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Biomedical engineering for cancer and brain disease diagnosis and therapy development

Objective

In the understanding of the initiation and development of several diseases revolutionary changes are currently taking place. Cancer and brain diseases are examples of medical fields where new technologies are finding their way into research and applications, radically altering the way the diseases are being diagnosed and treated. Especially methods that yield information on molecular and cellular mechanisms open up the way for novel effective therapies for disease prevention and disease curing.
The aim of this ITN is to conduct training and research in the field of novel bio-analytical methods and tools for cell based diseases, in specific for severe cancers and brain diseases. These methods and tools should allow faster and more reliable diagnosis, but are also of great importance for therapy research leading to novel treatment methods. This ITN combines disciplines such as engineering, biotechnology, medicine, and chip-technology and the consortium covers universities, hospitals and industry. The functionality of the devices is determined by the type of measurements that need to be performed, therefore we will focus on a few specific diseases: our cancer research will be aimed at skin cancer (melanoma) and blood cancer (leukaemia), and the part on brain diseases will focus on schizophrenia. Although we will direct our activities towards these three diseases in particular, we expect that the research (methods, devices, and technology) will also have impact on the understanding of other cancer types and other brain diseases.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/dermatology/melanoma
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/psychiatry/schizophrenia
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer/skin cancer

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 782 171,02
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr.)

Participants (8)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 507 268
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Hierlemann (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 798 449
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Winnie Svendsen (Prof.)
VIROLOGICKY USTAV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 218 018
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
84505 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juraj Kopacek (Dr.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 376 816
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heimo Breiteneder (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 299 397
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
XENSOR INTEGRATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 252 067
Address
Distributieweg
2645EJ Delfgauw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Van Herwaarden (Dr.)
F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 253 634
Address
Grenzacherstrasse 124
4070 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederic Knoflach (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 8 735,98
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Vellekoop (Prof.)