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Transcribing the processes of life: Visual Genetics

Objective

The Visual Genetics (VISGEN) consortium brings together eight academic and five commercial scientifically leading teams to address the unique challenge of visualizing nuclear processes in intact brain in real-time. By exchanging knowledge between academic and commercial sectors in Europe, as well as undertaking training secondments at leading Universities in China the team will grow its European and global competitiveness in a world-leading forefront of neuroscience and genetic technology. Visualisation of transcription in living systems has not been witnessed directly, this multidisciplinary and international project will herald a new era where this idea becomes a regular research tool and translates to a clinical and diagnostic technology in the future. The team will use a unique biotagging platform to develop the technology that is required to interrogate transcription. The intersectoral effort requires the amalgamation of knowledge from neuroscientists, synthetic chemists, engineers, physicists, analytical chemists, nanobiologists, behavioural scientists, laser technology and image processing experts. The consortium combines expertise from thirteen organisations from seven countries to build the multidisciplinary team and share the knowledge that addresses and will overcome the task of realising real-time and spatially resolved genetic studies. Once developed, the technology can be utilized for other medical-based research and development projects aimed at early stage disease diagnosis, cancer detection, and toxicity studies. Real-time visual genetics will transform our understanding of the state-of-the-art and herald transformative changes in the field of neuroscience, and in general life science.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 121 500

Participants (18)

FEMTONICS KUTATO ES FEJLESZTO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Tuzolto Utca 59
1094 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACQUIFER AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Freiburger Strasse 1-3
75179 Pforzheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE EN BIOLOGIE ET MEDECINE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Laurent Fries 1
67404 Illkirch Graffenstaden
Activity type
Research Organisations
ART PHOTONICS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 500
Address
Rudower Chaussee 46
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
M-SQUARED LASERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Venture Building 1 Kelvin Campus Maryhill Road West Of Scotland Science Park
G20 0SP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLUCOSET AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
Sluppenvegen 6
7037 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DITABIS DIGITAL BIOMEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
Freiburgerstrasse 3
75179 Pforzheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUMELTIS BIOTECHNOLOGIAI KUTATO-FEJLESZTO KORLATOTL FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Urogi Fasor 2/B. C. Ep. 1. Em.
7614 Pecs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WWW.NANO-KASSEL.DE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Felix-blumenfeld Str.4
34128 Kassel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENVI-TECH TUDOMANYOS MUSZAKI FEJLESZTO ES KORNYEZETVEDELMI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Konkoly Thege Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 500
Address
5 Selwyn Rd
B16 0SH Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

FUDAN UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Handan Road 220
200433 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EAST CHINA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
Meilong Road 130
200237 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments