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Supramolecular hierarchical self-assembly of organic moleculesonto surfaces towards bottom-up nanodevices: an host-driven action

Objective

PRAIRIES is an interdisciplinary and intersectorial network exposing high-profile, early-stage and experienced researchers to a broad spectrum of training and transfer of knowledge activities beyond conventional academic boundaries, thereby educating them not only to supra-molecular chemistry, nanoscale science and technology, but also to complementary skills (i.e., management, communication, IPR) and preparing them for positions in academia, industry, and government labs. A personal career development plan for each researcher will define the training milestones accomplished through local and network-wide activities and transfer of knowledge actions, both at academic and industrial nodes, along with the short and long term career objectives.

The overall scientific and training objectives are centred around the design and synthesis of structurally programmed molecular modules which self-assemble at precisely define host and receptor sites in a regular manner. These unique 2- and 3-dimensional architectures will result from the application of strong directional intermolecular interactions between specifically designed molecular components allowing the controlled formation of the desired networks on surfaces. Such tailored-made, tuneable receptor cavities (diameters between 1 and 10nm) will be employed to host a series of functional molecules, modulated for the different applications targeted in this project.

All supra-molecular assemblies will be refined for specific technological applications through a step-wise approach involving also theoretical calculations and advanced characterization using single molecule spectroscopy, electrochemistry, nanoscale imaging and manipulation via scanning probe microscopy methods. Thus, PRAIRIES will apply a cross-disciplinary approach to generate highest level of training and new knowledge in the burgeoning area of molecular biology, supra molecular, materials, and nano-science with impact in bio sensing and opto-electronics.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-MOBILITY-1
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Funding Scheme

RTN - Marie Curie actions-Research Training Networks

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
Switzerland

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE.
Italy
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
Trieste
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR
France
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
Strasbourg
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Abercromby Square
Liverpool
SZILARDTESTFIZIKAI ES OPTIKAI KUTATOINTEZETE - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege M. Street 29-33
Budapest
UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Petersplatz 1
Basel
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA
Spain
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
Ciudad Real
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Carl-bosch-str. 38
Ludwigshafen