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Imaging and detection of tumor-associated glycan structures on tumor cells

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721297

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 138 720,04

  • EU contribution

    € 2 138 720,04

Coordinated by:

MALMO UNIVERSITET

Sweden

Objective

The overall objective of Glyco Imaging is to develop novel assays for detection of glycans as biomarkers associated with aggressive and metastatic cancer forms. The assays will be developed for biomarker detection in blood, urine, cells and tissue. Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs), or plastic antibodies, have been developed for targeting the human glycan sialic acid (SA), or Neu5Ac. The efficiency of the Neu5Ac specific SAMIPs targeted to the biomarker SA in different solvents (methanol, water, phosphate buffer) will be exploited. The non-human Neu5Gc, which is incorporated into human glycoconjugates through dietary sources such as red meat, and shown to be involved in malignant cell transformation in humans, will also be investigated by using highly specific Neu5Gc-SAMIPs. The imaging and detection techniques used will be based on fluorescence, 3D-viewing of cancer cells by digital holographic microscopy and magnetic separation columns.
The results in this research consortium will lead to major technological advances having impact on 1) health care, since it will develop more accurate and reliable diagnostics of aggressive and metastatic cancers, 2) drug discovery allowing a faster and cheaper biomarker targeting and detection; and 3) biochemistry research laboratories in resulting in improved understanding of glycan expression in cancer, with emphasis on aggressive metastatic cancer. The training of researchers will be performed by a consortium consisting of 6 partners with biomedical, imaging and particle synthesis skills (4 groups, one institution, one technology company). This forms the basis for a very competent interdisciplinary training program with high quality in both education and research.

8 early stage researchers (ESRs) working on specific tasks within 5 work packages will follow a rich training program providing a well-balanced spectrum of scientific, business and entrepreneurial skills.

Coordinator

MALMO UNIVERSITET

Address

Nordenskioldsgatan 1
205 06 Malmoe

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

Participants (5)

PHASE HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGING PHI AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 269 145,36

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721297

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 138 720,04

  • EU contribution

    € 2 138 720,04

Coordinated by:

MALMO UNIVERSITET

Sweden