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Molecular technology for nuclear imaging and radionuclide therapy

Objective

Cancer is undoubtedly becoming the second largest cause of death in the EU. Future predictions are very somber expecting worldwide 17.5 million deaths and 27 million new cases annually by 2050. New innovative research and properly educated generation of young scientists in fields related to cancer prevention, diagnostics, treatment and management is the only way to ensure progress in solving this issue. The aim of this proposal is to provide starting researchers with the skills necessary to become highly-qualified, health-associated professionals and contribute in the fight against cancer using nuclear imaging techniques and therapeutic methods. In this project the researchers will be given a broad insight in molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy with specialization in two of the following fields: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging, soft matter, and in nuclear-, organic-, polymer- and radiopharmaceutical chemistry. The training will be provided based on a research project concerning the development of molecular and supramolecular carriers for nuclear imaging and radionuclide therapy and their pre-clinical evaluation. The fellows will be trained by a carefully selected consortium consisting of specialists and research leaders in the required fields, including the private sector. Secondments, workshops and regular meetings are included in the training to ensure the achievement of the set goal. Besides the research training, the fellows will be given the opportunity to acquire soft skills such as product development and marketing. The proposed training program will result in the development of highly-educated health-associated professionals with career prospects both in academia and industry. Additionally, through this ITN framework a long lasting collaboration will be established between the partners, ensuring both excellent research prospective and training possibilities for future fellows.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/nuclear chemistry/radiation chemistry
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 334 761,46
Administrative Contact
Karin Van Der Graaf (Ms.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 252 340
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 964,58
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julia Doré (Ms.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 254 461,46
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda A Everse (Dr.)
MILABS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 254 461,46
Address
Heidelberglaan 100 Str. 4.105
3584 CX Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Freek Beekman (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 548 197,32
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaëlle Bujan (Mrs.)
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 473,18
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Dittrich (Mr.)