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Brain injury and trauma monitoring using advanced photonics

Objective

Our vision is to develop a suite of standardised non-invasive devices that will provide essential information about brain
health in neurocritical care and neuromonitoring, with a particular emphasis on 1. traumatic brain injury: the “silent epidemic
of the third millennium” and 2. hypoxia in newborn children. Survivors present permanent neurological conditions that have a
profound impact on the quality of life of individuals and their families, and hence a large socio-economic impact. The key
factors influencing these conditions and their treatment are the avoidance of brain hypoxia and metabolic disturbances and
this is driving the transfer of new neuromonitoring systems to the bedside where they are being shown to have a
transformative effect on patient care.
BitMap will develop non-invasive photonics-based monitoring techniques and data analysis methods to provide biomarkers
that could guide patient management. A cohort of multi-disciplinary Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), embedded in leading
laboratories across Europe, will work together on an programme designed to address the key technological and clinical
challenges in neurocritical care. The ESRs will benefit from the diverse range of expertise in advanced photonics and clinical
application which will substantially enhance their research competitiveness and employability, and will together form a critical
mass of skilled people working together towards new technologies for improved neuroclinical care.
The challenges involved are fundamentally multi-disciplinary and therefore ESRs trained in a multi-disciplinary environment
are essential if progress and clinical impact is to be made. There is currently no graduate programme producing researchers
with these attributes, but there is a significant market for such PhDs in the rapidly developing area of biomedical optics and
in general in medical imaging technology development. The BitMap project therefore addresses both a clinical and economic
need.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/obstetrics and gynaecology/obstetrics/childbirth
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/paediatrics
  • /engineering and technology/medical engineering/diagnostic imaging

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (10)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT BIOCYBERNETYKI I INZYNIERII BIOMEDYCZNEJ IM.MACIEJA NALECZA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 448 274,88
Address
Ul. Ksiecia Trojdena 4
02 109 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BIRMINGHAM NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Mindelsohn Way Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre
B15 2PR Birmingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARI VALL D'HEBRON - INSTITUT DE RECERCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Passeig Vall D Hebron 119-129 Edificio De Recerca
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
PICOQUANT INNOVATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Rudower Chaussee 29
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEMOPHOTONICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida Carl Friedrich Gauss 3 Oficina 346 Mediterranean Technology Park
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CORP
United States
Address
3451 Walnut Street Room P 221
19104 Philadelphia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Washington University at St Louis
United States
Address

St. Louis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments