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Oxygen Sensing with Multimodality Imaging Probes (O2SENSE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Aug 31, 2019,

"This programme will employ physical sciences and biomedicine techniques to develop a revolutionary approach to early cancer diagnosis and post-treatment monitoring aiming to address shortcomings in our current technology in oxygen sensing and imaging of hypoxic prostate tumours.This proposal represents a gearing process towards the biomedical implementation of metal complexes and functionalised n ...
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"Most women will suffer at least one Candida albicans infection in their life. While the majority of infections are not life-threatening, 50% of systemic infections in immunocompromised patients are lethal. Treating C. albicans is challenging due to the close association with its human host, paucity of drug targets and drug resistances. The conserved essential heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) governs ...
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Zooplankton Generated Mixing in Stratified Lakes (ZooMix)

Start date: May 1, 2014, End date: Apr 30, 2018,

The aims of this work are to directly measure turbulence from vertical migrations of zooplankton, quantify how much mixing the migrations cause, and determine the importance of this mechanism in lakes. Answering these questions will help us better understand the physical drivers of water quality in lakes, environments upon which society depends for many key ecosystem services.Summer time stratific ...
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"The aim of NEMESIS is to establish a world leading research center in ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting and energy generation. I will deliver cutting edge multi-disciplinary research encompassing materials, physics, chemistry and electrical engineering and develop ground breaking materials and structures for energy creation. The internationally leading research cente ...
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Materials chemistry is generally focused on inorganic or organic systems, and their combination is an emerging area with many exploratory experimental studies. Self-assembling hybrid organic-inorganic networks offer immense potential for functionalising material properties for a wide scope of applications including solar cells, solid-state lighting, gas sensors and transparent conductors. The flex ...
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This project will develop a new paradigm in spinning disc process intensification technology: the spinning mesh disc reactor (SMDR). The SMDR uses a high surface area rotating mesh supporting a catalyst to create process intensification. A liquid is centrifugally forced and accelerated into the mesh creating rapid mixing and increased heat and mass transfer rates compared to conventional reactors, ...
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"The project brings together a consortium of EU and ASEAN researchers with the aim of developing a solar powered photocatalytic waste-water treatment system capable of mineralising the recalcitrant organic matter that is not removed by current biological methods. With an emphasis on generating novel materials and new understandings of photocatalytic materials and processes, the interdisciplinary t ...
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"Development of advanced thermochemical processes (namely advanced combustion, gasification and pyrolysis) for the energy valorisation of biomass and assessment of the environmental impacts associated with alternative strategies in the use of this natural resource."
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Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy (OPTICON)

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

Optical-infrared astronomy in Europe is in a state of transition and opportunity, with the goal of a viable structured European scale community in sight. A strong astronomical community requires access to state of the art infrastructures (telescopes), equipped with the best possible instrumentation, and with that access being open to all on a basis of competitive excellence. Further, the community ...
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DyE SensiTized solar cells wIth eNhanced stabilitY (Destiny)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

The DESTINY initial training network will tackle major challenges in the development of stable dye-sensitized solar cells, DSC. DSC offer exciting possibilities for applications in building integrated photovoltaics and consumer electronics. However they possess a complex structure with disparate materials. For DSC to be marketable and to compete with its inorganic counterparts, fundamental science ...
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Accurate quantification of damage in aircraft structures during their life cycle through an automated monitoring system could ensure airframe integrity and long term durability. Nonlinear Elastic Wave Spectroscopy are an innovative class of non-destructive techniques providing an extreme sensitivity in diagnosing manufacturing defects such as porosity, component assembly contact conditions, and in ...
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In the presented project we shall develop the analytical theory for a large class of diffusive partial differential equations with nonlocal interaction and related models, having an interdisciplinary set of applications ranging from population biology and microbiology to material science and sociology. In particular, we shall study the existence and uniqueness theory for those models, the qualitat ...
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Light-Matter Coupling in composite Nano-Structures (LIMACONA)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

"The academic exchange aims to establish and support multi-lateral transfer of knowledge among several European research teams and teams from Russia, Ukraine and Armenia, striving to advance the research on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures. This programme will combine unique expertise of partners in Nonlinear Physics and Optics, Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ...
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Economics of climate change adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

The aim of the ECONADAPT project is to provide user-orientated methodologies and evidence relating to economic appraisal criteria to inform the choice of adaptation actions using analysis that incorporates cross-scale governance under conditions of uncertainty. A critical theme of the proposal is therefore to support the application of adaptation economics in the period following the publication o ...
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"In this proposal we aim at studying the dynamic properties of systems that evolve in time according to some local random mechanism.We focus on three types of systems: mobile point processes, allocation via sandpiles and random triangulations.For mobile point processes, we considera Poisson point process of particles that move as independent continuous-time random walks on Z^2. Thismodel has been ...
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Proteins are extremely malleable building blocks of life involved in all aspects of biology. Many diseases are caused by proteins aberrations, and proteins are frequent targets of intervention. Mapping all proteins and their functions are expected to yield pervasive medical and biotechnological benefits. However, even the most comprehensive and high-throughput proteins discovery technologies are s ...
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ALICE RAP is a Europe wide project of 43 partner research institutions involving 107 researchers from 25 European countries providing 1000 months of a plurality of scientific endeavour to analyse the place and challenges of addictions and lifestyles to the cohesion, organization and functioning of contemporary European society. Through integrated multidisciplinary research, a wide range of factors ...
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"Mesmerized by the contrast between spectacular growth in Asia and the Pacific Rim and the West’s hard times, many observers have overlooked a major reconfiguration of the Atlantic space. The North America – Europe link continues to be the strongest and largest of the relationships between any two continents. But their decline in relative terms is slowly being matched by the rise of Africa, Latin ...
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"The increase in information storage in computer hard drives is the result of considerable effort towards the miniaturization of magnetic bits and the development of magnetic materials with suitable magnetic anisotropy. As information access rates are now well into the GHz range, understanding the dynamics of spin excitations in confined geometries becomes important to solve the problem of cross- ...
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Safety Evaluation of Adverse Reactions in Diabetes (SAFEGUARD)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

"In 2010 a widely marketed drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) (rosiglitazone) was taken from the market as it was associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction, a T2DM complication it was actually supposed to prevent. This example shows several things. First, the approval requirements do not guarantee a longer term positive benefit risk profile. Second, large scale postm ...
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"Due to barriers that exist in when considering the sustainability of the built environment, optimising energy efficiency in buildings is often a management issue and not one of design. In many cases, it is the organisation responsible for the building that makes the decision with respect to where best to invest their limited resources. For this reason, decision support tools, providing informat ...
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Many bacteria grow on a surface in communities called biofilms. Cells growing in a biofilm are encapsulated by extracellular polymeric substances such as polysaccharides and proteins. Bacterial biofilms are medically important as a number of chronic infections, such as cystic fibrosis (CF) airway infections, endocarditis, and periodontitis, are strongly associated with biofilm formation. Biofilms ...
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STEPMAN project aims to produce an instrument for European Machine Tool Manufacturing SMEs, which helps to increase their competitiveness:- By providing efficient quality control software, increasing the quality of their products. The reproduction of a product will be much more accurate using a STEP-NC compliant integrated file format throughout the whole production chain. The differences in trans ...
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"TRANSMIT will provide a coordinated programme of academic and industrial training in an area of immediate interest to the European society. It focuses on atmospheric phenomena that can significantly impair a wide range of systems and applications that are at the core of several activities embedded in our daily life. TRANSMIT deals with the harmful effects of the ionosphere on these systems, which ...
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Microstructures in Dynamic and Anisotropic Systems (MIDAS)

Start date: Aug 1, 2013, End date: Jan 31, 2015,

"Over the past decades, experimental and computational advances have revolutionised our understanding of matter on the atomistic (microscopic) scale. However, a computational analysis of problems involving multiple scales is difficult (often impossible ) and costly at best if very disparate scales have to be resolved simultaneously. Thus scale-bridging has become a central activity in physics, che ...
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RationaleSocial inequalities in health are a major challenge to public health in Europe and hence a priority topic for the EU. While the average level of health in EU countries has continued to improve over the last decades, differences in health between advantaged and disadvantaged sections of the population within each country remain substantial. A broad spectrum of policies influences the deter ...
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"Migrants constitute the most significant pool of workers at the disposal of the EU member states that wish to expand flexible forms of labour in order to meet the demands of their increasingly ageing and diverse population. They usually fit best the profile of the poor and vulnerable segments of society that would readily take the low status, low pay jobs, yet their freedom of movement towards (a ...
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Active wound dressings based on biological mimicry (BacterioSafe)

Start date: Jul 1, 2010, End date: Jun 30, 2014,

The aim of the Bacteriosafe consortium is to construct, test and develop a unique active wound dressing, which incorporates novel colourimetric sensor and active therapeutic processes for detecting and counteracting pathogenic bacteria in wounds. The inspiration for this project is the natural nano-biological mechanism of bacterial attack on healthy cells. The outer cell walls are ruptured by an a ...
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Transgenic models of mammalian meiotic exit (Perry/mII/tg)

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

Fertilisation occurs when two highly specialised cells (sperm and egg) unite, causing an 'awakening' of the egg, known as meiotic exit. During meiotic exit, a one-cell embryo (zygote) is formed that is totipotent - it can give rise to an entire individual. Given the fundamental nature of this event, it is remarkable that almost nothing is known about the regulation of meiotic exit in mammals. Igno ...
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Description SIREN is developing a conflict resolution game, for children, which takes advantage of recent advances in serious games, social networks, computational intelligence and emotional modellingImproving conflict resolution skills among the population at large is of paramount importance for a healthier, more peaceful and productive ...
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Despite their importance, little is known about the origins of many emerging human pathogens and the way that invertebrates could shaped their evolution. Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, is closely related to the important insect associated pathogens B. cereus and B. thuringiensis. In B. anthracis, it has been proposed that the horizontal acquisition of the mammalian virulence r ...
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"A core part of this proposal is the development of methodologies to select and rigorously design the appropriate type of enhancement technology into energy optimisation studies to a practical level, whereby process plant engineers can plan and carry out plant energy reduction programmes in which they will have confidence. The project aims to achieve at least 20% to 30 % energy savings in the ener ...
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Marine environments worldwide are increasingly affected by climate change and human activities, and there is a growing need to collect high resolution seabed data for the sustainable management of marine resources. Macrophytes (aquatic plants large enough to see with the naked eye) include seaweed, algae and kelp. They are an important component of these habitats, as they support biodiversity (inc ...
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"The large-scale migration caused all sorts of tensions in the receiving countries, particularly when it became clear that immigrants planned to settle permanently and eventually claimed to participate socially and politically in their countries of settlement. However, the presence of immigrants did not yet become a politically contested issue everywhere. In some countries such as Spain, Ireland i ...
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Solid state light sources based on compound semiconductors are opening a new era in general lighting and will contribute significantly to a sustainable energy saving. For a successful and broad penetration of LEDs into the general lighting market two key factors are required: high efficiency and low cost. Two new disruptive technologies based on nanostructured semiconductors are proposed to addres ...
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IMProving ACcess to Text (IMPACT)

Start date: Jan 1, 2008, End date: Jun 30, 2012,

Description IMPACT will push innovation in OCR and language technologies for historical document processing and retrieval and build digitisation capacity in EuropeText that is not digital is virtually invisible. Today's readers search the internet for electronically accessible texts rather than visit the reading room of a library. Born-di ...
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New Switchable Organometallic Oligomers and Polymers (SFL-PRR)

Start date: Mar 1, 2010, End date: Feb 29, 2012,

"Silicon-based microelectronics will soon reach their limit of miniaturization when feature lengths shrink below 70 nm. The next generation of electronic devices require materials that remain functional on a nanometre scale. Molecule-based integrated circuits will operate on a scale several orders of magnitude smaller than silicon-based electronics allow. The search for molecular components suitab ...
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The recent emergence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian influenza now circulating in Asia, EU and Africa has increased concerns that a new, and devastating, influenza pandemic may be imminent. Antiviral drugs represent the first line of defence for pandemic outbreaks, and governments are currently stockpiling the influenza neuraminidase inhibitors Relenza® (Zanamivir) and Tamiflu® (Osel ...
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"During the last years an intense research has been done in pursuit of the development of highly active and stereoselective initiators for the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters such as rac-lactide, e-caprolactone, etc. However, there is still a need to develop a new generation of catalyst which shows higher activities and stereoselectivity. Furthermore, one of the most important applica ...
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