MAMI ESRS at ICMF Paris 2019

6 MAMI ESRs presented their work at ICMF, International Conference on Magnetic Fluids, hosted in the Sorbonne, Paris. ICMF is held every 3 years and is dedicated to all aspects of magnetic fluids, including synthesis, phenomena, and applications. Abdelqader, Tim, Flor, Vahid with his poster prize, Arvind, and Aigars all presented posters based on their projects. Congratulations to Vahid! Vahid won a poster prize for his work titled "Benchtop Ferrofluid Lithography of Micron Size Cone-Shape Pillars." Well done!
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Summer Activities in UPV/EHU

Sruthy presents her latest results of her MAMI Secondment at UPV/EHU Sruthy presented last Wednesday her latest results of her MAMI Secondment at UPV/EHU. Antonio Ricco from NASA visits the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU Antonio Ricco (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University) and Chief Technologist, Small Payloads, NASA Ames Research Center visited on the 8th of July the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU. He is member of the Advisory Board of MAMI, and it was a great opportunity to hear about his work at NASA. He gave a seminar entitled: Life in Space. Later, the PhDs and Postdoc of the group had the opportunity to talk to him about their research activities in the group. Udara at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona Udara Bimendra, participated in the ITMA 2019, “Innovating the World of Textiles”…
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The second MaMi workshop “Magnetism and Life” took place on May 15-17 at the recently opened House of Science of the University of Latvia

This event brought together scientists from the MaMi network and experienced researchers from all around the world to share and discuss various perspectives on how magnetism and life are connected. Given talks covered many interesting topics. A story by Dr. Damien Faivre on magnetotactic bacteria illustrated how magnetism exists in life. A talk by Prof. Konstantin Kornev described how one can use magnetism to study biological systems, as amusing as insect blood. Several talks showed how magnetic objects can be applied to create medical applications and improved our health in the future. Other presentations demonstrated how magnetism enables one to create new and exciting phenomena that are inspired from what we see in nature. Lunch, coffee breaks and workshop dinner promoted networking and closer ties between young early stage researchers…
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Three ESRs of the MaMi project are actually working at the microfluidics cluster at UPV/EHU

Several PhD students of the MAMI project from Latvia, France and Ireland are currently working at the microfluidics cluster under the supervision of Professor Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts and Professor Fernando Benito. They recently had a group meeting to exchange knowledge and impressions about the project. MaMi project group meeting at the microfluidics cluster - from left to right: Aigars (from Latvia University, Latvia), Udara (from the microfluidics cluster), Sruthy (from the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Emma (from Elvesys, France), Vahid (on the screen from the microfluidics cluster but currently working at IPCMS, France) and Lourdes and Fernando!
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Elvesys team at the Microfluidics Cluster (UPV/EHU)

Dr. Sasha Cai Lesher-Perez, Marie-Curie fellow from Elvesys, is on a research visit for a week at the Microfluidics Cluster at UPV/EHU as part of the MaMi project. He gave a seminar on "Organ-on-a-Chip", which openned a great discussion after it. Sasha Cai is supervising Emma Thomee, a PhD student at Elvesys, who just started her secondment at UPV/EHU and will stay there for three months. Dr. Sashai Cai Lesher-Perez during his presentation at the Microfluidics Cluster
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Vahid (ESR 13 – UPV/EHU) joined the Seminar “Physics and Physiology of Motile Cilia” in Germany

Vahid joined the Seminar on “Physics and Physiology of Motile Cilia” that was held in Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Bonn, Germany (January 27-30th). The seminar brought scientists from different disciplines to address the physical, biological, and medical aspects of motile cilia. It was a good opportunity to learn a lot about cilia! More about this seminar can be found here. Seminar group picture
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The first workshop of the MaMi project took place in Slovenia at the Josef Stefan Institute!

This workshop was the first opportunity for the recently hired ESRs of the project to meet all the team. This workshop focused mainly on providing to the ESRs the best advice to conduct a successful PhD. Good luck to them! The MaMi team at the first workshop of the network The MaMi team at the Christmas Market in Ljubljana, Slovenia The whole MaMi group at the workshop dinner
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Members of the MaMi project participated to the Researchers’ Night event at the University of Latvia

The MMML lab (Laboratory of Magnetic Soft Materials), including members of the MaMi project team, took part in the Researchers' Night 2018 event on September 28 at the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry of the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia. For the event, MMML lab had prepared special demonstrations in the topics of magnetism and microfluidics. Those included magnetic fluids and magnets, macroscopic magnetic particles in external fields and creating edible microfluidic channels from jelly. Demonstrations were complemented with explanations and discussions on current research status, running projects, existing and future applications. The event was running from 18:00 to 23:00 and more that 1000 people visited, despite the rainy and cold weather outside. In total, more than 15 stations on the topics from physics and mathematics were offered…
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