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Biosensors, Reporters and Algal Autonomous Vessels for Ocean Operation

Objetivo

BRAAVOO aims to develop innovative solutions for real-time in-situ measurements of high impact and difficult to measure marine pollutants. The concept of BRAAVOO is based on a unique combination of three types of biosensors, which will enable both the detection of a number of specific marine priority pollutants as well as of general biological effects that can be used for early warning. First, innovative bimodal evanescent waveguide nanoimmuno-sensors will enable label-free antibody-based detection of organohalogens, antibiotics, or algal toxins. Secondly, bacterial bioreporters producing autofluorescent proteins in response to chemical exposure will enable direct detection of alkanes or PAHs from oil, heavy metals, or antibiotics, and can further assess the general toxicity of the water sample. Finally, the photosystem activity of marine algae is exploited to monitor changes induced by toxic compounds.
BRAAVOO will construct and rigorously test the three biosensor systems for their analytical performance to the targeted pollutants. To enable low-cost real-time measurements, the three biosensors will be miniaturized, multiplexed and integrated into innovative modules, which allow simultaneous multianalyte detection. The modules will include all optical elements for biosensor signal generation and readout, the microelectronics for data storage, and specific microfluidics to embed the biosensors or cells, and expose them to aqueous samples from dedicated autosamplers. The modules can be used either as stand-alone instruments for specific marine applications or can operate autonomously and in real-time in an integrated form. Hereto, they will be embedded in a marine buoy and an unmanned surveying vessel. Vessels and stand-alone biosensor modules will be tested extensively and in comparative fashion on real marine samples and in mesocosms. If successful, the flexible and innovative BRAAVOO solutions will democratize and revolutionize marine environmental monitoring.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Dirección
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne
Suiza

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Jan Roelof Van Der Meer (Prof.)
Aportación de la UE
€ 618 278

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LIONIX BV
Países Bajos
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€ 365 100
Dirección
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Henk Leeuwis (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
España
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€ 601 201
Dirección
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
BIOSENSOR SRL
Italia
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€ 213 219
Dirección
Via Degli Olmetti 44
00060 Formello

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Giovanni Basile (Mr.)
MICROTEC GESELLSCHAFT FUR MIKROTECHNOLOGIE MBH
Alemania
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€ 453 600
Dirección
Bismarckstrasse 142b
47057 Duisburg

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Helge Bohlmann (Dr.)
SCIPROM SARL
Suiza
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€ 167 200
Dirección
Rue Du Centre 70
1025 Saint Sulpice

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Kirsten Leufgen (Dr.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
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€ 334 214
Dirección
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Jane Turner (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italia
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€ 376 815
Dirección
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Sara Genovese (Dr.)
IDS MONITORING LIMITED
Irlanda
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€ 399 500
Dirección
Lakeview 12 Cullenagh
Ballina Tipperary

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
John Wallace (Mr.)