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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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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.


Second meeting of the Magneuron project

Our second meeting took place 9 months after the project beginning in Bochum, Germany, in the premises of the Ruhr-Bochum University. Besides the project progress discussion, we had an external speaker intervention, Dr. James Byrne from the University of Tuebingen, on the biogenic magnetite nanoparticles produced via microbial iron reduction, a review of the current state of the art related to the project, and a discussion on the mechanisms of nanoparticle based on hyperthermia.

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.


MAGNEURON kick-off

The Magneuron kick-off meeting took place on January 22 and 23, 2016 and was hosted in Paris by Institut Curie and UPMC. It was a perfect opportunity to introduce the scientific teams and their current research projects, review the project technical objectives and schedule the next actions.


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