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Two Photon Absorbers for Biomedical Applications

Objective

Two-photon absorption is a photophysical process with diverse applications in medicine (photodynamic therapy), neurophysiology, cell biology (microscopy, photo-activated drugs) and biomedical engineering (fabrication of micro-needle arrays and tissue scaffolds). Many of these applications will only have a major impact when better dyes become available with stronger two-photon absorption, as well as improved secondary properties (photostability, biocompatibility, etc). Advances in optical engineering will also be critical. Two-photon absorption is an important newly emerging supra-discipline at the intersection of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. This network will be the first initiative of its kind in this area. TOPBIO will train young researchers in many different aspects of the field, by coupling together research groups with internationally recognized expertise in synthesis, molecular design, theory, photophysics, photobiology, cell biology, engineering, nanotechnology, microscopy and laser physics. We aim not only to train ESR and ER in an interdisciplinary manner but also (by developing new generations of functional dyes and applying them in real biomedical applications) to improve the quality of life in Europe and to strengthen the EU economy. TOPBIO will provide an excellent mechanism for promoting interdisciplinary training, by exchanging PhD students on secondments between collaborating laboratories, through regular progress meetings, workshops and tutorial schools. TOPBIO brings together leading experts from universities and private sector organizations across Europe. It has an exceptional ratio of private to academic partners (1:2). The perfect match of complementary expertise, multidisciplinarity, high involvement of companies and focus on the real needs of society will enable us to deliver high quality training in skills which are perfectly matched to the needs of future employers, thus producing a workforce which will be in high demand.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 524 148,02
Administrative Contact
Gaelle Bujan (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 456 351,82
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marta Szajnowska-Ksit (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 846,92
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Polik (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 605 583,66
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rikke Schultz Gjerulff (Ms.)
LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 143,45
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boris Chichkov (Prof.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 232 051,25
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
KEEMILISE JA BIOLOOGILISE FUUSIKA INSTITUUT
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 214 431,75
Address
Akadeemia Tee 23
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Raivo Stern (Dr.)
CIS BIO INTERNATIONAL SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 228 737,34
Address
Rn Saclay 306
91192 Gif Sur Yvette Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gérard Mathis (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 824,01
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lucia Flamigni (Dr.)
AMPLITUDE SYSTEMES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 115 538,67
Address
Av De Canteranne Bat Meropa 11
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Mottay (Mr.)
UZDAROJI AKCINE BENDROVE STANDA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 86 094,45
Address
Svitrigailos 4-39
LT-03222 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michail Berba (Mr.)