FORMATEX RESEARCH CENTER

Formatex is a R&D + Innovation Center that promotes Interdisciplinary Scientific, Technical and Industrial Research. It is located in the Spanish region of Extremadura

Event Venue Date

The Energy and Materials Research Conference - EMR2017
www.emr2017.org

Lisbon (Portugal) 5 - 7 April 2017

The Food Factor I Barcelona Conference
www.foodfactor.org

Barcelona (Spain) 2 - 4 November 2016

• The Energy and Materials Research Conference - EMR2017
• Microscopy and imaging science: practical approaches to applied research and education
(Microscopy book series - Nº7)
• The Food Factor I Barcelona Conference
• ICAR2016: IV International Conference on Antimicrobial Research
• Polymer Science: Research Advances, Practical Applications and Educational Aspects
(Polymer Science book series - Nº1)
• The Battle Against Microbial Pathogens: Basic Science, Technological Advances and Educational Programs
(Microbiology book series - Nº5)
• BioMicroWorld2015:
VI International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology
• The Energy and Materials Research Conference - EMR2015
• ICAR2014: III International Conference on Antimicrobial Research
• Microscopy: advances in scientific research and education
(Microscopy book series - Nº6)
•  BioMicroWorld2013- V International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology
• Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education
(Microbiology book series - Nº4)
• Materials and processes for energy: communicating current research and technological developments
(Energy book series - Nº1) 
• ICAR2012: II International Conference on Antimicrobial Research
• Current microscopy contributions to advances in science and technology
(Microscopy book series - Nº5)
• The Energy and Materials Research Conference - EMR2012
• Science against microbial pathogens: communicating current research and technological advances
(Microbiology book series - Nº3)
• Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts
(ITC's book series - Nº1)
• BioMicroWorld2011 IV International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology
• ICAR2010: I International Conference on Antimicrobial Research
• Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology
(Microbiology book series - Nº2)
• Microscopy: Science, Technology, Applications and Education
(Microscopy book series - Nº4)
• BioMicroWorld2009 III International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology
• m-ICTE2009: V International Conference on Multimedia and ICT in Education
• Communicating Current Research and Educational Topics and Trends in Applied Microbiology
(Microbiology book series - Nº1)
• Modern Research and Educational Topics in Microscopy
(Microscopy book series - Nº3)
• Current Issues on Multidisciplinary Microscopy Research and Education
(Microscopy book series - Nº2)
• Science, Technology and Education of Microscopy: an overview
(Microscopy book series - Nº1)
•  The Energy and Materials Research Conference - EMR2017
A new edition of our Conference Series on energy and materials will be held from 5 to 7 April 2017 in Lisbon (Portugal).
Join the conference to learn and discuss about the latest developments and advances of materials, processes and systems applied to energy.

Abstract submission deadlines: 10 January (oral presentation) and 18 January (poster and virtual presentation)
Registration deadlines: 12 December (early registration) and 2 March (late registration)

More information available on the conference website


 
•  Formatex publications
A new number of the Microscopy Book Series will be published by Formatex Research Center in February 2017. The book will be titled "Microscopy and imaging science: practical approaches to applied research and education" and it will be composed of chapters written by active researchers in microscopy and/or microscopy applications, using original research materials, but presented in a way accessible to a public beyond those ones who are specialists in the topic dealt.

Have a look at the book website at: http://www.microscopy7.org

 
•  The Food Factor I Barcelona Conference
You are cordially invited to take part in the forthcoming Food Factor I Barcelona Conference, which will be held in Barcelona (Spain) from 2 to 4 November 2016. This three day conference will offer an excellent opportunity to learn and discuss about the latest research results, insights, advances... in the field of food science.

All the conference details: list of topics, registration details, key dates... are available on the conference website
 
•  ICAR2016 Conference
The IV International Conference on Antimicrobial Research was held in Torremolinos-Malaga (Spain) from 29 June to 1 July 2016.

More information available on the conference website


 
•  Formatex publications
Formatex published the first issue of a new book series focused on the study of polymer science. This first book covers a wide range of topics related to the synthesis, processing, characterization and modeling of polymers, as well as practical applications in different areas such as energy, environment, medicine, electronic technologies, consumer science, etc.
The book was titled "Polymer Science: Research Advances, Practical Applications and Educational Aspects".

You can find more information at: http://www.formatex.org/polymerscience1
 
•  Research highlights
Some highly cited research papers published in our microbiology book series (as of September 2016):

1. "Third generation biofuels from microalgae", by Dragone et al., cited 129 times.

2. "Fungal laccase—a versatile enzyme for biotechnological applications", by Kunamneni et al., cited 91 times

3. "Nanoparticles and their potential application as antimicrobials", by Rai et al. cited 90 times

4. "Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy: a rapid tool for detection and analysis of foodborne pathogenic bacteria", by Davis et al. cited 85 times

5. "Lignocellulose as raw material in fermentation processes", by Mussatto et al. cited 79 times

6. "Antimicrobial activity of secondary metabolites and lectins from plants", by Paiva et al. cited 53 times

7. "Biopreservation, an ecological approach to improve the safety and shelf-life of foods", by Ananou et al. cited 52 times

8. "Biosynthesis, biodegradation, and application of poly(3- hydroxybutyrate) and its copolymers - natural polyesters produced by diazotrophic bacteria", by Bonartsev et al. cited 46 times

9. "Bacterially Produced Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)", by Chee et al. cited 44 times

10. "Biosurfactant Production from olive oil by Pseudomonas fluorescens", by Abouseoud et al. cited 43 times

•  Research news
One of our staff members, appointed Review Editor for Frontiers in Materials (Nature Publishing Group).
Click here for full details on the publication.

Read/see more on:
http://www.nature.com/press_releases/materials.html
https://vimeo.com/60568916  
 
•  Formatex publications
Formatex published a new number of the Microbiology Book Series (the fifth in this series) about the latest scientific, technological and educational advances in anti-microbial strategies in December 2015. The book was titled "The Battle Against Microbial Pathogens: Basic Science, Technological Advances and Educational Programs".

You can find more information at: http://www.microbiology5.org

 
•  BioMicroWorld2015 Conference
The VI International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology was held in Barcelona (Spain) from 28 to 30 October 2015.

Have a look at all the details on the conference website


 
•  Research highlights
Some highly cited research papers published in our microscopy book series (as of September 2016):

1. "A Guide for Atomic Force Microscopy Analysis of Soft-Condensed Matter", by Raposo et al., cited 49 times.

2. "Laurdan Generalized Polarization: from cuvette to microscope", by Sanchez et al., cited 41 times

3. "Probing the Structure and Function of Mammalian Sperm using Optical and Fluorescence Microscopy", by Ramalho-Santos et al. cited 36 times

4. "Antennal sensilla of hymenopteran parasitic wasps: variations linked to host exploitation behavior", by van Baaren et al. cited 25 times

5. "Macromolecular Synthesis in Hepatocyte Mitochondria of Aging Mice as Revealed by Electron Microscopic Radioautography II: Protein Synthesis", by Nagata et al. cited 22 times

•  EMR2015 – The Energy and Materials Research Conference, 25-27 February 2015, Madrid (Spain)
The second edition of The Energy and Materials Research Conference brought together researchers from a broad set of science and engineering disciplines with the aim of sharing and discussing the latest developments and advances in materials and processes for energy.

Complete information on this website


 
•  ICAR2014 - International Conference on Antimicrobial Research
The ICAR2014 Conference was held in Madrid (Spain) during 1-3 October 2014. More than 430 research works on antimicrobial research were presented at the conference.

More information available on the conference website


 
•  Formatex publications
Formatex published a new number of the Microscopy Book Series (the sixth in this series) in September 2014 about the latest scientific, technological and educational advances in Microscopy. The book, which was titled "Microscopy: advances in scientific research and education", was edited into 2 volumes.

The full content of the two volumes is available for readers at: http://www.microscopy6book.org

 
•  Formatex publications
Formatex published a new number of the Microbiology Book Series (the fourth in this series) in December 2013 about the latest advances in anti-microbial strategies. The book, which was titled "Microbial pathogens and strategies for combating them: science, technology and education", was edited into 3 volumes.

The full content of the three volumes is available for readers at: http://www.formatex.info/microbiology

• BioMicroWorld2013 Conference 
A new edition of the series of conferences BioMicroWorld was held in Madrid (Spain) during 2-4 October 2013.
517 researchers and professionals from 67 countries attended this edition and nearly 600 works were presented.

Click here to get more information on the conference.


 
• Formatex publications
Formatex published a new book series about the latest developments and advances in materials for energy. The first book of this series was titled "Materials and processes for energy: communicating current research and technological developments" and it was released in August 2013.

The full content of the book is available for readers at: http://www.formatex.info/energymaterialsbook




• ICAR2012 Conference
A new edition of the series of conferences on antimicrobial research was held in Lisbon (Portugal) during 21-23 November 2012.

All abstracts accepted for presentation are available here

You can get all the information about the conference on this website

• Research news
A new research article authored by Formatex staff released. The study, titled "Amphiphilic self-assembled "polymeric drugs": morphology, properties, and biological behavior of nanoparticles", was published by Biomacromolecules (American Chemical Society), with a 2010 impact factor of 5.327.

The full text article can be accessed from here. It addresses the preparation, physico-chemical properties, and the action of tiny polymeric particles against human tumour cells (glioblastoma).




• Formatex publications
Formatex published a new book of the Microscopy Book Series (the fifth in this series) in 2012.

The book, edited into 2 volumes, is available for readers here

• EMR2012 Conference
The first edition of the Energy and Materials Research Conference Series was held in Torremolinos-Malaga (Spain) from 20 to 22 June 2012 with the aim of sharing the latest developments and advances in materials and processes for energy.

Click here to get more information on the conference.




• Research news
Formatex staff contributed to a first stage of a research project aimed at investigating potential benefits (in terms of bacterial adhesion) of incorporating silicon at the surface of a Ti-based biomaterial by using ion-implantation.

The study appears in Materials Science and Engineering C: Biological Applications (impact factor 2010: 2.178).

• BIOMICROWORLD2011 Conference
A new edition of the series of conferences BioMicroWorld was held in Torremolinos-Málaga (Spain) during 14-16 September 2011. More than 500 researchers and professionals from nearly 60 countries attended this edition.

Click here to get more information on the conference.



• Research news
Formatex staff contributed to elucidate the nature of soft bacterial envelopes detected by atomic force microscopy. The study, entitled "Are the Soft, Liquid-Like Structures Detected around Bacteria by Ambient Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy Capsules?", was published by Applied and Environmental Microbiology (impact factor 2009: 3.686).

• Formatex publications
Formatex published a new book of the Microbiology Book Series (the third in this series) in 2011. The full book titled Science against microbial pathogens: communicating current research and technological advances is now available into 2 volumes for readers Click here

Formatex published the book titled Education in a Technological World: Communicating Current and Emerging Research and Technological Efforts. All chapters of this book are available here


• Research news
Formatex contributed to the understanding of the role of the Rho family of GTPases in modulating bone-cell alignment on patterned surfaces.

The study, entitled "On the role of RhoA/ROCK signalling in contact guidance of bone-forming cells on anisotropic Ti6Al4V surfaces", was published in Acta Biomaterialia (impact factor 2009: 3.975).

• Research news
Formatex staff conceived and contributed to develop a new soft lithography technique for printing curved topographies over soft materials  based on the use of ionic liquid (IL) microdroplets. Potential applications range from cell culture and sorting devices to optical microlenses.

The study was published in Langmuir (impact factor 2009: 3.898).
 
• ICAR2010 Conference
The first edition of ICAR, a interdisciplinary meeting about the latest developments on the fighting against microbial pathogens, has been a success. The conference, which was held in Valladolid during 3-5 November 2010, was attended by more than 500 researchers from nearly 60 countries.

Click here to visit the conference website.
 
• Research news
Formatex and the University of Extremadura collaborated in the development of the project "Virtual Museum on Emigration of Extremadura citizens". This aims to become a dynamic meeting point of Extremadura overseas citizens. The Project was financed by the Directorate General of Foreign Action of the Regional Government.
 



• Formatex publications
Formatex published a new book of the Microscopy Book Series (the fourth in this series) in 2010. All the details about this book are available here

It was also published the second number of the Microbiology Book Series titled Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology.  All the details about this book are available here

• BioMicroWorld2009 Conference
The III International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology held in Lisbon (Portugal) from 2 to 4 December 2009 has been a great success, with more than 600 researchers from 54 countries participating in this year's edition.

The Book of Abstracts, virtual papers, conference pictures and more information is available on the conference website


• Research seminar
Formatex invited Prof. S.A. Shojaosadati to deliver a Research Seminar. The speech was entitled “20 Years of Research in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology”, and took place at the Biology Building (Badajoz campus, University of Extremadura), on November 20th 2009.
Details of the seminar

Shojaosadati's seminar 
• Research news
Formatex staff present some of the latest findings in nanoscale-resolution detection of bacterial capsules using AFM in Eurobiofilms-2009, First European Congress on Microbial Biofilms, Rome, 2-5 September 2009

• Research news
Formatex staff published a report on micro/nano-wetting entitled "Ultrasmall liquid droplets on solid surfaces: production, imaging and relevance for current wetting research" in Small (Wiley-VCH, impact factor 2007: 6.525).



• m-ICTE2009 Conference
Formatex would like to thank the nearly 370 researches from 54 countries who participated in the conference that was held at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) from 22 to 24 April 2009.

You can consult the Proceedings Book of the m-ICTE2009 Conference titled: “Research, Reflections and Innovations in Integrating ICT in Education” at m-ICTE2009 Conference

• Research news
Formatex staff contributed to the development of a promising biomaterial for surgical implants (ultrafine-grained Zr) with improved mechanical properties and excellent in vitro biocompatibility.

The study "In vitro biocompatibility of an ultrafine grained zirconium" was published by the prestigious journal Biomaterials (impact factor 2007: 6.646).
doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2007.06.015

• Research news
Formatex staff published a research work on the surface nanostructure of materials in the leading journal Ultramicroscopy (#1 in the ISI-JCR Microscopy category).

• USE-ME.GOV
USability-drivEn open platform for MobilE GOVernment) finished in March 2006. It is now available to public authorities. The Extremadura branch of the project is called "The Mobile Student". You can learn more reading this brochure, or the following papers:

The Mobile Student (Spanish)
Use-me.gov under 6th FP (English)

The project USE-ME.GOV was sponsored in the 6th Framework Programme by the European Commission


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• Formatex and the University of Extremadura signed a collaboration agreement for jointly developing a FEDER project.


• Formatex participated in the II Open Source World Conference and the III International Conference of EducaRed presenting two papers in those conferences about the USE-ME.GOV project

Use-me.gov_EducaRed (Spanish)
Use-me.gov_OpenSource (English)


• The 2nd number of the Microscopy Book Series, entitled "Current Issues on Multidisciplinary Microscopy Research and Education", was already published. Papers are available here

• Formatex and Caixa Galicia undertook the project Iberico.com for the National "Asociación Interprofesional del Cerdo Ibérico (ASICI)", aiming at raising competitiveness of local companies in the field of traditional products in international markets.



• Formatex participated in the SWEET Project "Speech and Web Enabled Eased Administrative Tasks" (eContent Programme, EU).
6 International Partners.

• Formatex participated in the IGUANA European Project.


Interactive GUiding - A New Approach

The need for developing innovative, interactive internet based tools for guiding within the social- and health care sector
- a Leonardo project



• FORMATEX participated in the USE-ME.GOV European Project (STREP Call, 6FP)

USability-drivEn open platform for MobilE GOVernment




• Techno-Legal Aspects of Information Society and New Economy: an Overview PUBLISHED

• FORMATEX undertook the "TEMUEX Project - NETworking for Women in Extremadura", within the e-Extremadura European Project (eEurope)

• Formatex included in the Consortium of "Skill Shortage" European Project


• Formatex participated in the INDEVAL International Project (6FP) Individual-dependent Everybody at Anytime Learning
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Last update: 14 September 2016