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Scientific Communication course

We want to invite you to a practical and short course of Introduction to Scientific Communication organized by CIBER-BBN and NanoBioCellGroup – NANBIOSIS U10 Drug Formulation Unit. The course will take place on the 5th (two hours from 9:00 am to 11:00 am) 6 and October 7 (4 hours from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) .-

The covid-19 pandemic has revealed the immense need to bring the world of science closer to citizens, so we are going to work on this soft skill through this course.

We have invited Inés Ortega, scientific communicator of the CIBER BBN, who will talk to us about how the dissemination activities score at the curricular level in the career of the research staff and will also address the issue of the Units of Scientific Culture (which are the intermediaries between the institutions and the citizenship to promote scientific culture). At the UPV / EHU through Euskampus Fundazioa, he will also talk about different tools to reach society. We will also have Dr. Enrique Pérez, an expert in communication and body language, with whom we will do a practical workshop on the construction of the story (for example, how to explain a scientific project to the general public) and the work of the staging.

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The hepl for researchers to commercialise their life science research tools.

CIBER-BBN, partner of NANBIOSIS, has started a new partnership with Ximbio, part of Cancer Research UK, the largest independent funder of cancer research in the world, to facilitate the commercialisation of life science research tools.

This new partnership with Ximbio will help CIBER-BBN groups to develop as bussiness the research tools from their labs and units of NANBIOSIS into commercial products, making them easily available for industry and other academics (including those not under patent protection), from sourcing and production, to sales, licensing and responding to enquiries about your reagents.

On October 1st, 2021 – 11:00 – 12:30 CEST , with take place the on line WebinarUnlock the value of your research toolsto discover how this partnership can benefit researchers. The event includes an introduction of XIMBIO and ways of collaboration and the discussion of case studies with a space for questions and debate. Ramón Martínez Máñez, Scientific Director of CIBER-BBN and NANBIOSIS U26 will be the chair of the event.

Webinar Agenda

Further information and inscriptions

Ximbio Brochure

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Cristina Pérez, Young Investigator Award at the STAFF congress

Cristina Pérez, has been the winner of the Young Researcher Award (YIA) at the STAFF congress held in Sirolo (Italy), from Septembre 1 to 4, for her work entitled “Characterization of impaired ventricular repolarization by quantification of QT delay after heart rate changes in stress test”

Cristina Pérez is a researcher from BSICoS. Research Group that coordinates NANBIOSIS ICTS Unit 27 “High Performance Computing”, led by PAblo Laguna (from I3A-UNIZAR and CIBER-BBN)

Further information at BSICoS Website

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Diego García, finalist in the Young Researcher Award at the CinC

Researchers from BSICoS Research GroupNANBIOSIS U27 (from I3A-UNIZAR and CIBER-BBN presented their works in the Computing in Cardiology (CinC) Conference, held in Brno (Czech Republic) on 12-15 September.

Diego García was Young Researcher Award (YIA) finalist with the work “Ventilatory Thresholds Estimation Based on ECG-derived Respiratory Rate”.

The purpose of this work is to study the feasibility of estimating the first and second ventilatory thresholds (VT1 and VT2, respectively) by using electrocardiogram (ECG)-derived respiratory rate during exercise testing.

The computation was performed by the ICTS NANBIOSIS, specifically by the High Performance Computing Unit of the CIBER-BBN at the I3A-University of Zaragoza.

Further information at BSICoS Website

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High quality antibodies for very challenging projects

Researchers of Nb4D group – Unit 2 of the ICTS NANBIOSIS (led by Pilar Marco, from CIBER-BBN and the IQAC-CSIC) have participated in Expoquimia 2021, the International Chemistry Meeting, which took place from 14 to September 17 at the Fira de Barcelona.

The researchers presented their work in several projects: the FoodSmartPhone project (MSCA-ITN-720325 action), the QS4CF (RTI2018-096278-B-C21), the QS-Motion (TV32018-201825-30-31) and on the PoC4CoV project (PIE-202050E090; PTI Salud Global, CSIC).

Research at the FoodSmartPhone(MSCA-ITN-720325 action) is focus on developing devices for the monitoring of contaminants of interest in food safety through the use of mobile phones. The production of the necessary antibodies for the detection of antibiotics and pesticides has been carried out by NANBIOSIS U2 Custom Antibody Service (CAbS). These are very specific monoclonal antibodies against pesticides, used by researchers Klaudia Kopper and Julian Guercetti to bind them to the functionalized surface and implemented in plasmonic detection sensors for antibiotics in milk and electrochemical biosensors for the detection of pesticides in cereals.

The scientific activity within the QS4CF (RTI2018-096278-B-C21) and QS-Motion (TV32018-201825-30-31) is focused on the Quorum Sensing communication system as an strategy to develop more efficient and specific diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches to diagnose and treat P. aeruginosa and S. aureus infections.

The PoC4CoV project (PTI Salud Global, CSIC) seeks a comprehensive approach to diagnose COVID-19 developing devices to detect genetic material and proteins of the SARS-CoV2 virus, but also the response of the host against the infection. High quality antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 structural proteins (spike and nucleocapsid) have been produced by CAbS at NANBIOSIS

The camera flash is able to excite the functionalized surface of the chip and generate the specific response to the contaminant. This signal is picked up by the mobile through a Bluetooth connection and quantified.

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The European Researcher’s Night with NANBIOSIS’ scientists.

The European Researchers’s Nigth is a public event dedicated to the dissemination of science that is held every year in more than 300 cities in 30 countries of Europe at the same time, organized on the last Friday and Saturday of September.

This year face-to-face activities are progrmmed in different locations of Catalonian cities and also the “Nit de la Recerca” YouTube channel offers more than 20 noves microxerrades led by researchers from Catalonia.

Two NANBIOSIS’ researchers have joined this event to explain their research:

Julian GuercettiNb4D Group – NANBIOSIS U2 CAbS, from IQAC-CSIC and CIBER-BBN, will give two Face-to-face micro-talks entitled “Tell me who you hang out with and I’ll tell you … what antibodies you have!” and “Small solutions for a big pandemic

Jordi EsquenaNANBIOSIS U12 Nanostructured liquid characterization unit from IQAC-CSIC and CIBER-BBN with “Play as you know? How “kill” the virus

The European Researchers’s Nigth is a project founded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020 project EuNightCat-954506) with the aim of familiarizing the public with the research developed in Europe.

Further information:



MSCA and Citizens page


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Microfluidic devices: The process of development

The development of microfluidic devices is very significant for in-vitro diagnostic devices, biomarkers and organ-on-a-chip applications.

The techniques, the materials and the equipment used for the fabrication of these devices, are as important as the strategy followed to obtain them. And at the Nanotechnology unit of NANBIOSIS U7– (MicrofabSpace and Microscopy Characterization Facilities of IBEC), we own the tools, the know-how and the expertise to accomplish such a goal. We regularly guide the process of design, in collaboration with the final user, we customize the technology needed to get the product and complete the fabrication of the microfluidic device, drawing up like this, a full plan addressed to the final application.

In this video, detailed explanations are provided of all the steps required for the fabrication of a microfluidic device. We go over the whole process, starting by the design of the device, the fundamentals of the Photo Lithography and Soft Lithography processes, to end up with a functional device ready for experiments.

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European Biosensor Symposium digital seminars, co-organized by Pilar Marco

Pilar Marco, the Scientific Director of NANBIOSIS U2 , Custom Antibody Service (CAbS), and leader of the group Nanobiotechnology for Diagnostics (Nb4D) from CIBER-BBN and IQAC-CSIC, coorganises the European Biosensor Symposium digital seminar series.

The aim of these seminar series is to continue with the purpose of the European Biosensor Symposium, held in March 2021, to allow especially juior reseachers to present their research, exchange ideas and built networds.

The seminars are scheduled on the third Tuesday of every month at 18:00 CET, via zoom. Each of the seminars is organized by a host focussing on a specific topic:

  • Interferometric sensors“, hosted Claudia Pacholski, University of Potsdam, 15th June
  • Emerging biosensor technologies“, hosted by Yi Sun, DTU Health Tech, 17th August
  • Raman – Based Biosensors“, hosted by Dana Cialla May, LEibniz Institute of Photonic Tecnology. 21th September
  • Emerging trends in Bioelectronics“, hosted by Larysa Baraban, Helmholtz Center Dresden, 19th October
  • Nanobodies for Biosensing” hosted by J.Pablo Salvador, CIBER-BBN, 16th November
  • Microbial Biosensors” hosted by Galina Pankratova, DTU Health Tech, 21th December

Each seminar with one invited speaker, three graduate student speaker and up to five graduate student poster presenters.

Registration is free writting an e-mail to the corresponding hots of each session.

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Filtered Air Shower for Animal Housing

Cáceres, September 10th, 2021

In the framework of the project “Updating the Infrastructures and implementation of a LIMS document control and management system to enhance the capacities of the Distributed ICTS NANBIOSIS Units managed by the CCMIJU (AILIMS-NANBIOSIS)  a filtered air shower for Animal Housing has been bought with strictly controlled environmental parameters, to prevent possible cross-contamination and the entry of pathogens and viral particles, since during  entry and exit of personnel to this area, contamination by the mentioned particles has been detected, so the air shower is an effective solution to eliminate them and protect the controlled environment.

AILIMS has been co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) within the framework of the Pluriregional Operational Program of Spain (POPE) of Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS) 2014-2020 and the acquisition of the shower is part of the first action of the following two, financed with FEDER Funds:

-Within Unit 22 or Animal Facility, the Installation and development of an environmental treatment-control system of the housing rooms, an Improvement and adaptation of the spaces for experimental models, the Acquisition, installation and development of a two-door ultra- filtered air shower and the Acquisition, installation and development of a post-procedural recovery chamber.

– For the rest of the NANBIOSIS Units managed by the CCMIJU, Acquisition, installation and development of a LIMS Software.

The actions and their budget are here detailed: (VI) PROJECT REFERENCE: ICTS-2019-14-46), together with the FEDER co-funded rate.

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