05 April 2018 2017 BIST Ignite Awards

ICFO will participate in multidisciplinary research projects funded through the 2017 Ignite Awards. The BIST Ignite Program launched in 2016 and now in its second edition, has awarded five projects from within the BIST Community for their multidisciplinarity and high level of scientific excellence. The winners will have eight months to develop their projects, at which point they will be eligible to apply for the second phase of the 2017 Ignite Program.

The goals of the BIST Ignite Program are to promote the initiation of new collaborations among the BIST researchers, facilitating the exchange of knowledge among different scientific fields and exploring new approaches to address complex questions. The projects must be aimed at exploring new questions and technological challenges through novel multidisciplinary approaches, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, exposing researchers to multidisciplinary environments, and providing new insights to push the collaboration further.

The winners are:

Q-SPET (“Quantum-controlled Single Protein Electron Transport”), led by Pau Gorostiza of IBEC and Niek F. van Hulst of ICFO.

PHASE-CHROM (“Role of phase separation in gene regulation and chromatin architecture”), led by Juan Andrés Torreno of ICFO and Catalina Romero of CRG.

SOLHYCAT (“Carbon Materials as Charge Transfer Platforms to Convert Sunlight into Fuel with a Nanocrystal-Molecular Catalyst hybrid”), led by Antoni Llobet of ICIQ and Víctor F. Puntes of ICN2.

2DNanoHeat (“Nanoscale Heat Transport in 2D layered materials”), led by Klaas-Jan Tielrooij of ICFO and Marianna Sledzinska of ICN2.

ENGUT (“Engineered models of intestinal epithelial tissue: assessing in vivo-like functional properties”), led by Elena Martínez of IBEC, and Emilio Gualda of ICFO.