CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Multiphoton Microscopy and Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Imaging meets Quantum

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812992

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 034 446,92

  • EU contribution

    € 4 034 446,92

Coordinated by:

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

Objective

In the quest to decipher the chain of life from molecules to cells, the biophysical questions being asked increasingly demand techniques that are capable of identifying specific biomolecules in their native environment at the smallest possible scale, and measuring their interactions quantitatively without perturbing the system under observation. Laser-based optical microscopy is a key technology to drive this progress in the 21st century. Still, many challenges remain in particular toward i) achieving imaging with biomolecular specificity without the artefacts from sample staining, ii) quantitative imaging, and iii) single molecule sensitivity. Progress toward biomolecular specificity at very high temporal resolution has been brought by the development of ultrafast two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy, able to address the importance of quantum coherences with the potential to unravel the fundamental machinery of Nature. Yet, measuring quantum phenomena with an optical microscope is technically challenging, and far from real-world biological applications. MUSIQ is designed as an innovative research and training network, where we will recruit 15 Early Stage Researchers to work toward the central ambitious goal of developing the next-generation optical microscopy exploiting quantum coherent nonlinear phenomena. The network brings together a unique team of 7 world-leading academics and 6 high tech companies at the forefront of optical microscopy and ultrafast laser technology developments merged with fundamental understanding of coherent light-matter interaction phenomena, development of quantitative image analysis tools, and biomedical/pharmaceutical real-world applications. MUSIQ will establish an intersectoral training and research programme at the physics/chemistry/life science interface with partners from 9 European countries, aimed at creating the next generation of skilled well-connected scientists that will pioneer the ‘quantum microscopes of tomorrow’.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

Address

Newport Road 30-36
Cf24 Ode Cardiff

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 909 517,68

Participants (9)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 522 999,36

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 549 604,08

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 501 809,76

UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 421 314

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

GLAXOSMITHKLINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 84 262,80

LIGHT CONVERSION, UAB

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 223 947

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 256 320

Partners (6)

ACCELOPMENT AG

Switzerland

APE ANGEWANDTE PHYSIK UND ELEKTRONIK GMBH

Germany

VENTEON Laser Technologies GmbH

Germany

SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE LIMITED

United Kingdom

HERTZ BROERTJES BRIGITTE

Netherlands

Scientific Volume Imaging BV

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 812992

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 034 446,92

  • EU contribution

    € 4 034 446,92

Coordinated by:

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom