The ERC awards a second Advanced Grant to Luis Liz-Marzán, scientific director of CIC biomaGUNE
The European Research Council, ERC has awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant to Luis Liz-Marzán, Ikerbasque Professor and Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE. The project entitled “Four-Dimensional Monitoring of Tumour
Prof. Helmuth Möhwald, friend and member of the ISAB of CIC biomaGUNE passed away
We wish to express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and hundreds of alumni. Rest in peace.
Scientists discover a novel methodology for the detection of amyloid fibers, structures associated to neurodegenerative diseases
A team of researchers, with participation of CIC biomaGUNE, CIC bioGUNE, University of Antwerp, University of Extremadura and University of Vigo, has developed a new method for the detectio
Over 600 researchers from the field of molecular imaging will come together in Donostia-San Sebastián for the European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM) 2018
From 20-23 March, Donostia-San Sebastián will be the venue for the 13th European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM 2018), the most important congress in Europe on molecular imaging. The meeting is organised by the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI). CIC biomaGUNE researchers are members of the local organising committee of the ESMI.
The aim of the event is to look into the latest develo
The 2017 Activity Report of CIC biomaGUNE is now available in .pdf version.
It can be accessed through the link below or in the Documents & Reports section under The Center menu of our website.
CIC biomaGUNE at Local Press
Mikrofood– Microscopic Photography Exhibition
What does milk or tomato look like on a small scale? Researchers from CIC biomaGUNE have tried to capture the complexity of each day's meals through photographs taken under a microscope.
The project "Mikro Food": food under the microscope, is born from an idea of
13th European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM 2018)
The 13th European Molecular Imaging Meeting (EMIM 2018) will take place in San Sebastián from the 20th until 23rd of March 2018. CIC biomaGUNE local organizing committee: Jordi Llop, Pedro Ramos and Abraham Martín
2nd young Spanish ESMI Group Meeting (ySMIN2018)
The 2nd young Spanish ESMI Group Meeting (ySMIN2018) will take place in Madrid on the 26th of February 2018. CIC biomaGUNE organizers: Abraham Martín, Mónical Carril and Luka Rejk
CIC biomaGUNE participates at the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
In order to achieve full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided in 2016 to proclaim February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in the Science.
Awarded the final project of Master MBAe3 of Dr. Juan Echevarria
Jordi Llop interviewed by CIC Network
Jesús Ruiz Cabello, Professor of Physical Chemistry, has joined CIC biomaGUNE as a senior researcher.
Professor Jesús Ruiz Cabello will lead the Molecular and Functional Biomarkers Laboratory, where his work will be focused on projects for the discovery of different biomarkers for early detection and diagnosis of pul
Opinión Essay of José María Mato in Estrategia Empresarial
Aitziber L. Cortajarena interviewed by the “Diario Vasco” about the emergence of science in Donostia
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Ana Isabel Bocanegra
Ana Isabel Bocanegra will defend her PhD Thesis entitled " Biofunctional iron oxide nanoparticles as vaccine adjuvants for enhanced anti-cancer immunotherapy " on Friday 22nd of December
MIKROFOOD – Microsopic Photography Exhibition
Friday 22nd December 2017, 19h30, SALA BARATZA ARETOA, PLAZUELA ALDABE, 4 GASTEIZ
What does milk or tomato look like on a small scale? Researchers from CIC biomaGUNE have tried to capture the complexity of each day's meals through photographs taken under a microsc
Luis Liz Marzán participates in the XVII Scientific Conference of the Institut de Ciència Molecular - ICMOL in Valencia
CIC biomaGUNE research enables the attachment of proteins to nanoparticles in the blood to be studied
A CIC biomaGUNE research team has determined a new application of magnetic resonance for the study of the protein corona through nanoparticle size change. Study of the protein corona, a spontaneous surface coating of
The Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park recognizes the professional career of Manuel Martín Lomas
The act will take place during the Christmas Cocktail-Meeting to be held on December 13 in the Hall of the Central Building
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Malte Strozyk
Malte Strozyk defended successfully his PhD Thesis entitled " Nanoparticles in Polymeric Matrices for Biomedical Applications " on Wednesday 6th of December at Liverpool University.
Ana Isabel Bocanegra will defend her PhD Thesis entitled "Nanoparticle Biofunctional iron oxide nanoparticles as vaccine adjuvants for enhanced anti-cancer immunotherapy" on Friday22nd of December at Centro Carlos Santamaría UPV-EHU. The defense will start
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Amaia Garaikoetxea
Amaia Garaikoetxe will defend her PhD Thesis entitled "Nanoparticle-based delivery and activation of platinum (IV) prodrugs and dsRNA for cancer chemotherapy" on Friday 1st of December (11.00am) at Centro Carlos Santamaría
Defense of the Phd Thesis of María San Román
María San Román will defend her Phd Thesis "Colorimetric assays for the detection of single nucleotide polymorphism based on plasmonic nanoparticles" on Friday 1st December at Centro Carlos Santamaría (11.00am).
Researchers from CIC biomaGUNE participate in the INSPIRA project, a pioneering project in Euskadi for the promotion of the scientific-technological vocation (STEAM - (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) among elementary school students.
The mentors, who are professionals in scientific and technological fields, accompany students on the path of equal opportunities, respect and access to knowledge. The schools whose students receive mentoring from CIC biomaGUNE scientists are:
- Deutsche Schule San Alberto Magno, where 5th elementary grade students receive mentori
Luis Liz Marzán interviewed by La Voz de Galicia
The uses of nanotechnology center the first day of the encounter of chemicals in the CIS” – Dr. Wolfgang Parak, one of the most wordwide recognized scientifics, imparted the inaugural speech
Three CIC biomaGUNE Researchers are among the most influential scientists in their fields for 2017, as determined by Clarivate Analytics
Luis Liz-Marzán, Maurizio Prato and Wolfgang Parak have been included in the 2017 list of Highly Cited Researchers (Clarivate Analytics), in the fields of Chemistry (Liz-Marzán, Pra
CIC biomaGUNE participated at "ESTRATEGIA Topagunea Donostia-San Sebastián"
Two companies, a researcher from CIC biomaGUNE and Fomento de San Sebastián analyzed the key elements to attract highly qualified people
and the challenges to strengthen the talent ecosystem in Donostia.
A Spanish research team succeeds in making gold nanoparticles behave as clones
A team of researchers from CIC biomaGUNE, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid / Technical University of Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Complutense University of Madrid have shown that it is possible to use special lasers to s
A research project on brain haemorrhage involving CIC biomaGUNE receives support from La Marató de TV3 telethon
The research project "Assessment of damage to the blood-brain barrier in subarachnoid haemorrhage", in which CIC biomaGUNE researchers Pedro Ramos and Abraham Martín are both involved, has been selected for
The research paper, published in Science and involving CIC biomaGUNE researchers, reveals the potential to further expand the extensive family of nanostructured materials
Fabrication of porous materials with novel crystal structures assembled from nanoparticles
A research team
Carbon Bionanotechnology group at TEKNOPOLIS (ETB1)
The Carbon Bionanotechnlogy group explains at Teknopolis (ETB) the research they are conducting on spinal cord injury, and how nanotubes can help neurons separated by lesions to reconnect.
CIC biomaGUNE participates at the "Donostia WeekINN" Innovation Week (23-27 Oct)
CIC biomaGUNE participates at the "Donostia WeekINN" Innovation Week (23-27 oct):
• 24 and 26 October: Guided school visits at CIC biomaGUNE: discussion with researchers about research techniques, future technolo
CIC biomaGUNE participates in a project led by Dr. Francisco Borrego (IIS Biocruces) funded by the AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer)
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Eunice da Silva
Eunice da Silva has defended her PhD Thesis entitled "Application of enzymes in Nitrogen-13 radiochemistry; biocatalytic synthesis of PET radiotracers with biomedical interest" on 18th September 2017 at UPV/EHU
Ivan Coluzza, joins CIC biomaGUNE as an Ikerbasque Research Professor
Dr. Coluzza will lead the Computational Biophysics Group, where his work will be focused on the Bio Velcro and Bionic Proteins projects aimed, respectively, at developing protein models with significant applications in protein engineering and drug
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Nerea Guedes
Nerea Guedes will defend her PhD Thesis entitled "Solid-Phase Synthesis of Glycosaminoglycans" on 15th September 2017 at "Salón de actos de la Facultad de Química de la UPV/EHU". The Defense will start at 11.00am
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Geraldine Pastor
Geraldine Pastor will defend her Phd Thesis entitled "Optimisation of novel methods for pre-clinical imaging at 11.7T" on 8th of September at "Auditorio Ignacio Maria Barriola", UPV-EHU,. The Defense will start at 10.00am.
Defense of the Phd Thesis of Ane Ruiz de Angulo Dorronsoro
8th of September at 11.00am, Ane Ruiz de Angulo Dorronsoro will defend the PhD Thesis "Modular magnetite-filled nanomicelles for multimodal imaging-guided development of effective anticancer vaccines" at "Auditorio del Centro Carlos Santamaría"
600 Científicos se reúnen en la Complutense para hablar de nanomedicina
La ciencia de los coloides está muy relacionada con la nanotecnología ya que las investigaciones desarrolladas en los últimos años, explica la Universidad Complutense en un comunicado, van asociadas a la investigación en nanomedicina y en sistemas de liberación controlada de medicamentos.
A través de los coloides se pueden preparar nanoparticulas con distintas capas en las que encapsular medicamentos, enzi
Luis Liz Marzán will deliver a conference during the "XV Celebración Oficial del Día de la Química" in Santiago de Compostela
On November 15th will take place in Santiago de Compostela the "XV Celebración Oficial del Día de la Química" organized by "Foro Química y Sociedad" and with the collaboration of Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Universidad de A Coruña and Universidad de Vigo.
New ikerbasque Research Fellows Selected
Best doctoral thesis Award of the Specialized Group on Nanoscience and Molecular Materials of the RSEQ
Leonardo Scarabelli, former CIC biomaGUNE PhD student, awarded with the First prize for the best doctoral thesis of the Specialized Group on Nanoscience and Molecular Materials of the Spanish Royal Societies of Chem
Carbon nanotubes show great potential to facilitate neuronal regeneration
Carbon nanotubes exhibit interesting characteristics rendering them particularly suited to the construction of special hybrid devices - consisting of biological issue and synthetic material - planned to re-establish connections between nerve cells, for instance at spinal level, lost on account of lesions or trauma. This is the result of a piece of research published on the scientific journal Nanomedicine: Nanotech
The prestigious journal Science invites CIC biomaGUNE researchers to have their articles on nanomaterials published
In its two latest editions, the prestigious journal Science has published articles on nanomaterials requested from CIC biomaGUNE researchers Maurizio Prato, Luis Liz Marzán and Marek Grzelczak.
All three researchers have been asked to contribute with Perspective articles, a collaboration model through which the journal invites renowned scientists in a particular area of expertise to put forward ideas to op
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Guillermo González Rubio
Guillermo González Rubio will defend his PhD Thesis entitled "Synthesis and Assembly of Uniform Plasmonic Gold Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications" on Friday 30th of June at "Facultad de Ciencias Químicas de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid". The defense will start at 11.30am.
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Sameer Joshi
1st June at 11:30, Sameer Joshi will defend his PhD Thesis entitled "Novel strategies for the preparation of 13N-labelled compounds: Synthesis of 13N-labelled aromatic azides, triazoles and tetrazoles" at Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología (UPV-EHU)
Katarzyna Brzezicka best doctoral thesis Award of the Carbohydrate Group of the RSEQ
Katarzyna Brzezicka, former CIC biomaGUNE PhD student, awarded with the 2016 prize for the best doctoral thesis of the Carbohydrate Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry for the thesis entitled "Chemoenzymatic synthesis and immunological studies of xylosylated N-glycans" conducted under the direction of Niels Christian Reichardt (Glycotechnology Laboratory).
The prize is endowed with 1000 e
OLATUTALKA – URBAN ZIENTZIA
For the second consecutive year CIC biomaGUNE participates at the Urban Science event organized at San Sebastián by organizing a photo exhibition of food at the micro scale “Food & Science” and an experimental workshop entitled “GuessFood”.
Olatu Talka is a cultural festival or
1st meeting of the investigation groups in Euskadi working in glycosciences
The first workshop of different research groups from Euskadi working in Glycosciences, at the border between Biology and Chemistry, has taken place at CIC bioGUNE on May 15th.
A number of researchers with complementary perspe
GLOBAL INNOVATION DAY
Aitziber L. Cortajarena Ikerbasque Research Professor at CIC biomaGUNE, participates at the Global Innovation Day and as representative of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network (RVCTI) collects the recognition to all partner entities from Innobasque on the occasion of its 10th An
CIC biomaGUNE researchers participate at Pint of Science
For the third consecutive year CIC biomaGUNE researchers take active part in the organization of the Pint of Science event in San Sebastián. This initiative brings Science to local bars, thereby breaking down the barriers that separate science from society.
During the edition of this year, within the session entitled “Versatile Proteins”,
Call for abstracts for the Molecular Imaging Workshop 2017
The second edition of the Molecular Imaging Workshop 2017 (MIW2017) will be held from 20th to 23rd November 2017 in San Sebastian, Spain. Abstract submission is open until the 31st August 2017.
Academic and industri
Mónica Carril and Fernando López-Gallego Emerging Investigators in Materials Chemistry
Mónica Carril and Fernando López-Gallego, Ikerbasque Fellows at CIC biomaGUNE, named Emerging Investigators in Materials Chemistry by the Royal Society of Chemistry and featured in the 2017 Themed Issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry B. This issue gathers the very best work from materials chemists in the early stages of their independent career.
Bringing Science to Rural Media
Fernando López-Gallego, Ikerbasque fellow at CIC biomaGUNE has visited the Public School Santo Domingo de Silos en Villaminaya, Toledo (Spain) in order to bring chemistry closer to the students. Students between 3 and 6 years have played with some scientific guessing games and enjoyed
Luis Liz-Marzan at "Los Viernes Científicos", 28th April, Universidad de Almería
Luis Liz Marzán, Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE, will deliver the conference entitled "Diseño Químico de Nanomateriales para Detección Ultrasensible" at Universidad de Almeria next 28th April during the "Viernes Científi
Luis Liz-Marzán Advanced Materials Laureate
Luis Liz-Marzán awarded the 2017 Advanced Materials Laureate by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). This distinction
Aitziber L. Cortajarena at local Press
Marek Grzelczak Young Researcher Award
Marek Grzelczak has been awarded with the 2017 Young Researchers Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ)
IUPAC-Solvay Award for Leonardo Scarabelli
Leonardo Scarabelli, former CIC biomaGUNE PhD student (Bionanoplasmonics Laboratory), has been awarded with the 2017 IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists
CIC biomaGUNE participated at the Nanopiccola school online
Patrizia Andreozzi, Postdoctoral Fellow and Fernando López-Gallego, Ikerbasque Research Fellow at CIC biomaGUNE participated at the Nanopiccola school online by giving a master talk on Nanoscience to children between 4 and 18 years. The online school connect
Fourth call for applications for access to the Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (ICTS) ReDIB / Cuarta convocatoria para acceder a la Infraestructura Científico Técnica Singular (ICTS) ReDIB
April 1 marks the opening of applications for access to the Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS), ReDIB. The equipment at this ICTS is not commonly available in Europe and constitutes a powerful diagnostic tool unique in molecular and functional imaging, as well as in the field of advanced imaging and high performance. The deadline for receiving applications is 30 June.
Luis Liz-Marzán has been awarded the 2017 Blaise Pascal Medal in Materials Science
Luis Liz-Marzán has been awarded the 2017 Blaise Pascal Medal in Materials Science from the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)
CIC biomaGUNE researchers participate at the 1st Euskadi Workshop on Exosomes organized by CIC bioGUNE.
The event gathered more than seventy researchers from CIC bioGUNE, CIC biomaGUNE, CIC nanoGUNE, BioDonostia, BioCruces, GAIKER, BIOEF, UPV / EHU and CIMA. The objective of this workshop is to provide an update of t
2nd Young Researchers Workshop on Biomaterials and Applications (bioMAPP17)
CIC biomaGUNE co-organizes the bioMAPP17, which will take place the 27-28 of April 2017 in CIQUS, Santiago de Compostela.
The 2nd Young Researchers Workshop on Biomaterials and Applications (bioMAPP17) focuses on biomaterials and thei
Luis Liz-Marzán interviewed at innovaspain
Luis Liz Marzán, Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE, interviewed at innovaspain.com
ERC "BEYOND THE FIRST 10 YEARS" AT CIC biomaGUNE
In 2017 the European Research Council will mark its 10th anniversary, an important milestone in making Europe a global centre of excellence in research.
Since 2012 CIC biomaGUNE has received €4.9 million from the European Research Coun
10th anniversary of the Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials - CIC biomaGUNE
The work done by the Centre has made it a knowledge generator in the field of biomaterials. 261 researchers from 31 different countries have developed their work in the Centre over the last 10 years and have seen over 700 articles
10th Anniversary of CIC biomaGUNE will be held on Monday, 13th March, at 6.00pm in the Seminar Room
10th Anniversary of CIC biomaGUNE will be held on Monday, 13th March, at 6.00pm in the Seminar Room
Aitziber L. Cortajarena leader of the Biomolecular Nanotechnology group interviewed
Aitziber L. Cortajarena leader of the Biomolecular Nanotechnology group explains the applications of protein engineering at Radio Euskadi in the frame of the program “La mecánica del caracol”.
Aitziber L. Cortaj
CIC biomaGUNE at the local press
Gipuzkoa Apuntala el sector de la salud como eje estratégico y rescata la Fundación Biociencias
CIC biomaGUNE participates at the EUSKADI-NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE MAGNETIC RESONANCE WORKSHOP
Magnetic Resonance scientists and platform managers from Euskadi and Nouvelle-Aquitaine have met to present and exchange their competences and set the basis of a future Euroregional network to join both the excellence in science
Los investigadores de Ikerbasque logran atraer a Euskadi fondos por valor de 24,7 millones en 2016
Los investigadores de Ikerbasque han logrado atraer a Euskadi fondos por valor de 24,7 millones de euros en 2016, el año que más fondos se han conseguido desde 2007. Durante el pasado ejercicio esta iniciativa del Gobie
Luis Liz-Marzán awarded with the 2017 "JCIS - Darsh Wasan Award” for outstanding contributions within surface and colloid chemistry
Professor Luis Liz-Marzan (Bionanoplasmonics Laboratory, CIC biomaGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastian, Sp
Jon Darpón visits CIC biomaGUNE
Jon Darpón, Health Counselor together with Iñaki Berraondo, Health Vice-Counselor and María Aguirre, Director of health research and innovation from the Basque Government visit CIC biomaGUNE.
Luka Rejc awarded for the Best Oral Presentation
The work entitled "Multidisciplinary approach towards the utilization of diphenylacetylene-based molecular probe for the detection of tau protein aggregates", carried out by Luka Rejc, a postdoctoral researcher at the Radiochemistry and Nuclear Imaging Group, has been
Luis Liz Marzán, elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)
Luis Liz Marzán, Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE and Ikerbasque programme researcher, has been elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), an independent international association that aims to recognise and elect
Maurizio Prato and Aitziber L. Cortajarena received the accreditation as Ikerbasque Professors
During the official welcome for the new Ikerbasque members, Maurizio Prato and Aitziber L. Cortajarena received the accreditation as Ikerbasque Professors by Basque Prime Minister Iñigo Urkullu and the Basque Counselor of E
Second call for proposals to access the ReDIB Scientific and Technical Singular Infrastructures (STSI)
The deadline for applications under the second call to access the ReDIB Scientific and Technical Singular Infrastructures (STSI) is December 31. The equipment available in the ReDIB SSTI, one of few such facilities in Europe, constitutes a uniquely powerful diagnosis tool in molecular and functional imaging, as well as in advanced and high-throughput imaging. The period for applications under the second call is Oc
CIC biomaGUNE sets up Asparia Glycomics to market its glycan analysis technology for clinical diagnosis
CIC biomaGUNE and private investors have come together to set up Asparia Glycomics, a company specialised in the production and marketing of reagents, reference standards, kits and software for glycan analysis in c
Luis M. Liz Marzán and Maurizio Prato appear in the list of the most cited scientists of the world
Ikerbasque Research Professors Luis M. Liz Marzán and Maurizio Prato, both group leaders at CIC biomaGUNE, appear in the highly cited researchers list published by Clarivate Analytics (former branch of the Thomson Reuters agency dedicated to intellectual property and science)
The list includes the 3,000 most cited researchers in the world of 21 fields of science and social sciences.
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Eleftheria Diamanti
Eleftheria Diamanti will defend her PhD Thesis entitled" Engineered Interfaces with Polyelectrolyte Multilayers, Lipid Bilayer Membranes and Virosomes for Biomedical Applications" on Monday 19th December at "Facultad de Química UPV/EHU". The defense will sta
CIC biomaGUNE celebrated its 10th anniversary with a 1-day scientific seminar
The Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE) has today celebrated its 10th anniversary with a 1-day scientific seminar. All 130 people working at the Centre’s offices and laboratories in the Science and Technology Par
Neuroscience applied to spinal cord injuries, new chair from the AXA Research Fund for BiomaGUNE
AXA Research Fund has awarded the Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials, Biomagune, in San Sebastian, a permanent chair to the team led by Professor Maurizio Prato. The funding amounts to 800,000 euros and will
Students from Politécnico EASO visited the Center
The Pathological Anatomy class of Instituto Politécnico Easo visited CIC biomaGUNE on October 28, in the framework of the Third Innovation Week, WeekINN, promoted by Fomento de San Sebastián.
The International Conference on Self-Assembly in Confined Spaces (SACS 2016) starting today will address the subject of molecular self-assembly and its biomedical applications
The International Conference on Self-Assembly in Confined Spaces (SACS 2016), to be held from 25 to 27 October in the Palacio de Miramar in Do
Interview with Luis Liz Marzán, Onda Vasca radio
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Larraitz Gil Izeta
Larraitz Gil Izeta will defed her PhD Thesis entitled" Targeted Polymeric Nanoparticles: Radiolabelling with Ga-67 and in vivo Evaluation in a Mouse Model of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma using Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography" on Tuesday 8th November at Facultad de Farmacia y Nutrición, University of Navarra. The defense will start at 12.00pm
The scientific elite in the field of nanotechnology come together in Donostia-San Sebastián at the International Conference on Self-Assembly in Confined Spaces (SACS 2016)
International experts in self-assembly as a tool to endow nanomaterials with new properties will discuss the latest developments in this field
10th Anniversary of CIC biomaGUNE
On Friday, 2nd of December, CIC biomaGUNE will celebrate its 10thAnniversary with a 1-day Scientific Program. The event will take place in our centre and will comprise three talks in the morning by Soledad Penadés, Helmuth Möhwald and Juan Mareque-Rivas and one more talk in the afternoon by Jesús Ruiz-Cabello. There will be also a Poster Session in the Atrio during the day.
Students from University of Navarra visited The Molecular Imaging Facility
On October 4th 2016, more than 30 students from The Biomedicine Engineering School (Tecnun-Escuela de Ingenieros) of the University of Navarra visited The Molecular Imaging Facility of CIC biomaGUNE. Hosted by Vanessa Gómez-Vallejo, these future engineers had the opportunity to visit the Molecular Imaging Facility, including the cyclotron, the radiochemistry laboratory and the different imaging areas.
Students and teachers from Colegio Inmakulada visited The Radioactive Facility
On October 3rd 2016, more than 30 students and teachers from Colegio Inmakulada (Tolosa, Guipúzcoa) visited The Radioactive Facility of CIC biomaGUNE. Hosted by Vanessa Gómez-Vallejo, the future Diagnostic Imaging Technicians were introduc
A new system which allows the detection of cocaine at very low concentration levels has been developed
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València, CIC biomaGUNE and CIBER Bioengineering Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) under the Carlos III Health Institute, have devised a new method to detect cocaine and Mycoplasma in very low concentration levels. An alternative design for its use in laboratories which is potentially more competitive than other analysis methods currently used.
The activities of the Radiochemistry Laboratory highlighted at the local press
La salud al alcance de la mano
Materials have been designed which enable bacterial communication processes to be observed at very early stages
The application of substrates composed of microporous materials and gold nanoparticles enables bacterial communication processes to be observed at very early stages, at which the number of bacteria is still very low to cause infections, according to research conducted by groups led by Luis Liz-Marzán at both CIC biomaGUNE (Donostia-San Sebastián) and the University of Vigo.
The work, published in the prest
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Joseba Irigoyen
Joseba Irigoyen will defend his PhD thesis entitled "fabrication and characterization of multilayered assemblies based on polyelectrolytes and hybrid systems with carbon nanomaterials for applications in nanofiltration and smart materials" on Tuesdays 26th July, at UPV-EHU (Donostia - San Sebastian) The defense will start at 11:00am.
Research on carbon nanotube sponges advances towards spinal reconnection
A carbon nanotube sponge is biocompatible with cerebral cortex tissue and, furthermore, capable of connecting two spinal segments, according to the findings of research conducted by groups led by Professor Maurizio Prato in CIC biomaGUNE and in the University of Trieste, Professor Laura Ballerini and Professor Maurizio De Crescenzi.
The work, published in the prestigious scientific journal Science Advances
Maurizio Prato received an "Honoris Causa" doctoral degree from the University of Castilla-La Mancha
Maurizio Prato, group leader at CIC biomaGUNE and Ikerbasque Professor, received on June 28th an "Honoris Causa" doctoral degree from the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Prof. Prato has been regognized worldwide for his contributions to the science and applications of carbon nanostructures and mentored several researchers who are currently professors at UCLM.
La Universidad de Castilla-La
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Katarzyna Brzezicka
Katarzyna Brzezicka will defend her PhD thesis entitled "Chemoenzymatic synthesis and immunological studies of xylosylated n-glycans" on Tuesdays 7th June, at CFM - Material Physics Center (Donostia - San Sebastian) The defense will start at 11:00am.
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Emmanuel Ruggiero
The PhD Thesis of Emmanuel Ruggiero entitled "Towards Near-Infrared Photoactivation of Anticancer Metal Complexes" will be defended on friday, 20th May at Facultad de Química (UPV-EHU)
Entrevista a Aitziber López Cortajarena en Innovaspain.com
CIC biomaGUNE se incorpora al Graphene Flagship para investigar la aplicación del grafeno en implantes biomédicos de nueva generación
El macroproyecto Graphene Flagship es uno de los mayores esfuerzos jamás realizado en Europa en el ámbito de la ciencia.
La investigación profundizará en la introducción de moléculas con propiedades terapéuticas para aumentar la biocompatibilidad de implantes en tejidos nerviosos
Luis Liz-Marzán ha sido designado por la American Chemical Society (ACS) como editor jefe de su nueva revista científica online ACS Omega.
Luis Liz-Marzán, director científico de CIC biomaGUNE e investigador del programa Ikerbasque, ha sido designado por la American Chemical Society (ACS) como editor jefe de su nueva
El alcalde de Donostia-San Sebastián visita las instalaciones de CIC biomaGUNE
El centro de investigación en biomateriales CIC biomaGUNE ha recibido este miércoles la visita de Eneko Goia, alcalde de Donostia-San Sebastián.
Durante su visita, José María Mato, director general de CIC biomaGUNE, y Luis Liz Marz
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Danijela Gregurec
Danijela Gregurec has successfully defended her PhD Thesis entitled "Design, Physico- Chemical Characterization and Bioactivity Studies of Hybrid Nanostructured Titanium Surfaces for Enhanced Osseointegration" at UPV-EHU.
CIC biomaGUNE researchers succeed in efficiently harvesting cells and tissues using infrared light
A study conducted by CIC biomaGUNE has managed to efficiently harvest laboratory-grown cells, using infrared light in combination with plasmonic nanoparticles, for application in regenerative medicine and tissue enginee
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Andrea La Porta
Andrea La Porta will defend on friday 26th February at 10:00am, the PhD Thesis entitled "Engineering the Morphology and Organization of Gold Nanostructures for SERS Detection". The defense will take place at Universidad de Vigo.
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Marc Coronado Puchau
Marc Coronado Puchau will defend his PhD thesis entitled "Biosensing using metal nanoparticles" on Friday 26th February, at Salon de Graos do Edificio de Ciencias Experimentais, Universidad de Vigo.
The defense will start at 12:00pm.
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Leonardo Scarabelli
The PhD Thesis of Leonardo Scarabelli entitled "Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Anisotropic Plasmonic Nanoparticles" will be defended on Thursday, 25th February at Universidad de Vigo. The defense will start at 12:00pm.
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Ana Belén Serrano
Ana Belén Serrano will defend her PhD thesis entitled "Gold Nanostars: Synthesis, Stabilization and Applications as Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Tags" on Thursday 25th February, at Universidad de Vigo. The defense will start at 10:00am.
Luis Liz-Marzán, Wolfang Parak and Maurizio Prato were recently named to Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) 2015 list.
Luis Liz-Marzán, Wolfang Parak and Maurizio Prato were recently named to Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) 2015 list.
ERC Proof-of-Concept (ERC-PoC) grant for Prof. Luis Liz Marzan
Prof. Luis Liz Marzan (Scientific director, CIC biomaGUNE) was awarded a Proof of Concept grant from the EU. The Proof of Concept funding helps ERC grant holders bridge the gap between their research and the earliest stage of a marketable innovation
04/02/2016 INFO-DAY on "Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), " in Horizon 2020
The Info-Day (04/02/2016) on Future and Emerging Technologies organized by CIC biomaGUNE and Ikerbasque will count with the participation of the FET National Contact Point. Participation is free of charge subject to registration to email@example.com before the 21st of January 2016.
Dr. Aitziber L. Cortajarena, Ikerbasque Research Professor, joins CIC biomaGUNE as group leader of the Biomolecular Nanotechnology Group
Dr. Aitziber L. Cortajarena earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Universidad del País Vasco in 2002 working with Dr. Helena Ostolaza and Dr. Félix M. Goñi. Then, she joined the group of Dr. Lynne Regan at Yale University, USA, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. She worked on protein design, structure, and function. In 2006, she was Visiting Scientist at the Weizmann Institute, Israel, with Dr. Gilad Haran working on s
Fernando López Gallego, investigador Ikerbasque Fellow en CIC biomaGUNE, habla de su investigación en CIC Network
CIC biomaGUNE incorpora a Maurizio Prato, uno de los mayores expertos del mundo en grafeno y nanotubos de carbono
Markel Olano, Head of the Gipuzkoa Government and Ainhoa Aizpurua, Deputy of Economic Development, Rural and Territorial Balance, visit CIC biomaGUNE
During the visit, CIC biomaGUNE's general director, José M Mato, and the Centre's Scientific Director, Luis Liz Marzán, led a tour of the Centre and Molecular Imaging F
CIC biomaGUNE organizes the first International Workshop in Molecular Imaging in San Sebastian (November 10-12).
The three day event covers fundamentals, state-of-the-art technological aspects and the most recent advances in the broad field of preclinical and clinical molecular imaging.
CIC biomaGUNE y CNIC unen sus fuerzas para convertirse en una referencia internacional en imagen biomédica
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Kiran Babu Gona
Kiran Babu Gona will defend his PhD thesis entitled "Exploring new labelling strategies for boronated compounds: towards fast development and efficient assessment of BNCT drug candidates" on Wednesday 28th October of 2015, at "Auditorio Edificio Carlos Santa Maria" (UPV-EHU, Donostia). The defense will start at 11:00am
Biomagune organiza el primer taller sobre biomateriales para jóvenes investigadores
El 1st Young Researchers Workshop on Biomaterials and Bioaplications (bioMAPP 15), que se celebrará los días de 19 y 20 en la sede del centro en el Parque Tecnológico de Donostia, nace con la misión de facilitar a doctorandos y jóvenes investigadores la posibilidad de defender sus proyectos a través de charlas e intervenciones orales.
Abraham Martín and Mónica Carril co-founded the young Spanish Molecular Imaging Network
Abraham Martín and Mónica Carril, researchers of CIC biomaGUNE together with five Spanish researchers in the field of molecular imaging have co-founded the young Spanish Molecular Imaging Network (ySMIN) as young group of the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI). ySMIN is a pioneering molecular imaging community in Spain that aims to create the formation of a network of young scientists working in the fie
Luis Liz Marzán, premio Jaime I de Investigación Básica 2015
El investigador Ikerbasque y director científico del centro de investigación cooperativa en biomateriales Biomagune, Luis Liz Marzán, ha recibido hoy de manos del rey Felipe VI el
Entrevista a Luis Liz Marzan en Onda Vasca
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Beatriz Macarena Cobaleda
Beatriz Macarena Cobaleda will defend her PhD thesis entitled "Modular Multimodal Iron Oxide-Based Nanocarriers for Image-Guided dsRNA Immunostimulation and Platinum Anticancer Drug Design" on Tuesday 20th October of 2015, at "Facultad de Químicas" (UPV-EHU). The defense will start at 11:00am
CIC biomaGUNE’s International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) will visit CIC biomaGUNE between the 17th and 18th of September 2015 to review and evaluate the progress of the conducted research
The ISAB is composed of internationally distinguished scientists active in CIC biomaGUNE’s research fields. The Board is com
Malou Henriksen-Lacey and Juan J. Giner-Casares tell us about their working relationship in the latest issue of Science.
"Working closely with scientists from different backgrounds and listening to their scientific views can deepen your understanding of other fields—and improve your own research".
Two postdoctoral researchers from CIC biomaGUNE, Malou Henriksen-Lacey a biologist with a background in immunology and Juan J. Giner-Casares a physical chemist with a background in nanomaterials, tell us about their
Fabrizio Chiodo receives the Extraordinary Doctoral Award from the University of the Basque Country for theses presented during 2013.
Fabrizio carried out his thesis under the supervision of Dr. Marco Marradi and Prof. Soledad Penadés, with the title "GOLD GLYCONANOPARTICLES AS MULTIVALENT NANOCARRIERS FOR CARBOHYDRATE-ANTIGENS"
Ana Sánchez Iglesias awarded for outstanding poster
The work entitled " A General Approach Toward Polymer-Coated Plasmonic Nanostructures", carried out by the BioNanoPlasmonics Laboratory and presented by Ana Sánchez Iglesias in the " XXXV Biannual Congress from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, RSEQ 2015", has been awarded for outstanding poster by the specialized group Nanomatmol.
Dr Pedro Ramos Cabrer has been awarded an Ikerbasque Professorship
Dr. Pedro Ramos Cabrer, who joined the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory in May 2014, has been awarded an Ikerbasque Research Professorship. His activity will be focused on the development of lipid-based biomimicking nanomaterials and their use in molecular imaging applications, with particular focus in the field of neurosciences.
Dr. Ramos Cabrer graduated in 1994 in chemistry by the University of San
CIC biomaGUNE animal facility receives the AAALAC Full Accreditation.
On the 18th of June 2015 CIC biomaGUNE received full accreditation from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). The AAALAC full accreditation demonstrates CIC biomaGUNE’s determination and ability to provide and maintain a high quality programme of laboratory animal care and use throughout the R&D activity. CIC biomaGUNE is one of
Sameer M. Joshi awarded for outstanding poster
The work entitled "Preparation of 13N-labelled polysubstituted triazoles via Huisgen cycloaddition", carried out by the Radiochemistry and Nuclear Imaging group in collaboration with the Radiochemistry Platform at CIC biomaGUNE, and presented by Sameer M. Joshi in the "21st International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, ISRS2015", has been awarded for outstanding poster.
Luis Liz Marzán, nuevo Jefe de Grupo CIBER-BBN en CIC biomaGUNE
El doctor Luis Manuel Liz Marzán ha sido nombrado recientemente nuevo jefe de grupo del CIBER-BBN en el Laboratorio de Nanomateriales Biofuncionales del CIC-Biomagune - LNB-CICBIO , en sus
A study of CIC biomaGUNE opens the possibility of designing a new generation of nanomaterials that act as probes able to better distinguish different types of cells
The study directed by Ralf Richter with the participation of Galina Dubacheva (Marie Curie Fellow) has been published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). The study opens the door to a better understanding of biological interactions and the development of more effective treatments for cancer and inflammatory processes as well as enhance the immu
The scientific director of CIC biomaGUNE, Luis Liz-Marzán, elected member of the Royal Academy of Sciences
The Ikerbasque researcher and scientific director of CIC biomaGUNE, Luis M. Liz-Marzán, has been elected correspondent member of the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain. With this appointment, three researchers from the two research centers in biosciences in the Basque Country, CIC bioGUNE and CIC biomaGUNE, are now part of the Academy of Sciences.
The General Director o
CIC biomaGUNE participates at Pint of Science-Donostia 2015, an international science festival that brings science to pubs
Scientists from Donostia - San Sebastián will bring the science from the laboratories where the crowd is: bars, to share their research with the public across Donostia as they offer a "Pint of Science". Marek Grzelczak and Fernando López, two Ikerbasque researchers from CIC biomaGUNE, organize
Defense of the PhD Thesis of Denis Rodriguez
Denis Rodriguez defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled " Nanoparticle Assembly for Fabrication of SERS Codes" on April 30, 2015 under the co-supervision of Prof. Luis M. Liz Marzán (CIC biomaGUNE) and Prof. Jorge Pérez Juste (UVIGO) . CONGRATULATION!
Centros de investigación y empresas ‘bio' de Euskadi buscan estrechar lazos de colaboración
- Los centros de investigación CIC biomaGUNE y CIC bioGUNE y el cluster de empresas ‘bio', Basque Biocluster, organizan una jornada para impulsar ámbitos de oportunidad y de cooperación.
- El acto tendrá lugar en la sede de CIC bioGUNE el próximo 21 de abril y contará con la presencia de la directora de Tecnología del Gobierno Vasco, Leyre Bilbao.
Launch of the European Research, Development & Innovation Projects Unit - CIC biomaGUNE
Thanks to the support received from the State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation from the Spanish Ministry of Economy (in particular through the programme "Europa Redes y Gestores") CIC biomaGUNE will be able to strengthen its capabilities in both human and material resources to strengthen its internationalization through the participation in international projects mainly the Horizon 2020 program
Kick-off meeting of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (RISE) HYMADE coordinated by CIC biomaGUNE
The HYMADE consortium will meet the 12th and 13th of March at CIC biomaGUNE to officially launch the project.
The project entitled Hybrid Drug Delivery Systems upon Mesoporous Materials, Self Assembled Therapeutics and Virosomes aims at developing controlled release systems based on porous materials, polymers and virus particles, and assess their possible application in the treatment for cancer and chronic
CIC biomaGUNE participates at Imaginenano 2015, one of the largest European Events in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
CIC biomaGUNE participates at Imaginenano 2015, one of the largest European Events in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, which will be held in Bilbao from the 10th to 13th March 2015. http://www.imaginenano.com/GENERAL/index.php The event gathers 6 conferences covering alm
Niels Reichardt, Principal Investigator of the Glycotechnology group interviewed at "La Mecanica del Caracol" from Eitb Radio (Basque Country’s Radio).
Niels Reichardt, Principal Investigator of the Glycotechnology group interviewed at "La Mecanica del Caracol" from Eitb Radio (Basque Country’s Radio). From minute 37:31 Niels Reichardt talks about the new Marie Skłodowska-Curie projects funded by the European and led by CIC biomaGUNE, which will serve to train new researchers in the fields of glycosciences, immunology and and the development of hybrid materials f
High School Visit from Portugal (Penacova-Coimbra)
On February 20th 2015, a group of high-school students from Pecanova-Coimbra (Portugal) visited CIC biomaGUNE. This was an excellent opportunity to explain to the future generations the potentiality of radiochemistry and molecular imaging, while disseminating the work performed in the context of the Marie Curie ITN Radiomi project.
42 people, including professors and 16-18 years-old students, visited our f
Europe entrusts CIC biomaGUNE with the leadership of "Marie Curie" projects to train new scientists
CIC biomaGUNE, is leading two "Marie Curie" projects, which are European training and professional development projects for researchers in highly scientific fields such as glycoscience, which studies carbohydrates, and the development of hybrid materials for controlled drug release. The centre is also taking part actively in another project linked to a molecule called TLR4.
These European training and exch
TV3 telethon funds Alzheimer's disease study by CIC bioGUNE and CIC biomaGUNE
CIC biomaGUNE and CIc bioGUNE are taking part in a scientific project that aims to find more therapies for Alzheimer's disease by studying the interaction of two proteins linked to this disorder. The project is led by Dr Gemma Arsequell, from the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia.
Official launch of the project funded by the 2013 edition of La Marató de TV3 in which the Radiochemistry Laboratory and the Molecular Imaging Plaform of CIC biomaGUNE are participating
The project entitled Rational screening program of stabilizer compounds of the transthyretin Aß-binding site as potential modulators of Alzheimer's' aims to advance the search for therapies for Alzheimer's disease, studying the interaction between protein transthyretin (TTR) and beta-amyloid (Aß) peptide at the computational and structural levels. The project, in which the the Radiochemistry Laboratory and
First CIC biomaGUNE MSCA-Individual Fellowships in H2020 approved
The Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF), NANOBIOENER and PHELLINI have been invited to negotiation.
First CIC biomaGUNE RISE project in H2020 starts
Official start of the first Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (RISE) in Horizon 2020 where the following CIC biomaGUNE researchers participate:
- HYMADE "Hybrid Drug Delivery Systems upon Mesoporous Materials, Self Assembled Therapeutics and Virosomes" Project coordinated by Sergio Moya, Laboratory of Soft Matter Nanotechnology, CIC biomaGUNE. The kick-o
First CIC biomaGUNE ITN projects in H2020 start
Official start of the first Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Networks (ITN) in Horizon 2020 where the following CIC biomaGUNE researchers participate:
- IMMUNOSHAPE "Selective Carbohydrate Immunomodulators targeting C-type Lectin Receptors on Antigen Presenting Cells" Project coordinated by Dr. Niels Reichardt, Laboratory of Glycotechnology, CIC biomaGUNE. The kick-off meeting will