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The History of the Universe by Carlos Briones

Briones gave an amazing informational talk about the History of the Universe, from its formation to today’s world, using a chemical point of view expressed in art works. You can click on the link bellow if you want to watch it: https://www.eitb.eus/es/divulgacion/videos/detalle/5854860/naukas-bilbao-2018-charla-carlos-briones/

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Our research about Conformational Behavior of D-Lyxose accepted in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Understanding the conformational preferences of carbohydrates is crucial to explain the interactions with their biological targets and to improve their use as therapeutic agents. We present experimental data resolving the conformational landscape of the monosaccharide d-lyxose, for which quantum mechanical (QM) calculations offer model-dependent results. This study compares the structural …

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Our research about Degradation Mechanism and Relative Stability of Methylammonium Halide Based Perovskites accepted in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces Journal

The correct identification of all gases released during hybrid perovskite degradation is of great significance to develop strategies to extend the lifespan of any device based on this semiconductor. CH3X (X = Br/I) is a released degradation gas/low boiling point liquid arising from methylammonium (MA+) based perovskites, which has been …

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BBVA foundation´s “Red Leonardo” creation

Emilio J. Cocinero attend the meeting about the creation of “Red Leonardo”, initiative driven by the BBVA foundation. In the picture bellow, Dr. Marek Grzelczak, Dr. Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas, Martín Fañanás Mastral, Emilio J. Cocinero (from left to right).

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Our research about Competing Dispersive Interactions accepted in JPCL

Modern structural studies of biologically relevant molecules require an exhaustive interplay between experiment and theory. In this work, we present two examples where a poor choice of the theoretical method led to a misinterpretation of experimental results. We do that by performing a rotational spectroscopy study on two large and …

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Conferences on High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy

The 2018 Edition of the Prague Series of International Conferences on High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy was held in Bilbao (Spain) this September 3-7. We presented recent results focused on solving various structural problems of Chemistry at the molecular level. In particular, the conformational landscape of large clusters and biomolecules, including sugars, …

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Emilio J. Cocinero gives a talk in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Emilio J. Cocinero was invited by Markus Gerhards to Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he presented several studies on biomolecules (carbohydrates and glycopeptides) and several applications, exploiting an experimental strategy which combines microwave and laser spectroscopies in high resolution, computation and synthesis. In addition, other applications of high resolution spectroscopies were presented.

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Emilio J. Cocinero gives a talk in The Biofisika Institute, Bilbao

Emilio J. Cocinero attended to the Biophysics Seminar in The Biofisika Institute in Bilbao. He presented several results on the conformational landscape of several carbohydrates, peptides and glycopeptides with different biological roles, which have been obtained due to the combination of Laser and Microwave spectroscopy and theoretical calculations.

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Emilio J. Cocinero gives a talk in the ICMol, Valencia

Emilio J. Cocinero gave a talk at the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol) in Valencia about several studies on carbohydrates exploiting an experimental strategy which combines microwave and laser spectroscopies in high resolution, computation and synthesis. Carlos Martí-Gastaldo was the host.

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Emilio J. Cocinero gives a talk in the IBBI 2018 in Texel, Holland

Emilio J. Cocinero was invited to the 10th edition of the Isolated Biomolecules Biomolecular Interactions “IBBI 2018”. He presents several studies about the elucidation of biomolecule structures (carbohydrates and glycopeptides) through high resolution spectroscopies. In the photo, IRID spectra of Tn-Thr* and Tn-Ser* Antigens presented at the talk.

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Emilio J. Cocinero gives two talks in Biennial Meeting of RSEQ in Sitges

Emilio J. Cocinero was invited to give two talks in the XXXVI Biennial Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in Sitges. He particped in two different Symposiums (Structural determinants of the molecular recognition processes in biological molecules and Prebiotic chemistry in space and earth). In the Photo, Emilio …

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Camilla Calabrese wins competitive funding

Camilla Calabrese

Camilla Calabrese has recently been awarded a Juan de La Cierva Formación Fellowship. This is quite competitive call funded by the Spanish MINECO that highlight their excellent scientific and academic performance. Congratulations!

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Carlos Martí-Gastaldo and David González give a talk in our Department

Carlos Martí-Gastaldo gave a great talk about MOFs titled: “Charge transport and photo-activity in Metal-Organic Frameworks: Ultrathin Films and Porous Crystals” and David González about Supramolecular Chemistry: “Hierarchical Supramolecular Construction of Self-assembled Nanotubes by Coupling Cooperative Effects”. In the photo from left to right, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo, Aurelio Mateo-Alonso, David González …

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Shapes, Dynamics, and Stability of β Ionone and Its Two Mutants

We report the potential of state-of-the-art rotational technique (recently built at the University of the Basque Country) with an extended molecular analysis of three biomolecules combined to quantum chemical calculations and crystallized data comparison. The results are impressive: more than 8000 transitions have been assigned, corresponding to the rotational structures …

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Gonzalo Giménez-Osses elected new president of JIQ

Emilio J. Cocinero finished his term (2014-2017) and Gonzalo Giménez Osses was elected new president of Young Chemists Division (JIQ) of the Spanish Society of Chemistry. The meeting of Young Chemists Division was a success. In addition, Emilio gave a talk during the conference.

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Prof. José Cernicharo give a seminar in our Department

Prof. José Cernicharo at Instituto de Ciencias de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC) gave a wonderful talk titled “Las moléculas y el polvo a través del ciclo de vida de las estrellas”. He talked about his new European Project. We could also discuss about future collaborations.

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Camilla Calabrese wins competitive funding

Camilla Calabrese has recently been awarded a Juan de La Cierva Formación Fellowship. This is quite competitive call funded by the Spanish MINECO that highlight their excellent scientific and academic performance. Congratulations!

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Our paper about nanowires was published in Nature Communications

A collaboration with researchers from POLYMAT, the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), the University of Barcelona, the Bioengineering Institute of Barcelona (IBEC) and the University of Aveiro, have developed a new family of molecular or nanowire cables that open new horizons in molecular electronics. The research has …

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Prof. Sonsoles Martín Santamaría give a talk in our group

Prof. at Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CSIC) from Madrid gave a nice seminar about Computational Chemistry titled: “Computational Chemistry tools to address biological questions. Toll-like receptor 4 and galectins”. She is head of Biological Chemisry Group of RSEQ.

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Our study of cotinine cover in Chem. Eur. J

This work addresses the structural properties of the nicotinoid cotinine and offers the chance to compare the results to nicotine, the prototype of the nicotinoid family. Cotinine was probed in a supersonic jet expansion using the-state-of-the-art time-domain microwave spectroscopy. A new set up is also described in the manuscript. Our …

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Our research about Effects of Chlorination on the Tautomeric Equilibrium of 2-Hydroxipyridine cover in Chem. Eur. J

The prototropic tautomerism in 2-hydroxypridine represents a model for the study of conformational and tautomeric equilibria. The stability of the different species is governed by the balance between electronic and resonance effects and can be greatly influenced by ring substitutions and the presence of solvents. In particular, chlorination in different …

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Isabelle Kleiner and Atef Jabri visited our lab

Prof. Isabelle Kleiner (LISA, France) and Atef Jabri (LISA, France) visited our laboratory the first weeks of December. Prof. Kleiner is a world expert in rotational spectroscopy.  Some of her interest include the large-amplitude motions. Atef is doing the Ph. D with Isabelle. The visit opens a new collaboration with the …

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Raphaela Kannengießer visited our laboratory

Raphaela Kannengießer at Aachen University (Germany) visited our lab the last weeks of November, she did some measurements in our laboratory. Raphaela is a Ph. D. Student supervised by Prof. Wolfgang Stahl. The visit could open a collaboration with Aachen group. In the photo, some members of Spectroscopy Group and Raphaela at Bilbao.

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Sugar meeting

 Prof. Jesús Jiménez-Barbero (CIC Biogune) and Dr. Pierre Çarçabal (Orsay) gave two talks in our Department. Jesús titled his talk “Sugars and glycomimetics: From conformation to recognition…” and Pierre “Sifting through sugars: carbohydrate interactions with water, protons and peptides“. We enjoyed with both talks and worlds (solution and gas phase) …

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XII SIJ Barcelona

From 3 to 6 November 2015, Barcelona hosted the 12th edition of the Symposium of Young Researchers of Sigma-Aldrich RSEQ (XII-SIJ). As every year, the conference is aimed at researchers in all areas of chemistry under 40 years, it aims to encourage the dissemination of research by young chemists, encourage …

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Book chapter about carbohydrates

Pierre Çarçabal and Emilio J. Cocinero wrote a book chapter about carbohydrates on the book “Gas-Phase IR Spectroscopy and Structure of Biological Molecules“. The series Topics in Current Chemistry presents critical reviews of the present and future trends in modern chemical research. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical …

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IBER 2015

The XIII Iberian Joint Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics (IBER2015) meeting was organized by the Atomic and Molecular Physics Division of the Portuguese Physics Society (Sociedade Portuguesa de Física), in collaboration with the Atomic and Molecular Physics Group of the Spanish Societies of Physics and Chemistry (Real Sociedad Española de …

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