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Training European Experts in Multilevel Bioimaging, Analysis and Modelling of Vertebrate Development and Disease

Training European Experts in Multilevel Bioimaging, Analysis and Modelling of Vertebrate Development and Disease

Objective

This proposal sprang from European scientists in both academia and industry who identified a common challenge: setting up a training frame to educate the next generation of imagers in complex biological systems (healthy & pathological), so they are able to master all major aspects of this competitive field and bring important innovations to universities and companies.
The long-term goal of any initiative to image biological processes is reaching cellular or subcellular resolution in a complete organism. This is now possible using vertebrate embryos as models and the most recent technological advances as tools. ESRs will be trained by addressing the following scientific bottlenecks and challenges:
-Preparing vertebrate embryos (rodent & zebrafish) for optimal imaging
-Fine-tuning sensors, reporters and actuators to track cell types, cellular processes and behaviours in living organisms
-Developing and implementing new imaging instruments
-Analysing complex sets of big-data images to extract relevant information
-Using processed images to design computational and mathematical models of development and pathologies
-Comparing these models with experimental data and create a feedback loop improving the whole work chain from sample preparation to instrumentation and analysis.
This interdisciplinary training is based on an intersectoral organisation of the consortium with partners from academia and companies that need these future experts to develop new instruments, screen drugs and chemicals in living systems and develop software to analyse and model medical images. The full training programme is based on an optimal balance between training through research and many network-wide training events, including conferences with physical presence, digital conferences and monthly videolink events.
Consortium members are keen to implement both classical and original outreach activities (eg MOOCs, serious games, Lego designs) to bring state-of-the-art microscopy to the classroom.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER

Address

163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

Participants (11)

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UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 462 157,92

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

ACQUIFER AG

Germany

TATRAMED SOFTWARE SRO

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 231 078,96

PHASEVIEW

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

DITABIS DIGITAL BIOMEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

Partners (6)

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CARL ZEISS NTS GMBH

4D - NATURE IMAGING CONSULTING SL

Union Biometrica BVBA

UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG

COMMUNAUTE D UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721537

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 562 028,64

  • EU contribution

    € 3 562 028,64

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER

France