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Microswimmers, i.e., biological and artificial microscopic objects capable of self-propulsion, have been attracting a growing interest from the biological and physical communities. From the fundamental side, their study can shed light on the far-from-equilibrium physics underlying the adaptive and collective behavior of biological entities such as chemotactic bacteria and eukaryotic cells. From th ...
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The aim of this proposal is to develop adaptive camouflage systems using graphene-enabled smart surfaces. We propose a new class of active surfaces capable of real-time electrical-control of its appearance in a very broad spectrum ranging from visible to microwave covering 6 orders of magnitude in wavelength. The proposed method relies on controlling electromagnetic waves by tuning density of high ...
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When the transfer of modern sciences to and the study of the Black Sea Region (BSR) began in the late 18. century, this area was not yet considered part of Europe. The proposed inter/multidisciplinary research and exchange project’s title refers to that fact. Knowledge and science exchange between Europe and the BSR intensified in the course of the 19th and early 20th century and was interrupted w ...
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Nonlinear Laser Lithography (NLL)

Start date: Jun 1, 2014, End date: May 31, 2019,

"Control of matter via light has always fascinated humankind; not surprisingly, laser patterning of materials is as old as the history of the laser. However, this approach has suffered to date from a stubborn lack of long-range order. We have recently discovered a method for regulating self-organised formation of metal-oxide nanostructures at high speed via non-local feedback, thereby achieving un ...
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A close functional and molecular integration between metabolic and immune systems is crucial for systemic homeostasis and its’ deregulation is causally linked to obesity and associated diseases including insulin resistance, diabetes and atherosclerosis and known as cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS). Metabolic overload initiates a chronic inflammatory and stress response known as metaflammation and pr ...
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Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive type of breast cancer and therapies are primarily limited to conventional chemotherapy. TNBC patients who respond to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy with a pathological complete response (pCR) have excellent 5-year survival (up to 94%). However, this represents the minority of TNBC patients (25-40%). The remaining patients have less than 60% 5- ...
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Quantifying and Protecting the Privacy of Genomic Data (GenoPri)

Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Apr 30, 2018,

Genomic data carries a lot of sensitive information about its owner such as his predispositions to sensitive diseases, ancestors, physical attributes, and genomic data of his relatives (leading to interdependent privacy risks). Individuals share vast amount of information on the Web, and some of this information can be used to infer their genomic data. Hence, there is a need to clearly understand ...
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Female empowerment is perceived both as a policy tool for the betterment of overall welfare of the societies, as well as a policy target both in Europe and throughout the world. However, women still lag behind men in education, economic affluence, and political representation in many countries, even in some of the most “developed” ones. The proposed project aims to shed light on the dynamics behin ...
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It is reported that data centers today consume up to 3 percent of the global electricity usage. This is expected to increase in the upcoming years as the amount of data processed in the cloud increases substantially. An effective way for data centers to achieve better performance and energy efficiency is to perform computation on specialized processing elements. Field programmable gate arrays (FPG ...
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Nano-electromechanical Systems (NEMS) are extremely sensitive detectors of physical parameters. In recent years, the applications of NEMS in mass sensing have gained importance through demonstrations of mass sensitivities at the atomic level and mass measurements of single protein molecules. These demonstrations show that is possible to perform biochemical analysis through NEMS mass measurements ( ...
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Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is the technology of micromachines up to 100 micrometers in size. In the era of minituarization, MEMS represents a huge and rapidly growing market, which will exceed $20B by 2020 and Europa constitutes about 20% of the total world market. However, the technology struggles with some problems preventing its fast development. This proposal aims to deal with those ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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Magnetic Particle Imaging for Safe Angiography (MPI-ANGIO)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

"Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a new imaging modality with the ideal image contrast for angiography that uses completely different hardware from X-ray, CT, or MRI. MPI is now at an exciting stage of development similar to where MRI was in the early 1980s. Currently, there are no commercially available MPI scanners. Only a handful of prototype small animal MPI scanners have been constructed wo ...
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The objective of this project is the realization of a radically new nanowire fabrication technique, and exploration of its potential for nanowire based science and technology. The proposed method involves fabrication of unusually long, ordered nanowire and nanotube arrays in macroscopic fibres by means of an iterative thermal co-drawing process. Starting with a macroscopic rod with an annular hole ...
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Membranes offer effective solutions for a wide range of separation processes, such as desalination, water treatment, air filtering, biomolecular detection and gas separation. Despite their effectiveness versus other separation methods, the conventional membrane concept is based on either long and tortuous pores, or solution-diffusion, both limiting the permeation rates and causing fouling. A new p ...
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3D Silicon Micromachining with Infrared ultrafast LasErs (SMILE)

Start date: Sep 30, 2015, End date: Sep 29, 2017,

The aim of the present proposal is to initiate an interdisciplinary research program to develop 3D micromachining of silicon towards novel silicon photonics and microfluidic applications. We are motivated by the myriad of applications based on 3D micromachining of glass that peaked in the early 2000's, and still continues to impact integrated photonics and microfluidics, among other fields. These ...
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Neural Mechanisms of Visual Perception and Attention (NEURO-VPA)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

"Attention is a control system that optimizes behavior by altering the way that incoming sensory information is processed. Determining how attention influences the way that information is represented throughout the brain is a core problem in sensory neuroscience. Recent evidence from primates suggests that attention can change tuning in single neurons at higher stages of visual processing. Tuning ...
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"In recent years, there has been an increased availability of economic datasets that are characterised by a non-negligible amount of time-series information, as well as a large cross-section dimension. Unfortunately, in many cases, although the time-series dimension is not small anymore, it is not large enough for accurate estimation either. Examples of such datasets can be found in a variety of l ...
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"Stream processing applications process high-volume, continuous feeds from live data sources, employ data-in-motion analytics to analyze these feeds, and produce near real-time results with low latency. With the explosion in the amount of data available as live feeds, stream computing has found wide applications in areas ranging from telecommunications to health-care to cyber-security. The high vo ...
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"Perceptual Representation of Illumination, Shape and Material" (PRISM)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

"Visual perception provides us with a richly detailed representation of the surrounding world, enabling us to make subtle judgements of 1) 3D shape, 2) the material properties of objects, and 3) the flow of illumination within a scene. Together, these three factors determine the intensity of a surface in the image. Estimating scene properties is crucial for guiding action and making decisions like ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

This is a higher education student and staff mobility project, please consult the website of the organisation to obtain additional details.
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Fluid-solid interaction (FSI) governs nature. From soft tissue modeling to lubrication technology, FSI problems in biomechanics and engineering are a major challenge in computational science towards understanding and emulating nature. This challenge is further intensified by the multiscale structure of materials and interfaces as well as by the finite configurational change (FCC) that a microstr ...
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Programmable Droplet-based Lab on a Chip Systems (PDB-LOCs)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

"Microfluidic systems offer great benefits in healthcare technologies such as reduction in reagent volume, high sensitivity, cost-efficiency and on-chip integration of multiple analyses. These benefits can be further enhanced using two phase flow microfluidic systems, i.e. microdroplet-based devices. The objective of this proposal is to develop programmable droplet-based lab-on-a-chip systems (PDB ...
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Applications of Critical Casimir Forces (CriticalForce)

Start date: Aug 1, 2012, End date: Jul 31, 2016,

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are in the process of revolutionising the way we live and do science. In the context of this drive towards the nanoscale, the specific aim of the present project to provide new tools to harness forces and interactions at mesoscopic and nanoscopic length-scales, e.g., the forces arising between several nanodevices, by gaining a better understanding and by exploring po ...
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PRACE - Third Implementation Phase Project (PRACE-3IP)

Start date: Jul 1, 2012, End date: Jun 30, 2016,

PRACE-3IP supports the accelerated implementation of the pan-European HPC Research Infrastructure (RI) created in April 2010. It continues, complements, and extends the work of the PRACE-1IP and -2IP projects.PRACE-3IP addresses the computational and simulation needs of European scientific communities and of industry to keep them at the forefront of discovery. Our vision is the formation of an int ...
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The new sequencing technologies revolutionize genomics as they promise low-cost, high-throughput sequencing (HTS) of both new species and different individuals to better analyze the patterns of genetic variation. These “next-generation” platforms started to contribute our understanding of human genome diversity with the 1000 Genomes Project that employs the HTS methods to produce the most detailed ...
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Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications # (NEWCOM#)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2015,

NEWCOM# is a Network of Excellence (NoE) proposal submitted in response to challenge FP7-ICT-2011-8 1.1, "Future Networks". A group of 14 partners in 14 different countries (12 of which come from the former FP7 NoE NEWCOM++) decided to capitalize on the high degree of integration in research they already at-tained to build an NoE with the following objectives: i) to produce medium to long term res ...
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In this project, we aim to develop nanotechnology-based systems for detection of pathogenic bacteria in several aqueous media mainly in environmental water based on suspension arrays together with a portable custom-designed detection system. The six objectives (six work packages) are as follows: (i) Nanostructured sensors surfaces, in which electron-beam, photo-, soft and dip-pen lithographies wil ...
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Higher education student and staff mobility project

Start date: Jun 1, 2014, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

Bilkent University was founded in 1984 as Turkey?s first private, non-profit, foundation university with the mission of serving as a center of excellence in higher education for quality teaching and intensive research. In about 30 years, it quickly became recognized as the country?s premier institution of higher education. The Erasmus+ Key Action 103-Learning Mobility for Individuals, Higher Edu ...
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Haptic interaction refers to the form of interaction with a real or virtual environment based on the sense of touch. As the user experiences and interacts with an environment through a haptic system, the haptic system directly or indirectly alters the user's perception and motor control. Therefore, understanding the effects of the haptic system on the perception and motor control is important. The ...
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Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency (nanophotonics4energy)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Mar 31, 2015,

The Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency proposal aims to create a virtual centre of excellence to re-orient and focus nanophotonics research towards the challenges in energy efficient applications. The network will cluster nanophotonic laboratories and research groups in Europe combining their expertise in the development of disruptive approaches to lighting and solar cell technology. The consorti ...
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The impact of bioactive lipokines on atherosclerosis (Lipokines)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2015,

The prevalence of obesity has increased epidemically, with little hope for effective treatments on the horizon. Rising along with obesity is an aggregation of comorbidities including insulin resistance, hepatosteatosis, dyslipidemia, hypertensionc, coagulopathy, and atherosclerosis known as the cardiometabolic syndrome. With the extent of obesity in an increasingly aging world population, this fi ...
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Intelligent Micro-Manufacturing Processes (IMMP)

Start date: Dec 1, 2010, End date: Nov 30, 2014,

"There is an increasing demand by medical, energy, commercial and aerospace applications for miniature parts with micro-scale features. Being a versatile way of fabricating micro-scale parts on a wide range of materials, mechanical micro-machining can effectively address the demand. In micro-machining, features are machined by mechanically removing material from the workpiece using micro-scale cut ...
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Applications of microsystems have been increasing over the recent years in many fields. Microsystems are usually designed and manufactured in highly specialized establishments. The potential application of modular design and development techniques at the micro scale has many benefits. As a result of this effort, a mighty and dependable micro module can be mass produced at a very affordable price a ...
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PRACE - Second Implementation Phase Project (PRACE-2IP)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

PRACE-2IP supports the accelerated implementation of the pan-European HPC Research Infrastructure created in April 2010 as the result of the preparatory phase PRACE project. It complements and extends the work of the PRACE-1IP project that was started in July 2010.PRACE-2IP addresses the computational and simulation needs of European scientific communities to keep them at the forefront of discover ...
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Development of Functional Nanofibers by Electrospinning (NANOWEB)

Start date: May 1, 2010, End date: Apr 30, 2014,

"Electrospinning is a technique for producing nanofibers by creating a continuous filament by exposing a polymer solution or polymer melt to very high electrical fields. Due to its versatility and cost effectiveness, electrospinning has gained wide use recently to produce functional nanofibers from different materials, which include polymers, polymer blends, ceramics, sol-gels and composite soluti ...
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Graphene Based Radio Frequency Electronics (GrapheneRF)

Start date: Apr 1, 2010, End date: Mar 31, 2014,

The specific aim of the present project is to initiate a research afford in collaboration with other European scientist to develop graphene based high performance thin film transistors (TFT) for radio frequency (RF) electronics. High performance TFTs operating at radio frequencies are of considerable interest in the area of thin film electronics. Amorphous silicon and organic semiconductors are wi ...
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... new research will result in significant health benefits for patients. In this exchange programme, young researchers in Ph.D. programmes will be trained in a virtual lab consisting of facilities from Bilkent University (Turkey), The Ohio State University (USA), University of Warwick (U.K.), the University of Caen (France), and ITI-CERTH (Greece). As a result of this collaboration, image processing ...
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Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the world. Nicotine, which is the addictive ingredient of tobacco, exerts its addictive effect through nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in the central nervous system (CNS). Besides mediating nicotine addiction, nAChRs have been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, learning and memory, autism, anxiety disorders, d ...
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This project focuses on the development of high-reliability low-contact force DC-contact, i.e., metal-to-metal contact RF-NEMS (Radio Frequency Nanoelectromechanical System) switches, which are the main building blocks of key enabling component of the next-generation cognitive wireless communications systems, i.e. the interface between the transceiver and the free space; namely NEMS-integrated mul ...
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