On February 17th 2021 at 4 pm the first COST Action CA17140 Nano2Clinic webinar will be held. For the training session, Prof. Lajosh Balogh will give a lecture on “Manuscript preparation and publications – the basics.” For the dissemination session, Dr. Rinea Barbir (PhD student in the group of our WG2 leader Dr. Ivana Vinković Vrček and recipient of an STSM grant) will give a talk on “Steady-state fluorescence quenching method for evaluation of nano-bio interactions”. More information can be found on the official website.
Thesis topic defense – K. Ilić
On February 2nd 2021 at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, the public presentation of the thesis topic was held by PhD student Krunoslav Ilić. The proposed thesis title was “Evaluation of combined effect of silver and polystyrene nanoparticles on model immune cell lines”, supervised by Dr Ivan Pavičić and Prof Petra Turčić. The defense was held in front of the commission consisting of: Prof Anita Hafner, Prof Tin Weitner and Dr Dragomira Majhen.
Thank You Mandis Pharm
The research team of the project NanoFaceS, led by Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček, would like to thank Mandis Pharm company for their generous monetary donation. The funds donated were invested in the purchase of the new incubator for cell culture experiments, which allowed for the continuation of our research.
Thesis topic defense – R. Barbir
On July 7th 2020 at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, the public presentation of the thesis topic was held by PhD student Rinea Barbir. The proposed thesis title was “Interactions between silver and gold nanoparticles of different sizes, shapes and surface structures with proteins of different glycosylation status”, and it is mentored by Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček and Prof Sanja Dabelić. The defense was held in front of the commission consisting of: Prof Tin Weitner, Prof Olga Gornik and Dr Darija Domazet Jurašin.
Thesis topic defense – B. Pem
On July 7th 2020 at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, the public presentation of the thesis topic was held by PhD student Barbara Pem. The proposed thesis title was “Mechanism of interaction of endogenous biothiols with silver and gold nanoparticles”,supervised by Dr Ivana Vinković Vrček and Prof Valerije Vrček. The defense was held in front of the commission consisting of: Prof Mario Jug, Dr Ivana Perković and Dr Robert Vianello.
Guest researcher from Jena
The NanoFaces group hosted a guest junior researcher from the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany, from December 9th to 16th. PhD student Ekaterina Podlesnaia is working on method development for anisotropic gold nanoparticle synthesis, and is planning to expand her work to other nanoparticle types. Continue reading “Guest researcher from Jena”
Research stay in Jena
PhD student Barbara Pem spent time at the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology in Jena, Germany from November 11th to December 7th 2019, as a part of the research visits financed by the Bilateral project Germany-Croatia.
DNA Middle Germany Meeting
On Friday November 29th, the DNA Middle Germany Meeting was held at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology in Leipzig, Germany. The meeting was co-organised by Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technology from Jena and the University of Potsdam. The aim was to gather experts on DNA research and nanoparticle development for sensing and diagnostic applications.
Research visit to Marseille
PhD student Krunoslav Ilić stayed at University of Marseille (U1067 Aix-Marseille Univ, INSERM, CNRS), France, from October 21st to November 21st 2019. in the Atomic Force Microscopy group led by dr. Felix Rico. During that time he performed research on the effect of nanoparticles on mechanical properties of cells, and the biophysical parameters of interactions at nano-bio interface. The stay was funded by French Embassy in Croatia.
Synergy Symposium for NanoBioMedicine
The Synergy Symposium for NanoBioMedicine was held on November 4th and 5th 2019 in Zagreb. The event, co-organized by nanotechnology groups from the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry and Ruđer Bošković Institute, brought together the collaborators from five projects funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.