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The "FluoRox" concept; advanced education and research in bio-nanoscience

Objective

The goal of the EdRox research training network is to provide advanced and in depth training in bio-nanotechnology to 'early stage researchers' and 'experienced researchers'. The training program is intimately connected with the research program. The latter focuses on the implementation of a novel concept called 'Fluorox' to monitor redox reactions in vivo and in vitro.

It allows detection levels that are orders of magnitude lower than provided by conventional electrochemical methods. FluoRox devices monitor chemical compounds at trace levels with applications in medical and environmental monitoring. It also allows miniaturization to the sub-micrometer level, thereby opening up new areas of technological applications. The Fluorox concept involves engineering of existing redox enzymes, linking them to electrodes, and incorporating them into an optical detection scheme.

Training and research include instruction in state-of-the-art techniques in biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry and biology and teaching of complementary skills like communication and presentation, research management, handling of intellectual property (IP), teaching, entrepreneurship, career opportunities in the European Research Area (ERA).

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-MOBILITY-1
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Funding Scheme

EIF - Marie Curie actions-Intra-European Fellowships

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN.
Address
Rapenburg 70
Leiden
Netherlands

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO.
Italy
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
Torino
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA.
Italy
Address
Via Universita 4
Modena
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM.
Israel
Address
The Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus
Jerusalem
NANOBIODESIGN LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Woodstock House, Winch Road, Kent Science Park
Sittingbourne, Kent
STICHTING BIOMADE TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Nijenborgh 4
Groningen