Daniela and Patricia defended their PhD theses!

We are pleased to announce that Daniela Tomasino (RCSI) and Patricia Perez Schmidt (CNR-SCITEC) successfully passed their viva this month. On behalf of the entire NanoCarb consortium, we would like to congratulate our two ESRs on their great success and wish them only the best for the future!

New NanoCarb publication highlights the role of glycans in the biocorona of glycosylated nanoparticles

Our ESRs Ashfaq Ahmad and Panagiotis G. Georgiou, from the Gibson group at the University of Warwick have co-authored a paper published in RSC Nanoscale, on the biomolecular corona of glycosylated gold nanoparticles, in collaboration with ESR Alessia Pancaro from VITO. Upon exposure to biological fluids, the fouling of nanomaterial surfaces results in the non-specific capture of … Read more

New publication reviews the potential of using glycans on nanoparticles in lateral flow diagnostics

In a collaborative effort with the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford and the company Iceni Glycosciences Ltd., the Gibson group from the University of Warwick, including our ESR Panagiotis G. Georgiou, just published their latest work in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Chemical Society Reviews. Titled “Glycosylated gold nanoparticles in point of care diagnostics: from … Read more

NanoCarb final Symposium held in Milan, IT

On the 18th and 19th of May, the NanoCarb final Symposium took place at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Italy. The event was organised by the ESRs in the Mario Negri Institute, CNR and VITO. This event included keynote speeches from a multidisciplinary panel of clinicians and researchers: Prof. Giuseppe Remuzzi, medical doctor and … Read more

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

Open position at CIC biomaGUNE

An Early Stage Researcher position for a period of 6 months is offered in the CIC biomaGUNE Radiochemistry and Nuclear Imaging Group led by Dr. Jordi Llop, to conduct research activities related to the preparation, characterisation, radiolabelling and in vivo evaluation of nanoparticles. Deadline for application: 15 February 2022 Job description and application details

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

ESRs presented their progress during the 3rd NanoCarb Autumn Workshop

The third NanoCarb Autumn Workshop took place online from the 29th of November to the 2nd of December 2021. The training week started with a series of talks regarding In-vitro Diagnostics. The topic was covered by speakers from both the academic and industry sectors, such as Dr. Daniel Spencer (Head of Development at Ludger Ltd.), … 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

New publication on Nanoscale by Alessia

A new NanoCarb paper – “The polymeric glyco-linker controls the signal outputs for plasmonic gold nanorods biosensors due to biocorona formation” by Alessia Pancaro (ESR 11) at VITO, in collaboration with Panagiotis Georgiou (ESR 3) at the University of Warwick – has been published on the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Nanoscale. This manuscript demonstrates how the … Read more