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Within this ITN project we trained 12 young Fellows with a different scientific background to go beyond the classical faculty border. Bridging nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, computer modelling, pharmacology and microbiology together we have facilitated the transfer of expertise acquired within the network in both academia and industry.
The main goal of the Training has been to prepare young researcher for cross disciplinary tasks. Our Fellows have achieved a scientific culture of mutual understanding across traditional scientific disciplines. Making the young fellows experts not only in their own field of study but able to understand neighbouring disciplines, has been the main goal of the present project.
We offered combined research in related areas such as clinical microbiology, electrophysiology, X-ray crystallography, molecular modelling, bioinformatics, chemistry and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, single molecule manipulation, and high-throughput technology.
These are the current ITN Translocation funded fellows: click on the name to see their profile:
University of Cagliari
University of Saint Andrews
University of Newcastle
Fraunhofer IME ScreeningPort
Aix Marseille Université
University of Basel
The Marie Sklodowska Curie Initial Training Network “Translocation” is a multidisciplinary project that reflects an outstanding collaboration among partners of a previous Marie Curie funded project and an ongoing Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) project.
In particular the IMI project is a highly novel private-public partnership providing a unique platform for research as it benefits from the collaboration of 5 major global players in antibiotic drug development, three of which agreed to train our young Fellows. This opens a unique opportunity to integrate a larger number of young researchers inside a more industrial environment.
This partnership has bridged nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, computer modelling, pharmacology and microbiology together, thus facilitating the transfer of expertise acquired within the network in both academia and industry. The ITN Translocation network brings together universities, industry partners and research centers as full and associated beneficiaries. Also, within this project two partners from the private sector have directly participated as associated partners.
The first partner from the private sector, Nanion Technologies GmbH, (NAN) develops state-in-the-art nanotechnology to miniaturize and automatize electrophysiology. This SME offered and will continue to offer blocks of one month training on their instruments. The student have learnt industrial development skills.
The second SME (BioVersys) is a recently created start up in Basel devoted to develop novel antibiotics.
Here is the list of full beneficiaries:
- Jacobs University
- University of Cagliari
- Goethe University
- University of Saint Andrews
- Newcastle University
- Fraunhofer IME ScreeningPort
- Aix Marseille Université
- University of Basel
- Nanion Technologies
- Bioversys AG
The associated beneficiaries are: