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Cancer Diagnosis: Parallel Sensing of Prostate Cancer Biomarkers

Objective

"The Marie Curie ITN ""Cancer Diagnostics: Parallel Sensing of Prostate Cancer Biomarkers"" (PROSENSE) aims at training a new generation of young scientists in the interdisciplinary techniques and methods required to meet the major challenges in the development of diagnostic tools for prostate cancer. It will bring together training by experts from the biosensor technology area and those from life sciences and medicine that work on cancer biomarker research.

PROSENSE is a coordinated research training network involving university groups, R&D sections of small and medium enterprises, research institutes, hospitals and the R&D section of a large enterprise from the biomedical field. PROSENSE is a unique programme bringing together training across disciplines and across sectors, complemented by researcher career development tools. The scientific aspects of PROSENSE are centred around the themes of: 1) Development and study of biomarkers; 2) Detection techniques development; 3) Probe immobilisation and characterisation; 4) System integration and validation.

A full programme of cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral secondments, traning and events will enable PROSENSE to promote interaction, knowledge exchange and collaboration in the multidisciplinary field of biosensor design with the aim of developing improved devices for prostate cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatments. It will increase understanding of clinical relevance of prostate cancer biomarkers and elucidate how the concurrent analysis of biomarkers can inform therapy; improve sensitivity, selectivity, robustness and speed of biosensing technologies for the simultaneous screening of biomarkers; develop lab-on-a-chip devices requiring minute amounts of clinical samples and increase likelihood of viable fit-for-purpose prostate cancer biosensing products."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/biosensors
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer/prostate cancer

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 011 684,12
Administrative Contact
Pedro Estrela (Dr.)

Participants (8)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 736,64
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eevi Laukkanen (Ms.)
CHEMICKY USTAV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIEVIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 436 436
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
845 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Tkac (Dr.)
INESC MICROSISTEMAS E NANOTECNOLOGIAS - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES PARA OS MICROSISTEMAS E AS NANOTECNOLOGIAS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 212 069
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilda Ribeiro (Mrs.)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 496 608,19
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ana Terres (Dr.)
Applied Enzyme Technology Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 932,16
Address
Monmouth House, Mamhilad Park
NP4 OHZ Pontypool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kathryn Pearce (Ms.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 553 553,89
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandro Carrara (Prof.)
HOCHSCHULE KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 483 517,76
Address
Schoenstr. 11
67659 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Ingebrandt (Prof.)
XEPTAGEN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 229 315,24
Address
Via Delle Industrie 9
30175 Venezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Gallotta (Dr.)