News Nanoscience

Nano becomes visible in Finland, 9.–10.10.2018

The Nanoscience Center of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, organizes the international Nanoscience Days conference on 9th – 10th of October 2018 in Jyväskylä. A traditional event organized more than ten years now, and provides an interdisciplinary forum for presenting and discussing fundamental and technological developments. Approximately 200 international researchers and students are attending the conference.

A novel nanoactuator system has been developed

Researchers at University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and University of Tampere (Finland) together with BioNavis Ltd (Finland) have developed a novel nanoactuator system, where conformation of biomolecule can be tuned by electric field and probed using optical properties of gold nanoparticle.

High-resolution imaging of nanoparticlesurface structures is now possible

Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules protecting the surface. This was the finding of joint research between China and Finland, led in Finland by Academy Professor Hannu Häkkinen of the University of Jyväskylä. The research was recently published in the prestigious Nature Communications series and the publication was selected by the journal editors to the journal’s monthly collection of highlighted papers.

New information to understand regulation of muscle function in muscle dystrophy patients

Scientists from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, have found new functions and structural details of muscle attachment structures. The research is important for the basic understanding of regulation of muscle function for instance in muscle dystrophy patients and muscle adaptation to physical activity and sports.