Post-NanoCarb life – Interview with Jennifer

For our second post on NanoCarb alumni, we have the privilege to interview Dr Jennifer Fernández Alarcón, who spent her NanoCarb journey at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan and recently completed her PhD at the University of Milan-Bicocca. She is now back in Barcelona as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chemical Institute of Sarrià … Read more

Post-NanoCarb life – Interview with Panos

While the NanoCarb project is coming to an end, some of our ESRs completed their PhD and are now moving on with their research career. In the coming weeks, you will read here a series of interviews with our NanoCarb alumni. The first interview is with Dr Panagiotis Georgiou, who completed his PhD last year … Read more

New Discovery from the Gibson’s group on Anionic Polymers to prevent phage infection in bacterial cultures

The NanoCarb ESR Ashfaq Ahmad (University of Warwick, Gibson group) has co-authored a new paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).  Biological and biomedical research involving growing bacteria can often become contaminated with bacteriophages, which causes significant down-time in research and industrial processes. This new research has found that a polymer can prevent these phage infections.  … Read more

New collaborative work addressing GNPs’ toxicity after long-term exposure to the material

NanoCarb ESRs Jennifer (Mario Negri Institute), Tanja (CIC biomaGUNE), Eva and Marko (RCSI) co-authored a new paper on Nanoscale titled “Long-term retention of gold nanoparticles in the liver is not affected by their physicochemical characteristics“, available open access. Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) show promise for healthcare applications, but their long-term toxicity remains uncertain. This collaborative effort … Read more

New publication from the Heise and Gibson groups on the potential of polyproline

The NanoCarb ESRs Nicola Judge (RCSI, Heise group), Panagiotis Georgiou and Ashfaq Ahmad (University of Warwick, Gibson group) co-authored a new paper in Biomolecules showing that polyproline is a potent ice growth inhibitor at higher molecular weights and that it can bind and shape ice crystals. The paper can be found in Open Access on … Read more

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 paper on the microfluidics production of glycan-functionalized gold nanoparticles

Milan-based ESRs Patricia Perez Schmidt (CNR-SCITEC) and Ruth Mateu Ferrando (University of Milan) co-authored a paper in Angewandte Chemistry proposing a robust, fast and green synthetic route to produce ultrasmall glyco gold nanoparticles by an innovative photo-induced microfluidic approach. The publication is available Open Access on the journal’s website.

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