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Multimodal magnetic cellular-patches with synergistic effects for high performance theranostics

Objective

The key goals of the MAGNET-CELLPATCH project are: a) the training of a talented experienced researcher, Dr. Castellanos-Rubio, in the fast growing fields of nanotechnology, microfabrication, biomedicine and healthcare industry, in which the host and partner institutions have an extensive knowledge and expertise; and, b) the development, optimisation and evaluation of cost-efficient multimodal magnetic cellular-patches for high performance theranostics. The interdisciplinary training program includes the use of advanced characterisation techniques, as XAS and SAXS, and the evaluation of the material in therapy (hyperthermia-chemotherapy) and diagnosis (MRI) of colorectal cancer. The fellow is a skilled researcher that during her undergraduate and postgraduate career has gained strong experience in the fabrication and characterization of biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles and inorganic-polymeric microstructures with magnetothermal properties. To further boost her career, she needs to gain expertise in sophisticated data-capture instrumentation (such as synchrotron radiation sources), in in-vitro and in-vivo experimental studies and in MRI technique, in which the UPV/EHU has a world-recognised expertise. Moreover, through secondments at academic and industrial co-hosts, at the UCL and NIT respectively, she will gain additional training in preclinical experiments in the field of magnetic-drug-targeting and in production protocols of medical devices, scaling-up options, cost-reduction strategies, quality-controls and market-ready items designs. This multidisciplinary project explicitly addresses a world-wide societal challenge in health, namely, the development of new materials for cancer treatment. In addition, it will also increase the fellow´s supervision and teaching experience, project and intellectual property management expertise, research funding and proposal writing, which will assist her in acquiring necessary competences to reach professional maturity.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 158 121,60