Past events




15 years of Nature Nanotechnology



Nature Nanotechnology was launched in October 2006, and through the years it has achieved great success thank to the wonderful contribution of scientists around the world. We celebrated the 15th aniversary of Nature Nanotechnology with a series of webinar covering a wide range of aspects of research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. 


In the 7th and last webinar of the series, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero summarizes the latest progress on interaction-driven and topological quantum phenomena in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene and other emerging moiré systems. Polina Anikeeva describes bioelectronics approaches to control neural activity and provide potential future therapeutic avenues for neurological diseases.


Nature Nano Talks - Claire Donnelly and Andreas Heinrich  (24th November 2021)

In the 6th webinar of the series, Andreas Heinrich describes seminal developments to exploit quantum coherence in a variety of nanoscale systems and Claire Donnelly explores magnetism and its dynamics in 3D nanoscale systems.


In the fifth event of the series, Rich Masel provides an industrial perspective of CO2 conversion, transforming CO2 into valuable chemicals, while Yi Cui discusses the importance of nanoscale understanding for developing viable batteries for the green energy transition.



In the fourth event of the series, Yamuna Krishnan tells us how DNA nanodevices can be used to investigate cell biology, while Hagan Bayley summarizes his work in single-molecule analysis with a nanopore, the commercialization of the nanopore technique, and his recent efforts on synthetic tissues


In the third event of the series, Menachem Elimelech talks about advantages and weak points of nanostructures in wastewater treatments while Melanie Kah discusses the potential of nanomaterials used in agriculture.  



In the second event of the series, Feng Gao highlights recent advances in the development of perovskite light-emitting diodes (PeLEDs) from materials to devices and their characterization, while Jennifer Dionne explains how nanophotonics concepts can be used for applications in other fields, such as catalysis and biosensing.





Nature Nano Talks - Data reusability and the FAIR principles in nanotechnology (24th June 2021)

Fabio Pulizzi discussed about data reuse in nanotechnology during this panel discussion with Desiree Plata (MIT), Penny Nymark (Karolinska Institute), Iseult Lynch (University of Birmingham) and Heike Langenberg (Communications Earth & Environement) . 


Nature Nano Talks - An online panel discussion on Nanoplastic (19th May 2021)

Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Communications hosted a panel discussion on the environemntal implications of nanoplastic. Fabio Pulizzi and Melissa Plail discussed with Denise Mitrano (ETH Zurcih), Julien Gigault (TAKUVIK Laboratory,CNRS/Université Laval, Nanna Hartmann (DTU) and Martin Wagner (NTNU). 


Nature Nano Talks – Nanotechnology and global health, a virtual panel discussion (21st April 2021)

Nature Nanotechnology hosted a virtual webinar with the authors of the focus pieces to examine opportunities and challenges offered by nanotechnology for fighting  infectious diseases. Join Chiara Pastore for a discussion with Kimberly Hamad-Shifferli (UMASS Boston), Giovanni Traverso (MIT, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School), Diana Bowman (ASU) and Fabio Salamanca-Buentello (Lunenfeld – Tanenbaum Research Institute). Registration is free and we welcome all your questions.


Nature Nano Talks – Our March highlights: Endocytosis, CRISPR in plants, Biological Recognition, Nanosensors in Food (24th March 2021)

We have talked to the authors of some of the perspective and reviews published in our March issue. Fabio Pulizzi spoke to Markita Landry from UC Berkeley about the use of nanotechnology for CRISPR Cas gene editing in plants and to Tim Duncan from FDA about nanosensors in food. Chiara Pastore talked to Ken Dawson from University College Dublin about biological nanoscale recognition to Robert Parton from the University of Queensland about nanoparticle endocytosis . 


Nature Nano Talks - Nanocatalysts: A dialogue between academia and industry - virtual panel discussion hosted by Nature Nanotechnology (8 March 2021)

Wenjie Sun and Fabio Pulizzi from Nature Nanotechnology discussed with Nanfeng Zheng (Xiamen University), Kendra Kuhl (Opus-12), Javier Pérez-Ramirez (ETH Zurich) and Kensaku Kodama (Toyota Central R&D Labs) about challenges and opportunities for industrial application of nanocatalysts. 


Nature Nano Talks: Meet the editors (1 March 2021)

Chief Editor Fabio Pulizzi and Senior Editors Olga Bubnova and Benjamin Heinrich answered question about what Nature Nanotechnology publishes and what the role of the editor is. 



Lipid Nanoparticles for mRNA delivery - A virtual Q&A hosted by Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Reviews Materials  (video) (17 February 2021)

Chiara Pastore from Nature Nanotechnology and Christine Horejs from Nature Reviews Materials hosted a with Q&A Katherina Whitehead (Carnegie Mellon University) and Yizhou Dong (Ohio State University) on the technology behind the COVID 19 vaccines.


Nature Nano Talks: Nanomaterials for Immunomodulation - A virtual panel discussion hosted by Nature Nanotechnology (video) (3 February 2021)

Chiara Pastore from Nature Nanotechnology hosted a panel discussion with Angus Johnston (Monash University), Betty Kim (MD Anderson), Michael Mitchell (U. Penn) and Ankur Singh (Georgia Tech) on how nanotechnology can contribute to improve tolerogenic strategies, T cell modulation, cancer immunotherapies and nanovaccines.


Nanotechnology and COVID-19 research – a virtual Q&A hosted by Nature Nanotechnology (video) (17 June 2020)

Christine Horejs from Nature Nanotechnology hosted a Q&A session with Nicole Steinmetz (University of California, San Diego) and Ronit Satchi-Fainaro (Tel Aviv University). Nicole and Ronit presented their work on a COVID-19 vaccine and discussed how nanotechnology can contribute to COVID-19 research, in particular for vaccine development, manufacturing and world-wide distribution.



Tiny treasure: The future of nano-gold (Animation) (28 January 2015)

This animation explores how gold nanoparticles could be used to kill cancer cells, improve the efficiency of solar cells and catalyse chemical reactions.

Lumps of gold moulded into rings, coins and ingots have been highly prized for millennia. But recently, scientists have realized that nanoparticles of the metal could also become a valued commodity. In labs around the world, gold nanoparticles are being tested as components in technology and medicines. See how gold could be used to kill cancer cells, improve the efficiency of solar cells and catalyse chemical reactions.

Produced with support from World Gold Council.

Animation by Nature Video and Dog and Rabbit.

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