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Fullerene-based systems for oxidative inactivation of airborne microbial pathogens

Objective

The main goal of this project is to establish a long-lasting collaboration and create a network of the research centres of excellence from Europe and Third Countries aiming at development of the Fullerene-based systems for oxidative inactivation of airborne microbial pathogens.
This goal will be achieved by undertaken of joint research activities via collaboration of a multidisciplinary consortium in molecular microbiology, virology, health care, environmental physics, green chemistry and material science, facilitated by individual mobility of the researchers between Europe and Third Countries.

The main research objectives of the proposal are:
• To elaborate novel fullerene-based composites in form of thin and thick films, membranes and individual fullerene molecules imbedded in 3-D porous matrixes.
• To evaluate the ability of the fullerene-based materials of different morphology to produce singled oxygen under Solar irradiation.
• To evaluate the performance of the elaborated C60– based oxidative systems to inactivate the microbial pathogens — bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold spores.
• To design and elaborate the lab-scale fullerene-based oxidative system Prototypes to be submitted to a tough testing of the performance criteria towards airborne pathogens inactivation in air-conditioning installations.

Other objectives of the proposed collaboration are aimed at:
• increasing individual mobility and career prospects of each person involved;
• facilitating transfer of knowledge between research groups involved via exchange visits;
• providing training opportunities for early stage researchers;
• disseminating results of the exchange activities;

The main expected scientific results:
• Novel fullerene–based composites with optimal system design and high antimicrobial/ antiviral performance under Solar irradiation.
• Prototype system to be submitted to a tough testing of airborne pathogens inactivation in air-conditioning installations

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Coordinator

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.
Address
Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 347 400
Administrative Contact
Fernando José Pires Santana (Prof.)

Participants (3)

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 142 900
Address
Taguspark Avenida Professor Dr Cavaco Silva 33 Talaide
2740 120 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joao Paulo De Figueiredo Duarte (Mr.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 139 900
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Lustig (Prof.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 214 000
Address
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84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dori Schneider (Ms.)