The Nanomaterials for Bioimaging Group (nanoBIG), formerly known as Fluorescence Imaging Group (FIG),
is a multidisciplinary research group where 19 researchers belonging to the Departments of Physiology,
Biology, Materials Physics, and Applied Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid work together.
The main objective of NanoBIG is
the application of luminescent nanomaterials as novel solutions for current problems in biomedicine.
This objective implies the simultaneous development of different research lines including new materials
research and characterization, implementation of new microscopy and imaging techniques, and the
design and development of small animal models to test the potential application of
both the materials and the developed techniques.
NanoBIG activities are not focused on the
study of a single system, but they aim to cover from the study of biosystems to the basic
characterization of inorganic materials. nanoBIG also belongs to the "Ramon y Cajal"
Institute for Biosanitary Researh (IRYCIS).
Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11th is the International Day of Women & Girls in Science.
nanoBIG is proud to have excellent woman scientists in our ranks and we hope
to continue having many more in the future.
From the women of nanoBIG: Happy Women in Science Day!
We have changed our name!
Our name will no longer be the Fluorescence Imaging Group.
After many years being FIG, we are starting a new chapter as the
Nanomaterials for Bioimaging Group (nanoBIG), now
part of the Instituto Ramón y Cajal de Investigación Sanitaria (IRYCIS).
FIG update: New members!
We are very pleased to announce that we have welcomed three postdocs to the group.
Two of them are veterans, coming back to FIG after years abroad: Antonio Benayas,
Paloma Rodríguez Sevilla and Diego Méndez González.
This work has been supported by the Madrid Government (Comunidad de Madrid-Spain)
under the Multiannual Agreement with Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the line of action encouraging youth research doctors,
in the context of the V PRICIT (Regional Programme of Research and Technological Innovation) (SI1/PJI72019-00052).