Author: Beltzane Garcia

New JAE Intro SOMdM 2021 call for Master Student’s research internships

A new JAE Intro SOMdM 2021 call is now open for Research Fellowships for University Students at Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu Research Centers. From ICMAB, the call is open to students who will course a Master during the academic year 2021-2022 and who are willing to begin working in the field of research in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and related areas. The application will be open from 14 May to 15 June 2021.

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Our PhD student Sandra Giraldo will defend her Thesis! =)

The PhD researcher Sandra Giraldo from the Supramolecular systems in Nanomedicine Group (UB) and FunNanoSurf Group (ICMAB-CSIC), will defend her PhD thesis on Friday, 26 February 2021, at 11 am in an online session.

The PhD Thesis Defense will be held by videoconference from the ICMAB meeting room.

International Women and Girls in Science Day. What would have happened if Einstein had been born a woman?

On the occasion of International Women and Girls in Science Day, researchers are launching the #NoMoreMatildas campaign to make their work visible.
“Can you imagine what would have happened if Einstein had been born a woman? We probably wouldn’t know who she was. ”

Put an eye on this interesting video 😉

Dr. Arántzazu González talk about “The Matilda effect” in Catalunya Radio Programme “Les dones i els dies”

What is Matilda effect? The Matilda Effect is known as the constant invisibilization of women in the science field. They don’t appear in the science or history boks, and their research results are many times diluted among the results of their male colleagues, maybe because these latter reclaim its authorship or because it is not believed that what their female colleagues are researching is important enough.

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FunNanoSurf is a multidisciplinary group at the ICMAB (Institute of Material Science of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain) interested in the integration of molecules as active elements in nano-/micro-devices with the goal of developing functional molecular-based platforms for electronic and/or sensing applications. 


Job Description 

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to create hybrid graphene-based three-terminal nanodevices. The postdoctoral fellow will oversee the design, fabrication and characterization of graphene-based electrodes separated by a nano-gap (<2 nm) using controlled electroburning, as well as the analysis and treatment of the experimental data. Electronic transport measurements of three-terminal nanodevices will be performed in a probe station under various environmental conditions to assess their efficiency and robustness as electronic sensors.

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Open Call!!! JAE Intro ICMAB 2020: Introduction to research grants for University students


The CSIC launches the JAE Intro ICMAB 2020 call “Introduction to Research Fellowships for University Students”This call is open to University students who are willing to begin working in the field of research in Materials Science, Phyiscs, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and related areas in an attractive environment in a Severo Ochoa Excellence Center. The fellowships are for 5 consecutive months during the academic year 2020-2021. The application will be open from 1 September to 20 September 2020. 

Who can apply?

The call is for university students with an excellent academic record. Applicants should have an average grade equal or higher than 7.5/10. The fellowships are for university students who will start studying an Official University Master during 2020-2021 in the fields of Materials Science and Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biomedicine.

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New times, New ways! NanoBio&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;Med2020 Virtual Conference.

Last Friday (10/07/2020), our PhD student Sandra Giraldo Clemente attended on a virtual NanoBio&Med2020 Conference.  Her speech was entitled Neurotransmitter’s encapsulation on Bipyridinium-functionalized polysilicon microparticles by supramolecular interactions.

At the NanoBio&Med2020, it have been presented the most recent international developments in the field of Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine in order to provide a platform for multidisciplinary communication, new cooperations and projects to participants from both science and industry. 

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Raquel Gimeno Second finalist photo of FOTICMAB 2020 contest

Second finalist for “Small scale drawing with rhodamine” by Raquel Gimeno Muñoz, PhD researcher in the FunNanoSurf group. 

The photo is an orderly immobilization of rhodamine molecules on a previously functionalized glass surface. 

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The ICMAB donates 33.200 gloves for medical uses. Solidarity is the only way!

The ICMAB is since last Monday 16 March 2020, an Institute with Restricted Access. Most of the laboraories are empty, the Scientific and Technical Services are closed, only the basic services are working and most of the people is working and staying at home. For this reason, when we heard that Personal Protection Equipment was needed in the hospitals and health centers, we had no doubt that we could donate some of the material that we had.

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