The CIBER-BBN, partner of NANBIOSIS together with CCMIJU, has incorporated two new groups. One of them, led by José Miguel López-Higuera, is the Photonics Engineering Group of the University of Cantabria. The other is the Nanotechnology and Apoptosis Group of the Materials Science Institute of Aragon (CSIC-University of Zaragoza) led by Jesús Martínez de la Fuente. The incorporation of these groups has become official in the Governing Council of the CIBER celebrated on December, 1st
The CIBER-BBN currently has 47 research groups, selected on the basis of their scientific excellence, working mainly within three scientific programs: 1. Bioengineering and Medical Imaging, 2. Advanced Biomaterials and Therapies and 3. Nanomedicine. The activities of the center is oriented both to the development of prevention, diagnosis and monitoring systems and to the development of technologies related to specific therapies such as regenerative medicine and nanotherapies.
Jesús Martínez de la Fuente and the NAP group
The Group of Nanotechnology and Apoptosis (NAP) focuses its research on the development of general methodologies for the functionalization of nanoparticles and surfaces always looking for biotechnological applications.
Jesús Martínez de la Fuente is the author of about 150 articles in scientific journals of the highest level and inventor of 6 international patents, all licensed. He is an associate member of the Center for Cell Engineering of the University of Glasgow and of the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems of the Italian CNR in Naples and professor at the National Center for Translational Medicine (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China). He is also co-founder and scientific advisor of the company NANOIMMUNOTECH S.L.
José Miguel López-Higuera and the Group of Photonic Engineering
The Photonics Engineering Group focuses its work on fiber optic sensor systems and instrumentation.
Prof. López-Higuera is a Fellow of the OSA, USA; Fellow of SPIE, USA, and member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Cantabria. He is the Director of the International School of Light Sciences and Technologies that develops the fourth week of June of each year to the highest scientific and technological level in the world. He has made more than 600 academic and 17 industrial publications (patents). He has co-founded three technology-based companies.