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Immune activity Mapping of Carbon Nanomaterials

Objective

"The CARBO-IMmap project involves key players in Europe, US, Qatar and China with the aim to advance the field of carbon nanomaterial development and their exploitation biomedical applications. The long-range goal of Carbo-IMmap is to develop a functional pipeline for the immune-characterization of carbon nanomaterials, for the qualitative and quantitative assessment in vitro and ex vivo of the human immune compatibility and immune activity of newly developed carbon materials.
The project aims to: 1) design and synthetize a panel of 5 types of highly stable and water-soluble nanomaterials, characterized by finely tuned properties by controlling their size and composition, and to obtain these nanomaterials in large amounts with nearly identical size and shape and degree of functionalization; 2) achieve a quantitative understanding of the immune activity (stimulation/ anergy/ suppression) of the selected materials upon the 5 subpopulations of the immune blood cells; 3) correlate the physicochemical properties (size and chemical functionalization) of the nanomaterials with their immune properties; 4) establish a consolidated network between leading EU and extra-EU institutes to provide a stimulating international environment for talented young researchers; 5) advance the level of R&D in participant countries and foster technology transfer and dissemination; 6) raise the awareness of the general public on the prospects of carbon nanomaterials in future biomedical applications. Scientists will be formed by ""training by research"" stays at host labs, leading to an interdisciplinary and international formation.
Funding of this program will enable long-term, transformative research collaborations that will contribute to the integration and collaboration of research groups of 4 European Countries (Germany, Italy, France and Spain) and 3 key non-EU Countries: USA, China and Qatar."

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 378 000

Participants (4)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Paseo Miramon 182, Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian Edificio Empresarial C
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

SIDRA MEDICAL AND RESEARCH CENTER
Qatar
Address
Sidra Medical And Research Center
Doha
Activity type
Other
WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Main Street 6100
77005 Houston Texas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments