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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology/cell polarity
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64

Participants (9)

INSTITUT CURIE
France
EU contribution
€ 788 626,80
Address
Rue D'ulm 26
75231 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CARDIOVASCULARES CARLOS III (F.S.P.)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Melchor Fernandez Almagro 3
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
JPK INSTRUMENTS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Colditzstrasse 34-36
12099 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIONCOTECH THERAPEUTICS SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
C/ Catedratico Agustin Escardino 9
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIMETAS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Jh Oortweg 19
2333CH Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Biotechnology Yes
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANDOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Millennium Way 7 Springvale Business Park
BT12 7AL Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Silantes GmbH
Germany
Address
Ahornweg 6
86415 Mering
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)