The one-day expert meeting “A scientific perspective on microplastics in nature and society” was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on October 4th 2019, organised by Slovenian Engineering Academy, SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and University of Ljubljana. Continue reading “Expert meeting Ljubljana”
From 11th to 13th of September 2019, 12th International Particle Toxicology Conference was held in Salzburg, Austria, with the aim of bringing together toxicology experts from all over the world to discuss safety, applications and research of particle toxicology. Continue reading “IPTC 2019”
Project leader Dr Vinković Vrček was an invited lecturer on the 17th International Congress on Photobiology and 18th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology, held in Barcelona, Spain from August 25th to 30th 2019. In her lecture titled: “Biocompatibility assessment of up- and down-converting nanoparticles: implications of interferences with in vitro assays”, she presented the results of a recently published paper on the issues arising from nanoparticle interferences with the commonly used in vitro toxicity assays.
The link to the book of abstracts can be found here.
As a part of the Croatian-German bilateral project “Multiplex characterization platform for nano-bio interface”, NanoFaceS collaborator Krunoslav Ilić visited the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) in Jena, Germany from July 1st to 26th 2019. Under the supervision of Prof Wolfgang Frizsche, he worked on the examination of protein adsorption to the nanoparticle surface by the localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) method, thereby continuing and further developing the previous experiments borne out of the Croatian-German collaboration.
Project collaborator Barbara Pem stayed as a guest researcher at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK from April 15th to July 5th 2019. She was conducting a project “Interaction of metallic nanoparticles with biothiols – experimental vs. molecular dynamics approach” under the supervision of Prof Lang Tran. Continue reading “Research visit to Edinburgh”
On May 15th 2019, project collaborator Ivona Capjak (Mr. Pharm.) defended her doctoral thesis titled “Effect of size, shape and surface structure of silver nanoparticles on their interaction with model proteins”. Continue reading “Doctoral thesis defense – Ivona Capjak”
From 15th to 17th of April, members of the NanoFaces group – Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček, Dr Ivan Pavičić and Krunoslav Ilić – attended 10th BioNanoMed Conference in Graz, Austria. Continue reading “BioNanoMed Graz 2019”
Project leader Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček and PhD student Rinea Barbir participated in the first COST CA17140 Nano2Clinic Training School, held in Trieste from 8th to 11th April 2019. Continue reading “Nano2Clinic Training School”
As a part of the COST Action AMiCI, from March 7th to 8th 2019, a Workshop for Early Career Investigators and Short Term Scientific Missions was held in Riga, Latvia. Continue reading “Workshop for Early Career Researchers”
Collaborators Sonja Hartl and Carolin Tetyczka, PhD students from the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics, University of Graz, are visiting the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health from 18th to 22nd of February 2019.