Tsukuba, Japan. On 24th of July NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science) of Japan, and IBEC (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration on the “Design of Biomaterials Surfaces and Biosensors for Cell Function Manipulation and Analysis”.
The first cover of a top nano-science journal this month features the work of several IBEC researchers. The journal Small (Volume 5. No. 11 – June 5 2009) dedicates its cover to a paper published by four researchers from IBEC´s BioNanoPhotonics group led by Dra. María García-Parajo and two scientists from the Nijmegen Center for Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS), in the Netherlands.
The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Catalonia (Asociación Catalana de Fibrosis Quística) provides active support to the research conducted by Doctor Eduard Torrents, a member of IBEC´s Microbial Biotechnology and Host-Pathogen Interaction Group, into the enzyme that promotes the growth of the bacteria linked to this disease.
An article by Dr. Xavier Trepat, senior researcher of IBEC´s Cellular and respiratory biomechanics group and the Department of Physiology Sciences of the University of Barcelona, contributes for the first time an experimental answer to the question of how cells move during biological processes as diverse as the development, metastasis, or regeneration of tissues.
Members of IBEC International Scientific Committee and the directors of the Institute held their annual meeting, to follow up on the scientific activities developed by the fourteen lines of research that operate in the centre.
Scientists from Europe and the United States gathered at the World Trade Center in Barcelona for the 2nd Annual Symposium of the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia, and presented details of their most recent research work in the areas of bioengineering and nanomedicine.
Scientists from Europe and the United States will gather at the World Trade Center in Barcelona for the Second Annual Symposium of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, to present details of their most recent research projects in the fields of bioengineering and nanomedicine.
Dr. Mina Bissell, from the Life Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in California, will be the speaker at a special IBEC Seminar organised for this coming Wednesday 25th March, on the theme of “Tissue Architecture is the message: The role of extracellular matrix and organ architecture”.
IBEC´s football league starts this coming Friday 6th March, with an inaugural match between Equipo 2 and Naranja Nanomecanica.
IBEC will have a presence at one of the world´s largest nano technology exhibitions, which will start in Tokyo from Wednesday February 18th to Friday 20th.