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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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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)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 606 074,30
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 462 157,92
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACQUIFER AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Freiburger Strasse 1-3
75179 Pforzheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TATRAMED SOFTWARE SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 231 078,96
Address
Liscie Udolie 9
841 04 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHASEVIEW

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 182 552,50
Address
Impasse De La Noisette 2
91370 Verrieres Le Buisson
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DITABIS DIGITAL BIOMEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Freiburgerstrasse 3
75179 Pforzheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

CARL ZEISS NTS GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl Zeiss Strasse 4-54
73447 Oberkochen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
4D - NATURE IMAGING CONSULTING SL
Spain
Address
Calle Ibiza 62 1 D
28009 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Union Biometrica BVBA
Belgium
Address
Cipalstraat 3
2440 Geel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY
France
Address
Batiment Breguet - 3 Rue Joliot Curie
91190 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments