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An Integrated Platform for Developing Brain Cancer Diagnostic Techniques

Objective

The mission of AiPBAND is to train a new generation of entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the early diagnosis of brain tumours using molecular biomarkers in the blood, meeting the medical and societal challenges of this emerging field. AiPBAND will focus on gliomas, a range of devastating and progressive brain tumours affecting around 25,000 people each year in Europe and responsible for the majority of deaths from primary brain tumours.

Fourteen fellows will be trained by experts in 9 academic and 3 non-academic beneficiaries, belonging to 5 EU member states and 6 partner organizations (4 private sectors and 2 international academic), with fields ranging from neuroscience, engineering (including big data science), healthcare to economics. State-of-the-art technologies will be applied in parallel to (i) identify novel blood biomarkers from patients with gliomas, (ii) design three types of multiplex biosensor (plasmonic-based, graphene-based, and digital ELISA assay-based), (iii) develop a big data-empowered intelligent data management infrastructure, and (iv) develop cloud-based diagnostic systems. Proof-of-concept will be evaluated through clinical trials to assess accuracy, sensitivity and specificity. The elaborately designed individual research projects under the Vitae Researcher Development Framework – carefully arranged into local training courses, network wide events, secondments, personalized career development plans, with strong involvement of the private sector – will ensure exploitation of AiPBAND's achievements, and will maximize the ESRs’ abilities in creative & innovative thinking, triple-i knowledge transformation, and encourage a business-orientated mind-set and entrepreneurship.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/neurobiology/neuroscience

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 599 715,07

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTI FISIOTERAPICI OSPITALIERI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Chianesi 53
00144 Roma
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCRIBA NANOTECNOLOGIE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Di Corticella 183/8
40128 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEDICAL TRIALS ANALYSIS ITALY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Walter Tobagi 6
20143 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE HYVE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Arthur Van Schendelstraat 650
3511 MJ Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 749,84
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 220 148,57
Address
Borough Road
TS1 3BA Middlesbrough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRINSES MAXIMA CENTRUM VOOR KINDERONCOLOGIE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 624,44
Address
Heidelberglaan 25
3584CS Utrecht
Activity type
Other

Partners (6)

ENGAGE - KEY TECHNOLOGY VENTURES AG
Germany
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 54
76137 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG
Germany
Address
Carl Braun Strasse 1
34212 Melsungen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HUNAN UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Lushan South Road 1
410082 Changsha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
China Capital Medical University
China
Address
Xi Tou Tiao, You An Men Wai 10
100069 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Beijing Genome Institute
China
Address
Beitucheng West Road 7
100029 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Biotecture Ltd
Netherlands
Address
Rudolf Dieselstraat 80-Hs
1097 AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)