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· Pere Roca-Cusachs (Department of Biomedicine) receives the City of Barcelona Award in the Life Sciences category. The researcher was awarded for his study, published in the journal Cell, in which he identifies a mechanism through which tissue rigidity regulates cell proliferation and survival, as well as it implications on diseases such as cancer and liver and lung fibrosis (read more)

· ColorSensing, a project developed at the group lead by Daniel Prades (Department of Electronics and Biomedical Engineering of the Faculty of Physics): "We make labels for packaged food that can tell what is happening in the tray". The entire interview in the following link.

· The FBG awards €100,000 to four UB projects for the valorisation of research. The grants of the Valorization Fund will make it possible to further mature the selected technologies with the twofold aim of bringing them closer to market requirements, and of allowing their transfer either through licensing to an existing company or through the creation of a new spin-off. One of the funded projects is ‘New generation of SMDs for printed electronic circuits’, led by Dr. Albert Cirera Hernández, Faculty of Physics and member of the Institute. (More information)

· Promoting the publication of high quality science articles –in open access and a low cost- through an editorial process exclusively managed by researchers from the academic field. This is the main objective in Chemistry Squared (Chem2), the first scientific journal launched by Science2, a non-profit association created in 2017 by a group of experts from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona and members of the Institute. (Read more)

· An article by a team of the University of Barcelona, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), with the collaboration of Dr. Pietro Tierno (Grup de Física no lineal en nanobiofísica-Magnetic Soft Matter Group), shows the theoretical prediction and experimental observation that a mixed-order transition in a magnetic colloidal crystal, that is, a solid formed by a suspension of magnetic microparticles. (Read more)


 An article by a team of the University of Barcelona,
 published in the journal Proceedings of the National 
 Academy of Sciences (PNAS), shows the theoretical 
 prediction and experimental observation that a 
 mixed-order transition in a magnetic colloidal crystal.   




 Research Seminar IN2UB

Low temperature Inductively Coupled Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition of vertically oriented graphene nanowalls for supercapacitor applications

By Arevik Musheghyan, PhD student. Phyisics and Engineering of amorphous materials and Nanostructures. FEMAN
(Dep. Applied Physics, Fac. Physics) 

Venue: Sala de Graus Antiga de Física
Date: 22nd February 2018 at 12h

 Research Seminar IN2UB

Therapeutic applications of stimulus triggered delivery systems

By Dra. M. Carmen Morán Badenas, Tenured Assistant Professor. Physiology Section. (Dep. Biochemistry and Physiology, Fac. Pharmacy and Food Sciences)

Venue: Eduard Fontseré de Física
Date: 8th February 2018 at 12h

 Research Seminar IN2UB

"Nanomaterials: Good or evil? ZnO nanoparticles as an example"

By Dr. Montserrat Mitjans, Tenured Assistant Professor. Physiology Section. (Dep. Biochemistry and Physiology, Fac. Pharmacy and Food Sciences)

Venue: Sala de Graus Antiga de Física
Date: 25th Jaunuary 2018 at 12h

► Research Seminar (FLYER)

"Magnetic memory in single molecules"

By Dr. Nick Chilton, faculty member at Manchester University

Date: Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 12h
Venue: Faculty of Chemistry, Aula Magna Enric Casassas.