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Smart Nano-objects for Alteration of Lipid-bilayers

Objetivo

SNAL is a multidisciplinary programme specially designed to provide scientific and transferable skill training and career development for early stage researchers and experienced researchers in membrane research. Working in a multidisciplinary network will give the researchers a broad perspective on their research field as well as the basic ability of pursuing a research project from basic sciences to industrial applications. The broad aim is to train a new cohort of researchers with systemic thinking equipped with generic skills in combining experimental studies and computer simulations to prepare them for fruitful careers in academia and industry. One challenge for the project is the design and synthesis of novel biomaterials able to modify membrane properties. This requires deep understanding of the interactions of lipid membranes with nano-objects including functional biomimetic polymers, polymeric micelles, carbon nanotubes and polymer therapeutic complexes/conjugates to enable the intelligent design of novel materials with improved bilayer modifying properties. To achieve this goal we have assembled a highly interdisciplinary team of leading groups all having synergies in their established research interests in the field of lipid bilayer – nano-objects interactions. The project combines computer simulations, chemical synthesis, clinical and industrial expertise, physical and biological experiments. The industry involvement in the project is very high with full participation of Unilever and Biopharma, the companies from different sectors. Complementarity of partner skills provides a logical basis for a collective training programme. The full cycle of the design process, from theoretical models to synthesis and experimental and clinical validation, is of particular importance for training of ESRs and their future career development.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Coordinador

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Dirección
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
España

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Oscar Vidal (Dr.)
Aportación de la UE
€ 849 407,24

Participantes (8)

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN EV
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 445 787,76
Dirección
Hohe Strasse 6
01069 Dresden

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Sandra Martinka (Mrs.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 571 763,28
Dirección
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Shaun Power (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 513 547,32
Dirección
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Gaëlle Bujan (Mrs.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 285 056,64
Dirección
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Nigel Slater (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 285 056,64
Dirección
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Liz Fay (Ms.)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 444 137,76
Dirección
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Kseniya Polozheyeva (Ms.)
BIOPHARMA TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 125 326,08
Dirección
Winnall Valley Road 9
SO23 0LD Winchester

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Andrew Cowen (Mr.)
UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 125 326,08
Dirección
Unilever House, Victoria Embankment 100
EC4Y 0DY London

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Linda Edwards (Ms.)