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Female Investigators in Nonlinear Optical Nanoscopy - FINON

Objective

The aim of this ITN is to take the category of Nonlinear Optical Microscopy (NOM) techniques into the nano-dimension, allowing for label-free three-dimensional (3D), dynamic imaging of macromolecular arrangements and nanostructures by probing inherent higher-order electronic and molecular vibrations with novel detection concepts. Specific S&T objectives are to (A) explore the use of nano-sized scanning probes, polarization or phase resolved detection schemes to enable nano-scale imaging, (B) benchmark their capabilities by fundamental studies and computations of molecular suprastructures and metallic nanostructures, and to (C) apply them in live-cell and fuel cell studies in order to introduce them as attractive instruments for the pharmaceutical-, nanotechnology-, and biosciences/industry. In particular, we will study (i) the formation of hierarchical structures of beta-amyloid, (ii) nonlinear emission by metallic nanoparticles/holes/antennas as potential nano-photonic devises, (iii) stem cell differentiation and metabolic expression in a 3D tissue model for drug screening and (iv) physic-chemical processes in fuel cell membranes. This sets requirements on a highly interdisciplinary and intersectoral working process. Consequently, the FINON ITN constitutes of partners from, and active interaction between, a wide range of disciplines spanning from front-line technology developers of laser instrumentation, microscopy, and nanophotonics to users of microscopy with extended experience and challenging requirements within the life-, chemical-, pharmaceutical- and material sciences. This forms an attractive training environment, with particular emphasis on early-stage and experienced researchers, offering unique networking opportunities and a vast variety of career paths.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology/cells technologies/stem cells
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanophotonics
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 649 909,26
Administrative Contact
Zsolt Tóvári (Mr.)

Participants (5)

ASTRAZENECA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 270 925,16
Address
Vastra Maelarhamnen
151 85 Sodertaelje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johanna Kruusval (Ms.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 592 113,28
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Sexton (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 545 031,52
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rebecca Veselinov (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 533 897,32
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Béatrice Saint-Cricq (Mrs.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 878 775,48
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Markström (Dr.)