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Engineering advanced polymeric surfaces for smart systems in biomedicine, biology, material science and nanotecnology: A cross-disciplinary approach of Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Objective

The enormous potential of Biology in combination with Chemistry and Physics will lead to break-through advances in material science and to an abundant wealth of exploitable developments, Chemistry and Physics offer advanced tools for synthesis, characterization, theoretical understanding and manufacture of materials and devices, while Biology offer a window into the most sophisticated collection of functional nanostructures that exist. The inspiration searched in Nature will expand not only lo the use of the characteristics of the biological molecules but also to the clean, self-sustainable and efficient way that Nature produces such sophisticated molecules, The project of Biopolysurf aims at providing a platform for research and training In this multidisciplinary field. Biopolysurf is a RTN planned to facilitate the exchange of expertise and knowledge between top-notch groups coming from these three traditional disciplines as a way to achieve a privileged excellence in Nanobiotechnology and to establish a high quality training and truly multidisciplinary platform for young and experienced researches. Our main goal will be the engineering of advanced nanofunctionalized polymeric surfaces for smart systems in biomedicine, biology, material science and nanotechnology by assembling molecules and nano-objects into functional patterns. Biopolysurf is intended as an application-oriented research network. All the tools and knowledge developed within the network will be focused on marketable products. The aimed tasks are designed to be used in tissue engineering, drug (gene) delivery, nanobiotechnology, lab-on-a-chip systems and advanced smart materials and devices for agriculture, food packaging, cosmetics, etc. The interdisciplinary approach of Biopolysurf will establish a complete chain of knowledge: It ranges from innovative concepts for the design and the (bio) synthesis of novel materials to the fabrication of controlled (ordered) nanostructures via self-assembly.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-MOBILITY-1
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Funding Scheme

RTN - Marie Curie actions-Research Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Address
Plaza De Santa Cruz 8
Valladolid
Spain

Participants (11)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3 Rue Michel-ange
Paris
CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE S.A.
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
Neuchatel
DEUTSCHES WOLLFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT AN DER RWTH AACHEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Veltmanplatz 8
Aachen
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada Street 6
Athens
ORTA DOGU TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Inonu Bulvari
Ankara
STICHTING VOOR FUNDAMENTEEL ONDERZOEK DER MATERIE - FOM
Netherlands
Address
Van Vollenhovenlaan 659
Utrecht
TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
Espoo
UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Petersplatz 1
Basel
UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH.
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 30
Bayreuth
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
Barcelona
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 1
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