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  Last Updated: September 3, 2013 
Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Unitat de Biofísica i Bioenginyeria
Department Ciencias Fisiológicas - I
Institution

Facultad de Medicina - Universidad de Barcelona

Institution (Acronym) UBB
Contact Person (e-mail) Jordi Alcaraz / Navajas, Daniel / Pere Roca-Cusachs / Ramón Farré / Xavier Trepat
Address Casanova 143
Postal code 08036-Barcelona
Province Barcelona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone +34-934024515
Fax
Website http://www.ub.es/biofisica/
Main Research Areas

* Nanobiotechnology
* Atomic Force Microscopy
* Molecular and Cellular Nanomechanics
* Molecular and Cellular Nanomanipulation


Participating Projects

* GENESFORCEMOTION: Physical Forces Driving Collective Cell Migration: From Genes to Mechanism
Coordinator: Xavier Trepat: EU - Ideas - Starting Grants (1750.000 €)

* Mechanical signaling driving stem cell differentiation in the lung. Lung-on-a-chip model.
Coordinator: Daniel Navajas: Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (PI11/00089) (275.000 €)

* Mechanical determinants of lung fibrogenesis studied with 3D cultures
Coordinator: Jordi Alcaraz: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (SAF2009-13243) (90000.000 €)


Three more relevant publications within 2010-2013

*   Tambe DT, Hardin CC, Angelini TE, Rajendran K, Park CY, Serra-Picamal X, Zhou EH, Zaman MH, Butler JP, Weitz DA, Fredberg JJ, Trepat X. - Nat Mater. 2011 Jun;10(6):469-75

*   Roca-Cusachs P, del Rio A, Puklin-Faucher E, Gauthier NC, Biais N, Sheetz MP. - Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 9;110(15):E1361-70

*   Luque T, Melo E, Garreta E, Cortiella J, Nichols J, Farré R, Navajas D - Acta Biomater. 2013 Jun;9(6):6852-9.


Instruments and equipment available

* Atomic Force Microscopy
* Magnetic Tweezers
* Optical Tweezers
* Traction Microscopy


funding 2010-2013 (In thousand Euro)
 
MECD/MINECO/MINETUR
CC.AA.
UE
Private
Total for years
2010
220
0
1750
0
1970
2011
470
0
100
0
570
2012
170
0
300
0
470
2013
220
0
0
0
220
Total for organism type
1080
-
2150
-

Total 2010-2013

3230


Number of researchers (27)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 5
PhD(contracted) 3
PhD Students 10
Technicians 3
Others 0
PhD 2010-2013 6
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias. Nano2Life.


Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify:
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
Other - specify:
Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
Other - specify: Nanobiomechanics
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify: Bioforce sensors
Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Filtration
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
Other - specify:
Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
Other - specify:
Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
Other - specify:


 
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