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12th Early Stage Researchers Workshop in Nanoscience

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    15th December 2022

    Invited speakers:

    Dr. José J. Baldoví (Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol), Universitat de València)

    Dr. José J. Baldoví (Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol), Universitat de València)

    Title: Tailoring spin waves in 2D magnetic materials


    The recent isolation of two-dimensional (2D) magnets offers tantalizing opportunities for spintronics and magnonics at the limit of miniaturization. Among the key advantages of atomically-thin materials are their flexibility, which provides an exciting avenue to control their properties by strain engineering, and the more efficient tuning of their properties with respect to their bulk counterparts. In this presentation we will provide an overview of our recent results on this fascinating topic. First, we will focus on the magnetic properties, magnon dispersion and spin dynamics of the air-stable 2D magnetic semiconductor CrSBr (TC = 146 K) and will investigate their evolution under mechanical strain and Coulomb screening using first-principles. Then, we will introduce novel hybrid molecular/2D heterostructures using sublimable organic molecules to show, as a proof-of-concept, the potential of a chemical approach for magnon spintronics applications.


    Dr. José J. Baldoví is the director of the 2D Smart Materials Lab at the ICMol of the University of Valencia, ERC grantee (StG 2021) and distinguished researcher from the Gen-T Plan of Generalitat Valenciana. His research focuses on the design and modelling of smart molecular/2D materials. He completed a BSc in Chemistry (UV, 2009), and joined ICMol to perform an MSc (2012) and a PhD thesis (2016) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, all of them with extraordinary award. In 2017-19 he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg, Germany. He moved back to ICMol in 2020 after being awarded a CDEIGENT excellence contract.

    Dr. Beatriz Salinas Rodríguez (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón)

    Dr. Beatriz Salinas Rodríguez (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón)

    TitleMilk sEVs as natural nanoparticles in theragnostic


    Small Extracellular vesicles (sEVs) are nanometric vesicles (30–150 nm) with the capacity for cell-to-cell communication through the delivery of biological cargo (e.g., proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids) [1]. This natural vesicles are ideal candidates for the development of novel diagnostic imaging agents due to their active role in oncological processes, small size, and biocompatibility. In contrast to non-natural nanometric vehicles, such as liposomes, sEVs present distinct advantages in their use as drug delivery systems (DDS), including their natural roles in diverse biological processes [2] and their ability to naturally deliver the components of their membrane and cytoplasm by merging with the target cell membrane [3]. Among the possible sources, milk sEVs are notable for their easy production and high sample volumes in comparison with culture fluid or blood plasma. With this approximation, a high yield, harmless, and cost-effective production of non-tumor sEVs can be obtained for use as a scalable source [4]. Due to their active role in inflammation and tumor progression, one of the main applications of these natural nanoplatforms is oncology, either as diagnostic tools [5] or as therapeutic systems intended to improve the release of chemotherapeutics in targeted tissues or processes.


    [1] Zhang Z, Dombroski JA, King MR. Engineering of exosomes to target cancer metastasis. Cell Mol Bioeng. 2019;13:1–16

    [2] De Toro J, Herschlik L, Waldner C, Mongini C. Emerging roles of exosomes in normal and pathological conditions: new insights for diagnosis and therapeutic applications. Front Immunol. 2015;6:203. 12. 

    [3]Batrakova EV, Kim MS. Using exosomes, naturally-equipped nanocarriers, for drug delivery. J Control Release. 2015;219:396–405

    [4] Santos-Coquillat A, Gonzalez MI, Clemente-Moragon A, Gonzalez-Arjona M, Albaladejo-Garcia V, Peinado H, Munoz J, Ximenez Embun P, Ibanez B, Oliver E, et al. Goat milk exosomes as natural nanoparticles for detecting infammatory processes by optical imaging. Small. 2022;18:e2105421

    [5] Santos-Coquillat A, Herreros D, Samaniego R, González M.I.,  Cussó L, Desco M,  Salinas B.


    Dr. Beatriz Salinas is head of the "Molecular Probes" laboratory of the IiSGM and manager of the Radiopharmacy Core at CNIC. Her line of research focuses on the application of chemical tools (radiochemistry and nanotechnology) to the development of new imaging agents for biomedical imaging. She graduated in Chemistry from the University of Salamanca (2007) with a specialization in radiochemistry and radiopharmacy from the Technical University of Dresden (2007). She carried out PhD studies at UCM and CNIC on the design of magnetic nanoparticles for imaging (2009-2013). She was a postdoctoral researcher (2013-2015) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York) developing novel radioiodinated tracers for nuclear imaging. In 2016 she joined the Biomedical imaging and instrumentation group (BiiG) at IiSGM and CNIC and since 2018 she is a lecturer at UC3M.

    Important dates:

    Abstract submission has now closed

    Registration is now closed. 

  • The 12th edition of the Early Stage Researchers Workshop in Nanoscience will be held on 15th December 2022 at the conference room of IMDEA-Nanociencia. The event is open to early stage researchers (PhD students and postdocs) who are invited to present their work as oral or poster communications.

    The poster session of the 12th Early Stage Researchers Workshop in Nanoscience will be celebrated in parallel to the oral communications. All poster communications will be displayed in the Hall of IMDEA Nanociencia on the 15th of December, from 9.00 to 17.00 h.

    An award will be given to the Best Oral Communication, Best Poster Communication, and Best Twitter Poster Communication, awarded during the closing remarks thanks to the sponsor RSEQ-STM (Real Sociedad Española de Química – Sección Territorial Madrid).

    Everyone is welcome to the event and whilst there is no cost, registration is required. Please, follow the steps on the "Registration" tab.

    Throughout this meeting we will see the different research lines of Nanoscience currently being developed by a growing number of groups and discuss their latest results. Due to the variety of disciplines that Nanoscience embraces, we would like to remind that the audience will be diverse including physicists, chemists or biologists and therefore we ask the presenters to adjust their contributions to this audience.

  • Scientific Committee

    Dr. Juan Cabanillas
    Dr. Valle Palomo
    Dr. Mariela Menghini
    Dr. Jose Angel Silva-Guillén
    Dr. Sara Hernández
    Dr. Marina Garrido
    Dr. Felipe Viela
    Dr. Cristina Navío

     Organizing Committee

    Dr. Ana M. Pizarro
    Dr. Manuela Garnica
    Dr. Gorka Salas
    Dr. David Écija
    Dr. Emilio M. Pérez
    Dr. M. Jesús Villa
    Dr. Elena Alonso
    Patricia López
    Registration is now closed
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    Abstract submission: CLOSED

    Deadline for abstracts submission is now closed. Twelve abstracts will be selected by the Scientific and Organizing Committee for an oral communication. The rest of the contributions will be invited to be presented as a poster. Please, indicate during the registration process whether you wish to participate with an oral or a poster contribution.

    Poster submission deadline: CLOSED

    All posters will be displayed during the Workshop in the Hall of IMDEA Nanociencia. 

    Poster dimensions: A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm)

  • The #ESRW Twitter Scientific Session is an online event held over the Twitter social network with the purpose of bringing the participants of 12th Early Stage Researchers Workshop in Nanoscience together to share their results, engage in scientific discussions and expand their network.

    The event will be held from Thursday 15th December from 8:00 to 15:00 h.

    How to participate

    1. Share a photo of your poster and summarise your research in a tweet —use the hashtag #ESRW and the handle @IMDEA_Nano.
    2. Discuss and answer the questions from the community. We encourage you to engage in scientific debate by commenting on other posts and sharing research ideas.

    Please, tag @imdea_nano and the hashtag #ESRW in your tweet along with an image of your poster. The Best Twitter Poster Communication winner will be decided by the scientific committee, according to the scientific content, presentation and interactivity (replies, likes and shares).

  • The workshop will be held at the Conference Room of IMDEA Nanociencia.

    Postal address: C/ Faraday, 9
    Campus de Cantoblanco
    28049 Madrid

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    From Madrid (city centre)

    - By train (Cercanías)
      Line C4 (Alcobendas-San Sebastián de Los Reyes/Colmenar Viejo), stop at “Cantoblanco Universidad” + 15 min. walk.
    - By bus
      Only from “Plaza de Castilla” bus station. Line 714, stop at “Newton-Fco. Tomás y Valiente” + 3 min. walk.
      “Plaza de Castilla” is connected to metro lines 1, 9 and 10.

     From the airport Adolfo-Suárez/Barajas

    - By train (Cercanías)
      Line C1 till “Chamartin” station and change to line C4 (Alcobendas-San Sebastián de Los Reyes/Colmenar Viejo), stop at “Cantoblanco Universidad” + 15 min. walk.
    - By bus
      Only from Terminal 4. Line 827, stop at “Newton-Fco. Tomás y Valiente” + 3 min. walk. There is a free shuttle bus that connects all terminals of the airport. 

     By taxi

    • Taxi call centre: +34 91 547 8200, +34 91 371 2131.
    • From the airport a flat fare of 30€ applies.