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Nanoscale imaging method shows electron transfer pathways

An IBEC group has developed a new imaging method that can characterize the conductance of single molecules, shedding light on the molecular mechanisms behind biological processes such as respiration, photosynthesis and repair.

Publishing in the journal Small, the Nanoprobes and Nanoswitches group describe a new way to observe conduction pathways in redox proteins and complexes – in which the transfer of electrons causes a change in oxidation – at the nanoscale.

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IBEC researcher in Barcelona Global science session

IBEC’s Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies group leader Elisabeth Engel was one of five scientific guests to take part in a round table session at yesterday’s annual general assembly of Barcelona Global at the PRBB.

Moderated by Barcelona Supercomputing Centre’s associated director Josep Maria Martorell, the session, “Barcelona on the Frontiers of Science”, looked at how Barcelona research is pushing global science forward, discussing advances and collaboration initiatives in emerging areas such as 3D printing.

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