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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Nanosystems Statistical Physics-Complex Matter Group
Department Secció de Física Estadística i Interdisciplinària--Dep. de Física de la Materia Condensada

ICN2 - Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia

Institution (Acronym) Nano-Complex
Contact Person (e-mail) Franzese, Giancarlo
Address Mart i Franquès 1
Postal code 08028
Province Barcelona
Autonomous Region Cataluña
Country Spain
Phone +34 934039212
Fax +34 934021149
Main Research Areas

* Nano-Bio-Interactions
* Nano-Safety
* Biological Water
* Proteins

Participating Projects

* NanoTransKinetics: Modelling basis and kinetics of nanoparti- cle interaction with membranes, uptake into cells, and sub-cellular and inter-compartmental transport -
Coordinator: K. A. Dawson (Coordinator); G. Franzese (Spanish PI): EU-FP7 (993.000 €)

* Hydration in between macromolecules in the supercooled regime of water
Coordinator: G. Franzese: AGAUR (71.000 €)

* Interacciones entre sistemas nanoscopicos y macromoléculas biológicas en presencia de agua
Coordinator: G. Franzese: MINECO (47.000 €)

Three more relevant publications within 2013-2016

* 'Understanding the Kinetics of Protein–Nanoparticle Corona Formation'
  O. Vilanova, J. J. Mittag, P. M. Kelly, S. Milani, K. A. Dawson, J. O. Rädler, and G. Franzese - ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04858, (2016)

* 'Structural Interpretation of the Large Slowdown of Water Dynamics at Stacked Phospholipid Mem- branes for Decreasing Hydration Level: All-Atom Molecular Dynamics'
  C. Calero, H. E. Stanley and G. Franzese - Materials 9, 319 (2016)

* 'Contribution of Water to Pressure and Cold Denaturation of Proteins'
  V. Bianco and G. Franzese - Physical Review Letters 115, 108101 (2015)

Instruments and equipment available

* CPU-Cluster for Supercomputation: 28 nodes of 64 bits machines, with a total of 400 cores and 768 GB of RAM
* GPU-Cluster for Supercomputation: 6 GPU-plataforms with NVIDIA GTX 760 and 780 motherboards

Number of researchers (12)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 1
PhD(contracted) 1
PhD Students 1
Technicians 1
Others 3
PhD 2013-2016 5
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnología (IN2UB)

Useful web links or contacts for NANOSPAIN Network

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