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Molecular Motors-based Nanodevices

Objective

The MONAD project will focus on the design, fabrication and implementation of dynamic nanodevices based on the purposeful interaction of nano-structured surfaces and nano-objects with protein linear molecular motors - ubiquitous biological nano-machines responsible for biological functions as diverse as cell movement and division, transport of vesicles and muscle contraction. The project will develop novel hybrid nano-bio-devices which will allow (i) quasi-immediate diagnostics, compared with the present hours-long response time; (ii) entirely new, efficient high throughput drug discovery for critical diseases, e.g., cancer; and (iii) new methodologies to study the information storage and processing processes in individual cells, with wider impact on medicine and health care industry. This high level of inter-disciplinary innovation will lead to further future new industrial applications, such as immediate, personalised diagnostics. The research consortium will undertake the whole innovation path on molecular-motors based devices, starting from fundamental science to the implementation of the research in demonstration devices for health care and industry. We can pursue this comprehensive science, technology and engineering knowledge transfer because of the existing synergism within the consortium between academia, research institutes and industry. In the context of NMP-2008-1.1-1 the MONAD project will advance the development of protein molecular motors-based devices, well beyond the state of the art, leveraging on, consolidating, and making sustainable the already commanding position of European research in this very specific, paradigmatic-shift emerging area. On a more general level, MONAD will advance and consolidate the high added value of European biomedical industry in the global world market, as well as providing a new high-added value economic rationale to the excellent European semiconductor device knowledge and capability.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/semiconductor device

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 588 525,46
Administrative Contact
Cherie Judge (Ms.)

Participants (8)

LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 447 817,62
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kjärstin Hagman Boström (Dr.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 354 374
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birgit Knepper-Nicolai (Dr.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 351 100
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 266 280
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lina Sell (Ms.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 328 177,62
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Kröll (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 680
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Basso (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 6 822,52
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mike Field (Mr.)
TRITAGEMA CONSULT SRL

Participation ended

Romania
EU contribution
€ 15 995,78
Address
Baba Novac 1
031621 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ion-Florin Fulga (Mr.)