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12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

Chemicals and Materials from Biomass

Dr. Jalel Labidi (UPV/EHU)

The energy crisis derived from the imminent depletion of the fossil resources and the massive dependency of these feedstocks is leading to plenty of important implications at economic, social and environmental scale...

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12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

Mediating Plasmonic Signature Of Metal Nanostructures Within Polymer Matrices

Prof. Vladimir Tsukruk (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

We discuss our recent results on responsive organized hybrid (polymer-nanostructures) nanomaterials, which combined from plasmonic nanostructures and encapsulated into flexible and responsive organized polymer shells and matrices...

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12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

To Be Announced

Prof. Carlito Lebrilla (UC Davis, USA)


12.00 pm, Seminar Room on the 1st Floor

Atomic force microscopy: What we can learn from prodding biomolecules

Dr. Bart Hoogenboom (University College London, UK)

Life depends on intricate machinery that operates at the molecular level. I will show several examples on how we use atomic force microscopy (AFM) to prod and visualise this machinery at ~1 nm spatial resolution. This includes resolving variations of the Watson-Crick double helix structure in single DNA molecules; real-time imaging of membrane attack by bacterial toxins; and measuring and understanding the nanomechanics of polymers that determine transport into and out of the cell nucleus.