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Monomer sequence control in Polymers : Toward next-generation precision materials

Objective

The aim of the project “Euro-Sequences” is to establish a multidisciplinary training network on the emerging topic of sequence-controlled polymers. It has been shown during the last 5 years that such polymers open up unprecedented options for the future of manmade materials. Indeed, similarly to biopolymers such as DNA and proteins, synthetic sequence-controlled polymers contain precisely engineered chain-microstructures that allow a fine control over their molecular, nanoscopic and macroscopic properties. For instance, these new types of polymers are relevant for applications in molecular data storage, catalysis, and nanomedicine. However, this field of research is young and therefore, fundamental and applied research is still mandatory. Thus, it seems timely and appropriate to federate top-European researchers working on that topic. The proposed network is composed of 7 academic partners and 2 companies and connects researchers with complementary expertise in areas such as organic chemistry, polymer synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, physico-chemistry and materials science. This multidisciplinary network will focus on different scientific aspects. A first important objective will be the development of facile and rapid chemical methods for ‘writing’ molecular information on polymers. In addition, analytical techniques that allow characterization and sequencing of polymers will be studied. The folding and self-assembly of sequence-controlled polymers will be also examined in order to understand the correlation between controlled primary structure and higher levels of organization. Eventually, a crucial aim of this project will be the conception of new types of plastics materials. This network will be a unique scientific environment for training PhDs. The students will conduct their research in top-European laboratories and will receive a complete training, including lectures and summer schools, on polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and biomaterials.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/nanomedicine
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 788 626,80

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
2/10 Boulevard De L'europe
78300 Poissy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IONERA TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Hermann-herder-str.7
79104 Freiburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)