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Fourth meeting of the Magneuron project

20180126 184712Following the first workshop of the Magneuron project, on 28-29 January 2018, Magneuron hosted its fourth meeting in Aussois (France). In addition of the usuals attending partners, some of the external speakers were invited to stay during those two days to learn more in detail about Magneuron progresses. During those two days of work, the partners have discussed results and progresses achieved within the projects (the preparation and synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles, the biofunctionalization of those particles, progresses on the tools to manipulate such particles, magnetic control of those particles).



Magneuron first Workshop

On 26-28 January 2018, the Magneuron project hosted its first workshop in Aussois (France).

During two days, internal and external speakers presented their works related to neurobiology and breakthrough sciences related to Magneuron subject.

The attending speakers were the following:

-Dr Arnd Pralle from Buffalo University: Approaches and materials for remote magnetothermal deep brain neuromodulation

-Dr Jian Zhong from Burke Medical Research Institute: Fostering axon growth after CNS injury

-Dr David Henry Herce from Harvard University: The art of delivery: Design and delivery of molecule using cell penetrating peptides

-Dr Florence Gazeau from Paris-Diderot University: Nanotechnology for cell therapy

-Dr Alberto Martinez Serrano from Madrid University: PD stem cells transplantation

-Dr Julian George from Oxford University: Culture of neurons in granular hydrogel scaffolds

-Dr Maxime Dahan from Institut Curie : Magnetic control of intracellular signalling

-Dr Christine Ménager from CNRS: Magnetic Hybrid Systems for Nano-medecine

-Dr Alicia El Haj from Keele University: Engineering human cells and tissues to the clinic

-Dr Monte Gates from Keele University: So you wat to do a brain transplant

-Dr Jacob Piehler from Osnabrück University: Signalling complexes at the plasma membrane from observation toward manipulation

-Dr Rolf Heumann from Bochum University:   Role of RAS signalling for neuronal degeneration and regeneration?

Magnetic Hybrid Systems for Nano-medicine

Third meeting of the Magneuron project

Third meeting MagneuronProjectOn 22-24 June 2017, the Osnabrück University have hosted the third meeting of the Magneuron project. During two days, the partners have discussed the first results and the progresses achieved within the projects on the following subjects: the preparation and synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles, the biofunctionalization of those particles, but also the progresses on the tools to manipulate such particles, and the magnetic control of those particles.


International conference ‘Molecular Basis of Life’


From Sunday, September 24th to Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) hosted in the University of Bochum an international conference on the subject of ‘Molecular Basis of Life’. The congress has cover the entire spectrum of molecular biosciences with symposia on Chromatin and Gene Expression, Cell Signalling and Membrane Trafficking, Subcellular Organization, Molecular Machines, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease and Therapies and Emerging Methods - subjects that are studied in the Magneuron project. Among the many highlights presented, I like to mention that Gero Miesenböck/Oxford spoke on optogenetic in the brain in his Opening Lecture. On Monday 25th there was a special lunch session devoted to the topic entitled “Perspectives towards the control of the nervous system”.


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Check meeting of the Magneuron project


In March 2017, we met in Brussels of a Check Meeting with the European Commission and external experts, but we took this opportunity to get together and have a discussion on the latest project achievements: indeed, in the last couple of months, we have developed semi-synthetic ferritin-based protein cages, a new class of magnetic nanoparticles.



Efficient Innovation
Institut Curie
Keele University
Universitat Osnabruck
Ruhr Universitat Bochum
University of Birmingham