• Physicist Nacho Pascual receives ERC Advanced Grant to develop new quantum materials

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded one of its prestigious ERC Advanced Grants to Ikerbasque Research Professor Nacho Pascual at CIC nanoGUNE. The three-million-euro grant will be devoted to running the CONSPIRA (Coherent control of spin chains in Graphene nanostructures) project for at least five years.

  • CIC nanoGUNE joins the Basque Microelectronics Hub – BMH

    NanoGUNE has joined the Basque Microelectronics Hub (BMH) as a key player in the basque electronics industry to transfer our knowledge to the closest industrial fabric, in order to support the advances the sector requires in the Basque Country.

  • Winter School, getting to know and experiencing everyday life at CIC nanoGUNE

    The fourth edition of the CIC nanoGUNE Winter School is inviting 25 students from various disciplines to get a closer look at research life. For three days, from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 February 2023, the group of students will have the chance to immerse themselves in the daily life of the nanoGUNE research center of excellence, recognized by the National Research Council as a María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence.

  • Integra Therapeutics to exploit CIC nanoGUNE’s CRISPR-Cas technology

    CIC nanoGUNE has concluded a licensing agreement with Integra Therapeutics, a leading biotech company in next-generation gene writing, which entails the transfer of the exclusive operating rights of a technology that is the intellectual property of nanoGUNE. This particular license will allow ancestral CRISPR-Cas technology, which according to early research is more versatile than the currently existing variants, to be exploited.

  • Francesco Calavalle, winner of the GEFES award for best experimental thesis

    The researcher Francesco Calavalle has been awarded the prize for best experimental PhD thesis by the Condensed Matter Physics Division (GEFES) of the Spanish Royal Physics Society (RSEF). The thesis “Probing and tuning the properties of van der Waals materials“ was worked on at CIC nanoGUNE, under the supervision of Ikerbasque Professor Luis Hueso.

  • Emakumeak Zientzian, to benefit society as a whole

    Twenty-four Basque organizations are joining forces around the Emakumeak Zientzian project, thus declaring their commitment to the objectives of the initiative: to make the activity of women in science visible, to break with the typically male roles attributed to scientific and technical work, and to encourage girls and adolescents to opt for scientific careers. With these objectives in mind, the organizations are coming together to run a joint program of activities to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated every year on February 11.

  • Registration period for the summer internship program open

    The internships will involve the participation of university students in actual research projects with nanoGUNE researchers for a period of two months. Applications can be submitted until 12 February 2023.

  • 2.6 billion-year-old ancestors of the CRISPR gene-editing tool are resurrected

    An international research group has for the first time reconstructed ancestors dating back 2.6 billion years of the well-known CRISPR-Cas system, and studied their evolution over time. The results suggest that the revitalized systems not only work, but are more versatile than current versions and could have revolutionary applications. The prestigious scientific journal Nature Microbiology has published the results of this research which, in the opinion of the research team, "opens up new avenues for gene editing".  

  • Women at the forefront of science and technology

    Twenty-four Basque entities join forces around the Emakumeak Zientzian project by signing a new collaboration agreement, thus ratifying their commitment to the initiative’s objectives: make women’s activity in science visible, break with typically male roles attributed to scientific-technical activities and encourage the choice of scientific careers among girls and adolescents. With these objectives in mind, the entities join forces to organize a joint program of activities on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is celebrated every year on February 11.

  • Jose Maria Pitarke, elected full member of Jakiunde

    NanoGUNE's Director, Jose Maria Pitarke, was elected member of Jakiunde, the Basque Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, on 18 November 2022 at the autumn plenary session held by the Academy in Argomaniz.



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