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The ISGS PhD Thesis Award Prize for 2021 goes to…

The ISGS PhD Thesis Award, first launched in 2018, was created to distinguish PhD theses representing outstanding contribution to scientific and/or technological knowledge in the field of sol-gel chemistry and related fields. The PhD Award Committee for the 2021 competition...

ISGS NewsLetter – April/May 2022

Welcome to the April/May 2022 ISGS Newsletter

International Workshop: Sol-Gel Materials for Bioencapsulation and Biodelivery

The workshop will explore current efforts to control the survival and biological function of enzymes and whole cells in both single-cell and cluster encapsulates

International Workshop: Photonic Glasses by Sol-Gel

This event will treat with the state of the art on the fundamentals, preparation and characterization of materials obtained by sol-gel with important photonic applications.

An Update from the Chairman, Professor Stéphane Parola

  Dear colleagues, Dear colleagues, It is now less than four months before we gather in Lyon for SOLGEL 2022 after a delay of nearly 12 months. We would like to thank you for the numerous abstracts that we have...

A Call for Candidates to Renew the ISGS Board of Directors – Three Positions to Fill

As an active member of the sol-gel community, you are invited to consider becoming a candidate for the upcoming election to renew the membership of the ISGS Board. Since its launch at the 2003 International Sol-Gel Conference in Australia, the...

A Focus on our PhD Students – Magdalena Ripoll

My work is now focused on combining the development of new hybrid materials for bacterial immobilization with the genetic modification of Gluconobacter strains to obtain novel biocatalysts for glycerol valorization. By combining alginate gels with clays and silica nanoparticles, we...

People in the Spotlight – Professor Lorena Betancor

Curiosity was what lead me to Science. I was fascinated by the world of the small and the reason why living organisms functioned as such.