On November 4th – 5th, the Synergy Symposium for NanoBioMedicine will be held at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry and Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb. The Symposium is organized by the collaborators from four projects funded by the Croatian Science Foundation: OrDeN (IP-2016-06-1137), NanoFaces (IP-2016-06-2436), CaPBiomimNanocomp (IP-2018-01-1493), NanoFlavNeuroProtect (IP-2016-06-8415), and NutriNTENSe (IP-2018-01-8119) Continue reading “Synergy Symposium for NanoBioMedicine”
1st COST Action CA17140 Conference
The first conference of the COST Action CA17140 Nano2Clinic (Cancer nanomedicine: from the bench to the bedside) was held from 15th to 17th October 2019 in Riga, Latvia. The Conference gathered leading experts in nanomedicine from all over the world to discuss the latest breakthroughs in
Short Term Scientific Mission in Zagreb
PhD candidate Rafael Ramírez Jiménez from the ICMA – Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain spent one month, from September 14 2019 to October 14 2019, at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health for his Short Term Scientific Mission application within the COST Action CA17140 NANO2CLINIC.
Humboldt College Zagreb Symposium
From October 10th to 11th 2019 in Zagreb, the symposium of the Humboldt College Zagreb was held in the honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt. Continue reading “Humboldt College Zagreb Symposium”
Expert meeting Ljubljana
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”
17th International Congress on Photobiology
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.
Research stay at Leibniz Institute
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.
Research visit to Edinburgh
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”
Doctoral thesis defense – Ivona Capjak
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”