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ISGS eSeminar, April 2024

Interconnected macroporosity tailoring within confined spaces: MICROSCAFS® by Ana C. Marques

ISGS NewsLetter October 2023 – January 2024

Welcome to the October 2023 - January 2024 ISGS Newsletter

Announcing the Sol-Gel PhD Student eMarathon

In 2024, the ISGS will launch a new initiative known as the Sol-Gel PhD student eMarathon. The eMarathon will involve a series of 16 lectures by Sol-Gel PhD students, with each lecture being of 30 minutes duration and an additional 10 minutes for questions. Four students will be invited to present their work from each of Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with the eMarathon to be held on Tuesday 26 March 2024 to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the ISGS eSeminar series.

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ISGS eSeminar, April 2024

Interconnected macroporosity tailoring within confined spaces: MICROSCAFS® by Ana C. Marques

22nd International Sol-Gel Conference 1-6 September 2024, Berlin

Planning for Sol-Gel 2024, which will be held in Berlin, Germany, is well underway, and the conference website is now live. The conference will be held at Langenbeck Virchow Haus in the heart of Berlin. Every host city over the...

ISGS PhD Student eMarathon 2024

In 2024, the ISGS will launch a new initiative known as the Sol-Gel PhD student eMarathon. The eMarathon will involve a series of lectures by Sol-Gel PhD students, with each lecture being of 30 minutes duration and an additional 10...

Sol-Gel 2024 in Berlin

The international Sol-Gel Conference SOLGEL 2024 will be held in Berlin. Planning for Sol-Gel 2024, which will be held in Berlin, Germany, is now underway. Led by Professor Nicola Pinna (Chair, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Dr Patricia Russo (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Professor Markus Antonietti (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam), Professor Clément Sanchez (UPMC and Collège de France) and Professor Plinio Innocenzi (University of Sassari), the 2024 meeting will continue the rich scientific tradition established by the International Sol-Gel Conference series that began in 1981, with the first meeting held in Padova, Italy.

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ISGS PhD Thesis Award 2023 – Call for Nominations

The ISGS will award annually a prize to the student who has produced the best PhD thesis and made the most outstanding contribution to scientific and/or technological knowledge in the field of sol-gel science and technology. The winner will receive a...

2024 ISGS Call for ISGS Renata Reisfeld PhD Student Fellowship for Women in Sol-Gel Science and Technology

The ISGS Renata Reisfeld PhD Student Fellowship for Women (hereafter referred to as the Fellowship) is dedicated to women who are currently undertaking their PhD in the field of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. Applications will be accepted between December 1st...

The Ulrich Award 2023

Since 1991, the Donald R. Ulrich Award has been granted to outstanding young researchers during the biennial International Sol-Gel conferences, in recognition of distinguished achievements in the field of sol-gel science and technology. The ISGS is now seeking nominations for...

The ISGS – Supporting the Activities of an Active Non-Profit Society

Since its launch at the 12th International Sol-Gel Conference in Australia in 2003, the International Sol-Gel Socie-ty has aspired to support the sol-gel community-of-practice through a variety of initiatives, including the biennial International Sol-Gel Conferences and the awards given to celebrate achievements at various career stages from PhD student to senior sol-gel practitioners. These activities, their expansion, and future initiatives currently being developed by the ISGS Board, are all supported by our annual membership fees.

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ISGS NewsLetter October 2023 – January 2024

Welcome to the October 2023 - January 2024 ISGS Newsletter

A Focus on our PhD Students – Sofia Moreira Fernandes

The topic dealing with the environment, as well as the fact that the project was international, in collabora-tion with ETH, Zurich, convinced me to embark on this journey.

The Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology – Celebrating a 30-Year Journey

Many of us approach decadal birthdays – and particularly our 30th birthday – with a sense of reluctance and a tinge of sadness, thinking that some of the best years of our life are now behind us. In the case...

Bioinspired In Vitro Brain Vasculature Model for Nanomedicine Testing Based on Decellularized Spinach Leaves

Animal testing is often criticized due to ethical issues and complicated translation of the results obtained to the clinical stage of drug development. Existing alternative models for nanopharmaceutical testing still have many limitations and do not significantly decrease the number...

The Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology – Celebrating the 2020 Impact Factor and the Most Highly Cited JSST Papers

The recent release of journal impact factors (IF) for 2020 has highlighted a consistent improvement for JSST over the past few years, with the 2020 IF of 2.326 building significantly on the 2019 value (2.008).

ISGS PhD Thesis Award 2023 – Call for Nominations

The ISGS will award annually a prize to the student who has produced the best PhD thesis and made the most outstanding contribution to scientific and/or technological knowledge in the field of sol-gel science and technology. The winner will receive a...

2024 ISGS Call for ISGS Renata Reisfeld PhD Student Fellowship for Women in Sol-Gel Science and Technology

The ISGS Renata Reisfeld PhD Student Fellowship for Women (hereafter referred to as the Fellowship) is dedicated to women who are currently undertaking their PhD in the field of Sol-Gel Science and Technology. Applications will be accepted between December 1st...

The Ulrich Award 2023

Since 1991, the Donald R. Ulrich Award has been granted to outstanding young researchers during the biennial International Sol-Gel conferences, in recognition of distinguished achievements in the field of sol-gel science and technology. The ISGS is now seeking nominations for...