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BIOcontamination Specific Modeling in HAbitats Related to Space

Objective

BIOSMHARS is the first phase of a Europe - Russia research effort aiming to develop the scientific and technical tools enabling to have a comprehensive approach of biocontamination inside manned spacecrafts, and to develop appropriate countermeasures. BIOSMHARS will develop and calibrate a mathematical model predicting the transportation of bioaerosols in a closed environment and the induced biocontamination. The model of biocontamination will be calibrated in the BIOS-3 facility in Krasnoyarsk as an analogue to the International Space Station. It will integrate parameters enabling it to be adapted to a real spacecraft. A first experiment will enable to calibrate the physical model and particles transportation. A second experiment will enable to correlate the real biocontamination induced by injecting calibrated bioaerosols of bacteria and fungi with the calculations of the model. BIOMHARS will also develop a scientific and technical roadmap to facilitate the links with other EU relevant initiatives and plan for further phases. The project is proposed by a consortium of European and Russian leading research institutions in space, modelling and microbiology. The consortium is coordinated by MEDES, Institute for Space physiology and medicine in France. It also includes VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Eastern Finland and the Belgium Centre for nuclear research as European partners. For Russia, it includes IBMP, the Institute of BioMedical Problems of Moscow and IBP, the Institute of BioPhysics of Krasnoyarsk. The project duration is of two years.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

MEDES-INST MEDECINE PHYSIOLOGIE SPATIALE
Address
Clinique Spatiale, Avenue Jean Poulhes 1
31403 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 59 400
Administrative Contact
Géraldine Denat (Ms.)

Participants (5)

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 75 656
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ludo Veuchelen (Mr.)
Institute of Biophysics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Russia
EU contribution
€ 97 460
Address
Akademgorodok 50
660036 Krasnoyarsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Tikhomirov (Prof.)
RUSSIAN FEDERATION STATE SCIENTIFIC CENTER - INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL PROBLEMS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - SSC RF IBMP RAS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 94 260
Address
Khorochevskoe Shosse 76A
123007 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Viacheslav Ilyin (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 96 488
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Peltonen (Ms.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 70 081
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Reinikainen (Ms.)