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SuperCol: Rational design of super-selective and responsive colloidal particles for biomedical applications

Project description

Tiny colloidal superheros could have oversized power for diagnosis and treatment

Colloidal particles are microscopic or even nanoscopic-sized particles whose surfaces can be functionalised. Their very large surface areas relative to their small volumes means you can load each one many molecules to deliver and release drugs or bind pathogens and biomarkers at the target site, leading to powerful diagnostic and therapeutic systems. However, their potential has yet to be exploited due to technical limitations with control of receptor activity and placement. SuperCol plans to get a closer look at colloidal surfaces both visually and with receptor chemistry. Observations will inform models with the goal of rationale design of super-selective and responsive particles that enable capture (of disease biomarkers) or release (of therapeutics) on demand.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/microscopy/super resolution microscopy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 062 479,52

Participants (7)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 595 044
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 562 553,28
Address
Avenue De L Europe 20
1700 Fribourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BLUSENSE DIAGNOSTICS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Fruebjergvej 3
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIQ-NANO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Barsanti 1
73010 Arnesano (Lecce)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)