EDROXProject reference: 35649
Funded under: FP6-MOBILITY
The "FluoRox" concept; advanced education and research in bio-nanoscience
Total cost:Not available
EU contribution:EUR 2 022 030
Call for proposal:FP6-2005-MOBILITY-1
Funding scheme:EIF - Marie Curie actions-Intra-European Fellowships
The goal of the EdRox research training network is to provide advanced and in depth training in bio-nanotechnology to 'early stage researchers' and 'experienced researchers'. The training program is intimately connected with the research program. The latter focuses on the implementation of a novel concept called 'Fluorox' to monitor redox reactions in vivo and in vitro.
It allows detection levels that are orders of magnitude lower than provided by conventional electrochemical methods. FluoRox devices monitor chemical compounds at trace levels with applications in medical and environmental monitoring. It also allows miniaturization to the sub-micrometer level, thereby opening up new areas of technological applications. The Fluorox concept involves engineering of existing redox enzymes, linking them to electrodes, and incorporating them into an optical detection scheme.
Training and research include instruction in state-of-the-art techniques in biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry and biology and teaching of complementary skills like communication and presentation, research management, handling of intellectual property (IP), teaching, entrepreneurship, career opportunities in the European Research Area (ERA).
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