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Surfaces for molecular recognition at the atomic level

Objective

The overarching aim of the SMALL ITN project is to train Early Stage Researchers in the field of ‘molecular recognition at surfaces’ from fundamental science to novel applications. For this task, SMALL combines European experts from surface science, nanotechnology, theory, chemical synthesis, physics, biology and industry, and thus takes a highly integrated approach to the training. The researchers will work within a well-structured scientific programme aimed at molecular recognition, underpinning the next generation of molecular sensors, catalysis, biomimetics, and molecular electronics. The programme of training will foster scientists who, in addition to being specialists in particular branches of molecular nanotechnology, have broad interdisciplinary experience in the experimental and theoretical techniques of molecular nanotechnology. Their hands-on training will be substantiated by a well-developed network training programme which will address both scientific and complementary skills. In their projects, the Early Stage Researcher will explore the nature of the interactions responsible for molecular and atomic recognition and the role that these play in the massively parallel self-assembly of supramolecular nanostructures, using a collaboration of cutting edge experimental and theoretical techniques. They will investigate how to achieve chemical selectivity at surfaces, including enantioselective recognition, by molecular and atomic surface modification as a route to novel catalysis and nanoscale sensors, drawing on expertise across different scientific disciplines and pioneering industrial partnerships.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 447 070,07
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)

Participants (10)

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 446 162,45
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joachim Schnadt (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 447 070,06
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Page (Ms.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 449 214,02
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 444 709,38
Address
46 Allee D'italie
69364 Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valérie Tessier (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 520 528,44
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Sutherland (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 403 510,06
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ana Amigo Rodríguez (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 447 070,08
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Shaw (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 423 794,06
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Matthias Scheffler (Prof.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 423 794,08
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
European Nano Invest AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 446 162,48
Address
Fridhemsvägen 2
SE-217 74 Malmö
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henri Bergstrand (Mr.)