New publication from the Gibson group

Our ESRs Panagiotis G. Georgiou (ESR 3), and Ashfaq Ahmad (ESR 8) from the Gibson group at the University of Warwick co-authored a paper published in ACS Macro Letters on the detection of SARS-CoV‑2 spike protein with polymer-stabilized glycosylated gold nanorods. In collaboration with the R&D unit of the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, the authors show … Read more

New publication from Eva on the glycan accessibility in the biomolecular corona

Eva Clemente (ESR 7) from the Monopoli Group at the Royal College for Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has co-authored a new publication titled “Probing the glycans accessibility in the Nanoparticle biomolecular corona” and published in Elsevier’s Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. This paper results from an international collaboration with researchers at CIC biomaGUNE and … Read more

Alessia presented her work at the C’Nano conference in Toulouse, FR

Alessia Pancaro (ESR 11) from VITO presented her recently published work on gold nanorods biosensors at the C’Nano conference, which took place in Toulouse, France, from November 23rd to 25th. The conference was organised by the French national Competency Cluster in Nanoscience of CNRS and was attended by around 400 academic and industry participants. Her poster was … Read more

Two NanoCarb ESRs involved in the development of a diagnostic tool against SARS-COV-2

The Gibson group at the University of Warwick (incl. the NanoCarb ESRs Ashfaq Ahmad and Panagiotis G. Georgiou) just published their work on the detection of SARS-COV-2 using sugars instead of antibodies. This publication results from a collaboration with the platform company Iceni Diagnostics Ltd. and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and … Read more

2nd Spring Workshop – From Glycan analysis to EU policy and Belgian Chocolate

From the 19th to the 23rd of April 2021, the ESRs took part in the second NanoCarb Spring Workshop. Initially planned in Belgium, it was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel limitations. During the first day, the ESRs attended a career workshop organised by Horizons Unleashed Ltd. where ESRs gained career … Read more

4th NanoCarb consortium meeting, halfway through the project

The NanoCarb Autumn Workshop held last week was also the occasion for the consortium members and ESRs to discuss the progress of the project. On Wednesday and Thursday, each ESR presented the status of his/her research before receiving questions from the audience and exploring further synergies for the upcoming months. To get a taste of … Read more

NanoCarb Autumn Workshop kicks off with training on imaging

This week, the ESRs, PIs and all consortium members are taking part in the second NanoCarb Autumn Workshop. Initially planned in San Sebastian, Spain, it is being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Autumn Workshop has started with a two-day training on imaging, organised by CIC biomaGUNE and with invited speakers from the … Read more

NANOSTEM-NanoCarb Joint Training School

On the 3rd and 4th September, NanoCarb ESRs attended an online training on paper and PhD thesis writing together with NANOSTEM ESRs. Currently in its third year, the NANOSTEM ETN project, coordinated by the Queen Mary University London, trains 14 ESRs in polymer chemistry and materials science, cell biology, pharmacology, neuroscience, nanobiotechnology and clinical sciences … Read more

Alessia’s experiences during Belgium’s lockdown

Last March I started my PhD on the development of a biosensing platform for lectin detection related to cerebrovascular disease using nanoplasmonics in the unit Health at VITO. In the last period I have been overwhelmed by COVID-19, just like everyone else. It came suddenly, and we had to face several challenges. Within a few … Read more

NanoCarb at the 2019 European Researchers’ Night

Four NanoCarb ESRs took part in the 2019 European Researchers’ Night in Milan (IT) and Granada (ES). The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide event involving over 300 cities in around 30 countries. The event is supported by the European Commission and promotes science, fun learning and research careers. It takes place every September since 2005. At the EU … Read more