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Directing the immune response through designed nanomaterials

Project description

Nanomaterials with tuneable immune properties

Biocompatible nanomaterials are increasingly being used in various medical and industrial applications. However, their interactions with the innate immune system at the molecular level has not been fully elucidated. The EU-funded DIRNANO project will address this knowledge gap by investigating nanoparticle-immune interactions. The idea is to develop biocompatible nanopharmaceuticals with tuneable immune-specific behaviour for cancer immunotherapy and vaccination. To achieve this, scientists will employ novel surface engineering approaches and generate host or microbial-derived modulators of innate immunity. Project results will help overcome adverse reactions to nanopharmaceutical injections rendering them a safe choice for precision medicine.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health/epidemics prevention/immunisation
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 784 499,04

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION RIOJA SALUD-FRS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Calle Piqueras 98
26006 Logrono
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 264 207,24
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STAB VIDA INVESTIGACAO E SERVICOS EM CIENCIAS BIOLOGICAS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 237 720,24
Address
Rua Dos Inventores S/n Edificio Madan Parque Salas 2.18 E 2.19
2825 182 Caparica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 292 342,32
Address
Kirkeveien 166 Tarnbygget
0450 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SuSoS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Lagerstrasse 14
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA RIOJA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Avenida De La Paz 93
26006 La Rioja
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIPOCOAT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Hengelosestraat 535
7521 AG Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments