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Novel diagnostic bio-assays based on magnetic particles

Objective

Nanotechnology-based in-vitro diagnostics is set to solve several important problems in global healthcare. R&D in this field requires collaborations between experts from different scientific disciplines with a strong focus on the integration of bio-, nano- and microtechnologies. However, such personnel is still scarce. This BioMaX training-through-research network responds to the need for skilled personnel able to combine bio-assay knowledge with novel integrated device technologies. The general objective of the BioMaX network is to train the next generation of biomolecular researchers in industry and academia by establishing a pan-European network that aims at improving the career perspectives of young potentials and putting Europe at the R&D frontline in integrated diagnostics. To realize this objective a top-level consortium, consisting of 6 academic and 4 industrial partners, will establish an innovative S&T and training program. The network will investigate novel diagnostic bio-assay technologies for proteins and nucleic acids based on magnetic particles (MPs), with demonstration of breakthroughs in analytical performance and device integration. The program is built on three scientific pillars: molecular bio-assay strategies, biomolecular kinetics, and integrated bio-assay devices. The training and exchange program addresses both academic expertise and complementary skills tailored to the individual needs of the fellows. Fellows will be offered local training at doctoral schools and network-wide training through summer schools, workshops, conferences, and secondments. With the creation of this leadership network on novel biological assays, BioMaX assists the EC in reaching their objectives in the area of mobility and training of researchers and the realization of a powerful European Research Area with joint research priorities and a world class infrastructure capable of attracting a critical mass of human and financial resources.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/nucleic acid
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/microtechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 838 918,40
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 519 487,70
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiny M.J.M. Verbruggen (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 478 424,80
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gijs (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 246 392,31
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean Baudry (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 453 459,20
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Queralt Gonzalez Matos (Ms.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 493 697,20
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pirkko Boox (Ms.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 206 012,40
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.)