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Biomechanics in health and disease: advanced physical tools for innovative early diagnosis

Objective

Phys2BioMed will offer excellent interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral training to a team of motivated early stage researchers (ESRs) on the application of cutting-edge physical tools for the mechanical phenotyping of cells and tissues of clinical relevance, aiming at developing novel early-diagnostic tools. The Phys2BioMed network will merge diverse competences at European level, from different fields like nanoscience and nanotechnology, physics, biology, and medicine, and will expose ESRs to the non academic and private sector. A key element of the project is the peer-to-peer collaboration of research academic institutions with industries and world-leading medical and clinical centers; these are the main actors of the global challenge against diseases, and within Phys2BioMed they will highlight unmet clinical needs, and actively cooperate with academic colleagues for developing novel diagnostic strategies. ESRs will be trained-through-research by world-leading junior and senior PIs, and will benefit of lecture courses, dedicated international schools and workshops, and topical conferences. Secondments to other nodes of the network will represent the main and more effective channel of dissemination and cross-fertilization of competences, ideas, and knowledge within the network. Besides training talented young scientists, ready to work at the boundary of diverse disciplines in the field of nanomedicine, Phys2BioMed will provide scientific and technological outcomes on biomechanics, and the mechanical determinants of diseases. Technology-wise, it will define standardized procedures for nanomechanical measurements, and the definition of the main features of new-generation instrumentation optimized for the mechanical phenotyping of clinical specimens. In the longer-term, Phys2BioMed will provide the platform and know-how to build a data bank of mechanical fingerprints of diseases, setting the ground for the development of effective early-diagnostic tools.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/nanomedicine

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36

Participants (10)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Boulevard De La Chantourne
38700 La Tronche
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE BIOENGINYERIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Carrer Baldiri Reixac Planta 2A 10-12
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE HENRYK NIEWODNICZANSKI INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
EU contribution
€ 227 478,60
Address
Radzikowskiego 152
31 342 Krakow
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Olgettina 60
20132 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPTICS11 BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

BIOMECA
France
Address
46 Allee D'italie Ecole Normale Superieure De Lyon Batiment Lr6 Site Jacques Monod 46
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VMICRO
France
Address
Iemn Avenue Pointcare
59652 Villeneuve D'ascq
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL ET UNIVERSITAIRE DE LILLE
France
Address
Avenue Oscar Lambret 2
59037 Lille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments