A CIBION laboratory won a MinCyt award

The applied nanophysics group was distinguished for an initiative that seeks to promote the discipline in the country.

Daniela Albanesi, Fernando Stefani y Javier Adur.

The applied nanophysics research group of the Center for Research in Bionanosciences (CIBION) is part of one of the 23 groups who won funding for a project that seeks to promote the formation of research networks of the highest qualification focused on topics identified as priority for national development.

The winners were presented last Monday, August 7 at the Cultural Center of Science, in an event that was attended by Dr. Daniel Filmus, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. It should be noted that of the 149 projects that competed, only 23 were awarded, with a total of 6,320 million pesos in financing.

During his presentation, the head of the Science Ministry highlighted: “We need projects like these to have continuity over time, so that they can flourish with full force and justify this investment to have a sovereign country in which people live. with dignity."

Fernando Stefani, CIBION’s deputy director and researcher in charge of the applied nanophysics laboratory, explained: “This project aims to generate a national network to develop super-resolution microscopy. It is a tool that allows you to view biological systems at nanometric resolution. It is a tool that allows us to discover molecular mechanisms, how life is sustained, and how diseases are generated.”

And he added: "These are methods that we already have available in our laboratory, but in this project what we want to do is deploy it throughout the country, generate new experts by providing them with these technologies so that they can do new research."

The project is part of a collaboration with the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of Rosario (IBR), headed by Dr. Daniela Albanesi, and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Entre Ríos, led by Dr. Javier Adur. Together with CIBION they are part of the new Federal Superresolution Microscopy Network.