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Biochemical and mechanochemical mechanisms in polarized cells

Objective

BIOPOL is an interdisciplinary European training network at the interface of cell biology, physics and engineering. BIOPOL aims specifically at the understanding of fundamental mechanochemical principles guiding cellular behaviour and function and their relevance to human disease. A new supra-disciplinary research field is emerging bringing together the fields of molecular cell biology, physics and engineering aiming at an in depth understanding of fundamental cellular mechanochemical principles. BIOPOL combines exactly this required expertise in one joint training program for young researchers. BIOPOL has assembled a unique multidisciplinary consortium bringing together top scientists from the fields of molecular/developmental cell biology, membrane physics, engineering as well as specialists from the private sector. The scientific objectives focus on understanding of fundamental mechanisms of cellular mechanosensing in health and disease, the role of external forces in cell division and mechanochemical regulation of cell polarity including tissue formation. Finally, part of BIOPOL´s research program is the further development of cutting edge technologies like advanced atomic force microscopy, novel photonic tools like optical stretcher or innovative organ on a chip technology, exploiting physical cellular properties. BIOPOL´s collaborative cutting edge research program is integral part of its training program provided to early stage researcher and is further translated into seven state of the art experimental training stations representing the consortiums expertise. In addition, BIOPOL has developed a 3 years modular curriculum including workshops, summerschools, Business plan competitions and conferences with a specific agenda of transferable skill training elements highly relevant for scientific communication, translational research and in particular entrepreneurship.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Net EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom

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Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 819 863,64

Participants (9)

INSTITUT CURIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 788 626,80
Address
Rue D'ulm 26
75231 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 788 626,80
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 498 432,96
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 273 287,88
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 273 287,88
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 258 061,32
CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CARDIOVASCULARES CARLOS III (F.S.P.)
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Melchor Fernandez Almagro 3
28029 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 495 745,92
JPK INSTRUMENTS AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Colditzstrasse 34-36
12099 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 249 216,48
BIONCOTECH THERAPEUTICS SL

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Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
C/ Catedratico Agustin Escardino 9
46980 Paterna
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MIMETAS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
De Limes 7
2342 DH Oegstgeest

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 255 374,28

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham

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East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ANDOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Millennium Way 7 Springvale Business Park
BT12 7AL Belfast

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SILANTES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gollierstrasse 70c
80339 Munich

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00