Selection of new ERA Chair holder for MAGBIOVIN project

We are happy to announce that the Selection Panel has chosen Dr. Zeljko Prijovic as the best candidate for the ERA Chair holder position. As an outstanding and internationally recognized scientist in the field of biochemistry and enzymology, he was selected to be the new Scientific Coordinator of the MagBioVin (more…)

Open ERA Chair Holder position

The Vinca Institute, University of Belgrade, Serbia, announces the open ERA Chair Holder position for the MagBioVin project, funded by the grant of 2.4 million EUR within the FP7-ERAChairs-Pilot Call-2013 programme  since May 5th 2014. The position is a replacement for the recent ERA Chair stepping down and will be effective Sep 1st 2016. Through the MagBioVin project, EC has been supporting the Vinca Institute to upgrade its capacities for the highly specialized research on activated magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) and radionuclide labeled magnetic nanoparticles for application in biosciences, pharmacy and medicine. During past two years, MagBioVin project has been significantly advancing and gained expertise in developing magnetic and radioactive nanomaterial for diagnostics and therapy of cancer and related diseases. The key role of the new ERA Chair holder will be in assuring continuity of the recent and envisioning new research directions. Toward that goal, the ERA Chair should possess a research vision complementary with past/recent status of MagBioVin project.  Additionally, s/he will assure improvement of existing organizational structure, national and international networking, and communication with stakeholders. The final Project goal is to raise both human and experimental capacities of the Vinca Institute to the level that ensures considerable scientific and technological impact within ERA, and its ability to compete with leading EU research institutions. The Chair holder has to be an internationally renewed researcher (category R3 or preferably R4 in the European Framework for research careers), experienced in multidisciplinary research covering biochemistry/biophysics/pharmacology field, with a clear vision of research complementary with recent MagBioVin interests, ideally with expertise in nanomedicine and translational anticancer research.


Visit of Dr Tapas Sen, University of Central Lancashire, UK

January, 13-15th 2016- Visit of Dr Tapas Sen, from School of Physical Sciences and Computing, University of Central Lancashire, Great Britain, visited Vinca Institute. Dr Tapas was invited due to his large experience in managing Euro projects (worked on multimillion Euro projects under EU framework V and VI programmes) and multinational projects in collaboration with industry. His area of research interest fits tightly with MagBioVin project’s research topic. During his stay, several discussions regarding project management as well as future scientific course were held.

Visit of Ian James Bruce, Emeritus Professor of Nanobiotechnology, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK

During the two day visit of Professor Ian Bruce from Nanobiotechnology Research Group, University of Kent, Magbiovin team members had opportunity to learn and discuss about multidisciplinary research of this excellent group in the field of molecular biology, organic and inorganic chemistry and materials science. The eminent expert from the field of Nanobiotechnology gave lecture Nanobiotechnology at the University of Kent with the principal themes focused on Structured nano- and micro-composite materials and Surface activation and modification chemistries.

Advanced Techniques for physico-chemical characterization of MNPs

Three guest researchers (Dr S. Music, Dr M. Ristic and Dr S. Krehula) from Department of Chemistry of Materials, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia have visited Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca during the two day Magbiovin workshop.


Magbiovin workshop for undergraduate students

Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca

Magbiovin project team has organized the workshop for undergraduate students (second and third year) of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade University. The workshop with the title “Magnetic materials and application of MNPs  in biomedicine“ was dedicated to the developing new field of scientific research. It was organized within FP7- EraChairs project in order to increase the visibility of Vinca Institute at national level through knowledge dissemination as well as to present MagBioVin project activities and research results.


Kick off meeting

The “Kick-off” and the first Steering committee meeting is scheduled for April 27th/28th in Vinca Institute, Belgrade. The Steering committee (SC) consists of eminent scientists from EU, selected on the basis of their scientific reputation and earlier collaboration with the members of the project team. The members of Steering Committee are head representatives of peer scientific institutions: Dr. Gerardo Goya (Nanoscience Institute of Aragon, Spain), Prof. Lotfi Bessais (ICMPE-CMTR, CNRS), Prof. Z. Jaglicic (Institute of Mathemiatics, Physics and Mechanics, Slovenia), Dr. Emil Bozin (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Dr Marian Mihalik (Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovakia).


First MagBioVin Workshop

First MagBioVin workshop dedicated to Advanced synthesis routes for magnetic nanoparticles was held on March 25/26th 2015. The workshop provided an overview of synthesis routes for obtaining nanoparticles with targeted properties that are required for biomedical applications. It consisted of 16 lectures related to the topic and was open to broad interested scientific public from research Institutes and stakeholders organizations. Researchers presented latest results in the field of synthesis, characterization and medical applications of nanoparticles. Participants had opportunity to share experience and results as well as to discuss the possibilities for future collaboration.

Selection of ERA Chair holder for MAGBIOVIN project

We are happy to announce that the Selection Panel has chosen Prof. Dr Andrzej Szytula as the best candidate for the ERA Chair holder position. As an outstanding and internationally recognized scientist in the field of magnetism, he was selected to be the Scientific Coordinator of the MagBioVin (more…)