REGIONAL GOVERNMENT VISITS IMDEA NANOCIENCIA - VISITORS INTRODUCED TO THE BYAXON PROJECT11th November 2020
As part of Science Week, the Madrid Regional Government celebrated their government council meeting at the IMDEA Nanociencia institute. As part of the visit they were shown around the laboratories and had the chance to find out about the various EU funded projects coordinated at the Institute. Prof. Rodolfo Miranda (director of IMDEA Nanociencia and principal investigator of BYAXON) gave the Ministers a tour of the ByAxon laboratories where they were able to see first-hand the work that is going on in the project.
The visit was covered by multiple media, including a TV clipping in the News of the regional television TeleMadrid.
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF MADRID GETS TO KNOW THE BYAXON PROJECT27th January 2020
The Vice-President of the Regional Government of Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid), Ignacio Aguado has visited IMDEA Nanociencia to get to know the top research projects developed by the institution. The Vice-President was accompanied by Eduardo Sicilia (Regional Minister of Science, Universities and Innovation), and María Luisa Castaño (Regional Director General of Investigation, Technology Innovation).
Along the visit, Rodolfo Miranda, Director of IMDEA Nanociencia and PI of ByAxon, showed them the research facilities of the ByAxon project and introduced them to the research team who explained the aims of our project. Also, they had the chance to interact with our interactive poster, a permanent exhibit in the hall of the institute.
Aunque aún está en fase inicial, podría beneficiar a los más de 30.000 lesionados medulares que hay en Españahttps://t.co/wedkGb700v— SER Madrid Norte (@SERMadridNorte) January 27, 2020
LATEST PUBLICATIONS FROM BYAXON: TOWARDS A BYPASS FOR NEURAL RECONNECTION02nd October 2020
Researchers from the ByAxon Consortium have seen their works published in two international peer-reviewed journals: Advanced Biosystems and Proceedings of the International Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Can we dream of speaking with the neurons? Of course yes and it is a step closer thanks to the work of ByAxon researchers. Their publication in Adv. Biosys. journal states the design of flexible thin metal electrodes with nanotopography for an intimate interface with neurons. The electrodes could find application in technologies for neurodegenerative diseases. Neural diseases such as spinal cord injury would be a clear target for the therapeutic application of these electrodes. This work is one of the outcomes of an exciting exchange among material scientists and physicists with biologists and medical doctors from the ByAxon Consortium. Four institutions have participated in this work: IMDEA Nanociencia, ICMM-CSIC, Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo and SISSA.
Researchers at SISSA, in collaboration with other research institutions across Europe, synthesized an artificial scaffold based on nanomaterials with the necessary characteristics to guide axonal rewiring. The work has been published by PNAS and has Open Access rights. The combined efforts using nanotechnology and neurobiology might succeed in the design of hybrid microsystems that, once functionally integrated into the nervous tissue, might help in healing the injured spinal cord. Well done Prof. Ballerini et al.!
These works are the outcomes of research efforts towards neural reconnection using nanotechnology of the ByAxon consortium. All of them have Open Access rights and can be downloaded from the repository Zenodo.
BYAXON AT THE ONLINE MEETING OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON E-HEALTH ON SOUTH-WEST GERMANY17th July 2020
The project ByAxon has participated in a special interest group on the topic of eHealth invited by FET Briefing, the EU-funded project for the exploitation of FET research, and organized by "Baden-Wüttenberg Connected" (bwcon), the business initiative for the promotion of the high-tech sectors in the South-West of Germany.
Teresa Rodríguez, IP of the project, presented the work of ByAxon to an audience of industries from the biotech sector. The matchmaking session will give the project the opportunity to find potential partners and receive feedback.
CONSORTIUM GENERAL ASSEMBLY GOES ONLINE
20th May 2020
The Consortium of ByAxon has gathered online for its general assembly to discuss on the progress of the project and future dissemination plans.