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Next generation imaging technologies to probe structure and function of biological specimen across scales in their natural context

Objective

The IMAGINE project will develop the next generation of scale-crossing imaging technologies to enable an integrated investigation of structure and function of biological systems. It will focus on developing and integrating four major disruptive microscopy technologies, namely: X-ray imaging, cryo electron microscopy, cryo and dynamic super-resolution microscopy and large volume intravital light microscopy. It will furthermore develop the AI-powered image analysis and data integration/sharing capabilities, that are needed to correlate these technologies and make their data widely available. To harness their power for some of the most pressing societal challenges, IMAGINE will prepare its new imaging technologies to be deployed in the field, on Europe’s seas and coastlines, so that the collection of environmental specimen in their natural context can be coupled with their study by highest resolution imaging technologies.
The IMAGINE technologies are currently at the cutting edge of physics and engineering and therefore only available in isolation and to specialists. The project aims to bring them to the European life science user community at large by developing and validating them for service readiness, so that they can be provided as future services by Europe’s Research Infrastructures (RIs). To this end, the project will train RI staff on the operation and use of the IMAGINE technologies. To promote broad dissemination as commercial instruments, IMAGINE will develop technologies jointly between academia and industry promoting open innovation with key instrumentation manufacturers in the imaging field.
The life science community increasingly relies on RIs to access ever more complex and rapidly developing scientific instruments. The scale-crossing imaging technologies developed by IMAGINE will be critical to empower ground-breaking research in Europe, that is so urgently needed to address some of the biggest challenges our societies will face in the future.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Net EU contribution
€ 5 165 212,50
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (17)

EURO-BIOIMAGING ERIC
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 451 250,00
Address
Pl 123
20521 Turku

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Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTRUCT-ERIC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 012 895,00
Address
Oxford House, Parkway Court, John Smith Drive
OX4 2JY Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN MARINE BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE CENTRE EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 121 250,00
Address
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 92 500,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 130 000,00
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7km
19013 Attikia Anavissos

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 131 000,00
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ARINAX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 2 500,00
Address
365 Rue De Corporat
38430 Moirans

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 250,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EMBL ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENTTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 500,00
Address
Boxbergring 107
69126 Heidelberg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 65 000,00
Address
Ernst Leitz Strasse 17-37
35578 Wetzlar

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Region
Gießen Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 499 250,00
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE HUMAN TECHNOPOLE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 189 875,00
Address
Viale Levi Montalcini Rita 1
20157 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 468 125,00
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 320 500,00
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro

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Region
Continente Algarve Algarve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 132 995,00
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 263 575,00
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 240 000,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (4)

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TESCAN BRNO SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Libusina Trida 816/1 816
623 00 Brno Kohoutovice

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Region
Jihovýchod Jihomoravský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE ROSALIND FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Research Complex At Harwell Rutherford Appleton La Harwell Science And Innovation Campus
OX11 0FA Didcot

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga

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Region
Continente Norte Cávado
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data