Universidad de Zaragoza
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg
Instituto superior técnico - Universidade de Lisboa
University of Patrras
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Pharmamar
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg

Marie Curie Actions

ATTENDANCE TO CONFERENCES, secondment stays, ETC.

Dear partners,

We kindly request you to make any contributions in this field, events and actions of dissemination, prior information to all partners: attendance to workshops, conferences and so on where you could give basic information about DENDREAMERS, give in leaflets, contacts with people interested in our project and so on.

 

Furthermore, you can join our group in LinkedIn and start any interesting discussion or contact anyone.

 

These are the most recent dissemination actions, for your information:

  • • September 2012. Julie Movellan, Teresa Sierra and Mercedes Marcos (UNIZAR) attended Biodendrimer 2012 (Toledo, Spain, 05 - 08/09/2012). Julie made a flash presentation: "bis-MPA derivatives as building blocks for biomedical applications", including her work, Elisabetta Fedeli's, Alexandre Lancelot's, etc.
  • • August 2012. Jarosław Tomczyk (FRAUNHOFER) will attend the 24th International Liquid Dendrimers, ILCC 2012 (Mainz, Germany, 19 – 24/08/2012). Part of the International Scientific Committee: Dick Broer (VS, UNIZAR), Daniel Guillon (CNRS-IPCMS), Demetri Photinos (UPATRAS).
  • • July 2012. Alexandre Lancelot (PHARMAMAR) attended the Transpyrenées Summer School on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Jaca (Spain), 16 – 20/07/2012.
  • • July 2012. Alexandre Lancelot (PHARMAMAR) attended the 5th International Conference on Molecular Materials, Molmat 2012, Barcelona, 03 – 06/07/2012. Alex made 3 poster presentations: “Bis-MPA dendritic structures for biomedical applications”, “Dendrimer-based nanoparticles as anti-cancer drug delivery systems” (on behalf of Elisabetta Fedeli) and “bis-MPA derivatives as building blocks for gene delivery” (on behalf of Julie Movellan.
  • • May 2012. Zsuzsanna Nagy (CNRS-IPCMS) attended the E-MRS 2012 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg (France),14 – 18/05/2012. The made an oral presentation: “Hierarchized, dendronized gold nanohybrids. Self-assembly and liquid crystallinity” (authors: Zsuzsanna T. Nagy, Bertrand Heinrich, Bertrand Donnio, Jean-Louis Gallani, Daniel Guillon).
  • • May 2012. NaNaX5: "Nanoscience with nanocrystals". Fuengirola (Spain), 07 - 11/05/2012. Specific day for DENDREAMERS (Satellite Meeting & 9th Supervisory Board Meeting), 12/05/2012.
  • Oral presentations:

    • ◦ Prof. José L. Serrano / Dr Teresa Sierra (University of Zaragoza). Oral presentation: “Liquid crystal dendrimers based functional systems: From conductive materials to gene carriers”.
    • ◦ Prof. Georg H. Mehl (University of Hull). Oral presentation: “The design and control of the self-assembly behaviour of liquid crystal forming gold nanoparticles”.
    • ◦ Dr Bertrand Donnio (CNRS, Institut de Physique et Chimie de Matériaux de Strasbourg). Oral presentation: “Fullerene liquid crystal dendrimers and core-shell nanohybrid liquid crystal dendrimers: Towards new applications”.
    • ◦ Prof. Juozas Grazulevicius (Kaunas University of Technology). Oral presentation: “Functional electroactivedendrimers for (opto)electronic and applications”.
    • ◦ Prof. Carlos Cruz (Institute of Superior Technology, Lisbon). Oral presentation: “NMR relaxation studies of liquid crystal dendrimers”.
    • ◦ Dr Joachim Stumpe (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research). Oral presentation: “Light-induced orientation and mass transport of dendritic materials”.
    • ◦ Dr Alexandros Vanakaras (University of Patras). Oral presentation: “Modeling of dendromesogens: Self organization and phase transitions, alignment and nanoconfinement.
    • Prof. Dirk. J. Broer (University of Eindhoven). Oral presentation: “Liquid crystal networks & self-organizing hydrogels: Towards soft actuators and nanoporous systems”.
    • Dr Lluís Ballell-Pages (GlaxoSmithKline).  Oral presentation: “Research career and drug attrition”.
    • Mr. Frans Dekker (Idrealizer). Oral presentation: “Additional skills development in scientific projects (beyond the ITN)”.
    • Prof. Takuzo Aida (University of Tokyo). Oral presentation: "Advanced molecular design for functional materials". 08/05/2012, 09:00 – 09:45.
    • Dr Bertrand Donnio (CNRS, Institut de Physique et Chimie de Matériaux de Strasbourg). “Photochromic dendrimers and dendronized nanohybrids. I. Synthesis, liquid crystalline properties and self-assembly” (concerning Ms Zsuzsanna Nagy’s poster presentation). 10/05/2012, 10:15 – 10:25.

     

    Poster presentations:

    • ◦ Ms Mădălina Bucos (ESR). Poster presentation: “Synthesis and characterization of new liquid crystal dendrimers with porphyrin core”.
    • ◦ Ms Julie Movellan (ESR). Poster presentation: “bis-MPA derivatives as building blocks for gene delivery”.
    • ◦ Ms Elisabetta Fedeli (ESR) & Mr Alexandre Lancelot (ESR). Poster presentation: “Dendrimer-based nanoparticles as anti-cancer drug delivery systems”.
    • ◦ Ms Ana J. Ferreira (ESR). Poster presentation: “The design and investigation of photo-active liquid-crystalline silsesquioxane based nanocomposites”
    • ◦ Mr Ionut C. Ichim (ESR). Poster presentation: “New chiral liquid crystalline superstructures”.
    • ◦ Dr Evangelos Ntararas (ER). Poster presentation: “Design of Gold(I) Containing Liquid Crystals”.
    • ◦ Ms Zsuzsanna Nagy (ESR). Poster presentation: “Photochromic dendrimers and dendronized nanohybrids. I. Synthesis, liquid crystalline properties and self-assembly”. (Her work, included in Bertrand’s oral presentation).
    • ◦ Ms Cristina Domínguez (ER). (Her work & others’ work, included in Dr Bertrand Donnio’s oral presentation).
    • ◦ Mr Esmaeil Heydari (ESR). Poster presentation: “Photoluminescence enhancement by localized surface plasmon resonance of Au nanoparticles”.
    • ◦ Mr Jarosław Tomczyk (ESR) & Dr Anna Sobolewska (ER). Poster presentation: “Photochromic dendrimers. II. Light induced effects”.
    • ◦ Ms Alina Aluculesei (ESR). Poster presentation: “Proton NMR study on the Nu-Nx phase transition in CB-C9-CB liquid crystal”.
    • ◦ Mr Srinath Polineni (ESR). Poster presentation: “Capacitance studies of elastic and dielectric properties in an organosiloxane low-generation dendrimer and related monomers”.
    • ◦ Dr Leonaş Dumitraşcu (ER). Poster presentation: “Measurement of the main refractive indices of a organosiloxane low-generation liquid crystalline dendrimer with the Michelson interferometer”.
    • ◦ Mr Renji R. Reghu (ESR). Poster presentation: “Synthesis and properties of electron-donor functionalized symmetric compounds containing aromatic polycyclic- and amino- core for organic electronics”.
    • ◦ Ms Nadzeya A. Kukhta (ESR). Poster presentation: “Dendritic compounds having 2,4,6-triphenyl-1,3,5-triazine as a core”.
    • ◦ Mr Anant Kumar (ESR). Poster presentation: “Understanding liquid crystal dendrimers via dimer liquid crystal modeling. (He had to cancel his attendance at the last moment. Dr Alexandros Vanakaras presented this poster, on his behalf).
    • ◦ Mr Zerihun G. Workineh (ESR). Poster presentation: “Surface alignment and nanoconfinement of liquid crystal dendrimers. A Monte Carlo Study”.
    • ◦ Ms Xin Xia (ESR). Poster presentation: “In vivo enhancement in bioavailability using mesoporous materials”.
    • ◦ Dr Chunfang Zhou (ER). Poster presentation: “Nanostructured mesoporous materials in drug delivery”.
  • • April 2012. Anna Sobolewska and Esmaeil Heydari (FRAUNHOFER) participated in SPIE Photonics Europe Conference, Nanophotonics (Brussels, Belgium, 16 – 19/04/2012). Esmaeil presented a poster with the title “Enhancement of QDs photoluminescence by localized surface plasmon effect of Au-NPs”. His paper with the same title will sort out in the SPIE database later on.
  • • March 2012. Elisabetta Fedeli and Alexandre Lancelot (PHARMAMAR) attended a basic course on TEM (transmission electron microscopy). University of Zaragoza, 14, 15, 20 and 21/03/2012.
  • • December 2011. The University of Patras organised a course on "Modelling and computer simulation methods for dendrimers", 12 - 16/12/2011 (Patras, Greece). Open event. The Fellows who attended were: Julie Movellan and Mădălina Bucos (UNIZAR), Evangelos Ntararas (UHULL), Zsuzsanna Nagy, Kalman Toth and Cristina Domínguez (CNRS-IPCMS), Alina Aluculesei, Srinath Polineni and Leonaş Dumitraşcu (IST), Zerihun G. Workineh and Anant Kumar (UPATRAS), Renji R. Reghu and Nazdeya A. Kukhta (KTU), Elisabetta Fedeli and Alexandre Lancelot (PHARMAMAR) and Xin Xia and Chunfang Zhou (NANOLOGICA). This will be considered as secondment stays for the Fellows (5 days). At the same time, DENDREAMERS meeting: 8th Supervisory Board Meeting.
  • Oral presentations by the fellows (8th Supervisory Board Meeting):
  • CNRS-IPCMS - Cristina Domínguez - "Synthesis of dendrons and dendronized nanoparticles".
  • CNRS-IPCMS - Kalman Toth - "The homestretch (summary and final planning)".
  • CNRS-IPCMS - Zsuzsanna Nagy - "Synthesis of hierarchized dendrimers and dendronized nanohybridswith self-organization and physical properties".
  • IST - Alina Aluculesei - "NMR relaxation study on the influence of molecular shape and flexibility on the molecular dynamics of nematic phases – a contribution to the investigation of dendrimer properties".
  • IST - Leonas Dumitrascu - "Influence of the Airy Fresnel transmittances on the Michelson interference patterns obtained with a rotating LC-Cell".
  • IST - Srinath Polineni - "Capacitance studies of elastic and dielectric properties in pure Organosiloxane tetrapode".
  • KTU - Nadzeya A. Kukhta - "Dendritic compounds having 2,4,6-triphenyl-1,3,5-triazine as a core".
  • KTU - Renji R. Reghu - "Electron-donor chromophores substituted organic materials containing perylene bisimide, pyrene, triazine and triphenylamine core for opto-electronic applications".
  • NANOLOGICA - Chunfang Zhou - "Morphological properties of nanoporous folic acid materials and in vitro assessment of their biocompatibility".
  • NANOLOGICA - Xin Xia - "In vivo enhancement in bioavailability using mesoporous materials".
  • PHARMAMAR - Alexandre Lancelot - "DENDREAMERS: Using of dendrimers for drug delivery".
  • PHARMAMAR - Elisabetta Fedeli - "Dendrimers in drug delivery".
  • UHULL - Evangelos Ntararas - Presentation of himself.
  • UNIZAR - Julie Movellan - "bis‐MPA deriva,ves as building blocks for biomedical applications".
  • UNIZAR - Madalina Bucos - "Synthesis, characterization and application of bifunctionalized dendrimers with porphyrin core".
  • UPATRAS - Anant Kumar - "From oligomers to dendrimers: Atomistic molecular dynamics studies".
  • UPATRAS - Zerihun G. Workineh - "Field induced alignment of LCDr: Monte Carlo computer simulation study".
  • • October 2011. Renji R. Reghu (KTU) has participated in the 10th International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems (F-π-10) at Beijing (China)and present  a poster: “Synthesis and Properties of Electron-Donor-Substituted Perylene Bisimides and Pyrenes”. 13 - 17/10/2011.
  • • October 2011. José L. Serrano, Teresa Sierra, Julie Movellan and Mădălina Bucos (UNIZAR) and Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR) attended the invited lecture given by Dr Guillermo de la Cueva (BIONAND): "Aplicación de la biología sintética al desarrollo de nanosistemas terapéuticos y fármacos ‘inteligentes’ contra el cáncer" (in Spanish). He was introduced by Dr Jesús Martínez de la Fuente (ARAID, Instituto Universitario de Nanociencia de Aragón, INA, Universidad de Zaragoza). Zaragoza, Ibercaja Zentrum, 06/10/2011.
  • • September 2011. José L. Serrano and Teresa Sierra (UNIZAR) attended the invited lecture given by Prof. Wolfgang Parak: "Nano- y micropartículas coloidales para aplicaciones en sensorización y vehiculización de fármacos" (in English). He was introduced by Dr Jesús Martínez de la Fuente (ARAID, Instituto Universitario de Nanociencia de Aragón, INA, Universidad de Zaragoza). Zaragoza, Ibercaja Zentrum, 26/09/2011.
  • • September 2011. Renji R. Reghu and Nadzeya A. Kukhta (KTU) attended the Baltic Polymer Symposium-BPS 2011 (Pärnu, Estonia,  21 - 24/09/2011). Renji presented a poster: “Synthesis and Properties of Dendritic Organic Materials Based on Pyrene, Triphenylamine and Triazine derivatives”. Juozas Grazulevicius (KTU) is member of the Scientific Committee.
  • • September 2011: Leonaş Dumitraşcu, Alina Aluculesei and Srinath Polineni (IST) attended the 6th International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference (ILCEC 2011), Lisbon (Portugal), 05 – 07/09/2011. Poster presentations:
  • ◦ Leonaş Dumitraşcu: Increasing the elasticity of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) films by addition of pyridazinium ylid dipolar molecules”.
  • ◦ Alina Aluculesei: “NMR relaxation study on the molecular shape and flexibility on the molecular dynamics of nematic phases-a contribution to the investigation of dendrimers properties”.
  • ◦ Srinath Polineni: “Capacitance studies of elastic and dielectric properties in organosiloxane low generation dendrimer and related monomer”.
  • • July 2011. Ionut C. Ichim (UHULL) made a poster presentation at the 2nd "Chirality at nanoscale", a satellite conference for the 23rd International Symposium on Chiral Discrimination (Liverpool, 09 – 10/07/2011). Poster title: "Synthesis and properties of new chiral liquid crystals".
  • • June – July 2011. Mădălina Bucos (UNIZAR) attended the 7th International Dendrimer Symposium (IDS7), Washington (26/06 – 01/07/2011). She made a poster presentation and a short oral presentation: “Supramolecular liquid crystalline dendrimers”. Authors: M. Bucos, J. Barberá, P. Romero,  M. Marcos, J.L. Serrano, T. Sierra.
  • • June 2011. DENDREAMERS meetings: 7th Supervisory Board Meeting & 3rd workshop ("New applications & Entrepreneurship"). Stockholm, 17 - 17/06/2011. Attendants: José L. Serrano, Juan I. Gallego, Julie Movellan, Madalina Bucos and Amedeo Santoro (UNIZAR); Ana Ferreira and Ionu C. Ichim (UHULL); Zsuzsanna T. Nagy and Kalman Toth (CNRS-IPCMS); Joachim Stumpe, Jaroslaw Tomczyk, Esmaeil Heydari and Anna Sobolewska (FRAUNHOFER); Carlos Cruz, Alina Aluculesei, Srinath Polineni and Leonas Dumitrascu (IST); Alexandros Vanakaras, Zerihun G. Workineh and Anant Kumar (UPATRAS); Juozas Grazulevicius, Renji R. Reghu and Hari K. Bisoyi (KTU); Elisabetta Fedeli and Alexandre Lancelot (PHARMAMAR); Krim Talia, Xin Xia and Chunfang Zhou (NANOLOGICA).
  • Oral presentations from the fellows:

    • CNRS-IPCMS - Kalman Toth - Photoactive liquid crystal fullerenodendrimers.
    • CNRS-IPCMS - Zsuzsanna Nagy - Synthesis of hierarchized dendrimers and dendronized nanohybrids with self-organization and physical properties.
    • FRAUNHOFER - Anna Sobolewska - Photonic elements based on dendritically modified nanoparticles and surface relief gratings.
    • FRAUNHOFER - Esmaeil Heydari - Photonic elements based on dendritically modified NPs and SRGs.
    • FRAUNHOFER - Jaroslaw Tomczyk - Photo-induced anisotropy in dendrimers.
    • IST - Alina Aluculesei - The influence of molecular structure and flexibility on the molecular dynamics of nematic thermotropic liquid crystals.
    • IST - Leonas Dumitrascu - Main refractive indices measurements of the liquid crystalline layers by interferometric means.
    • IST - Srinath Polineni - Investigation of elastic and dielectric constants in organosiloxane tetrapode and related monomers.
    • KTU - Hari K. Bisoyi - Synthesis and characterization of mesogen substituted triazine derivatives.
    • KTU - Renji R. Reghu - Synthesis and properties of electron-donor substituted perylene bisimide, pyrene, triazine and triphenylamine derivatives.
    • NANOLOGICA - Chunfang Zhou - DENDREAMERS
    • NANOLOGICA - Xin Xia - Drug delivery vehicles for pharmaceutical active ingredients: dendrimer templating porous material and mesoporous silica.
    • PHARMAMAR - Alexandre Lancelot - DENDREAMERS: Using dendrimers for drug delivery.
    • PHARMAMAR - Elisabetta Fedeli - Dendrimers in drug delivery.
    • UHULL - Ana Ferreira - Photoactive liquid crystalline systems.
    • UHULL - Ionut Ichim - Cholesteric and microphase separating systems.
    • UNIZAR - Amedeo Santoro - Functionalisation of Au NPs with dendrimers and chromophores
    • UNIZAR - Julie Movellan - Design and synthesis of biocompatible, versatile bis-MPA building blocks for drug delivery and imaging.
    • UNIZAR - Madalina Bucos - Supramolecular liquid crystalline dendrimers.
    • UPATRAS - Alexandros Vanakaras - WP2.
    • UPATRAS - Anant Kumar - From oligomers to dendrimers: atomistic molecular dynamics studies.
    • UPATRAS - Zerihun Workineh - Surface anchoring of liquid crystal dendrimer (LCDr): Monte Carlo study.
  • • May 2011. Renji R. Reghu (KTU) has participated in the OLED100.eu Summer School 2011 (Dresden 23 – 29/05/2011).
  • • May 2011. José Luis Serrano and Franciso Rubio (UNIZAR) attended the invited lecture given by Prof. Evan Evans: "Empleo de fuerzas para investigar interacciones ligando-receptor y receptor-citoesqueleto en la superficie celular". He was introduced by Dr Jesús Martínez de la Fuente (ARAID, Instituto Universitario de Nanociencia de Aragón, INA, Universidad de Zaragoza). Zaragoza, Ibercaja Zentrum, 11/05/2011.
  • • May 2011. Amedeo Santoro (UNIZAR) has been on a secondment stay at FRAUNHOFER (05 – 08/05/2011). Discussion of the NP activities for the IAP direction in detail.
  • • April 2011. Ionut C. Ichim and Ana J. Ferreira (UHULL) attended the 25th BLCS (British Liquid Crystals Society) conference, 18 - 20/04/2011, Nottingham. Ionut presented a poster: "Synthesis and properties of two new cholesterol-based silsesquioxane liquid crystals". Ana also presented a poster: "The design and investigation of photoactive liquid-crystalline silsesquioxanes".
  • • April 2011. UNIZAR and PHARMAMAR Teams (Teresa Sierra, Amedeo Santoro, Julie Movellan, Mădălina Bucos, Elisabetta Fedeli and Alexandre Lancelot) attended the "Máster en Investigación Química: Cristales líquidos. Estructura y aplicaciones". Talk: "Cristales líquidos. Aplicaciones de alto valor añadido). Prof. José Manuel Sánchez Pena (Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid). Place: Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza. 08/04/2011.
  • • March 2011 – September 2012. Regular secondment stays of Alexandre Lancelot (PHARMAMAR) at UNIZAR facilities (foreseen 5.40 months, in total).
  • • March – April 2011. Zsuzsanna Nagy has been on a secondment stay at FRAUNHOFER, To get better understanding about the project of the collaboration partner and the characterisations. 25/03 – 01/04/2011 (7 days).
  • • March 2011. Mădălina Bucos (UNIZAR) attended the course “Curso de RMN de sólidos”. Instituto Universitario de Catálisis Homógenea (IUCH), University of Zaragoza (17 – 18/03/2011).
  • • February 2011. Esmaeil Heydari (FRAUNHOFER) attended the Workshop “Fiber-and Laser-Optical Sensing Applications”, University of Potsdam, 18/02/2011.
  • • February 2011. DENDREAMERS meeting: 6th Supervisory Board Meeting. Maribor, 08/011/2011. Participants: José L. Serrano, Teresa Sierra and Juan I. Gallego (UNIZAR); Georg H. Mehl (UHULL); Bertrand Donnio (CNRS-IPCMS); Carlos Cruz (IST); Demetri Photinos, Panagiota Karahaliou and Alexandros Vanakaras (UPATRAS).
  • • February 2011. European Conference on Liquid Crystals, ECLC 2011 (Maribor, Slovenia, 06 - 11/02/2011). Taking the most of this occasion, the 6th SBM was held. Attendants to the ECLC: José Luis Serrano and Teresa Sierra (UNIZAR), Georg H. Mehl (UHULL), Carlos Cruz, Pedro Sebastião, Fabian Vaca, Alina Aluculesei and Srinath Polineni (IST), Demetri Photinos, Panagiota Karahaliou, Alexandros Vanakaras and Anant Kumar (UPATRAS) and Juozas Grazulevicius, Renji R. Reghu and Hari K. Bisoyi (KTU).
  • Oral presentation:
  • ◦ Teresa Sierra (UNIZAR): "Multifunctional columnar liquid crystals with a novel nitrogen-rich core". Authors: E. Beltrán, J.L. Serrano, T. Sierra, R. Giménez.
  • Poster presentations:
  • ◦ Alina Aluculesei (IST): “Proton NMR relaxation study on the uniaxial-biaxial nematicphase transition in A131 liquid crystal”. Authors: A. Aluculesei, F. Vaca Chávez, C. Cruz, P. J. Sebastião, N.G. Nagaveni, V. Prasad, R. Y. Dong.
  • ◦ Srinath Polineni (IST): “Capacitance and 2H NMR study of visco-elastic properties in the NU phase of a low-generation dendrimers exhibiting a NB phase at low T and related monomers”. Authors: S. Polineni, J. L. Figueirinhas, C. Cruz, G. Feio, D. A. Wilson and G. H. Mehl.
  • ◦ Anant Kumar (UPATRAS): “Molecular theory of nematic-nematic phase transitions in lc dimmers”.
  • ◦ Zerihun G. Workineh (UPATRAS): “Alignment of liquid crystal dendrimers near surfaces. A Monte Carlo study”. (Alexandros Vanakaras made this presentation, on behalf of Zerihun).
  • ◦ Alexandros Vanakaras (UPATRAS): “A simple theory for complex multi-phase equilibia and demixing of shape-anisometric colloids”.
  • ◦ Renji R. Reghu (KTU): “Synthesis and properties of liquid crystalline dendritic organic semiconductors for optoelectronic applications”. Authors: Renji R. Reghu, Juozas V. Grazulevicius and J. A. Reina.
  • ◦ Hari K. Bisoyi (KTU): “Design, synthesis and characterization of novel mesogenic triazine derivatives”.
  • • February 2011. Amedeo Santoro, Mădălina Bucos and Julie Movellan (UNIZAR) and Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR) attended the Tercer Encuentro de Dendrímeros, EDEN-3 (Ciudad Real, Spain, 03 - 04/02/2011). Poster presentation: "Propiedades cristal líquido y autoensamblaje en agua de dendrímeros iónicos bifuncionalizados con unidades de carbazol".
  • • January 2011. Zsuzsanna Nagy (CNRS-IPCMS) attended the 2011 French-Japanese Workshop on Advanced Functional Liquid Crystalline Materials, Strasbourg (France), 31/01/2011. She made an oral presentation: “Multifunctional dendrimers and nano-hybrids”. Authors: Zsuzsanna Nagy, Bertrand Donnio.
  • • January 2011. British Liquid Crystal Society Winter Workshop. University of Hull - Department of Chemistry. 10 - 12/01/2011. Attendants: Julie Movellan and Mădălina Bucos (UNIZAR), Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR), Zsuzsanna Nagy and Kalman Toth (CNRS-IPCMS), Srinath Polineni (IST), Jarosław Tomczyk (FRAUNHOFER) and Ana J. Ferreira (UHULL). This event, considered as a secondment stay for the fellows (3 days). (See a photo of some of them).
  • • November 2010. Hari K. Bisoyi (KTU, ER) has been invited to deliver a lecture (invited talk) in the forthcoming National Conference on Liquid Crystals to be held in Surat, India during 15 - 17/11/2010. Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Title: "Supramolecular self-assembly of discotic liquid crystalline supermolecules".
  • • November 2010. Publication of available position (ESR) in PHARMAMAR. Euraxess and Nature Jobs.
  • • November 2010. Julie Movellan (UNIZAR, ESR), Amedeo Santoro (UNIZAR, ER) and Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR, ESR) attended the Workshop Nanobiomed (Zaragoza, 04 - 05/11/2010). NANOBIOMED project.
  • • November 2010. Julie Movellan (UNIZAR, ESR) and Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR, ESR) attended the I Jornada sobre Nanomedicina (Zaragoza, 03/11/2010). NANOBIOMED project.
  • • October – November 2010. Jarosław Tomczyk (FRAUNHOFER) was on a secondment stay at CNRS-IPCMS (Strasbourg), learning small and wide-angle X-ray diffraction operation techniques. 15/10 – 02/11/2010 (19 days).
  • • September 2010. DENDREAMERS meetings at Zaragoza: 5th Supervisory Board Meeting & Mid-Term Review, 2nd Workshop (“Characterisation & Nanoscience) & Summer School (“European research careers”), Zaragoza (28 - 30/09/2012). Internal attendants: José L. Serrano, Teresa Sierra, Francisco Rubio, Juan I. Gallego, Mercedes Marcos, Madalina Bucos, Julie Movellan, Joaquín Barberá, Ana C. Omenat and Pilar Romero (UNIZAR); Georg H. Mehl, Ana J. Ferreira, Ionut C. Ichim (UHULL); Jean-Pierre Vraux, Daniel Guillon, Zsuzsanna T. Nagy, Kalman Toth (CNRS-IPCMS); Joachim Stumpe, Esmaeil Heydari and Jaroslaw Tomczyk (FRAUNHOFER); Carlos Cruz, Alina Aluculesei and Srinath Polineni (IST); Anant Kumar and Zerihun G. Workineh (UPATRAS); Juozas Grazulevicius, Renji R. Reghu and Hari K. Bisoyi (KTU); Pilar Calvo and Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR); Krim Talia and Xin Xia (NANOLOGICA); Jean-François Maljean (Officer).
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    Oral presentations (Mid-Term Review):

  • Tour-de-table: José L. Serrano (UNIZAR), Daniel Guillon (CNRS-IPCMS), Georg H. Mehl (UHULL), Carlos Cruz (IST), Joachim Stumpe (FRAUNHOFER), Juozas Grazulevičius (KTU), Pilar Calvo (PHARMAMAR), Krim Talia (NANOLOGICA).
  • Coordinator’s Report: José L. Serrano, Francisco Rubio, Juan I. Gallego.
  • Kalman Toth (CNRS-IPCMS): “Fullerenodendrimers: towards therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical applications”.
  • Zsuzsanna Nagy (CNRS-IPCMS): “Characterisation and Nanoscience”.
  • Jarosław Tomczyk (FRAUNHOFER): Mid-Term Review.
  • Esmaeil Heydari (FRAUNHOFER): “Photonic elements based on dendritically modified NPs and SRGs”.
  • Joachim Stumpe (FRAUNHOFER): “Photochemical Processing of functionalized LC Dendrimers”.
  • Alina Aluculesei (IST): “Proton NMR relaxometry on LC dendrimers and related compounds”.
  • Carlos Cruz (IST): Introduction of his institution.
  • Srinath Polineni (IST): Introduction of himself.
  • Hari K. Bisoyi (KTU): Introduction of himself.
  • Juozas Grazulevičius (KTU): Introduction of his institution.
  • Renji R. Reghu (KTU): “Towards charge-transporting liquid crystalline dendrimers”.
  • Xin Xia (NANOLOGICA): “Novel templating routes  for functional porous materials”.
  • Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR): “Dendrimers in drug delivery”.
  • Pilar Calvo (PHARMAMAR): Introduction of her institution.
  • Jean-François Maljean (Officer): “Initial Training Networks, WP 2007”.
  • Ana Ferreira (UHULL): “Photoactive systems”.
  • Ionut C. Ichim (UHULL): Introduction of himself.
  • José L. Serrano, Francisco Rubio and Juan I. Gallego (UNIZAR): “Mid-Term Review. Coordinator’s Report”.
  • Francisco Rubio (UNIZAR): “Mid-Term Review. Summary and discussion”.
  • Juan I. Gallego (UNIZAR): “Work-package 5: Management and dissemination. Done up to now and what must be done in next weeks”.
  • Julie Movellan (UNIZAR): “Searching for novel biomedical applications of dendrimers”.
  • Madalina Bucos (UNIZAR): “Synthesis, characterization and application of bifunctionalized dendrimers with porphyrin core”.
  • Anant Kumar (UPATRAS): Introduction of himself.
  • Teresa Sierra (UNIZAR), on behalf of Demetri Photinos (UPATRAS): Introduction of the University of Patras.
  • Zerihun G. Workineh (UPATRAS): “Molecular theory and computer simulations of functional LC dendrimers Monte Carlo simulation of LC dendrimers”.
  • Tony Forde (independent reviewer, 4D Biotech).
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    Oral presentations (Summer School):

  • Ricardo Ibarra (Director of the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon, University of Zaragoza): “New infrastructures at the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon”.
  • Stéphane Beslier (IPR Helpdesk): “Intellectual property”.
  • David Sayago (National Contact Point, Ministry of Science and Innovation”: Possibilities of financing career development”.
  • Maite Bona (European Projects Office, University of Zaragoza): “7th Framework Programme for research & technological development”.
  • Frans Dekker (Idrealizer): "Team building and entrepreneurship motivational training activities" (practical activities).
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  • • September 2010. Renji R. Reghu and Hari K. Bisoyi (KTU). Baltic Polymer Symposium-2010, 08 – 12/09/2010, Palanga, Lithuania. Renji made a poster presentation: “Perylene bisimide, pyrene and triazine based organic semiconductors for optoelectronic applications". Authors: Renji R. Reghu, Juozas V. Grazulevicius and V. Jankauskas.
  • • July 2010. Zsuzsanna Nagy (CNRS-IPCMS, ESRs), Renji R. Reghu and Hari K. Bisoyi (KTU) and Alina Aluculesei (IST) attended the 23rd International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2010), Kraków (Poland), 11 - 16/07/2010. Poster presentations:
    • ◦ Zsuzsanna: tutorials and poster presentation. Poster: "Multiproperties induction in gold nanoparticles by controlling surface ligands" (authors: Zs. T. Nagy, R.Greget, E. Terazzi, B. Donnio, J.-L. Gallani, D. Guillon).
    • ◦ Alina: “Cellulose-based liquid crystalline photo-responsive films with tunable surface wettability” (authors: L. F. Pinto, S. Kundu, P. Brongueira, C. Crus, S. N. Fernands, A. Aluculesei, M. H. Godinho).
  • • July 2010. DENDREAMERS meeting: 4th Supervisory Board Meeting. Brussels, 01/07/2010. Participants: José L. Serrano, Teresa Sierra, Francisco Rubio and Juan I. Gallego (UNIZAR); Bertrand Donnio and Jean-Pierre Vraux (CNRS-IPCMS); Joachim Stumpe (FRAUNHOFER); Carlos Cruz (IST); Saulius Grigalevicius (KTU); Pilar Calvo (PHARMAMAR); Krim Talia (NANOLOGICA); Jean-François Maljean (Officer).
  • • June - July 2010. Kalman Toth and Zsuzsanna Nagy (CNRS-IPCMS, ESRs) attended the Marie Marie Curie Workshop Euroscience Open Forum (Torino, 30/06 - 02/07/2010). They presented two posters. Zsuzsanna Nagy: “Core-shell Nanohybrids: Great opportunity for collaborative interactions”; Kalman Toth: “Health issues of MRI contrast agents”. Book of abstracts.
  • • June 2010. Xin Xia (NANOLOGICA) attended the Summer School of Porous Materials, 28th June 2010.
  • • Dendreamers poster, placed in the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon's hall.
  • • April 2010. Xin Xia (NANOLOGICA) attended the CODIRECT 4th Loading and Release Conference (Stockholm, 19/04/2010).
  • • April 2010. Publication of available positions (ERs). Common offer published in Euraxess, NatureJobs, etc.
  • • March 2010. Ionut C. Ichim (UHULL), member of the organising team for the 24th Annual Conference of the British Liquid Crystal Society (Hull, 29 - 31/03/2010).
  • • March 2010. Jarosław Tomczyk (FRAUNHOFER) attended the 38th Topical Meeting on Liquid Crystals, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung (Mainz, Germany, 10 - 12/03/2010).
  • • March 2010. Dendreamers, set as an example of best practices by EUMobility Net, Innovative Project for Worker Mobility (VP/2008/14).
  • EUMobility Net is a project aimed to promote geographical mobility of high educated workers willing to work in other European countries, through exchange of successful best practices and tools.

    Eumobility Net, Networking for the European Workers Mobility is a project co-financed by D.G. for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in the framework of PROGRESS Programme devoted to employment and social equity in EU.

    CREA coordinates EUMobility Net project with partners from Germany, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom, Norwey and Spain. These partners are really experienced in mobility. 

    The project started in December 2008 and it will finish in June 2010, when it will be hold the Final Conference. 
  • • February 2010. Chunfang Zhou (NANOLOGICA) attended the conference "Nanomedicine: Visions for the Future" (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 - 25/02/2010).
  • • November 2009. DENDREAMERS meeting: 3rd Supervisory Board Meeting & 1st Workshop (“State of the Art”), Kaunas, 25 – 26/11/2009. Attendants: José L. Serrano, Teresa Sierra, Francisco Rubio, Julie Movellan and Madalina Bucos (and Juan I. Gallego, virtually, via Skype) (UNIZAR); Bertrand Donnio, Delphine Felder-Flesch, Zsuzsanna Nagy and Kalman Toth (CNRS-IPCMS), Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR); Carlos Cruz, Alina Aluculesei and Srinath Polineni (IST); Alfonso García-Bennett and Xin Xia (NANOLOGICA); Georg H. Mehl, Ana Ferreira and Ionut Ichim (UHULL); Joachim Stumpe and Jaroslaw Tomzcyk (FRAUNHOFER); Alexandros Vanakaras, Demetri Photinos and Zerihun G. Workineh (UPATRAS); Juozas Grazulevicius, Jolita Ostrauskaite, Saulius Grigalevicius, Ramunas Lygatis, Renji R. Reghu, Sreejesh Sreedharan, Ausra Tomkeviciene, Jurate Simokaitiene and Asta Michaleviciute (KTU).
  • Oral presentations:

      • Georg H. Mehl (UHULL): “Synthesis and characterisation of functional LC dendrimers”.
      • Bertrand Donnio (CNRS-IPCMS): “Synthesis and characterisation of functional LC dendrimers characterization”.
      • Alexandros Vanakaras (UPATRAS): “Theory and modellisation of dendritic supermolecules”.
      • Joachim Stumpe (FRAUNHOFER): "Optical characterisation and photochemical functionalisation of the LC dendrimers".
      • Alfonso García-Bennett (NANOLOGICA): “Survey of the potential applications”.
      • Francisco Rubio (UNIZAR): “Project overview”.
      • Julie Movellan (UNIZAR): “Dendrimers for targeted drug delivery”.
      • Mădălina Bucos: “Synthesis, characterisation and applications of bifunctionalised dendrimers with porphyrin core”.
      • Zsuzsanna T. Nagy (CNRS-IPCMS): “Synthesis of hierarchised nanohybrids with self-organisation and physical properties”.
      • Kalman Toth (CNRS-IPCMS): “Fullerenodendrimers: Towards therapeutic and diagnostic biomedical applications”.
      • Ana J. Ferreira (UHULL): “Photoactive systems”.
      • Zerihun G. Workineh (UPATRAS): “Monte Carlo simulation of dendrimers”.
      • Alina Aluculesei (IST): “Principals of NMR  relaxation techniques”.
      • Srinath Polineni (IST): “Basics of orientational order determination using nuclear magnetic resonance”.
      • Jarosław Tomczyk (FRAUNHOFER): “Photo-induced motions in dendrimers”.
      • Joachim Stumpe, on behalf of Esmaeil Heydari (FRAUNHOFER): Dendritically functionalised nanoparticles and their patterning”.
      • Renji R. Reghu (KTU): “Syntheses of charge transporting liquid crystalline dendrimers and the model compounds for  optoelectronic applications”.
      • Sreejesh Sreedharan (KTU): “Synthesis of building blocks towards electroactive liquid crystalline dendrimers”.
      • Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR): “Dendrimers for drug delivery”.
      • Xin Xia (NANOLOGICA): “Nanostructured diblock copolymer films embedded with magnetic nanoparticles”.
  • • August 2009 – August 2012. Regular secondment stays of Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR) at UNIZAR facilities (foreseen 10.8 months, in total).
  • • August - September 2009. Elisabetta Fedeli (PHARMAMAR) and Julie Movellan and Mădălina Bucos (UNIZAR) attended the "12th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals" ("New challenges in chiral and polar systems"), Zaragoza, 31/08 - 04/09/2009.
  • • April 2009. 2nd Supervisory Board Meeting. Colmar (France), 22-04-2009. Participants: José L. Serrano, Teresa Sierra and Francisco Rubio (UNIZAR), Daniel Guillon, Delphine Felder-Flesch and Bertrand Donnio (CNRS-IPCMS), Georg H. Mehl (UHULL), Carlos Cruz (IST), Alexandros Vanakaras (UPATRAS), Joachim Stumpe (FRAUNHOFER) and Saulius Grigalevicius (KTU).
  • • October 2008 to June 2009: publication of available positions (ESRs) by each partner in different web pages:
  • • Jarosław Tomczyk and Esmaeil Heydari (FRAUNHOFER) attended the lecture “Photochemie in Polymeren und supramolekularen Systemen”, given by Prof. Joachim Stumpe, University of Potsdam.
  • • October 2008. Jarosław Tomczyk and Esmaeil Heydari (FRAUNHOFER) attended the seminar “Towards adaptative polymeric systems based on light-induced conformational changes”, given by Prof. Stefan Hecht, Humboldt University of Berlin. 01/10/2008.
  • • October 2008. DENDREAMERS meeting: 1st Supervisory Board Meeting. Kick-off meeting. Brussels (01 - 03/10/2008). Participants: Sergio di Virgilio (Offficer), José L. Serrano, Teresa Sierra and Francisco Rubio (UNIZAR), Daniel Guillon (CNRS-IPCMS), Georg H. Mehl (UHULL), Joachim Stumpe (FRAUNHOFER), Demetri Photinos (UPATRAS), Ramunas Lygatis (KTU), Alfonso García-Bennett and Krim Talia (NANOLOGICA), Carlos Cruz (IST), Simón Munt (PHARMAMAR).
  • DENDREAMERS © 2009 - Marie Curie Initial Training Network