The prestigious reference textbook Molecular Cell Biology (Lodish et al.) has selected for its 6th edition (2008) a figure from the researcher at the nanobioengineering laboratory at the IBEC, Dr. Xavier Fernández-Busquets. Thanks to this important recognition of scientific excellence, the IBEC is the only Spanish institution appearing in the acknowledgements of the textbook, out of a total of 150 universitites and research centres.
Ruth Diez-Ahedo, PhD student at IBEC, has received the best poster award for her poster entitled “Tailored ICAM-1 patterned surfaces to study the nano-scale organisation of the adhesion receptor LFA-1”, granted by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Symposium on Biological Surfaces and interfaces that took place in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, from July 1-6, 2007.
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia launches its new web site, a new communication tool for IBEC intended to open a door to knowledge regarding bioengineering and aiming to act as an international reference.
IBEC organises the 2nd European Meeting on Cell Mechanics on September 26-28, 2007 at Sala Agora in Cosmocaixa (Barcelona).
The 13th European Congress on Biotechnology will take place at Palau de Congressos in Barcelona from 16 to 19 September 2007.