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New step towards clean energy production from enzymes

23/08/2016

Oxygen inhibits hydrogenases, a group of enzymes that are able to produce and split hydrogen. This degradation is fatal for possible biotechnological applications of these enzymes for the production of clean energy. Understanding the mechanisms of this process is hence essential. An international team led by researchers from UCL (UK), CNRS (France) and nanoGUNE/Ikerbasque, have combined theory and experiment to characterize each chemical reaction step that results in the reduction of oxygen by the enzyme. These results are being published this week in the journal Nature Chemistry.

Raul Perez-Jimenez to receive the Enrique Pérez-Payá Prize

Raul Perez-Jimenez
22/03/2016

The Enrique Pérez-Payá Prize of the Spanish Biophysical Society has been awarded to Raul Perez-Jimenez, leader of CIC nanoGUNE’s Nanobiomechanics Group, “for his studies of the mechanical properties of biological macromolecules”.

nanoGUNE Scholarship: call for Master Thesis students

24/06/2015

NanoGUNE offers 4 scholarships to students of the Master in Nanoscience and the Master in New Materials of the UPV/EHU choosing Master thesis subjects within one of nanoGUNE's research groups.

ACSnano: "Probing the Effect of Force on HIV-1 Receptor CD4"

14/11/2014

NanoGUNE’s Nanobiomechanics Group, led by Ikerbasque Professor Raul Perez-Jimenez, in collaboration with the Department of Biological Sciences of the Columbia University (US) and the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (US), has tested that mechanical force may help HIV to invade cells. The research has been recently published in ACS Nano (DOI: 10.1021/nn503557w)

ETP Nanomedicine Annual Event 2014

Nanomedicine Annual Event
16/10/2014

NanoGUNE hosts more than 120 experts in nanotechnology and medicine at the 2014 Annual Event & General Assembly of the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN). The ETPN event has taken place on 15 and 16 October 2014, co-organized by the nanoBasque Agency (SPRI) and nanoGUNE, the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center.

Fundación Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund supports EVOLGENE project

22/08/2014

The EVOLGENE project, directed by nanoGUNE’s researcher Raul Perez-Jimenez, has been selected as one of the four “Ideas” that will be supported by the Entrepreneurs Fund of Fundación Repsol. The paleoenzymology project aims at reconstructing ultra-efficient ancestral enzymes for use in industry.

The forces brought to bear on proteins: towards a new biology

17/09/2013

NanoGune’s Nanobiomechanics Group led by Raúl Pérez-Jimenez is studying the evolution of proteins dating back to the origin of life, the effects that mechanical forces can have on them, and protein involvement in certain diseases

Molecular toxicity of nanomaterials

10/06/2013

On Monday 17 June, nanoGUNE’s pre-doctoral researcher Simon Poly got his Doctor Degree at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) with a thesis entitled “molecular toxicity of nanomaterials”.

Raul Perez-Jimenez, new nanoGUNE Nanobiomechanics Group Leader

21/03/2013

Starting on 1 February, Dr. Raul Perez-Jimenez, coming from Columbia University (USA), has taken on his new responsabilities as Ikerbasque Research Professor and Leader of the Nanobiomechanics Group at nanoGUNE.

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