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SCIENCE MEETS INDUSTRY. VISIT AT AGRII POLSKA

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On May 29, we had a great meeting with Agrii Polska at Aleksandrów Kujawski. Mr. Tomasz Haase and his team explained the facilities related to seeds and fertilisers. We have also presented the idea of NANOPLANT project and our nanofertiliser technology. Further research and business collaboration were planned. As a next step, the Agrii Polska team will visit us in the near future to further strengthen our cooperation.

POLISH-INDIAN COOPERATION  ESTABLISHED

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This May, we were visited by Prof. Samuel Gnana Prakash Vincent, the coordinator of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Research Park.
We presented our project and our institute. We discussed implementation of scientific archievements in the industry. Finally, the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the MS University Research Park and the Institute of Plant Genetics Polish Academy of Sciences has been signed.

How does innovative scientific research lead to the creation of startups and commercial businesses?

On May 20, begins the visit of Prof. Samuel Gnana Prakash Vincent at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Prakash is the coordinator of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Research Park, which aims to foster the creation of 400 Deep Tech Startups by 2030, through collaboration with G20 and European Nations.
Today, as part of the NANOPLANT project, he will talk about innovation, deep tech startups, and business, and will share his experience.
The seminar will take place from 11:30 to 13:00 in the conference room of the Institute.
Attached is a short CV of our guest.

8th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference: our summary

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In mid-May, we visited The 8th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Dresden, Germany. Our team presented 6 posters. Our stall was open for all the days. We participated in multiple inspiring presentations and we met other scientists working in related fields.
The capstone of the event was The Best Poster Award for dr. Sagar Biswas, winning the second poster session.
The next edition of the conference organized by Elsevier will be held in March in Pune, India.

International Conference On Plant Nanotechnology – preparations begin

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We welcome you to join us in the International Conference on Plant Nanotechnology 2024 (ICPN 2024) organized by Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Science, Poznan, Poland.
This multidisciplinary conference is devoted to recent advances in the intersection of nanotechnology and plant sciences. World-renowned scientists working in cutting-edge areas will deliver keynote and invited lectures.
The event will be held on October 14-16, 2024 in Poznań, Poland.

8th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference

8th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference

The NANOPLANT team will attend the 8th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference on May 13-15 in Dresden, Germany.
It aims to explore inter- and trans-disciplinary aspects of green and sustainable chemistry and the role of chemistry in contributing to achieving the SDGs.
A high-level topical program includes 17 keynote and invited speakers, the finalists of the Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge, contributed talks, and posters.
If you are interested, you can view the program and register at the link below.

New newsletter issue
Newsletter Nanoplany February 2024 Horizon 2020
What has happened in recent months in the NANOPLANT project? What discoveries did our team make, and what events did we organize? We invite you to read the 5th issue of our newsletter!

Work on a new publication is in progress

Sagar Biswas

On February 19, 2024, during the team meeting, Dr. Sagar Baswas presented the progress of his work related to ionic liquids. It was an opportunity to deepen this topic together and reflect on improved thermodynamic stability. You can expect an interesting publication on this topic in the next few months!

CAREERS

We have 4 postdoctoral positions available. If you are a science enthusiast and have published high-impact articles in areas related to plant science, biotechnology, chemistry or nanotechnology, feel free to send us your application.

IMPROVING PLANT TRANSFORMATION

Dr. Lokesh Veeresh

On February 12, 2024, during the NANOPLANT team meeting, Dr. Lokesh Veeresh presented his current scientific work on functional validation of vir gene mutants and possible improved Agrobacterium mediated plant transformation. The presentation inspired a long discussion in the team about various scenarios for further research. We hope that soon you will be able to read the results of Dr. Veeresh’s work in more detail in a research publication.

CONFERENCE IN GERMANY

Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference 2024

The NANOPLANT team will participate in the 8th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Dresden, Germany, which will be held on May 13-15, 2024. It will be an opportunity to discuss the latest research on the role of chemistry in contributing to achieving the social development goals. Several members of our team will give presentations at the conference.

CAREERS

An open competition for Biologist in the NANOPROJECT is announced! If you are an enthusiastic researcher and like to work in an international team, take a look at our job offer.

NEW STAKEHOLDER: CROPTIVATE

It is our pleasure to announce Croptivate as a new stakeholder in the NANOPLANT project. Croptivate is renowned for producing top-class fertilizers and biostimulants for agricultural markets, with its base in the Netherlands and production facilities in Germany. Our collaboration with Croptivate will focus on two key areas: developing new green formulations for sustainable agriculture and biostimulant/biocide-plant interactions.

NEW STAKEHOLDER: INTERMAG sp. z o. o.

We are very pleased to welcome INTERMAG sp. z o. o. as a stakeholder in the Nanoplant project. The main activity of the company is the development and production of modern preparations for agriculture and it is one of the largest producers of fertilizers and biostimulants. We will take the opportunity to better understand farmers’ expectations and discuss our ideas for the development of a nano-fertilizer and the elaboration of joint proposals in this field of research.

A lecture by Dr Sagar Biswas


On Wednesday, 13 December 2023, Dr Sagar Biswas gave a lecture titled “Exploring the Opportunity of Ionic Gels and Liquids towards Nanobiocatalysis”. The lecture was a part of the scientific seminars organised by the Institute of Plant Genetics PAS. Its major focus was to explain the bridge between chemistry and nanobiotechnology.

CAREERS

An open competition for two postdoc positions is announced! If you are an enthusiastic researcher and like to work in an international team, take a look at our job offer.

IPR SEMINAR 

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We invite you to participate in the IPR seminar “Legal Framework of Intellectual Property Rights in Nanotechnology” given by Mr. Jan Dobrzański, a Polish and European patent attorney and litigator for European patents. Mr. Dobrzański is a partner at AOMB Polska, one of the leading patent law firms in Poland.
The seminar is organized within the framework of the European Union-funded NANOPLANT project and will take place on November 30, 2023 (Thursday) from 12.00 to 15.00 Warsaw time in the conference room of the Institute of Plant Genetics. 

Attached please find a short biography of the speaker.

Training on NanoDrop™

On October 10, 10.00-12.00 Warsaw time at the laboratory no 18, a training on NanoDrop™ One Microvolume UV-Vis Spectrophotometer from Thermo Scientific™ for measuring the quantity and quality of DNA, RNA, and protein samples will be conducted.

TRAINING

On September 19-20, 2023, 8.00-16.00 Warsaw time at the laboratory no 15, we  will have the opportunity to take part in the training on operation of the S2 PICOFOX transportable TXRF spectrometer for ultra-trace element analysis. 

IAB MEETING 

September 11, 2023 was the first day of the International Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting. Part of our team presented their performances, scientific excellence and other activities of the project. In the second part of the day the members of IAB visited the laboratories of the IPG PAS.

invited talk 

Prof. Ajayan Vinu

We would like to invite you to join the invited talk titled “A New Family of Nanoporous Nitride Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications,” to be presented by Prof. Ajayan Vinu who is currently working as a Global Innovation Chair Professor and Director of Global Innovative Center for Advanced Nanomaterials at the University of Newcastle.
The seminar will take place on September 8, 2023 (Friday) from 12.00 to 13.00 Warsaw time in the conference room of the Institute of Plant Genetics.

Attached please find the abstract of the talk and a short biography of the speaker.

NEWSLETTER 4

Please see the fourth edition of our newsletter issued on August 31, 2023.

NANOMAT2023

On August 27-30, 2023 you can meet our team at the International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices (NANOMAT). We invite you to visit our exhibition in Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand.

NEW TEAM MEMBERS

We are excited to welcome the two new  postdocs – Dr. Megha Saxena – postdoc in the NANOPLANT project and Dr. Sagar Biswas – postdoc in the SONATA 17 project. Wishing them all the success!

VISIT

On August 16, 2023, we had a guest – Dr. Abirami Ramu Ganesh from nbio Norway. We had the opportunity to discuss potential collaboration in the blue-green sector for the development of nanofertilisers.

PUBLICATION

Another article entitled “Nano-structured hydrotrope-caged cytochrome c with boosted stability in harsh environments: a molecular insight” from the NANOPLANT Team just published in Green Chemistry. Congratulations to all the authors!

WEBINAR

On Friday, August 11, 2023, 9.00-10.00 am Warsaw time, Dr. Dibyendu Mondal, the ERA Chair Holder in the Nanoplant Project will give an online seminar entitled, “Nanostructured Neoteric Solvents Assisted Sustainable Strategies for Improved Protein Packaging”. It is organized as part of the AFRICA-ai-JAPAN Project, an initiative between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Kenya and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Zoom link for joining is given below and the webinar will also be broadcasted via the YouTube channel.

NEW TEAM MEMBER

We are pleased to welcome a new member of our team, Dr. Lakshmipathy Muthukrishnan. Wishing you successful career as Postdoc 🔍 in the Nanoplant project.

MEETING WITH UFRACTION8

On July 19, 2023, the ERA Chair Holder, Innovation Broker, Project Coordinator and the Director of the IPG PAS had a brainstorming session with the representatives of the uFraction8 company, an SME working on microfluidics technology. Many areas of cooperation between NANOPLANT and this SME have been discussed. 

WORKSHOP

On July 14,  2023, at 15.00 Warsaw time, the the NANOPLANT Team will organize a brainstorming session on the premisses of the Institute of Plant Genetics PAS. The aim of the meeting is scientific interaction. 

NANOMAT2023

NANOPLANT team will be participating in the International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices (NANOMAT) 2023 scheduled for August 27-30, 2023 in Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand.

invited talk 

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NANOPLANT team will be hosting Prof. Qingshan Wei from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University USA, to deliver a talk entitled “Field Sensors for Plant Disease and Stress Monitoring,” on July 6, 2023, 14.30-15.30 Warsaw time, via ZOOM platform.
You can read the abstract and biography of the speaker.

ZOOM link:
https://zoom.us/j/97929544666?pwd=MFVmYTAxbTM4dTMxQ1Y4NmVpN0FmUT09
Meeting ID: 979 2954 4666
Passcode: 164476

NANOTECH POLAND 2023

The Department of Plant Nanotechnology will be participating in the “NanoTech Poland 2023”, an international conference which will be held from June, 14-16 2023, at the NanoBioMedical Centre (NBMC), an organizational unit of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (AMU), Poland.

NEW TEAM MEMBER

We are excited to welcome Joanna Dutkiewicz to the Nanoplant team. She will be the Innovation Specialist/Broker of the project. 

WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

On May 12,  2023, at 12.00 am Warsaw time, the department will conduct a workshop for high school students as part of NANOPLANT knowledge dissemination programme.

WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS

On April 28, 2023 (Friday) at 09.00 Warsaw time, a team of primary school pupils from a local primary school in Poznań Poland will visit the IPG PAS with an aim to particularly learn about nanotechnology and institute’s activities.

COIL9 

On April 24-28, 2023, the 9th Congress On Ionic Liquids (COIL9) will be held in Lyon, France. On April 27, Dr. Mónia Martins will deliver her presentation entitled: “Studies on the
controlled release of metal ions from nanomaterials using ionic liquids for agricultural applications”.

PUBLICATION

We are pleased to present our new results on protein packaging published in “Chemical Communications” journal. Congratulations to all the authors!

CAREERS

Three postdoctoral positions are open, one in plant science and two in nanotechnology. If you are an enthusiastic researcher with good publication record, we would like to hear from you.

NEWSLETTER 3

Please see the latest edition of our newsletter issued on February 28, 2023.

INVITED TALK

We invite you all to a talk on February 21, 2023 at 11.00 am Warsaw time to be delivered by Prof. Arup Ghosh from CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, India, entitled “Sustainability in agriculture attained through seaweed based biostimulants” via ZOOM.
To learn about the talk, refer the abstract and a short biography of our speaker.

Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88943165478?pwd=aXNneVFTRTBqdDBTbUlTNUpJVzJVQT09
Meeting ID: 889 4316 5478
Passcode: 036891

CAREERS

A two-year Innovation Specialist position is available at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. If you are a creative, sociable person who likes challenges and wish to work in an international team, we are waiting to get your application.

INVITED TALK

We are all invited to a talk on January 27, 2023 at 10.30 am Warsaw time to be delivered by Prof. Pushpito K. Ghosh entitled “Studies of Innovations in Chemical Technology Centred around Sustainability and Value Creation” via ZOOM.
Please read the abstract and a short biography of our speaker.

Link: to this event:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89235385592?pwd=ZjNvQ2ZvUjRUT3hLOWNKN2NubXAxZz09
Meeting ID: 892 3538 5592
Passcode: 749970

PUBLICATION

2023 starts with new publication for NANOPLANT. Congratulations to all the authors!

LECTURE

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You are all invited to a lecture on December 16, 2022 at 9.00 am Warsaw time by Dr. Meena Bisht entitled “Improving the activity and stability of proteins/enzymes in presence of neoteric solvents for facile biocatalysis” via ZOOM.

Please join the seminar via the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87224340115?pwd=OThraVV4Vld6VmlDL25VY0RkcnI5UT09
Meeting ID: 872 2434 0115
Passcode: 592879

LECTURE

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You are all invited to a lecture on December 8, 2022 at 9.00 am Warsaw time by Dr. Leonard Kiirika, entitled “Nanotechnology scope and application in plants – Part II” via ZOOM.

Join us via the following zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81502943680?pwd=b1dnaXB2aHBOUVptanE1Qmc2RU01Zz09

MeMORANDUM
OF UNDERSTANDING

We are pleased that within the scope of NANOPLANT project, a memorandum of understanding has been signed in between the Centre for Nano & Material Sciences, JAIN Deemed-to-be University and the Institute of Plant Genetics PAS. This will offer collaborative research in the field of Plant Nanotechnology and an exchange of scientific expertise.

TRAINING

We all invited to a training on December 7, 2022, 9.00-11.30 am Warsaw time on operation and use of circular dichroism (CD) spectrophotometer by a representative from ABL&E-Jasco Polska Company.

LECTURE

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You are all invited to a lecture on November 29, 2022, 9.0 am Warsaw time by Dr. Leonard Kiirika, a Senior Researcher within the department. The title of the lecture is “Nanotechnology scope and application in plants – Part I” via ZOOM. It is organized as part of the Institute of Plant Genetics PAS scientific seminars. 

 

LECTURE

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You are all invited to a lecture on November 17, 2022 by Dr. Dibyendu Mondal, the ERA Chair holder with the department. The title of the lecture is “Nanomaterials: synthesis and task-specific applications” via ZOOM. It is organized as part of the Institute of Plant Genetics PAS scientific seminars.

2ND IAB MEETING

The NANOPLANT project second review meeting is scheduled for November 15, 2022 via ZOOM.

AGCHEM 2022

On September 26-30, 2022, the 3rd Conference of Advances in Green Chemistry – AGChem 2022 will take place in Poznan Science and Technology Park.

IAB MEETING

On September 22-23, 2022 the first IAB Meeting will be held at the IPG PAS in a hybrid mode. All NANOPLANT team members will attend (in person or virtually). Prof. Eva Cellarova (Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice) will also visit our laboratories and facilities.

CAREERS

Three postdoctoral positions in plant science are available at the Institute of Plant Genetics PAS. If you like to join an excellent international team, please feel free to send your application.

NEWSLETTER 2 

Newsletter No 2 is published. Stay tuned for our future updates.

SEMINAR 

On July 13, 2022 in the conference room of IPG PAS a seminar entitled “Analysis of nanoparticles in plants” will be led by Dr Adam Sajnóg from the Adam Mickiewicz University.
We cordially encourage you to participate in this event.

SEMINAR

On July 8, 2022 a representative of LABSOFT Company will give a talk and demonstrate the use of spectrometer in nanotechnology, especially in plant science. All of you interested in an elemental analysis are welcomed in the conference room of the IPG PAS at 10.30 a.m.

WORKSHOP

On July 7, 2022 the Department of Plant Nanotechnology will host a workshop as a way of introduction to NANOPLANT in the conference room of the IPG PAS. All who wish to participate will learn more about the structure of the department, ongoing research projects. There will also be a chance to visit our laboratory and greenhouse facilities.

For those of you that are interested, please let us know by filling in the form:
 
Additionally, we would like to inform that we are available to host short term research training for interested students. We will explain more during the introduction session, or you can contact us through:
 nanoplant@igr.poznan.pl.

TRIP

On June 30, 2022 the members of NANOPLANT team will go to the Baltic Sea to collect algae samples. 

CAREERS

A three year Post Doc position is available at the department of plant nanotechnology at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

RESEARCH PROJECT

NANOPLANT team member, Dr Dibyendu Mondal, has just been awarded a research project (NanoBioCat) by the National Science Centre (NCN).
Congratulations!

STUDENTS TRAINING

We encourage you to get acquainted with our research and training offer for students.

LECTURE

On May 13, 2022 the ERA Chair of NANOPLANT Project Dr Dibyendu Mondal will give a talk at the Adam Mickiewicz Univeristy entitled: “Designing protein nano-construct: An alternative strategy to improve stability and activity against environmental stress”. 

NEW TEAM MEMBERS

We are pleased to welcome 2 new members of our team, Leonard Kiirika – Senior Researcher and Natalia Krówczyńska – Lab Manager. Wishing you successful career in the Nanoplant project. 

RESEARCH VISIT

On May 3, 2022 the ERA Chair of NANOPLANT Project Dr Dibyendu Mondal will represent the Department of Plant Nanotechnology, IPG PAS during his visit to the University of Aveiro in Portugal. Dr Mondal was invited to give a talk entitled: “A Journey from Chemical Science to NANOPLANT: The Learning Curve”.

LECTURE

The ERA Chair of NANOPLANT Project Dr Dibyendu Mondal will give a talk entitled, “Strategies for enhanced protein nano-engineering with improved stability and activity”, during 4th edition of the World Nanotechnology Conference to be held on April, 25-27, 2022. This will be a great opportunity to take part in a forum where scientists from all over the world discuss and exchange their latest research effects in the field of nanotechnology.

SEMINAR

Don’t miss our seminar on April 13, 2022, which will be held in the conference room. Join us and see how to prepare samples for an electron microscopy analysis. 

LECTURE

On March 21, 2022 an online seminar will be led by Dr Kyeong-Hwan Lee which covered the topic on “The New Agriculture  Paradigm in Korea, Digital Agriculture”. Members of the IPG PAS will participate remotely via ZOOM platform.

NEWSLETTER 1

Newsletter No 1 is published! 

PUBLICATION

If you’re looking for a good piece of scientific knowledge, we have something you may like.

WORKSHOP

We are waiting for you tomorrow, January 21, 2022 at 11.00 am at the laboratory no 11. We will have the opportunity to see how the particle size analyzer works.
Please remember to wear your mask!

PUBLICATION

We have just published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. Congratulations to the authors!

CAREERS

The Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPG PAS) is looking to hire an ERA Chair Holder to establish and lead an interdisciplinary and international research team at the IPG PAS in the area of nanotechnology in the framework of Horizon 2020 ERA Chair project GA 856961) funded by the EU.
ERA Chair holder – Head of the Department of Plant Nanotechnology job with Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences | 513244 (sciencecareers.org)

CAREERS

3 Postdocs and 1 Senior Researcher positions available!

PUBLICATION

A new publication available in Science Direct. Congratulations to the authors!
Silver nanoparticles affect phenolic and phytoalexin composition of Arabidopsis thaliana – ScienceDirect

CAREERS

The Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPG PAS) is looking to hire an ERA Chair Holder to establish and lead an interdisciplinary and international research team at the IPG PAS in the area of nanotechnology in the framework of Horizon 2020 ERA Chair project GA 856961) funded by the EU.
ERA Chair holder – Head of the Department of Plant Nanotechnology job with Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences | 513244 (sciencecareers.org)

CAREERS

3 Postdocs and 1 Senior Researcher positions available!

PUBLICATION

A new publication available in Science Direct. Congratulations to the authors!
Silver nanoparticles affect phenolic and phytoalexin composition of Arabidopsis thaliana – ScienceDirect