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A Synthetic Biology Approach to Developing Optical NanoAnalytics

Project description

Carbon nanotubes are a beacon of light in highly sensitive biosensors

Nature is often the source of inspiration for scientists and engineers, and sensing is perhaps one of the most important functions relevant to biomedical applications. Often, scientists seek to duplicate nature's capabilities. Increasingly, they are able to surpass them, particularly when biological molecules and processes are used as components of sophisticated human-made systems. The EU-funded NanoBiOptics project plans to exploit the combined advantages of biomaterials such as artificial nucleic acids and nanomaterials such as single-walled carbon nanotubes. The use of bioengineering techniques will enable scientists to overcome inherent limitations of current engineered nanosensors, resulting in a new generation of highly sensitive optical sensors for bioanalyte detection.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Host institution

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 499 495

Beneficiaries (1)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 499 495
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments