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The Interaction of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUVs) with the Surface Nanostructures on Dragonfly Wings

Langmuir, January (2019)
S. Cheeseman, Vi Khanh Truong, V. Walter, F. Thalmann, C. M. Marques, Eric Hanssen, J. Vongsvivut, M. Tobin, V. A. Baulin, S. Juodkazis, S. MacLaughlin, G. Bryant, R. J. Crawford, E. P. Ivanova
The waxy epicuticle of dragonfly wings contains a unique nanostructured pattern that exhibits bactericidal properties. In light of emerging concerns of […]

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Kinetic evolution of DOPC lipid bilayers exposed to α-cyclodextrins

Soft Matter, , (2018)
Monika Kluzek, Marc Schmutz, Carlos M. Marques and Fabrice Thalmann
Cyclodextrins are cyclic oligosaccharides capable of forming inclusion complexes with a variety of molecules, and as such have been recognized as a pharmaceutical and biotechnological asset. Cyclodextrins are known to interact with the components of cell membranes, and this correlates with a significant […]

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DPPC Bilayers in Solutions of High Sucrose Content

Biophysical J, 114(9), 2165–2173 (2018)
Mattia I. Morandi, Mathieu Sommer, Monika Kluzek, Fabrice Thalmann, André P. Schroder, Carlos M. Marques
The properties of lipid bilayers in sucrose solutions have been intensely scrutinized over recent decades because of the importance of sugars in the field of biopreservation. However, a consensus has not yet been formed on the mechanisms […]

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Ischia: Management meeting

23-24 March 2018. Management meeting in Ischia island, Naples, Italy

Meeting will be held in Hotel “Le Querce”,
Via Baldassarre Cossa, 55 – Ischia, ITALY
Attending people:

Vladimir Baulin (URV, Spain, coordinator)
Marco Werner (URV, Spain, project manager)

Ian Tucker (Unilever, UK)

 John Seddon (Imperial, UK)

 Fernando Bresme (Imperial, UK)

 Domenico Lombardo (CNR, Italy)

 Elena Ivanova (Swinburne, Australia)

 Carlos Marques (CNRS, France)

 Kevin Ward (Biopharma, UK)

 Jian R […]

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Influence of a pH-sensitive polymer on the structure of monoolein cubosomes

Soft Matter, 13, 7571-7577 (2017)
Monika Kluzek, Arwen I. I. Tyler, Shiqi Wang, Rongjun Chen, Carlos M. Marques, Fabrice Thalmann, John M. Seddon, Marc Schmutz
Cubosomes consist in submicron size particles of lipid bicontinuous cubic phases stabilized by surfactant polymers. They provide an appealing road towards the practical use of lipid cubic phases for pharmaceutical and cosmetic […]

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Training course in Strasbourg

As the year 2015 was coming to its end, SNAL ESRs gathered again in Strasbourg to get their last dose of new and contemporary ideas in the field of Lipid Membrane Research. The aim of this training course was to expose ESRs working from the different aspects of same research field, namely synthesis, theory and […]

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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.

Highlight in newspapers and radio:

URV Activa
La Vanguardia
Diari de Tarragona
Ceics news
Biblioteca Roquetes

How it was filmed:
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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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Manchester: 2D Materials and Interfaces

Lectures on Physics of Graphene, Lipids and Proteins
Dates: 9-10 April 2015
Location: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

The lectures will be delivered by several invited experts as well as PIs in the training network. The courses will teach basic science and discuss recent advances in 2D materials research exploring their unique properties and […]

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Mattia Morandi

Optical microscopy and microrheology of giant unilamellar vesicles interacting with nano-objects

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Physical Damage on Giant Vesicles Membrane as a Result of Methylene Blue Photoirradiation

Biophys. J. 106 (1), 162-71 (2014)
Omar Mertins, Isabel O.L. Bacellar, Fabrice Thalmann, Carlos M. Marques, Maurício S. Baptista, Rosangela Itri
In this study we pursue a closer analysis of the photodamage promoted on giant unilamellar vesicles membranes made of dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) or 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC), by irradiating methylene blue present in the giant unilamellar vesicles solution. By means […]

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Lipid oxidation induces structural changes in biomimetic membranes

Soft Matter, 10, 4241-4247 (2014)
G. Weber, T. Charitat, M. S. Baptista, A. F. Uchoa, C. Pavani, H. C. Junqueira, Y. Guo, V. A. Baulin, R. Itri, C. M. Marques, A. P. Schroder

Oxidation can intimately influence and structurally compromise the levels of biological self-assembly embodied by intracellular and plasma membranes. Lipid peroxidation, a natural metabolic outcome of […]

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Collision induced spatial organization of microtubules

V.A. Baulin, C.M. Marques, F. Thalmann
Biophysical Chemistry, 128(2-3), 231 – 244 (2007)
The dynamic behavior of microtubules in solution can be strongly modified by interactions with walls or other structures. We examine here a microtubule growth model where the increase in size of the plus-end is perturbed by collisions with other microtubules. We show that […]

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Micellization of Sliding Polymer Surfactants

V.A. Baulin, N.-K. Lee, A. Johner, C.M. Marques
Macromolecules, 39(2), 871 – 876 (2006)
Following up a recent paper on grafted sliding polymer layers [Macromolecules 2005, 38, 1434−1441], we investigated the influence of the sliding degree of freedom on the self-assembly of sliding polymeric surfactants that can be obtained by complexation of polymers with cyclodextrins. In contrast […]

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Sliding grafted polymer layers

V.A. Baulin, A. Johner, C.M. Marques
Macromolecules, 38(4), 1434 – 1441 (2005)
We study theoretically the structure of sliding grafted polymer layers, or SGP layers. These interfacial structures are built by attaching each polymer to the substrate with a ringlike molecule such as cyclodextrins. Such a topological grafting mode allows the chains to freely slide along the […]

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