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Biochemical and mechanochemical mechanisms in polarized cells

Biochemical and mechanochemical mechanisms in polarized cells

Objective

BIOPOL is an interdisciplinary European training network at the interface of cell biology, physics and engineering. BIOPOL aims specifically at the understanding of fundamental mechanochemical principles guiding cellular behaviour and function and their relevance to human disease. A new supra-disciplinary research field is emerging bringing together the fields of molecular cell biology, physics and engineering aiming at an in depth understanding of fundamental cellular mechanochemical principles. BIOPOL combines exactly this required expertise in one joint training program for young researchers. BIOPOL has assembled a unique multidisciplinary consortium bringing together top scientists from the fields of molecular/developmental cell biology, membrane physics, engineering as well as specialists from the private sector. The scientific objectives focus on understanding of fundamental mechanisms of cellular mechanosensing in health and disease, the role of external forces in cell division and mechanochemical regulation of cell polarity including tissue formation. Finally, part of BIOPOL´s research program is the further development of cutting edge technologies like advanced atomic force microscopy, novel photonic tools like optical stretcher or innovative organ on a chip technology, exploiting physical cellular properties. BIOPOL´s collaborative cutting edge research program is integral part of its training program provided to early stage researcher and is further translated into seven state of the art experimental training stations representing the consortiums expertise. In addition, BIOPOL has developed a 3 years modular curriculum including workshops, summerschools, Business plan competitions and conferences with a specific agenda of transferable skill training elements highly relevant for scientific communication, translational research and in particular entrepreneurship.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Address

Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2tn Sheffield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 819 863,64

Participants (9)

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INSTITUT CURIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 788 626,80

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONESCARDIOVASCULARES CARLOS III (F.S.P.)

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

JPK INSTRUMENTS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

BIONCOTECH THERAPEUTICS SL

Spain

MIMETAS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

Partners (5)

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UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Biotechnology Yes

ANDOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Silantes GmbH

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641639

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 911 897,16

  • EU contribution

    € 3 911 897,16

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom