IBEC associate director Josep Samitier is an expert opinion quoted in El Periodico last week regarding a story about a Japanese study that succeeded in growing an embryonic eye from the stem cells of mice.
IBEC’s recently completed FP7 project on technology transfer, Nano2Market, was featured in the recent Commission’s Research*EU magazine supplement (Vol. 30, December 2010/January 2011).
Robotics group leader Alícia Casals appeared last week in Catalan local paper El 9 Nou, which covers the Osona/Ripollès and Vallès Oriental areas. Alícia gave a lecture about this century’s challenges in robotics at the 3rd Workshop on Mechatronics at the University of Vic on 16 February.
IBEC associate director Josep Samitier is a contributor to the January edition of Biocat’s e-newsletter.
The 12 November press release about the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiotechnology group’s research on inhibitory molecules in neuroregeneration, ‘Beating the regeneration blockers’, was picked up by various online scientific and health news sites including www.sciencedaily.com, the UK’s MS Trust and Cell DNA.
An interview with Biomechanics and mechanobiology group leader Damien Lacroix about the new EU-project he coordinates, MySpine, has been broadcast on Ràdio 4’s L’Observatori programme.
An interview with IBEC group leader María appears in the online newsletter of the PCB.
An announcement on www.noticiascadadia.com about 20 October’s Biocat-organised meeting on ‘Biomateriales: de la biónica hacia la regeneración y las terapias avanzadas’ at the Museo Colet in Barcelona.
“A Question of Limits” – an article written by associate director Josep Samitier to accompany a feature by El Pais journalist Mónica López Ferrado, “Los ‘nanoriesgos’ no son tan diminutos” (“‘Nanorisks’ are not so small’).
The Baix Llobregat-based weekly El Far mentions the signature of the agreement between IBEC and the Biopol’H consortium which took place on September 17.