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INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES FOR IN-VIVO MOLECULAR IMAGING

Objective

The goal of the project proposed here is to generate and apply novel advanced technology for non- invasive imaging of biomolecular function in living systems ranging from single cells to whole animals. Main areas for technological innovation are
i) generation of new biosensors enabling novel ways of functional contrast,
ii) improving resolution of microscopic and tomographic imaging systems, and
iii) creating new multimodal imaging set up combining different contrast modes. It is expected that our combined effort will provide spectacular new opportunities for phenotyping functional (molecular) analysis in cells and animal models.
To achieve this goal we bring together a unique consortium of leading research groups in Europe combining
a) engineers, experimental and theoretical physicists (who design new and improved, tomographic and microscopic imaging devices for in vivo-imaging);
b) bioorganic chemists and molecular biologists (for the design of new chemical and genetic encoded molecular probes and biosensors); and
c) biologists examining fundamental questions at the cell, organ and whole animal level (thereby providing the above researches the appropriate and relevant goals for the technological innovation). The management structure of the project provides for continuous interactions and flow of information among the various participants, groups and subgroups involved in each work package. High quality training is guaranteed by the exchange of young researchers among the expert participants and by summer and other schools. Inclusion and interactions with companies active in this field are among the several means of exploitation of the expected RTD and innovation results.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/molecular biology
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/biosensors
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-LIFESCIHEALTH
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Address
Vassilika Vouton
1527 Heraklion Crete
Greece

Participants (22)

LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
117 Lund
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London
UNIVERSITY OF MUENSTER
Germany
Address
Albert-schweitzer-str. 33
Muenster
CENTRALE RECHERCHE SA
France
Address
Grande Voie Des Vignes
Chatenay-malabry
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Seccion De Investigacion (Rectorado) - Ctra. De Colmenar, Km 15
Madrid
INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOLECULAR
Portugal
Address
Avenida Prof Egas Moniz
Lisboa
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
London
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
20 Park Crescent
London
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
Address
Meyerhofdtr. 1
Heidelberg
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zurich
INSTITUTE OF BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRY RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, RUSSIA
Russia
Address
Miklukho-maklaya 16/10
Moscow
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Address
C/madrid 126
Getafe (Madrid)
ERASMUS MEDICAL CENTRE ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 50
1738 Rotterdam
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano, 117
Madrid
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAT HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Seminarstr. 2
Heidelberg
PHOTEK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
26 Castleham Road
St Leonards On Sea
PERKINELMER LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Chalfont Road
Seer Green, Beaconsfield
LENSLET LTD.
Israel
Address
6 Galgalei Haplada
12167 Herzelia Pituach
KENTECH INSTRUMENTS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 9, Hall Farm Workshops, South Moreton
Didcot, Oxfordshire
UNIVERSITAT BERN
Switzerland
Address
Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern
CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Spain
Address
Psseig Maritim,37-49
Barcelona
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
19268 Amsterdam