This SSA project will improve and strengthen the human and equipment resources of the Middle East Technical University Central Laboratory (METU-CL) in the area of nanotechnology and nanosciences, knowledge based multifunctional materials, new production pr ocesses and devices (NMP), and molecular biology and biotechnology for food quality and safety. This improvement will raise the research capacity of the center to the level of leading research centers in Europe. Major expected results from the project are enhanced participation of METU-CL to European programs mainly to FP6 program and hence more integration to European scientific community, increased scope of the research activities, increased training and education activities. 5 workpackages will be implemented in three years. These workpackages are 1) Dissemination of knowledge; 2) Human resource development : student and expert visits. 3) Management of the project 4) Networking at national and international level. 4) Upgrading the research infra structure of the METU central laboratory. 4 workshops and 4 infodays will be organized to disseminate information and to initiate cooperative activities between METU-CL and other research centers in Europe. Student and expert from the METU-CL will be sen t to leading research centers in Europe to carry out parts of their graduate work and to be trained and educated on certain scientific techniques or instruments. Also experienced scientists and experts from the centers of excellence in Europe will be in vited to METU-CL to give seminars and short courses on specific scientific topic and/or on a specific instrument.
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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