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Micro/Nano Robotics for Single Cancer Cells

Objective

Cancer is considered as the second leading cause of death worldwide. It is important to develop methodologies that improve understanding of the disease condition and progression. Over the past few years, single cell biology has been performed using micro/nano robotics for exploration of the nanomechanical and electrophysiological properties of cells. However, most of the research so far has been empirical and the understanding of the mechanisms and thus possible for cancer therapy are limited. Therefore, a systematic approach to address this challenge using advanced micro/robotics techniques is timely and important to a wide range of the technologies where micro/nano manipulation and measurement are in demand. The proposed “Micro/nano robotics for single cancer cells (MNR4SCell)” project focuses on the staff exchange between the 8 world recognised institutions of EU and China, and the share of knowledge and ideas, and further the development of the leading edge technologies for the design, modelling, and control of micro/nano robotics and their applications in single cancer cell measurement, characterisation, manipulation, and surgery. This project meets the objectives and requirements of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). The ultimate goal of MNR4SCell is to establish long-term international and multidisciplinary research collaboration between Europe and China in the challenging field of micro/nano robotics for single cancer cells in the characterisation, diagnosis and targeted therapy. The synergistic approach and knowledge established by MNR4SCell will serve as the building blocks of the micro/nano robotics and biomedical applications, and thus keep the consortium’s leading position in the world for potential major scientific and technological breakthroughs in nanotechnology and cancer therapy.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/cell biology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 301 500

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 000
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 500
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 328 500
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
University Square
LU1 3JU Luton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 54 000
Address
Acad. G. Bonchev Block 4
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (5)

Tianjin University
China
Address
Weijin Road 92
300072 Tianjin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Changchun University of Science and Technology
China
Address
Weixing Road 7089
130022 Changchun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HARBIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
West Da Zhi Street 92
150001 Harbin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Zhejiang University
China
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
China
Address
Wushan Road 381 Guangdong
510641 Guangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments