Who we are

DYNANO is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.

It trains a new generation of scientists in the interdisciplinary field of dynamic interactive nanosystems for biomedical & biotechnological applications.

DYNANO partners come from both academia & industry and offer interdisciplinary training in physics, chemistry, biology & medicine to their young researchers.


What DYNANO is about

DYNANO’s scientific objective is to explore multivalent molecular biorecognition by using functional nanoplatforms.


DYNANO researchers design, produce, optimize functional systems such as membranes, biosensors, microarrays & nanodevices for biomedical, biotechnological & industrial applications.


DYNANO recruits 12 PhD students and 3 post-doc researchers to achieve its scientific objective.

















Vision from Marta Abellan Flos, our ESR at the University of Namur (FUNDP) - CBO laboratory.

Namur, Belgium




  • Interview with Prof. Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, Head of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance group at CSIC-CIB.  Madrid, Spain. View the interview
  • Please have a look at our new issue of the DYNANO Newsletter


DYNANO in a nutshell

  • Advanced inter-disciplinary training using a dynamic chemistry/glycosciences/ nanotechnology platform.
  • Inter-sectorial training between academic groups & industry partners.
  • Advanced knowledge in design & generation of dynamic nanosystems for glycoscience applications.
  • New applications of dynamic nanosystems leading to new products.






The NSA group has now its own website.

They are developing an interdisciplinary research project in chemistry, biology & physics, using a supramolecular chemistry/bioorganic chemistry/nanomaterials platform. The methodology consists in a new global approach including many multidisciplinary knots of synergetic concepts in molecular conception, supramolecular transcription and material chemistry which can be implemented simultaneously in order to converge to polyfunctional "Systems membranes".



Project Coordinator: Dr. Mihai BARBOIU, CNRS- European Membrane Institute, CNRS-IEM, Montpellier, France. FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN - Grant agreement n°: PITN-GA-2011-289033 - Start date: November 1st 2011 - End date: October 31st 2015 - Duration: 48 months - EC funding:  3 825 000 €.




Next DYNANO’s 4th DYNANO Meeting, DyNaMur. 5-9 April 2014, Namur, Belgium

The 4th DYNANO's Network & SB Meeting will be held on 5-9 April 2014 in Namur, Belgium.

It will be organized by the the University of Namur In collaboration with MultiGlycoNano Multivalent Glycosystems for Nanoscience COST Action CM1102.

Aimed to develop novel nanoscale glycoconjugates for biomedical applications, including new methods for producing nanomaterials for drug delivery, gene targeting and as diagnostic/prognostic tools.

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DYNANO’s Mid-Term Review Meeting. 3-4 October 2013. Madrid, Spain.

The 3rd DYNANO's Network & SB Meeting was held on 3-4 October 2013 in Madrid, Spain. It was organized by the Spanish National Research Council - Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas – CIB.

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Joint DYNANO & GLYCOPHARM Summer School. 30 September- 2 October 2013. Madrid, Spain.

The 3rd DYNANO workshop was organized at the Biological Research Centre (CIB) of CSIC in collaboration with the ITN GLYCOPHARM, as a 3-day joint Summer School. The School included a presentation of the two ITNs by the respective coordinators and a series of lectures by scientists from both networks as well as recognized invited speakers, covering a range of methodologies and approaches of application in biomedicine and (bio)technology, with focus on nanosystems. Among other activities, a special session was devoted to Women in Science, with one lecture analysing the progress of women in the scientific career, the Curie family presented as exceptional example of dual career couple, and a second lecture giving an inspiring example on the potential impact of science on society and on how putting knowledge into action can help to change the world. The summer school also included a visit to several CIB labs, with explanations of the fundamentals and applications of the techniques used therein, and a very constructive open discussion session with Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, right after his closing lecture. Training activities continued during the DYNANO network meeting (after the Mid-Term review meeting held with the REA representative) with a Management Lecture on Higher Education and a final Brainstorming Session, as this has proved to be very useful for fostering and strengthening collaborations among young and senior researchers in the network.

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DYNANO's Network & SB Meeting 2 - 27-29 March 2013, Budapest

The 2nd DYNANO's Network & SB Meeting was held on 27-29 March 2013 in Budapest, Hungary. It was organized by the Semmelweis University and took place at Novotel Centrum Budapest.

A lab visit at the Semmelweis University, several sessions of presentations of ESR and DYNANO senior researchers were planed. The last day was dedicated to the Supervisory Board meeting.

DYNANO's Team -

March 2013 -

 Budapest, Hungary


DYNANO's Workshop, Network & Meeting 1 - October 2012, Italy

On 16 October 2012 afternoon, the coordinator M. Barboiu and the organizer A. Scozzafava opened the second Dynano event by welcoming the partners and the students to the first Dynano workshop.

Nicolas Giuseppone had the pleasure to inaugurate the session with a presentation on Dynamic constitutional chemistry where he presented both introductory notions and some deeper insights into the area.

On the 2nd day morning, 2 sessions were dedicated to the Dynamic Glycochemistry and NMR presented by our network experts S. Vincent and J- J. Barbero.

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