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Cloud Based Software Solution for Next Generation Diagnostics in Infectious Diseases

Objective

Infection is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide and incurs huge economic costs for both patient diagnosis and hospitalisation. Traditional wet-lab culture techniques often do not recognise particular bacterial strains such as the recently identified Campylobacter ureolyticus nor do they incorporate the resulting host response. In silico molecular detection methods flag such biomarkers and can facilitate rapid, efficient and accurate diagnosis. Major challenges in the widespread adoption of such techniques exist due to inter alia their complex computational characteristics, the need for software tools that are usable for both researchers and clinicians and the need for software solutions that are secure and auditable, providing full traceability and provenance of data. Therefore, the principal Scientific & Technological objective is to develop in silico techniques that can support rapid molecular diagnosis of infection and to embed these techniques in an efficient, usable, auditable and secure end to end diagnostic process.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 430 767,04
Administrative Contact
Roy Sleator (Dr.)

Participants (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 327 483,20
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanna Wielgo (Ms.)
NSILICO LIFE SCIENCE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 556 049,76
Address
Grange Erin Lodge Grange Road
T12 Douglas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brian Kelly (Dr.)