Congratulations to Charlotte Yvanoff for the first poster prize at the ASC Nano In Bio conference (22-27 May 2018)!!!
NANO is an International Joint Research Group (IJRG) between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (Brussels, Belgium) and Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL). NANO is composed of members of the Research Group Structural Biology Brussels (prof. Ronnie Willaert) at the VUB, the Department of Electronics & Informatics (ETRO) at the VUB including the Research Group Audio-Visual Signal Processing (AVSP) (Prof. Hichem Sahli) and the Laboratory for Micro- & Photonelectronics (LAMI) (prof. Roger Vounckx and prof. Maarten Kuijk), the Alliance Group UGhent-VUB NanoMicrobiology (NAMI) (prof. Bart Devreese and prof. Ronnie Willaert) and the Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Vivante (LPMV) (Dr. Sandor Kasas, Prof. Giovanni Dietler) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Lausanne, Switzerland).
The overall goal of IJRG NANO is to perform cell biophysics and molecular biophysics research using an integrated approach of nanotechnology techniques and biomathematics on biological and medical relevant cell systems. We will focus on the integration of bionanotechnological analysis (AFM, high-resolution microscopy, nanomotion vibration analysis and GHz-THz sensor technology), biomicrofluidic and biofabrication techniques (soft and electron beam lithography), and biomathematical analysis (image analysis, computational biology, bioinformatics, network biology).
NAMI is an Alliance Research Group between the Single-molecule Biophysics research group (SBB) of prof. Ronnie Willaert at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) and the Proteomics group (L-ProBE) of prof. Bart Devreese at Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium).
NAMI focusses on cellular and molecular biophysical research on microorganisms or their constituents by using an integrated approach of nano manipulation and nano analysis techniques. Nano techniques that allow to study single molecules (“single molecule analysis“) and cells ( “single cell analysis”) and their mutual interactions, are being developed.