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Label Free Particle Sorting

Objective

"LAPASO will provide a unique training opportunity for 15 fellows in a highly interdisciplinary and intersectorial environment with the overarching scientific objective of advancing diagnostics in a wide range of critical medical conditions using advanced microfluidics and nanobiotechnology integration.
Microfluidic particle fractionation based on the inherent properties of e.g. cells, microorganisms, organelles offers significant improvements over conventional techniques in terms of ease of handling and usage, speed and reductions in cost. We will consolidate the field at the European level and create a unique comprehensive training program that rests on solid experimental and theoretical foundations.
Three leading experimental groups will provide the technological development of microfluidic label-free sorting based on dielectrophoresis, deterministic lateral displacement and acoustophoresis with strong support from leading theorists. The technology will be used to address key medical questions defined by our biomedical collaborators and partners in parasitology, bacteriology and oncology. Three companies are engaged to provide an industrial perspective on our work, specifically from a technological point of view with respect to treatment of infectious disease, advanced fluidics handling and DNA analysis and mass production of devices.
To ensure an efficient transfer of knowledge across disciplines and across sectors the work will take place in close collaboration through frequent ESR/ER exchange between the partners.
The training of a next generation of researchers will ensure the implementation and dissemination of these powerful novel key techniques to industry and end-users.
Through the strong interdisciplinary and intersectorial character of the network, the ESR and ER will receive a uniquely comprehensive training above what a traditional postgraduate training would offer that in turn gives them a strong competitive advantage in both academia and industry."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/bacteriology
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/parasitology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 888 987,09
Administrative Contact
Jonas Tegenfeldt (Prof.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 628 648,52
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dewi Tan (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 628 122,72
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Barrett (Prof.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 472 280,88
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Geilnde Riese (Mrs.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 800 818,93
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Henriques-Normark (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 244 580,88
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bertram Skibinski
MICRONIT MICROTECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 259 005,17
Address
Colosseum 15
7521 PV Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marko Blom (Dr.)
ELVESYS
France
EU contribution
€ 305 974,73
Address
172 Rue De Charonne B2 2 Eme Etage
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrien Plecis (Dr.)