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  • December 2016: Paper on Microrheological Coagulation Assay is published in Analytical Chemistry
  • Oct 2016: Florian leaves the Nanobio group and joins the group of Sander Tans at the AMOLF institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • June 2016: MH invited speaker at the NMC2016 conference in Delft, The Netherlands
  • May 2016: MH is awarded a four year IvP grant by the Science Foundation Ireland
  • April 2016: Francesco Padovani successful PhD transfer
  • April 2016: James Duffy successful PhD transfer
  • February 2016: Paper on single molecule DNA-protein handles for nanomechanical investigations.
  • May 2016: MH is awarded a four year IvP grant (€1.01 M) by the Science Foundation Ireland
  • April 2016: Francesco Padovani successful PhD transfer
  • April 2016: James Duffy successful PhD transfer
  • January 2016: Samuel Grouse joins from DIT (Nanoscience) the Nanobio team for half a year for his pratical internship in nanomechanical diagnostics
  • December 2015: Florian Wruck successfull PhD exam
  • November 2015: Vivek Jadhav leaves the Nanobiogroup and joins the North Eastern University, Boston USA
  • December 2014: Michael Walther leaves the Nanobio team and starts his Bicycle trip from Europe to SouthEast Asia (www.walthi.ch)
  • December 2014: Michael Walther successful PhD exam
  • September 2014: Paul Fleming leaves the Nanobio Group and starts a new job at Accel Biotech, Inc.
  • July 2014: Francesco Padovani joins the group for a PhD thesis
  • July 2014: James Duffy joins the group for a PhD thesis
  • March 2014: Niall Maloney leaves the Nanobio team and starts a new job at DCU
  • March 2014: Gyöngyi Lukacs supports H2020 proposal writing and then starts a new job at BD-GenCell Biosystems
  • February 2014: Sinead Cullen leaves the Nanobio team and starts a new job at Life Science Recruitment
  • June 2013: Niall Maloney successful PhD exam
  • May 2013: Michael Walther represents the Nanobio team at the NMC2013 in Stanford USA
  • May 2013: Gyöngyi Lukacs leaves the Nanobio team
  • April 2013: Jason Jensen leaves the Nanobio team and starts as process engineer at Intel Ireland
  • April 2013: Florian's Wruck successful PhD transfer
  • April 2013: MH invited speaker at the Sample Prep conference in Cambridge, Boston
  • April 2013: MH appointed by Springer Science and Business Media as Editor-in-Chief for the EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation Journal, Co-editor-in Chief's: S.J. Buckman (ARC; Australian National University; Canberra, Australia); P. Grütter (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
  • April 2013: Kaspar Renggli visits for a collaborative research project on nanocontainers
  • March 2013: Niall Maloney represents the Nanobio team at the International Biodiagnostic conference in Barcelona
  • March 2013: Dorothea Bruggemann leaves the Nanobio team to take up an assistant prof position at the MPI in Stuttgart
  • February 2013: Florian Wruck visits collaborating lab in Paris
  • February 2013: Paul Fleming starts on the TIDA project to miniaturize the nanomechanical fluidics
  • December 2012: Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Grant successful
  • December 2012: Jason Jensen is defending his PhD thesis with great success
  • December 2012: Martin being invited to join the 5th Bangalore Nano event as international speaker. This meeting of National importance showcases Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and is chaired by CNR Rao and sponsored by the government of Karnataka.
  • December 2012: Kaspar Renggli visits for a collaborative research project on nanocontainers
  • November 2012: SFI PI review
  • November 2012: CRANN's Industry Day, Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation - Richard Bruton, TD visits the Nanobio Lab
  • November 2012: Peter Noy validated the newest device developed with the miRNA measurements from serum.
  • October 2012: Jason Jensen features on the front page of the international magazine GEN for our achievements in nucleic acids detection (see link on the main page)
  • October 2012: Niall Maloney wins the best Student Poster Prize at the Interface meeting in UCD - congratulations!
  • September 2012: Peter Noy from Hoffmann-la-Roche joins the group to perform validation measurements on the device which was developed at Hoffmann-la-Roche with the support of the nanomechanics group @ CRANN
  • September 2012: Sarah-Louise Ball joins us to work on the multiparameter diagnostic assay in the field of genomics and proteomics
  • September 2012: Christian Steinbring from University of Basel, joins us for the Master thesis in the field of 'single motor protein manipulation and spectroscopy'
  • June 2012: Rohit Mishra successful PhD defense, we celebrated in the Kennedy's. CONGRATULATIONS Rohit, Well Done!!!
  • March 2012: Vivek Jadhav joins the research group and will work on the single molecule force/fluorescence spectroscopy optical tweezers
  • February 2012: Ravi Joshi leaves the Nanobio team and starts a new job at Infineon
  • January 2012: Sinead Cullen (graduate from Cork and TCD) joins the group to work on the collaborative project on Thrombosis diagnostics which we pursue with BDI and St.James Hospital
  • December 2011: Several new papers have been published by the group
  • August 2011: Florian Wruck (graduate from DCU) joins the group to join the optical manipulation of biomolecules project
  • July 2011: Ravi Joshi, joins the group to continue on the graphene sensing project
  • July 2011: Ronan Daly leaves the group to join the ink-jet research group at Cambridge University
  • June 2011: Publication of successful mechanical experiments on nascent polypeptide chains from ribosome is published in FEBS letters
  • May 2011: The Nanomechanics group hosted the NMC2011 conference in CRANN; see www.nmc2011.org
  • April 2011: Martin Hegner has been elected as Fellow of Trinity College Dublin
  • March 2011: PRTLI5 grant accepted. We join the 'Nanoremedies' project of UCD. 'Nanoremedies' : Nanomechanical Approaches and Functional Materials for Regenerative Medicine. We will design engineered functional biological structures and scaffolds to develop novel solutions for conventional implants and new strategies for regenerative medicine based on mechanically stimulated stem cell differentiation. This research program brings together an interdisciplinary team of scientists who work in the fields of nanomechanics and systems biology to identify the molecular mechanism(s) of nanomechanical transduction in cells.
  • January 2011: Ronan Daly is joining the research team and will develop microstructured graphene based biological sensors
  • September 2010: The new CSET of the BDI at DCU is granted. We can start hiring of a new PhD student in a collaborative project on 'Miniaturised diagnostics for haemostasis and thrombosis' with Dr. T. Killard (BDI), Analog Devices Inc., Inverness medical diagnostic.
  • August 2010: Helene Gaussier leaves the group after 2 years for an assistant professor position at the Univ. Marseilles (France).
  • July 2010: Michael Walther (Uni Basel, Switzerland) joins the team to work on nanomechanical sensors for malaria diagnostic (in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland)
  • July 2010: Dorothea Brueggemann (FZ Juelich, Germany) joins the team to work on single molecule studies on the ribosomal complex
  • June 2010: Dunja Skoko (NIH, Bethesda MD) joins the team to work on single molecule studies of the mitochondrial protein import machinery
  • March 2010: MH is awarded a five year PI grant (1.4MEuro) by the Science Foundation Ireland
  • October - December 2009: Mark Bell (TCD) and Meg McCann (TCD) join the team for a 3 month project work
  • October 2009: Johanna Konrad (Univ. Stuttgart) joins the team as an exchange student in the field of single molecule manipulation using optical tweezers
  • October 2009: Hoffmann-la-Roche is renewing the grant with the team of MH on nanomechanical detection of miRNA
  • September 2009: Wifried Grange leaves the group after 9 years for an assistant professor position at the Univ. Paris VI, Inst. J. Monod.
  • July - September 2009: Patrick O'Rourke (TCD) joins the team as summer student
  • April 2009: Niall Maloney (TCD) joins the team as a PhD student to work on the fast nanomechanical detection system for viable microorganisms (in collaboration with Novartis Ltd.).
  • March 2009: Gyongi Lukacs (Univ. Szeged, Hungary) )joins the team to work on the fast nanomechanical detection system for viable microorganisms (in collaboration with Novartis Ltd.).
  • February 2009: Matteo D'Andrea (Univ. Torino) joins the team for five month to collaborate with Rohit Mishra in the field of PNA/RNA detection
  • January 2009: Margherita Farina (Univ. Parma) joins the team for her six month master thesis project (collaboration with G.P. Zuccheri)
  • January 2009: CRANN is awarded a CSET grant. MH is pursuing the development of a fast nanomechanical detection system for viable microorganisms within the CSET projects in collaboration with Novartis Ltd.
  • October 2008: Jason Jensen (TCD) starts his PhD in the field of quantitative nanomechcal protein sensing.
  • October - December 2008: Leo Dawson (TCD) is joining the team for his last year project in the field of single molecule manipulation.
  • October 2008: MH is awarded an industrial collaboration grant from Hoffmann-la-Roche to pursue the previous collaboration in the field of nanomechnical detection of genomic transcripts.
  • September 2008: Thomas Braun leaves CRANN for a position at the ETH Basel, Switzerland.
  • August 2008: Helene Gaussier (Univ. Washington, Seattle) is joining the team to work on the single molecule studies on mitochondrial protein import machinery.
  • August - November 2008: Kaspar Renggli (UniBasel) is joining the team as nanoscience project student.
  • July - October 2008: Nanoscience exchange student Michael Walther (UniBasel) joins the group for a 3 month project.
  • February 2008: Nanoscience exchange student Adrian Renfer (UniBasel) joins the group for a 3 month project work.
  • January 2008: Manuel Voegtli starts a PhD thesis at the Nanocenter of University College London.
  • December 2007: Rohit Mishra (Univ. Halle) starts his PhD thesis in the field of nanomechanical DNA sensing (in collaboration with Hoffmann-la-Roche, Basel, Switzerland).
  • November 2007: Nanoscience exchange student Peter Noy (UniBasel) is joining the group for a six month Masters Project.
  • October 2007: We moved into CRANN as the first research team in the brand new research building. After waiting a week in the docklands at custom we can start unloading our 'lab' which was shipped in a truck and a trailer from University of Basel. Team members: Dr. Thomas Baun, Dr. Wilfried Grange, Manuel Voegtli (all from Univ. Basel).