The Erasmus+ student will be integrated within the group of Dr. Nora Ventosa (https://projects.icmab.es/nanomol/), research scientist at NANOMOL Group from the Institute of Materials Science at Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC).
NANOMOL was created with a clear mission for excellence in materials research. It has nowadays a wide expertise and recognized distinction in the synthesis, processing and study of molecule-based materials with chemical, electronic, magnetic and biomedical properties. Thus, there will be a range of potential avenues of investigation to discuss between the Erasmus+ student interested on nanoscience and the host researcher, Dr. Nora Ventosa. Overall, the group led by Dr. Ventosa have made important contributions on the field of nanomaterials, particularly on the development of novel fluorescent nanovesicles as bioimaging probes.
Thus, the young researcher would be involved on exploring new fluorescent nanovesicles with improved properties, such us photodynamic activity or the functionalization of the nanovesicles with targeting units. The research work will allow the Young researcher to obtain or apply experience in:
- Synthesis of organic nanovesicles
- Spectroscopic characterization (UV-Vis, Fluorescence…)
- Physical-chemical, structural, and morphological characterization (e.g. TEM)
The student will join an interdisciplinary team and will work closely with other members of the group.