Yearly Archives: 2015

Three Dimensional Tissue Constructs

Tissue cellular variation is orchestrated by various biological processes that root from early formation and development of germ layers until late adulthood. The cellular organization, homeostasis and maintenance of each tissue are crucial for the normal function of organs and their harmonized co-function. The molecular pathways that control this balance within an organ differ accordingly with embryonic or adult age.

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PathChooser: Halfway there

During 21st-24th of September, UCD hosted the PathChooser Mid-Term Meeting, where fellows, PIs and European Commission reviewers gathered to evaluate the progress made during the first two years of the project. Participants had the chance to share their research, training, dissemination and outreach and to develop further collaborations for the remaining half of PathChooser.

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In Vivo Biomolecule Corona around Blood-Circulating Liposomes

Nanoparticles are instantly modified once injected in the bloodstream because of their interaction with the blood components.  The adsorption of proteins and their layering onto nanoparticle surfaces has been called the ‘protein corona’ and has been postulated as a determinant factor for the pharmacological, toxicological and therapeutic profile of NPs.

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The university-industry cooperation challenge

The need for collaboration between universities and industries is increasingly critical, as public funding is focused on scientific research which has demonstrable potential for wealth creation, and not just the advancement of knowledge. Although universities and public research organisations (PRO) perform more than 35 percent of all research undertaken in Europe,

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PathChooser Consortium Meeting April 2015

Delivering therapeutic cargos to target sites for medical applications is hampered by multiple levels of barriers. For successful delivery, the therapeutic cargo has to cross, for example, a blood vessel, placenta or mucus layer in the lungs depending on the target, deeply penetrate the tissue by transcytosis, efficiently internalize into target cells by endocytosis and escape from the endo-lysosomal compartments to the cytosol if the therapeutic cargo’s action is in the cytosol.

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QualityNano Final Conference

The EU INFRASTRUCTURE project QualityNano comes near completion and will hold its final conference on 15th to 17th July 2015 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Local host for the meeting is the Foundation for Research & Technology – Hellas (FORTH). This conference is jointly organized with the EU NMP project NANoREG which is already in its second year and addresses the crucial question of regulatory research in the nanosafety area.

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Opportunity to undertake research and training in the PathChooser Marie Curie ITN Network.

Positions are advertised on the EURAXESS website and further information is available at the following links:

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