Research

Altafulla: 6th Workshop on biomaterials and their interactions with biological and model membranes 2017

7-9 September 2017. 6th Workshop on biomaterials and their interactions with biological and model membranes 2017 will be held at the hotel Gran Claustre****, Altafulla (Costa Dorada), Spain
Scope
The meeting is a part of regular workshops held in Salou since 2011. The selected contributions to the meeting can be published in the web themed issue “Interaction of nano-objects with lipid membranes” in Soft Matter.

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Salou: Workshop on biomaterials and lipid membranes 2016

30 September – 2 October 2016. 5th Workshop on biomaterials and their interactions with biological and model membranes 2016 will be held at the hotel Magnolia****, Salou (Costa Dorada), Spain.
Scope
The meeting is a part of regular workshops held in Salou since 2011. The selected contributions to the meeting can be published in the web themed issue “Interaction of nano-objects with lipid membranes” in Soft […]

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Fundamentals and applications of lipid membrane biophysics

Horsley Park, 22nd-24th September 2015

Researchers from the ITN-SNAL network have met again to discuss the frontiers in the biophysics and biochemistry of lipid membranes. Throughout the two-day meeting (22.09.2015 – 24.09.2015) held in Horsley Park, UK, young researchers had a unique opportunity for active interactions with experts in the field. By showing their latest results […]

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TV3 film in Terres de l’Ebre

7 August 2015 – Massif Els Ports, Tarragona, Spain
Outreach activity:
Catalan TV channel TV3 film our expedition in Terres de l’Ebre to describe our research on dragonfly wings in Massif Els Ports. 

http://mp4-medium-dwn.media.tv3.cat/6/2/1440073012926.mp4

Highlight in newspapers and radio:

TV3
TarragonaRadio
URV Activa
La Vanguardia
Diari de Tarragona
ElEconomista
Comsciencia
Ceics news
Nacidigital
Biblioteca Roquetes

How it was filmed:
 

 
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SNAL @ Imperial Festival

Discover why a ‘split personality’ makes fat molecules key to life, and play with a sticky polymer slime you can make at home.

From the 8th to the 10th of May, the Imperial Festival returns for the fourth time, opening its doors so that visitors can see, with their own eyes, some of the research carried […]

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Strasbourg: Principles of Imaging for Membrane systems

Dates: 30 November – 3 December 2015
Location: Institut Charles Sadron (23, Rue de Loess, 67034, Strasbourg, France)
Core training courses will cover such topics as methodology, models, and statistical estimation and hypothesis tests. Essential background and computational models for modelling lipid bilayers and their interactions with nano-objects will also be provided.

Given the large differences in background between experimental […]

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Salou: Workshop on biomaterials and lipid membranes 2015

19-21 October 2015. 4th Workshop on biomaterials and their interactions with biological and model membranes 2015 will be held at the hotel Magnolia****, Salou (Costa Dorada), Spain.

The meeting is a part of regular workshops held in Salou since 2011. The selected contributions to the meeting will be published in the web themed issue “Interaction of nano-objects with lipid membranes” in Soft Matter.
 

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Imperial College London: Fundamentals and Applications of Lipid Membrane Biophysics

Dates: 22nd-24th September 2015
Location: Horsley Park (Ockham Road South, East Horsley, KT24 6DT)

SCOPE
Lipid membranes are the basic building blocks for almost all living organisms. For years numerous reports have been focused on this area to establish a comprehensive understanding of membrane structures. More recently, the development of modern experimental techniques, such as small-angle X-ray scattering, small-angle neutron scattering and […]

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ITN-SNAL Marie Curie Project URV

 
Universitat Rovira i Virgili Coordinate EU-funded Marie Curie training network for Early Stage Researchers
ITN-SNAL Smart Nano-objects for Alteration of Lipid bilayers (SNAL) Initial Training Network
Coordinator: Vladimir Baulin

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Self-assembly of interpolyelectrolyte complexes and their interaction with lipid membranes

 Electrostatic interactions are instrumental in determining the structure and function of living organisms, biopolymers and drug delivery systems. Charged macromolecules can self-assemble and aggregate into compact intermolecular complexes.
This ability of oppositely charged polymers to form finite size complexes determines their biological function, which for example is important in gene transfection and compactization of DNA, that provide promising alternatives to viral vectors. […]

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Translocation of nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and polymers through bilayers

Cell membranes represent a serious protective barrier for external molecules, proteins, nanoparticles and drugs. This barrier is quite efficient in protecting the interior of the cells. However, large nanoscale objects, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been found inside the cells both in direct and indirect biological experiments. Such experiments suggest that carbon nanotubes can efficiently […]

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