In the frame of our shared Royal Society Grant, I had the opportunity to visit our collaborator Paco Fernandez-Trillo labs and get to know the amazing research that this great team does. Moreover, I delivered a talk about our last findings in thermoresponsive materials for biomedical applications.
Our project SUPRAPOROUS has been granted!
The 5th joint Call of the European Group of Interest (EIG) CONCERT-Japan on Functional Porous Materials will finance our idea in close collaboration with the groups of Prof. Aida in Tokyo, Prof. Parak in Hamburg and Dr. Orentas in Vilnius.
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The combination of an anisotropic thermoresponsive hydrogel with gold nanoparticles as phototransdures is conveniently employed in our recent report to control worm like peristaltic crawling. Read more about this concept here: DOI:10.1002/anie.201810052
The amazing behavior of the chiro-thermoresponsive elastin-based side-chain poly(phenylacetylene)s was exposed in the XXVII Reunión Bienal de Química Orgánica at Santiago de Compostela.
I am happy to extend my participation as a member of the RSC Nanoscale Horizons Community Board. Really great professionals involved in the managing of this journal!
We were glad to have Prof. Maeda as invited Speaker within the frame of Focus Area NanoScale. His outstanding talk entitled “Function of Chirality-Responsive Dynamic Helical Polymers” thrilled us showing all the possible applications of chiral dynamic polymers!
The manuscript entitled “Optimizing the circulating tumor cells capture efficiency of magnetic nanogels by transferrin decoration” is now accepted in Polymers. In this follow up from our previous publication, we optimize capturing efficiency by modifying the linker between the magnetic nanogel and the targeting protein. Moreover, we perform some preliminary capturing experiments in blood samples from cancer patients.