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Photonics for Healthcare: multiscAle cancer diagnosiS and Therapy

Objective

The European Training Network PHAST (Photonics for Healthcare: multiscAle cancer diagnosiS and Therapy) provides excellent, highly-skilled education and training in the vibrant field of Biophotonics for 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in a strong multidisciplinary PhD programme. PHAST addresses some relevant “unmet needs” of the medical community in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer – one of the leading causes of death worldwide – to significantly improve the quality of life for European society. The main scientific goal of PHAST is to develop multiscale advanced photonic technologies for the diagnosis of cancer in vitro and in vivo and the monitoring of therapy for personalized medicine, through its four specific objectives: 1. In-vitro diagnosis as point-of-care approach through optical spectroscopy combined with innovative sampling techniques. 2. Tissue diagnostics and functional monitoring by optical fibre-based biopsy and diffuse optical spectroscopy. 3. Microscale cancer monitoring by multimodal optical imaging of tumour borders during surgery. 4. Macroscale therapy monitoring by diffuse optical spectroscopy, multifunctional optical fibre sensors, autofluorescence, and hyperspectral imaging. The multi-scale level approach employed by PHAST will allow early cancer detection from molecular disease markers in body-liquids up to live organs. In specific cases these techniques will be validated in the clinic thanks to close collaboration with medical institutions. The ESRs will be trained to all the technologies through hands-on laboratory platforms, thematic workshops and courses to build solid careers as biophotonics professionals in both academic and non-academic sectors. This will be possible thanks to the multidisciplinary environment created by the PHAST consortium, composed of research institutions, 2 hospitals and 8 industries, among them specialized small companies as well as global players in the field such as Horiba, Philips and Zeiss.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68

Participants (13)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 549 368,64
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
HORIBA FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
Rue Du Canal 16-18
91160 Longjumeau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPECTRACURE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Gasverksgatan 1
222 29 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRINTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Schillerstrasse 1
07745 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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)