Corneal-BNC project finalist at Premios Expoquimia 2020

We are happy to share with you that the project Novel Nanocellulose Patches to Treat Corneal Wounds (CORNEAL-BNC) founded by a Llavor grant has been selected as a finalist in the PREMIO BIOTECNOLOGÍA I+D+I 2020 from Premios Expoquimia 2020. This translational project joins forces with the Barraquer Clinic of Barcelona to develop novel solutions for the treatment of corneal wounds. Congratulations to all the researchers involved! 

New publication co-authored by Sole Roig and Anna Laromaine!

The N&N researchers Sole Roig and Anna Laromained are co-authors of the publication “Enzymically attaching oligosaccharide-linked ‘cargoes’ to cellulose and other commercial polysaccharides via stable covalent bondsrecently published on the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.

Congratulations to them and their collaborators! 

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Laura González awarded with the PhD Extraordinary award!

Laura González, a former member of the N&N Group, has been awarded the PhD Extraordinary Award by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, for her doctoral thesis that was developed during the period 2016-2017. Laura’s thesis, “Evaluating inorganic nanoparticles in the living organism Caenorhabditis elegans”, was supervised by Anna Roig and Anna Laromaine.

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Open call for JAE Intro 2020: three projects offered by N&N Group

The CSIC launched the JAE Intro 2020: Introduction to research fellowships for University students. The objective of this program is to introduce students to research activity in diverse scientific areas and to enable them to be in contact with CSIC research centres. Three projects are offered by N&N Group. The call is open from 9 March to 9 April 2020.

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Wenchao received the prizes for best poster and best oral presentation at AERoGELS conference in Santiago!

Wenchao and Anna Roig attended the conference “Aerogels for Biomedical and Environmental Applications” that took place in Santiago de Compostela on 18-20 February. Anna gave a talk on bacterial nanocellulose as a cell culture platform and Wenchao presented a talk and a poster about his work.

Wenchao was awarded the Best Collaborative Poster Contribution award and the Best Oral Presentation in Early Career Investigator Forum award. Congratulations!

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Remei wins 3rd prize of SCN2 Dresselhaus Awards!

Remei Escudero, former member of N&N Group and Bachelor Student in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the UAB, has won the 3rd prize of the Dresselhaus Awards, organized by the Catalan Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCN2). Remei defended her work by presenting a poster that was evaluated by a jury formed by PhD fellows. The event took place on 17 December 2019 and the results were announced in January 2020.

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