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Compact Cell-Imaging Device to provide insight into the cellular origins of diseases and to aid in the development of novel therapeutics

Project description

Compact cell-imaging device to help drug discovery researchers

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a significant burden for healthcare. However, a full understanding of disease pathways is necessary for the fast development of vaccines and drugs to deal with future health threats. The EU-funded CoCID project is based on the idea that changes in the size and structure of a cellular organelle, as disease penetrates a cell, are early indicators. Soft X-ray microscopy (SXM) is the only technology available for measuring organelle size and structure. However, existing SXM facilities, called synchrotrons, are huge in size and not easily accessible by researchers. With this in mind, the project will develop a compact cell-imaging device to make SXM available to disease and drug discovery researchers.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 651 250

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 773 750
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 853 750
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 836 265
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 657 450
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Carrer De La Llum 2-26
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SIRIUSXT LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 1 703 750
Address
12 Breffni Terrace, Sandycove
A96 XV67 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)