mendeleev discovered the Periodic System and has been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements" (IYPT2019) (AITP in Catalan).
"2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: The endless story!" by Jaume Casabó (Mon, 25 Feb 2019)
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
The next edition of Pint of Science will take place on 20-22 May in many cities around Spain, including Barcelona.
If you want to come to ICMAB with a Ramón y Cajal contract, please take a look at the call, that will open on 9 January, and will remain open until 30 January 2019!
Deadline: 30 January 2019
If you would like to join ICMAB as a technician in our Scientific and Technical Services, take a look at the call that will open soon in this area!
Deadline: 30 January - 13 February 2019
The 50th General Assembly & 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress "Frontiers in Chemistry: Let’s create our Future! 100 years with IUPAC" will take place on Paris, from 5 to 12 July 2019.
J. A. Sans, V. Monteseguro, G. Garbarino, M. Gich, V. Cerantola, V. Cuartero, M. Monte, T. Irifune, A. Muñoz & C. Popescu. Nature Communications, Volume 9, Article number: 4554 (2018).
On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, we celebrated Christmas at our Institute. We had a full programme consisting in a Christmas lecture on "Science dissemination 2.0", then the ICMAB choir sang the Christmas songs, and then we had some Christmas finger food for all our staff.
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.
Until 8 February 2019 at noon the deadline to send proposals for the 16th edition of FOTCIENCIA, an initiative that will select the best photos with scientific content, both photographs and micro-photographs, with prizes up to 1,500 € in each category!
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.
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.
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?
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.
OXOLUTIA SL, the ICMAB spin off created in 2010, has made relevant advances in the last 2 years in the technological development of coated conductors using cost-effective inks for the production of high temperature superconducting layers, as stated in their website on December 12, 2018.
"Next-Generation Materials to Tackle the Energy Challenge" by F. Pelayo García de Arquer (Mon, 17 Dec 2018)
Next-Generation Materials to Tackle the Energy Challengeby F. Pelayo García de Arquer, University of Toronto
Monday, 17 December 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, we had a very special visit in our Institute: "the scientists" class formed by 24 six-year old students from "La Trama" school in Sabadell visited us. It was a fantastic visit. All the kids were very happy to become real scientists for a day, and to visit the laboratories, the clean room, the glove boxes, the microscopes and even to perform an X-ray diffraction experiment to discover what is sand made of.
"Converteix-te en un detectiu de materials" brings more than 100 students at ICMAB for the Science Week!
During two mornings, 12 and 13 November 2018, the ICMAB hosted the workshop for secondary school students "Become a materials detective" (Converteix-te en un detectiu de materials) to celebrate the Science Week 2018. Four classes of 2nd ESO from the IES Vallès (Sabadell) came to ICMAB by train and became scientists for a day.
On Thursday 25 October, the students from 2n BTX from the "Col·legi Maristes de Montserrat" (Lleida) took the bus and came to our center to spend an afternoon learning about nanotechnology and supermaterials! They could enjoy the visit of the "Matheroes" exhibition, a talk from one of our researchers, and a visit to our installations.