The President of the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Pedro Miguel Etxenike, and the General Director of the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics MANA, Masakazu Aono, officially signed today the collaboration agreement between the two centers. The DIPC (Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is a basic research center for materials science, condensed matter physics and nanoscience with a strong theoretical component, while MANA (Tsukuba, Japan) is an experimental institute for research in new materials and nanotechnology. The two centers, therefore, perfectly complement one another.
Biological evolution has always gone hand in hand with cell evolution. The cells of eukaryotes, the most advanced branch in the evolutionary tree, are characterised by the fact that their nuclei are separated by a membrane. This membrane is in fact a dynamic labyrinth of interconnected compartments, and each one has a specific function. These compartments communicate with each other by means of specialised connectors and carriers. One example of these carriers is the transport vesicles that allow cell material to pass between the different compartments. The biogenesis of vesicular transport indicates the highest level of cell development, and in turn, the appearance of protein systems controlling this transport coincides with the appearance of the central nervous system.
Graphenea and Biolan Basque technology companies have obtained approval of the second tranche of financial aid from the SME instrument of the European Commission, a program to support the expansion, internationalization and innovation of small and medium enterprises.
Place: Donostia-San Sebastián
Place: Kursaal. Donostia