• II Global Graphene Call, business ideas linked to graphene

    CIC nanoGUNE —the Basque nanoscience research center—, BerriUP —a startup accelerator in Donostia-San Sebastian—,  Graphenea —nanoGUNE’s first startup devoted to the production and marketing of graphene— and Fomento San Sebastian —municipal economic development body in Donostia-San Sebastian— have signed a collaboration agreement to drive forward proposals relating to research into graphene. So they are launching Global Graphene Call II, which is designed to develop business ideas linked to graphene.

  • Evgenii Modin's "Microprocessor hieroglyphs", selected photo in FOTCIENCIA

    The image "Microprocessor hieroglyphs" captured by Evgenii Modin, Electron Microscopy specialist at CIC nanoGUNE, has been selected as one of the best scientific images of 2021 in FOTCIENCIA. Congratulations! 

  • Emakumeak Zientzian gets off to a strong start

    The Emakumeak Zientzian 2022 initiative, organized by seventeen Basque organizations to mark February 11, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, got off to a strong start. The launch held this morning in Donostia-San Sebastian was attended by Jabier Larrañaga, Head of Economic Promotion, Tourism and Rural Environment of the Charter Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Marisol Garmendia, Head of Economic Development and Employment of Donostia-San Sebastian City Council, Aitziber L. Cortajarena, Scientific Director of CIC biomaGUNE, Ainhoa Lete, Co-founder and CEO of BuntPlanet, and Sandra Camarero, Ikerbasque researcher at POLYMAT, as well as the coordinators of the Emakumeak Zientzian 2022 initiative Mónica Moreno (POLYMAT) and Itziar Otegui (CIC nanoGUNE).

  • New edition of the CIC nanoGUNE Winter School

    20 students are participating in the third edition of the Winter School run by CIC nanoGUNE. For three days, from Wednesday to Friday, February 2-4, 2022, a select group of students will have the opportunity to find out what the daily life in a research center such as nanoGUNE is like.

  • nanoGUNE Workshop 2022 focused on Ethics in Research

    The nanoGUNE Workshop 2022, organized by the predoctoral researchers of nanoGUNE to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center, has been held on January 31.

  • Science is girls’ stuff

    This morning the Emakumeak Zientzian project, which has been growing year on year, was presented by seventeen Basque organizations. They confirmed 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 activities, and to encourage girls and teenagers to choose 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. 

  • NanoGUNE, the big challenge of the small, also in Spanish and English

    The book “NanoGUNE, txikiaren xarma” dealing with the setting-up and development of the CIC nanoGUNE research center from its very beginnings was presented in January 2021. After its splendid one-year run, the book has now been translated into Spanish (NanoGUNE, el encanto de lo pequeño) and English (NanoGUNE, the charm of the small) and is available to the general public.

  • NanoGUNE opens the registration period for the summer internship program

    CIC nanoGUNE has just launched the program for summer internships, which runs every year. University students are offered the chance to get involved in the activity of a world-class research center.

  • CIC nanoGUNE to expand its Electron-Microscopy facility with a unique FIB instrument

    The Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government has awarded 1.5 million euros to nanoGUNE aiming to bring principally new Focused Ion Beam technologies to the Basque Country. The equipment will be a state-of-the-art focused ion beam electron microscope, which will combine features that are not normally present together in a single instrument: an extensive set of detectors for materials science applications; the large volume removal option targeting for batteries sector and industry; and a cryo option, typically dedicated to biological applications. This combination of features in a single instrument will be unique in Europe and will also provide new research opportunities in materials science related to low-temperature physics and in biological sciences related to cryo-cell tomography. This instrument will be the base for a common research facility, one of a few in Europe.

  • CIC nanoGUNE is awarded a project to investigate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    The Spanish Foundation for the Promotion of Research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (FUNDELA) has awarded CIC nanoGUNE, a project to conduct research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in collaboration with the ALS laboratory of the 12 de Octubre Hospital - “i+12” and the Genetics Service of the Ramón y Cajal-IRYCIS Hospital, belonging to the Center for Biomedical Research Network on Rare Diseases (CIBERER).


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