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.
As a part of the COST Action CA17140 Nano2Clinic, PhD student Barbara Pem was awarded a scholarship for a Short Term Scientific Mission at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK.
As a part of the COST Action CA17140 Nano2Clinic, PhD student Rinea Barbir was awarded a scholarship for a Short Term Scientific Mission at Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragon in Zaragoza, Spain.
On December 12th 2018 in the Croatian Department of Transfusion Medicine, Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček held a lecture entitled: “Safety of nanomaterials in biomedicine”.
As a part of German-Croatian bilateral project “Multiplexed characterization platform for nano-bio interface”, project collaborator Rinea Barbir spent three weeks, from 26th November to 18th December, with Nanobiophotonic group led by Prof Dr Wolfgang Frizsche at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) Jena, Germany. She used localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) and UV-VIS spectroscopy to study formation of protein corona. With UV-VIS method, she proved the existence of peak shift in silver nanoparticles spectra after interaction with proteins, which is necessary for further LSPR measurements. Using LSPR she was able to monitor in real time adsorption of model proteins BSA, human transferrin (glycosylated) and transferrin from rice (non-glycosylated) with 80nm spherical gold nanoparticles.
Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček,the leader of the NanoFaceS project, was awarded the yearly award of the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health for the highest number of original scientific papers published in the previous year in the journals indexed in the Web of Science database.
PhD student Barbara Vuković publicly defended the topic of her doctoral thesis, which was officially accepted on November 29th 2018 on the Faculty of Medicine Osijek.