Presentation of the #AlianzaSTEAM for female talent. The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and more than fifty entities come together to promote scientific-technological vocations among girls and young people. Live interventions by Minister Isabel Celaá, Carmen Fenoll, Montserrat Calleja, Nuria Oliver, Blanca Huergo and Anna Cabré .; and video interventions by Jane Goodall, English ethologist and UN Messenger of Peace, a pioneer in the study of wild chimpanzees; Jen Herranz, FP student, videogame creator and entrepreneur; and Gitanjali Rao, inventor and Girl of the Year according to TIME Magazine and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, Education, Culture and Youth, Mariya Gabriel.
The Ministry of Science and Innovation presents the first report prepared by the Women, Science and Innovation Observatory (OMCI).
6:30 p.m. Welcome.
Pedro Duque, Minister of Science and Innovation.
18: 40h Results and conclusions of the report “Women and innovation 2020”.
Teresa Riesgo, General Secretariat of Innovation. Ministry of Science and Innovation.
7:00 pm Roundtable discussion.
Antonio Calvo, Scientific journalist.
• Montserrat Calleja, Researcher of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, CSIC.
• Marta Martínez, President of IBM Spain.
• Lina Gálvez, Deputy of the European Parliament.
The Bionanomechanics conference aims at offering, every two years, a forum for communication and discussion of the most striking results in the fastly advancing field of mechanobiology. Communications on recent advancements in mechanical biomarkers from their diverse aspects, from technology developments to new proof of concept results in disease diagnosis and prognosis are also welcome. Mechanical fingerprinting of viruses, bacteria and cancer cells will be a highlight of this inaugural conference.
We welcome submissions on the following topics
- Technologies for measuring stiffness of bioanalytes
- Virus and bacteria mechanobiology
- Cell mechanobiology
- Nanomechanical spectrometry
This conference receives funding from FET Proactive VIRUSCAN H2020 project (No. 731868).
For more information, please visit: http://bionanomechanicsconference2020.com
Diario ABC: Investigadores españoles crean microdispositivos que distinguen las células tumorales de las sanas
Investigadores del CSIC desarrollan una nueva tecnología que podría mejorar el diagnóstico de enfermedades como el cáncer y medir la eficacia de fármacos
Scientists develop a device that differentiates, in a single step and without markers, tumour cells from healthy cells
A CSIC team has designed a method and a device that differentiates, in a single analysis, different cells or particles present in a fluid. The prototype has been tested, and the results have been published and featured on the cover of ACS Sensors. The system has been patented and now the scientific team is looking for companies interested in a license agreement for its commercial exploitation.
Investigadores del CSIC desarrollan microdispositivos que distinguen las células tumorales de las sanas
La nueva tecnología podría mejorar el diagnóstico de enfermedades como el cáncer y medir la eficacia de fármacos
Un equipo de investigadores del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) ha desarrollado microdispositivos que permiten distinguir las células tumorales de las células sanas del mismo tejido, lo que podría mejorar el diagnóstico de enfermedades como el cáncer. La nueva tecnología permite medir de manera simultánea las propiedades mecánicas y ópticas de células individuales. Estos dispositivos han sido probados con éxito en células de adenocarcinoma de cáncer de mama y en células similares que no generan tumores. Los resultados, que se publican en la revista ACS Sensors, ya han sido patentados.
- Alberto Martín-Pérez
- Daniel Ramos*
- Eduardo Gil-Santos
- Sergio García-López
- Marina L. Yubero
- Priscila M. Kosaka
- Álvaro San Paulo
- Javier Tamayo
- Montserrat Calleja*
Abstract. The study of biophysical properties of single cells is becoming increasingly relevant in cell biology and pathology. The measurement and tracking of magnitudes such as cell stiffness, morphology, and mass or refractive index have brought otherwise inaccessible knowledge about cell physiology, as well as innovative methods for high-throughput label-free cell classification. In this work, we present hollow resonator devices based on suspended glass microcapillaries for the simultaneous measurement of single-cell buoyant mass and reflectivity with a throughput of 300 cells/minute. In the experimental methodology presented here, both magnitudes are extracted from the devices’ response to a single probe, a focused laser beam that enables simultaneous readout of changes in resonance frequency and reflected optical power of the devices as cells flow within them. Through its application to MCF-7 human breast adenocarcinoma cells and MCF-10A nontumorigenic cells, we demonstrate that this mechano-optical technique can successfully discriminate pathological from healthy cells of the same tissue type.
First Prize in the Area of Experimental, Exact and Environmental Sciences
“Spontaneous Formation of Core-Shell Nanoparticles of Au-SiO2 at the tip of Silicon Nanowires Revealed by Scanning Electron Microscopy at Very Low Voltages”
By Laura Zarraoa Sardón (Autonomous University of Madrid) and supervised by Álvaro San Paulo Hernando , Tenured Scientist at the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology.
The extraordinary imaging power potential of scanning electron microscopy when the electron beam hits the sample with very low energy (<1 keV) has been known for decades. However, only the latest generation instruments reach ultra high resolution (<1 nm) under these conditions. In this work, the structure of the tip os Si nanowires grown via the vapor-liquid-solid mechanism is investigated by applying this technique. We have discovered the spontaneous formation of gold-silica core-shell structures at the tip of the nanowires, demonstrating the exceptional potential of this technique for the study of low dimensional nanostructures.
CSIC-Quo best spanish researchers list released today.
More info: www.quo.es
Talk of Montserrat Calleja directed to students of fifth and sixth grade of primary school. This talk is part of the project “Scientists count” funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and coordinated by the CSIC Delegation to the European Union, which in turn co-finances the General CSIC Foundation and the support of the European Research Council (ERC).