16th European Student Colloid Conference
This series of conferences represents a platform for young scientists working in the field of Colloid and Interface Science. In 2003 the biennial European meetings for graduate students began, and since 2007 they have been sponsored by ECIS. The 2017 edition of the ESC meeting is organised by the University of Florence and the Center for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI) of Italy, and it will be held from June 19th to 22nd in the city of Florence.
ESC meetings are focussed on students. The aim of the conference is to converge expertise and ideas in the interdisciplinary field of colloidal and interface science, with further social activities.
Go visit the official website and submit your abstract today!
Prof. Luisa Torsi CSGI recognized as MRS Fellows
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Luisa Torsi (a CSGI member of the Bari Unit) has been recognized by the Material Science Society as MRS Fellows “For pioneering work in the field of organic (bio) electronic sensors and their use for point-of-care testing”. It is a very important and prestigious recognition, for the first time awarded to a researcher working in an Italian institution. E-MRS is the second world society of Materials Science (after the US MRS) with more than three thousand delegates.
Prof. Piero Baglioni, CSGI's Director: Overbeek Gold Medal winner 2016
We are pleased to announce that Piero Baglioni, Professor at the University of Florence and CSGI's Director, was awarded the 2016 Overbeek Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to colloid and interface science. The Medal will be awarded during the ECIS 2016 Conference (Rome, 4-9 September 2016). The Overbeek Gold Medal is designed as an award that recognizes extended periods of scientific excellence, including excellent careers in, and inspiring contributions to, the field of colloid and interface science.
EMASST has pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2nd edition of European Symposium on Surface Science to be held in Capri island, Italy, between 21 and 23 September 2016.
European Symposium on Surface Science - 2nd Edition
The symposium provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in material science, surface physics and chemistry, focusing on discussions related to the recent advances and current challenges, while pointing out the prospective interdisciplinary development of the six industrial fields covered by EMASST.
For further information, please visit the Symposium website:
3 Post-Doc positions are available in the frame of ISSFLOW Project, respectively in Florence - Italy (CSGI), Leuven - Belgium (KU), and University of Huelva - Spain. For detailed information, please, download the following files:
3 Post-Doc positions in the ISSFLOW EU Project
Post-Doc position at CSGI - Florence, Italy
Post-Doc position at KU - Leuven, Belgium
Post-Doc position at University of Huelva, Spain
We are pleased to announce that CSGI joined the Young Investigator Training Program, which gives to 10 young researchers the opportunity to spend one month in an italian Researcher Center, in connection with the participation to the ECIS 2016, the 30th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society. More information about the program and the application are available on the ECIS webiste.
CSGI joined the Young Investigator Training Program within ECIS 2016 Conference
NANOFORART project (CSGI Florence unit) on Horizon 2020 website
We are pleased to announce that an article about NANOFORART project (Nano-materials for the Conservation and Preservation of Movable and Immovable Artworks) entitled "The fine art of nanotech" has been published on Horizon 2020 website in the "Project stories" section. NANOFORART was a three years project, coordinated by CSGI Florence unit and funded by the European Seventh Framework Programme.
CSGI Florence hosted Lafayette College students for the internship IDEA 375
CSGI Florence unit hosted seven students from the Lafayette College (Easton, Pennysylvania - USA) for the internship IDEA 375, organized by the american college in collaboration with CSGI. The students had the opportunity to participate in a full-immersion month of theorical lessons and lab activities on the use of nanoscience for the conservation of cultural heritage. Some pictures of the internship are available on CSGI's Facebook page.
Prof. Piero Baglioni (CSGI Director) and Prof. Paolo Matteazzi (CSGI Treviso Unit) speakers at the EuroNanoForum 2015
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Piero Baglioni (CSGI Director) and Prof. Matteazzi (CSGI Treviso unit) were among the speakers at the EuroNanoForum 2015, which took place on 10 - 12 June 2015 in Riga (Latvia). Since 2003, the EuroNanoForum biannual series of conferences have grown into the most significant European Forum on nanotechnologies, advanced materials science and innovations.
Prof. Luigi Dei has been elected the new rector of the University of Florence
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Luigi Dei (a CSGI member of the Florence Unit and director of the department of Chemistry) has been elected the new rector of the University of Florence. Prof. Luigi Dei will take office formally from November 1st, 2015.
Presentation and Kick-off meeting of NANORESTART Project coordinated by CSGI
We are pleased to announce that the official presentation of the NANORESTART project will take place in Florence on 3 June 2015, together with the other NMP 21-funded project Nano-Cathedral (download the flyer of the event). The Kick-off meeting of the project NANORESTART, coordinated by CSGI, will follow the presentation.
NANORESTART European project
NANORESTART (NANOmaterials for the REStoration of works of ART) is a project coordinated by CSGI (Center for Colloid and Surface Science, at the University of Florence), in the framework of the European Programme “Horizon 2020”. The project has passed a tight selection process, and focuses on the preservation of modern and contemporary works of art, a central issue.
The Project Coordinator, CSGI, has over a decade of experience in the development of materials and methods for the conservation of cultural heritage, and has produced some of the most advanced systems successfully used for the preservation of classic artifacts worldwide. Based on this expertise, CSGI decided to take a step forward and coordinate a project on the open issue of preserving modern and contemporary art. In fact, post-1940 and early modern artifacts (1880s-1940s) exhibit a complex composition that is radically different from that of classic works of art. As a result, modern/contemporary artifacts are often affected by fast degradation processes, which pose a serious threat to the preservation of global heritage in the next 50 years.
Answering this call is highly challenging, and up to today the majority of research in this field has been limited to diagnostics, a fundamental yet not completely exhaustive approach. The most effective way to solve this issue is to develop specific materials to counteract the degradation and consolidate works of art. Only few centers have the needed expertise in this field. The NANORESTART partnership, coordinated by CSGI and including the most important European research centers and museums besides high-profile industrial partners, is one of the ideal candidates to achieve this task.
CSGI is now on Facebook
We are pleased to announce that CSGI has now an official Facebook page, where news and hightlights related to the research activities will be reported.
Prof. Luisa Torsi CSGI elected President of the European Material Research Society (E-MRS)
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Luisa Torsi CSGI (a CSGI member of the Bari Unit), was elected president of the European Material Research Society (E-MRS) during the 2015 E-MRS Spring Meeting of in Lille (France) May 11-15. E-MRS is the second world society of Materials Science (after the US MRS) with more than three thousand delegates. Prof. Torsi will take office January 1, 2016 and she will be the first woman E-MRS president.
CSGI paper featured on the cover of Advanced Materials, 2015, 27
We are pleased to announce that a paper entitled Detection beyond the Debye's lenght with an electrolyte gated organic field-effect transistor, by G. Palazzo, D. de Tullio, M. Magliulo, A. Mallardi, F. Intranuovo, M. Y. Mulla, P. Favia, I. Vikholm and L. Torsi was featured on the internal cover of Advanced Materials, 2015, 27. The DOI of the paper is 10.1002/adma.201403541.
And here is the paper.
Here you can have a look at the cover artwork:
CSGI article on Nature Communications
We are pleased to announce that a paper entitled Capacitance-modulated transistor detects odorant binding protein chiral interactions, written by CSGI researchers of Bari Unit in collaboration with the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science of the University of Manchester, has been published on Nature Communications.
The Open Access article can be downloaded here:
Conference by Dr. Johan Smets
We are pleased to announce that on Monday, July 14th, a conference entitled "Intellectual Properties that Matter for Academics" will be held by Dr. Johan Smets (Procters & Gamble, Brussels Innovation Center). The conference will be divided in two parts: the Introduction (11:00-12:00) and the Advanced (12:00-13:00).
The conference will take place in the frame of the ISSFLOW EU Project.
You can download here the flyer of the conference.
"Da Stella a Stella, i Frutti di Enzo Ferroni"
Si segnala che alle ore 10 del 27 giugno p.v. la Fondazione Enzo Ferroni organizza un evento dal titolo “Da stella a stella, i frutti di Enzo Ferroni”, in Aula 4 del Plesso Didattico di Via Gino Capponi 9, nei luoghi dove l'Unità Operativa CSGI di Firenze ha avuto sede prima del trasferimento presso il Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino.
Sono previsti i contributi di Piero Baglioni, Tito Fortunato Arecchi e Laura Colli.
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IX Congresso CSGI
Si avvisa che il IX Congresso CSGI - Riunione delle Unità Operative del Consorzio per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase si svolgerà nei giorni 1 e 2 Luglio 2014 nel cuore di Napoli, in via Mezzocannone 8, nella prestigiosa sede della Società Nazionale di Scienze, Lettere e Arti in Napoli, ospite dell’Accademia di Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche.
Per tutte le informazioni per l'iscrizione e la presentazione dei contributi orali o poster si rimanda al sito del Congresso.
La deadline per l'invio dei contributi è fissata per il 10 Giugno 2014.
CSGI researcher becomes a member of the Scientific Review Panel of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (MLZ)
Luigi Paduano has become a member of the "The Review Panel Biology” of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (MLZ). The Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) is a leading centre for cutting-edge research with neutrons and positrons.
CSGI article featured on the cover of Dalton Transaction, Volume 42, 2013 - RSC Publishing
The recently published "A new design for nucleolipid-based Ru(III) complexes as anticancer agents" by Luigi Paduano, Gerardino D’Errico, Giuseppe Vitiello with other researchers of University of Naples “Federico II” has been chosen to feature on the cover of Dalton Transaction 2013, 42, 16697-16708 - RSC Publishing
"Nanoscience for the Conservation of Works of Art" - A RSC Book Edited by CSGI Members
The recently published book "Nanoscience for the Conservation of Works of Art", edited by Piero Baglioni and David Chelazzi is now available on the RSC Publishing book store. This book meets the growing demand for an all-encompassing handbook to instruct on the use of today's science on mankind's cultural heritage. The editors have pioneered modern techniques in art conservation over the last four decades, and have brought together expertise from across the globe. Each chapter presents the theoretical background to the topic in question, followed by practical information on its application and relevant case studies.
"Colloidal Fundations of Nanoscience" - An Elsevier Book Edited by CSGI Members
The recently published book "Colloidal Fundations of Nanoscience", edited by Debora Berti and Gerardo Palazzo is now available on the Elsevier book store.
Premi tesi di laurea 2014 - Fondazione Enzo Ferroni
La Fondazione Prof. Enzo Ferroni – Onlus ha bandito due premi di laurea con scadenza 05/02/2014:
Tutte le informazioni sono disponibili sul sito della Fondazione, alla voce “Borse e Premi”.
- Premio di Laurea “Ferroni Beni Culturali 2014” di 1.000 €, per laureati nel Corso di Laurea Magistrale LM-11 (Conservazione e restauro dei beni culturali, ex DM 270/04) o Laurea Specialistica LS-12 (Conservazione e restauro del patrimonio storico-artistico, ex DM 509/99) che abbiano conseguito il titolo con una tesi sperimentale fra il 2010 ed il 2013 nell'ambito della Chimica applicata alla conservazione dei Beni Culturali, e che non abbiano compiuto il 27° anno di età entro il 05-02-2014.
- Premio di Laurea “Ferroni Interfasi 2014” di 1.000 €, per laureati nel Corso di Laurea Magistrale LM-54 (Scienze Chimiche, ex DM 270/04 ) o Laurea Specialistica LS-62 (Scienze Chimiche, ex DM 509/99) che abbiano conseguito il titolo con una tesi sperimentale fra il 2010 ed il 2013 nell'ambito della Chimica Fisica dei Sistemi Dispersi e delle Interfasi, e che non abbiano compiuto il 27° anno di età entro il 05-02-2014.
CSGI article cited among Jauary's Hot Papers in the RSC - Soft Matter Blog
The recently published article "Monitoring the interaction of nucleolipoplexes with model membranes" by Costanza Montis, Piero Baglioni and Debora Berti has been cited in the Soft Matter Blog (RSC Publishing) among January's Hot Papers.
CSGI researcher becomes a member of the Scientific Selection Panel of Helmoltz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)
Debora Berti has recently become a member of the Scientific Selection Panel of Helmoltz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) in the field of "Soft-Condensed Matter, Biology, Life and Health Science". HZB coordinates two large-scale European facilities: the BER II reactor, for neutron experiments, and BESSY II, a synchrotron source.
CSGI article featured on the cover of Soft Matter, Volume 10, Issue 1 - RSC Publishing
The recently published paper "Monitoring the interaction of nucleolipoplexes with model membranes" by Costanza Montis, Piero Baglioni and Debora Berti has been chosen to feature on the cover of Soft Matter, 10, 1, 2014 - RSC Publishing.
You can download the cover here.
Press Review - "Eventi" N° 56-6 - Italian inter-university consortia for research have been published in the well-known economy and finance newspaper "Il sole 24 ore"
CSGI consortium has been cited in a review about inter-university consortiums published in the "Eventi" journal, N° 56-6, a magazine edited by "Il Sole 24 Ore", the well-known newspaper about economy and finance.
CSGI plays, together with the Italian network of inter-university consortia for research, an essential role for Italian scientific research in fields that are of particularly important for innovation and technological transfer.
See the press release (in Italian) by clicking here.
(The editing of the article has been carried out by B-Side Communication.)
"Electrochemical Events" in Pavia
Il CSGI è lieto di segnalare, per chi fosse interessato, i due eventi organizzati presso l’Università di Pavia:
- Scuola Divisionale di Elettrochimica “Energetica e Sensori”
Pavia, 17-20 settembre 2013
- Convegno annuale della Divisione di Elettrochimica della Società Chimica Italiana
Giornate dell’Elettrochimica Italiana “GEI 2013”
Pavia, 22-27 settembre 2013
Per informazioni consultare la pagina web
o scrivere all’indirizzo e-mail:
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CSGI presents, for those who could be interested, two events organized by the University of Pavia:
- Divisional School of Electrochemistry "Energetic and Sensors"
Pavia, 17th-20th Semptember 2013
- Annual Meeting of the Electrochemistry Division of the Italian Society of Chemistry
Pavia, 22nd-27th September 2013
For further information, please visit the website:
or write to the following e-mail address:
Premi tesi di laurea - Fondazione Enzo Ferroni
La Fondazione Prof. Enzo Ferroni - Onlus ha bandito due premi di laurea (per lauree magistrali e specialistiche) di 1000 euro ciascuno.
Un premio è per tesi in Conservazione e Restauro dei Beni Culturali, e l'altro è per Chimica Fisica dei Sistemi Disperse e delle Interfasi.
I candidati non devono aver compiuto il 27° anno di età (al 05/02/2013) e si devono essere laureati fra il 2009 ed il 2012.
I bandi sono disponibili sul sito della Fondazione Enzo Ferroni - Onlus.
La scandenza e' il 5 FEBBRAIO 2013.
New Website Online!
The updated version of CSGI website is now online. Enjoy the navigation.
For suggestions, corrections and comments, please, feel free to contact the webmasters.