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Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles and their Application in Chemistry and Biomedicine

Objective

Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles are proposed as smart platforms for applications in chemistry - emphasizing catalysis -, environmental chemistry - emphasizing catalytic detoxification, or biomedicine - emphasizing delivery of biomolecules and drugs. The magnetic properties of the entities offer an additional dimension for their manipulation by external magnetic fields, e.g. for flow reactors, for recovery from the environment, for imaging (MRI) or for directed targeting of tumors in living beings. The consortium spans the synthesis of coated (graphene, silica, polymers) magnetic nanoparticles with metal and metal oxides cores, covalent and non-covalent functionalization with chemical and biomedical agents, applications in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis for fine chemical production or detoxification of the environment, or biomedical applications such as tumor recognition, drug delivery or gene transfection. Disciplines involved are Chemistry, Biochemistry and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Physics, and Medicine.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /engineering and technology/chemical engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Address
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 914 991,99
Administrative Contact
Matthias Köhler (Mr.)

Participants (7)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 587 654
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wendelin Jan Stark (Prof.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 604 335,01
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deidre Savage (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF KEELE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 797 750,61
Address
Keele University Finance Dpt
ST5 5BG Keele
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jon Dobson (Prof.)
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 590 234
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Gastaldi (Ms.)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 547 975
Address
Avenida Paissos Catalans 16
43007 Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva M. Alcázar Expósito (Dr.)
NANOTHERICS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 916
Address
Innovation Centre Keele University Science And Business Park 4
ST5 5NL Keele Newcastle Under Lyme
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Linda Cammish (Dr.)
MICA BIOSYSTEMS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 131,38
Address
Arley Road 23
B91 1NJ Solihull
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alicia El Haj (Prof.)