Understanding the interactions between sebum triglycerides and water: a molecular dynamics simulation study

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., (2017)
Anna Sofia Tascini, Massimo Noro, Rongjun Chen, John Seddon and Fernando Bresme
In recent years, the sebum oil has been found to play a key role in the regulation of the hydration of the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. Understanding how a major component of the sebum oil, the triglyceride […]

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Thermal transport across nanoparticle-fluid interfaces: the interplay of interfacial curvature and nanoparticle-fluid interactions

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2016)
Anna Sofia Tascini,   Jeff Armstrong,   Eliodoro Chiavazzo,   Matteo Fasano,   Pietro Asinari and    Fernando Bresme

We investigate the general dependence of the thermal transport across nanoparticle-fluid interfaces using molecular dynamics computations. We show that the thermal conductance depends strongly both on the wetting characteristics of the nanoparticle-fluid interface […]

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Summer School in Roccalumera

With the sound of waves breaking on the sand, a new generation of scientists was learning, questioning, and interacting with their peers. Such a social experience is always fruitful because it helps people to understand each other and create unique moments which will be remembered.
The summer school in Roccalumera (Sicily, Italy) aimed to bring together […]

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Summary of the Meeting in Cambridge 1 October 2014

1-2 October 2014 – Cambridge, Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

After months of discussions and proposals conducted by supervisors from each host institution and the program director, Dr. Vladimir Baulin, the management meeting in Cambridge sets the beginning of a great adventure!
In an atmosphere both earnest and casual, many topics have been […]

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ESR6-L: Atomistic and coarse-grained simulations of the interactions of nano-objects and biosurfactants with lipid bilayers

This project is focused on the study of the interactions of nano-objects and biosurfactants with lipid bilayers using continuum theory and atomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations.

Equilibrium state of stratum corneum (SC) lipid bilayers in contact with keratin corneocytes;
Interaction of nanoparticles and proteins with SC lipid bilayers;
Understanding the role of strongly-asymmetric ceramides in the structure […]

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