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Training scientists to develop and Image materials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Objective

The iTERM ITN (4 companies, 6 universities) will deliver 12 early stage researchers (ESR) and 1 experienced researcher (ER) trained in imaging, material science, and tissue engineering & regenerative medicine (TERM). For the aging population in the EU donor material is often not available, and artificial tissue needs to be developed to replace and repair damaged tissues. New smart materials have been developed and increasingly these implants are becoming analogous to the tissue they replace. Classical imaging technologies are not equipped to distinguish these implants and consequently, the fate and effect of the used implants cannot be followed. To deliver supra-disciplinary scientists with knowledge necessary to drive this research area forward, to enable product development, and increase Europe’s competitive position, iTERM will provide fellows with individual and centralized training in key elements of imaging, materials science and TERM. During their training, the fellows will develop new materials and implants for TERM as well as state-of-the-art novel multimodality visualization procedures to monitor the behaviour of implants, advancing the field of TERM. iTERM is excellently positioned to achieve the goal to deliver highly employable scientists in the field of imaging and TERM: all iTERM partners are recognized leaders in their field of expertise - ensuring state-of-the-art training possibilities - have highly complementary skills and have extensive prior experience with ITN, integrated projects and Network of Excellence programs, assuring successful achievement of our goals. The inclusion of 4 industrial partners guarantees cross-sectorial training, a highly desired competence. The trained fellows will be highly skilled in different research areas required for material development and imaging. Such scientists are highly sought-after by the growing TERM industry and institutes and have excellent career perspectives.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/tissue engineering
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/medical bioproducts/implants

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 999 313,40
Administrative Contact
Egbert Oosterwijk (Dr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 798 847,28
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martin Ehrbar (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 856,64
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Neil Scott (Mr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 534 150,32
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jöns Hilborn (Prof.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 202 715,26
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Danuta Luchowska (Mrs.)
NANO4IMAGING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 868,88
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 17
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Borm (Prof.)
NOVIOTECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 245 661,46
Address
Molenveldlaan 43
6525 RJ Nijmegem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Wilson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATSSPITAL BASEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 270 315,76
Address
Hebelstrasse 32
4031 Basel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Scherberich (Dr.)