Expression of Interest

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

We are manufacturer of coating materials and paint in Turkey also R&D enter. In this regards we are looking for new projects possibility around the World. I saw FLAG-ERA annouce, could you please help me to find parthner for participate and coopereate to write new project in order to Antiviral protection with GRM-based foams and coatings

Keywords : Inovvation, Graphene, Anti Viral application


First Name : Kaan

Last Name : Aksoy

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : kaan.aksoy@betek.com.tr

Telephone : 05364772818

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

I have been involved in seminal discoveries of mutations and pathomechanistic studies in TDP-43 and FUS, which have had a major impact on the field of ALS and FTD. My expertise is in macromolecular interactions (protein-protein, protein-RNA, RNA-RNA), nuclear transport, cellular stress response, cellular modelling, protein and RNA aggregation, G quadruplexes and i-motifs, orphan snoRNA function all with focus on neurological disorders.

Keywords : neurodegeneration, prader willi syndrome, RNA binding proteins, protein aggregation, ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, RNA splicing, nuclear transport, cellular stress, stress granules, protein aggregation, RNA processing, membraneless organelles, liquid liquid phase sepparation, retrotransposons, snoRNA, RNP, protein-protein interactions, protein-RNA interactions, RNA-RNA interactions, TDP-43, FUS, C9orf72, SFPQ, paraspeckles, G quadruplex


First Name : Boris

Last Name : Rogelj

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : boris.rogelj@ijs.si

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Our research group (https://web.ogu.edu.tr/reyuksel/) conducts cutting-edge research in order to explore the energy storage properties of carbon-based materials in the settings of fundamental science principles.
We would like to join a team for one of the call topics below:
Fundamental Science:
2. Growth and device integration of two-dimensional amorphous materials
7. Functionalized GRMs for advanced multivalent metal-ion batteries (MMIBs)
9. MXene foams for capacitive deionization water desalination

Applied Research:
6. GRMs for advanced metal-ion supercapacitors
7. GRM-based electrodes for redox flow batteries
8. GRM components for Self-charging and Self-powered Electronics

Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com.tr/citations?user=QKH6hRgAAAAJ&hl=en

Keywords : graphene, 2D materials, energy storage, batteries, supercapacitors.


First Name : Recep

Last Name : Yuksel

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : recep.yuksel@ogu.edu.tr

Telephone : +905553274220

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Synthesis and modification of Graphene and 2D materials beyond graphene. Development of novel flexible electrodes/sensors using GRMs.

Keywords : electrochemical sensor, 2D materials, inkjet printing, catalysis


First Name : Aytekin

Last Name : Uzunoğlu

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : aytekingyte@gmail.com

Telephone : 00905522456528

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)


First Name : Recep

Last Name : Yuksel

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : recep.yuksel@ogu.edu.tr

Telephone : +905553274220

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Founded in 1988, Betek Boya Kimya ve Sanayi A.Ş. developed high-quality concrete admixtures, ready-mixed mortars, and waterproofing materials. In the following years, it added construction paints to its product range.

It was in 1993 when Betek first stepped into decorative coatings as a result of its technological collaboration with DAW, the largest manufacturer in Europe, and it became the first Turkish paint company to engage in manufacturing with a European partner.

Betek became the market leader in the paint industry in 2001 and created the Filli Boya brand. With almost 1,300 employees and over 5,000 sales points, Betek is one of Turkey’s leading industrial enterprises.

Betek started its heat insulation activities in 2003, and took over the role as leader in the sector.

Adhering to EU paint standards since 1993, Betek owns following management systems: ISO 9001, ISO 10002, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 50001, IATF 16949.

Betek, with a production facility in Egypt, has started manufacturing heat insulation systems at its facilities in Kayseri and Balıkesir.

Keywords : coating, paint


First Name : Kaan

Last Name : Aksoy

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : kaan.aksoy@betek.com.tr

Telephone : 00905364772818

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research)

Brief description of expertise :

Main activities of the Sensor Group:
• Design, synthesis and characterization of specific chemical molecules for gas/liquid sensors
and other applications
• Development and application of chemical sensing technology:
o Chemical sensors
o Gas sensing characteristics of different transducer technologies (QCM, SAW, IDT, etc.)
o Synthesis and characterization of new gas sensitive materials (e.g. reduced graphene oxide/metal phthalocyanine hybrids, Self-assembled Monolayers on gold (thiol linked phthalocyanines) and their functional derivatives)
o Application and instrumentation development: detection of VOCs, toxic industrial chemicals, explosives and other hazardous substances
o Determination of ambient air quality with real-time measurements
o Investigation of the surface interactions of the analyte with the sensitive materials
o Methods of surface chemistry and engineering: sorption and chemical interaction studies in liquid media, surface modifications via surface chemistry (self-assembly of monolayers), multilayer formation.
o Applied research: sensing mechanism, new sensor principles and materials

Keywords : chemical gas sensors, reduced graphene oxide, metal phthalocyanine


First Name : Bahar

Last Name : Ozmen Monkul

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : bahar.ozmenmonkul@tubitak.gov.tr

Telephone : +902626773135

Project holder looking for a partner

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation), HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of project :

We are looking for a partner to collaborate in the development of biohybrid artificial retinas, made by silk fibroin, graphene and several types of neural and non-neural cells.
Silk+graphene biomaterials will offer support for the retinal epithelium and the overlaying neural and glial layers and facilitate the correct vascularization of the tissue, mimicking the physical properties of the natural tissue. Furthermore, silk+graphene biomaterials will be biofunctionalized with neuroprotective and neuroregenerative molecules that will be released in a pre-programmed manner to facilitate the survival of the cells and their functional integration with the host tissue
We are a consortium of research institutions, SMEs and hospitals, with strong expertise in silk biomaterials, ophthalmology and neural regeneration and repair.

Keywords : artificial retina, graphene, AMD, biomimetic, vision restoration, Bruch membrane, nanosphere, release

Expertise sought : The ideal partner should have a strong experience in graphene applications and give an added value to our project


First Name : Fivos

Last Name : Panetsos

Country : Spain

E-mail address : fivos@ucm.es

Telephone : +34722442040

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation), HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

nano-drug delivery sytems
antimicrobial platform
nano-polypharmacology

Keywords : drug delivery sytems, nano-polypharmacology


First Name : Raphael

Last Name : DUVAL

Country : Spain

E-mail address : naturality.cat@gmail.com

Telephone : 0766488807

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

I am a Developmental Psychologist based in Romania who is interested in studying the impact of early cognitive, biological and social factors on risk of psychopathology and psychiatric disorders during childhood and adolescence. I have conducted studies on the impact of early institutionalization (and early intervention following exposure to institutional care) on psychiatric problems, cognitive and executive functions, and autonomic and neuroendocrine systems. I am a partner in the ADORe consortium that secured funding in the 2018 ERA-NET NEURON call (Mental Disorders). For further details please see my Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=O6SLwF0AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao) and ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Florin_Tibu) profiles and the ADORe project website (https://www.project-adore.com).

Keywords : early deprivation, foster care, early intervention, ADHD, adolescent depression, executive functioning, cognitive development, prenatal stress, vagal tone, sex differences.


First Name : Florin

Last Name : Tibu

Country : Romania

E-mail address : florin.tibu@usm.ro

Telephone : 0040758633597

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Our group has made CVD graphene on copper and nickel foams for electrochemical applications and demonstrated as fuel cell electrodes.
Will be happy to be part of consortium to utilize CVD graphene to demonstrate electrochemical technologies.

Keywords : CVD graphene; electrochemical


First Name : Suha

Last Name : Yazici

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : suha.yazici@tubitak.gov.tr

Telephone : +905558464575

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Our group has made CVD graphene on copper and nickel foams for electrochemical applications and demonstrated as fuel cell electrodes.
Will be happy to be part of consortium to utilize CVD graphene to demonstrate electrochemical technologies.

Keywords : CVD graphene; electrochemical


First Name : Suha

Last Name : Yazici

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : suha.yazici@tubitak.gov.tr

Telephone : +905558464575

Project holder looking for a partner

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research)

Brief description of project :

In our studies we use graphenes as transducer systems for biosensor technologies. we use especially electrical conductivity, high surface area and easy modification for forming chemical groups. The project will be based on exosome analysis by using liquid biopsy in cancers.

Keywords : liquid biopsy, exosome, biosensor, graphene

Expertise sought : graphene production, functualization, microfluidics, transducer


First Name : Zihni Onur

Last Name : Uygun

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : onur_uygun@hotmail.com

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

Fields of Expertise:

• Clinical and experimental neurophysiology
• Cognitive neuroscience
• Cognitive psychology and psychophysiology
• Neurological and psychiatric disorders

Specific areas of scientific interest:

• Information processing in the brain: sensory, motor, cognitive
• Origins of neuroelectric signals; Brain stimulation
• Cognitive development
• Cognitive Aging
• Learning and memory; implicit and explicit
• Attention
• Executive control
• Emotion and motivation
• Psychology and psychophysiology
• Sleep research
• Brain states and consciousness
• Meditation
• Stress
• Insight, creativity, abstraction
• Language
• Psychopharmacology
• Neural networks
• Neuroinformatics
• Translational medicine

Expertise in (and application of) the following methods:

• Electroencephalography (EEG)
• Registration of multichannel EEG and topographic analysis
• Advanced methods for EEG analysis (frequency and time-frequency analysis, entropy, synchronization, cross-frequency coupling, coherence, connectivity/spatial synchronization)
• Event-related brain potentials; event-related oscillations
• Event-related desynchronization/synchronization; Analysis of brain states
• Slow brain waves
• Psychophysiological methods (ECG, EMG, EOG, skin-galvanic reaction)
• Polysomnography; Sleep EEG
• Transcranial DC stimulation
• Cognitive experiment
• Performance analysis
• Psychological, psychometric, neuropsychological and psychopathological testing
• Psychopharmacology
• Statistical methods
Annotation of selected research

By means of combined analysis of bioelectrical brain activity and psychological-behavioral responses, research is conducted on:

1) Neurophysiological mechanisms of sensory, cognitive, and motor processes in the course of normal and pathological development in childhood with a specific focus on individual differences (gender, psychosocial factors, genetic polymorphism), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, specific language impairments, multiple tics, bipolar, affective and depressive disorders;

2) Neurophysiological mechanisms of sensory, cognitive, and motor processes in the course of normal and pathological aging with a specific focus on motor control, executive systems, performance monitoring and error processing, fronto-parietal and medio-frontal systems, genetic polymorphism (BDNF), neurodegenerative and neurological syndromes (stroke, neglect syndrome, Huntington’s disease);

3) Understanding brain states and states of consciousness as a result of electrical brain stimulation, aesthetic and meditative experiences, during slow-wave sleep, pathologically-altered REM sleep, as well as in clinical models of hemi-lateral deficit of visual awareness;

4) Neurophysiological mechanisms of cognitive processes of memory and attention in humans with a specific focus on coding and consolidation of memory, offline memory consolidation during sleep, transformation of subconscious memories into conscious ones, reorganization of memory in heuristic and creative behavior, and subconscious learning of regularities in the development of language competence.

Keywords : Cognitive neuroscience, aging, development, EEG, ERP, psychopathology, memory, attention, sleep, brain states, synchronization, connectivity, neural networks


First Name : Juliana

Last Name : Yordanova

Country : Bulgaria

E-mail address : jyord@yahoo.de

Telephone : 00359-885-65-1323

Project holder looking for a partner

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)


First Name : Guldem

Last Name : Utkan

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : guldem.utkan@marmara.edu.tr

Telephone : +90 5326428367

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research)

Brief description of expertise :

Our research group focuses on the synthesis and basic understanding of two-dimensional materials. We can synthesize novel 2d materials in a system that we developed recently which allows real time optical observation and control of the growth. Moreover our research group have broad expertise in scanning photocurrent microscopy, atomic force microscopy based mechanical and electrical testing and low temperature measurements. We are open to collaboration in any graphene-related materials research. We can work with 2d materials under inert amospheres.

Keywords : graphene related materials, scanning photocurrent microscopy, synthesis, atomic force microscopy, mechanical transfer


First Name : Talip Serkan

Last Name : Kasırga

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : kasirga@unam.bilkent.edu.tr

Telephone : +905332705252

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

The Sakarya University Battery & Supercapacitor Research Group (LIPGUM) features state-of-the-art shared instrumentation facilities that support high-level scientific research and student training. Each Facility offers multiple research instruments and high-end tools, needed to support the diverse research activities within the Department. These facilities welcome users from the many universities, companies and, federal laboratories, providing hubs for collaboration and innovation.

LIPGUM laboratories provides extensive experience and state-of-the-art equipments for;

- Performance and Life Testing.
- Failure analysis.
- Measurement and Materials Characterization.
- Environmental Conditioning/Accelerated Testing.
- Advanced battery and supercapacitor testing facilities

Keywords : Graphene, TMDs, energy storage, battery, supercapacitor


First Name : Tugrul

Last Name : Cetinkaya

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : tcetinkaya@sakarya.edu.tr

Telephone : 05556233694

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Improvement and modification of graphene for its LiPO batteries applications. RF plasma modification for graphene. and LiPO batteries design.

Keywords : Graphene, Li PO batteries, plasma modification


First Name : Aysegul

Last Name : UYGUN OKSUZ

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : ayseguluygun@sdu.edu.tr

Telephone : +905334561706

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation), HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

I am an Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oguzhan Gunduz and director of Center for Nanotechnology & Biomaterials Application and Research (NBUAM) at Marmara University. We are working on biomaterials and tissue engineering using various techniques such as Electrospinning, 3D bioprinting, microfluidic device, EHDA methods. We have good facilities in our center at Marmara University. We have managed several projects with different abroad partners such as UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Romania, Greek, USA, Australia, Pakistan, Japan etc. We are really willing to be a partner for advanced health engineering, nanotechnology, biotechnology and controlled drug delivery systems. I will be a potential project partner for this project. I have also a member of researchers at SME company in Marmara UniversityTechnopark. I will also involve as an SME.
Please look at my google scholar publication list below.
https://scholar.google.com.tr/citations?hl=tr&user=G5_9auwAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
My second email: oguzhan@marmara.edu.tr or ucemogu@gmail.com

Keywords : Tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting for making scaffolds, Biomaterials, Electrically controlled drugs delivery, Nanofibers


First Name : Oguzhan

Last Name : Gunduz

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : ucemogu@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone : 00905071266602

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

I am a computer modeling/simulation and data science person with experience collaborating with very diverse fields: graphene/material science, statistical physics (my original background), neuroscience, physiology, and even social sciences – all in relation to the mechanism underpinning the problems in these fields. We are presently partnering in FLAG-ERA Graphene project “Preparation and characterization of single/few layer antimonene and germanium” (PI: Felix Zamora, Madrid). I am heading Complex Systems & Data Science Lab at my institution. We use data mining/machine learning to extract novel useful information from the empirical data. On the other end, we create mathematical models not from the data but from the physical hypotheses about the underlying systems, which serve as a guide for experiments. I am very interested in FLAG-ERA Graphene, so come to me if your project needs computer/simulation/data analytics support. My institution is a public faculty in Slovenia with two new super-computers that would be largely available for us in case we win. We are very research- and project-oriented institution, recently had three major EU projects in super-computing (jointly about 2M EUR, more here https://www.fis.unm.si/en/research-and-activities). More on me here http://levnajic.fis.unm.si/publications. Best to reach me is via email zoran.levnajic@fis.unm.si or directly on my cell +38641288778.

Keywords : data analysis, machine learning, computer modeling


First Name : Zoran

Last Name : Levnajić

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : zoran.levnajic@fis.unm.si

Telephone : +38641288778

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

I am a complex networks, computer modeling, and data science person with experience collaborating with very diverse fields, including computational and network neuroscience (analysis of EEG data), physiology, material science, and even social sciences – all in relation to modeling the mechanism behind the problems in these fields. I am heading Complex Systems & Data Science Lab at my institution. We use data mining/machine learning to extract novel useful information from the empirical data. On the other end, we create mathematical models not from the data but from the domain hypotheses about the underlying systems, which serve as a guide for experiments. I am very interested in FLAG-ERA HBP, so come to me if your project needs computer/simulation/data analytics support along any direction. My institution is a public faculty in Slovenia with two new super-computers that would be largely available for us. We are very research- and project-oriented institution, recently had three major EU projects in super-computing (jointly about 2M EUR, more here https://www.fis.unm.si/en/research-and-activities). We are presently partnering in a FLAG-ERA Graphene project, also in my group, so I have experience in this funding scheme. More on me here http://levnajic.fis.unm.si/publications. Best to reach me is via email zoran.levnajic@fis.unm.si or directly on my cell +38641288778.

Keywords : EEG, ERP, network neuroscience, computational neuroscience, complex networks, data mining, machine learning, computational modeling, numerical simulations


First Name : Zoran

Last Name : Levnajić

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : zoran.levnajic@fis.unm.si

Telephone : +38641288778

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Concerning the call topics, our team (part of Lithuanian energy institute) has a strong experience and is focused on:
• Thin films deposition by PVD on various substrates (including foams and polymers)
• Experiments regarding bacterial degradation or antiviral protection
• Analysis of materials surface and bulk characteristics via SEM, EDS, XPS, XRD and other analysis techniques
• Various experiments regarding photocatalysis processes
We have both national and international projects (including H2020) regarding our mentioned experience and skills.
More information about our department and its activities can be found here: https://www.lei.lt/en/subdivision/center-for-hydrogen-energy-technologies/
Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Keywords : Thin films, surface analysis, bacteria degradation, photocatalysis, foams, coatings, material


First Name : Sarunas

Last Name : Varnagiris

Country : Lithuania

E-mail address : sarunas.varnagiris@lei.lt

Telephone : +37037401824

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Concerning the call topics, our team (part of Lithuanian energy institute) has a strong experience and is focused on:
• Thin films deposition by PVD on various substrates (including foams and polymers)
• Experiments regarding bacterial degradation or antiviral protection
• Analysis of materials surface and bulk characteristics via SEM, EDS, XPS, XRD and other analysis techniques
• Various experiments regarding photocatalysis processes
We have both national and international projects (including H2020) regarding our mentioned experience and skills.

More information about our department and its activities can be found here: https://www.lei.lt/en/subdivision/center-for-hydrogen-energy-technologies/

Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Keywords : Thin films, surface analysis, bacteria degradation, photocatalysis, foams, coatings, material


First Name : Sarunas

Last Name : Varnagiris

Country : Lithuania

E-mail address : sarunas.varnagiris@lei.lt

Telephone : +37037401824

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

We are a group of early stage researchers (less than 10 years after obtaining our PhDs) who work in the field of glioblastoma. Our group consists of Ivana Jovčevska (6 years post-doc), Neja Šamec (2 years post-doc) and Alja Zottel (a PhD student a few weeks away from the PhD defense). Together we have collaborated on the EU funded projects Interreg GLIOMA (https://www.nib.si/eng/index.php/projects?view=project&id=224 ) and TRANS-GLIOMA (https://www.ita-slo.eu/en/transglioma-0 ). Currently we are working at the Faculty of medicine, University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
We are interested in the JTC FLAG-ERA call, the HBP Research and Innovation JTC areas in particular Accelerating the diagnosis and the development of therapeutic approaches for rare diseases affecting the nervous system. Our research is focusing on mechanisms of glioblastoma progression and therapeutic resistance with accent on cancer stem cells. We are also searching for new biomarkers of cancer stem cells and new treatments targeting this population of malignant cells. We have experience in molecular biology techniques (immunoblotting, PCR, qPCR, fluorescent and confocal microscopy etc), identification of biomarkers, preparation of primary cell cultures from patients, proteomics (selection and characterization of nanobodies), work with cell cultures (metabolic tests, migration and invasion assays etc) and transcriptomics (TaqMan assays). Lately, we also started working on identification of biomarkers for liquid biopsy (exosomes, cfDNA and cfRNA).
We would like to expand our studies to different fields of glioblastoma research including animal models (mice or rats), next generation sequencing, the non-coding genome (miRNA and lncRNA), glioma stem cells, silencing, as well as response to therapy. We have access to glioblastoma blood and tissue samples. For this purpose, we are looking for foreign partners which can provide technology and is willing to share the knowledge with us.
If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested in cooperation, please do not hesitate to contact us at ivana.jovcevska@mf.uni-lj.si, neja.samec@mf.uni-lj.si or alja.zottel@mf.uni-lj.si
If you need additional information we can send our CVs and publication lists.

Keywords : glioblastoma, brain cancer, transcriptomics, proteomics


First Name : Ivana

Last Name : Jovcevska

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : ivana.jovcevska@mf.uni-lj.si

Telephone : +38640761760

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

We are a group of early stage researchers (less than 10 years after obtaining our PhDs) who work in the field of glioblastoma. Our group consists of Ivana Jovčevska (6 years post-doc), Neja Šamec (2 years post-doc) and Alja Zottel (a PhD student a few weeks away from the PhD defense). Together we have collaborated on the EU funded projects Interreg GLIOMA (https://www.nib.si/eng/index.php/projects?view=project&id=224) and TRANS-GLIOMA (https://www.ita-slo.eu/en/transglioma-0). Currently we are working at the Faculty of medicine, University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
We are interested in the JTC FLAG-ERA call, the HBP Research and Innovation JTC areas in particular Accelerating the diagnosis and the development of therapeutic approaches for rare diseases affecting the nervous system. Our research is focusing on mechanisms of glioblastoma progression and therapeutic resistance with accent on cancer stem cells. We are also searching for new biomarkers of cancer stem cells and new treatments targeting this population of malignant cells. We have experience in molecular biology techniques (immunoblotting, PCR, qPCR, fluorescent and confocal microscopy etc), identification of biomarkers, preparation of primary cell cultures from patients, proteomics (selection and characterization of nanobodies), work with cell cultures (metabolic tests, migration and invasion assays etc) and transcriptomics (TaqMan assays). Lately, we also started working on identification of biomarkers for liquid biopsy (exosomes, cfDNA and cfRNA).
We would like to expand our studies to different fields of glioblastoma research including animal models (mice or rats), next generation sequencing, the non-coding genome (miRNA and lncRNA), glioma stem cells, silencing, as well as response to therapy. We have access to glioblastoma blood and tissue samples. For this purpose, we are looking for foreign partners which can provide technology and is willing to share the knowledge with us.
If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested in cooperation, please do not hesitate to contact us at ivana.jovcevska@mf.uni-lj.si, neja.samec@mf.uni-lj.si or alja.zottel@mf.uni-lj.si
If you need additional information we can send our CVs and publication lists.

Keywords : glioblastoma, brain cancer, transcriptomics, proteomics


First Name : Ivana

Last Name : Jovcevska

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : ivana.jovcevska@mf.uni-lj.si

Telephone : +38640761760

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Our group (http://rfcas.eps.uam.es) has a vast expertise in the analysis, design and manufacturing of passive devices and antennas from the microwave to the terahertz regime. To that effect, we are in continuous development of in-house software with tailored numerical and analytical methods in applied electromagnetics, which can easily incorporate graphene features into a fast and reliable design of the aforementioned devices and antennas. Likewise, we are experts in the use of commercial software tools in this field.

Therefore, we would be interested in taking a part in a project related to the following Graphene Applied Research and Innovation JTC area: 4. GRM-based, Ultra-Broadband THz-Transceiver technologies for 6G compliant wireless communication.

Keywords : Terahertz, filters, couplers, power dividers, polarizers, passive devices, antennas, applied electromagnetics


First Name : Juan

Last Name : Córcoles

Country : Spain

E-mail address : juan.corcoles@uam.es

Telephone : +34914972425

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

We are a team working on brain-inspired modelling of decision making by humans involving perceptual and reinforcement learning. During our project entitled "Modelling of voluntary saccadic eye movement during decision making" we have developed a spike timing model in NEST simulator including all parts of brain visual information processing system starting with eyes' photoreceptors up to basal ganglia biasing and dopamine-dependent plasticity.
Our model allows also simulation of damages in every of its parts thus allowing for in silico investigation of brain lesions effects on decision process in the brain. It could be useful also in simulation investigations of brain diseases caused by neuro-modulatory effects.
We are looking for a project related to this call subjects:
1. Tackling Psychiatric Diseases
2. Accelerating the diagnosis and the development of therapeutic approaches for rare diseases affecting the nervous system
The papers presenting results from our project can be found here: https://www.research

Keywords : reinforcement learning, dopamine plasticity, spike timing model, NEST simulator


First Name : Petia

Last Name : Koprinkova-Hristova

Country : Bulgaria

E-mail address : pkoprinkova@yahoo.com

Telephone : +359887330498

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering is primarily invested in chemical (process) engineering, reactor and unit operation design and construction, as well as multi-scale process modelling. The Department topics foremost include carbon dioxide and natural gas conversion, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, biomass valorisation to bio-based compounds, and (bio)pharmaceutical processes (https://www.ki.si/en/departments/d13-department-of-catalysis-and-chemical-reaction-engineering/).

Keywords : Modelling, Multi-scale, Simulation, Materials, Optimisation, Ab Initio, In Silico


First Name : Matej

Last Name : Huš

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : matej.hus@ki.si

Telephone : 00386 1 4760 373

Project holder looking for a partner

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research)

Brief description of project :

Biodegradation of graphene and related materials.

Expertise sought : Biocatalysis, Bacterial degradation studies, Enzyme catalysis


First Name : Sanjay

Last Name : Mathur

Country : Germany

E-mail address : sanjay.mathur@uni-koeln.de

Telephone : 0049-470-2215627

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research)

Brief description of expertise :

Our group has developed in the recent years numerical tools to describe and interpret ultrafast spectroscopy experiments in two-dimensional materials, including graphene. One of our main research is X-ray attosecond spectroscopy in condensed matter.

Keywords : attosecond science, ultrafast spectroscopy


First Name : Antonio

Last Name : Picon

Country : Spain

E-mail address : antonio.picon@uam.es

Potential partner looking for a project

Main topic(s) of interest : Graphene (Basic Research), Graphene (Applied Research and Innovation)

Brief description of expertise :

The team I lead has been working on the synthesis of graphene for 3-4 years.
We participate in the National Scientific Program "Low-carbon energy for transport and domestic use" with a leading scientific organization Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. /https://eplus.bas.bg/en/.
Our role is to investigate the synthesis of graphene to make electrodes for supercapacitors
I am the supervisor of PhD student Dimitar Georgiev, who is preparing a dissertation on the synthesis of graphene.
We have filed 3 patent applications for graphene synthesis.

publications

I. Markovska, D. Georgiev, F. Yovkova, M. Abrashev, Simple and environment-friendly method for graphene synthesis by using ultrasound (SCOPUS cited, Current nanoscience Im. F. 1.836, Q2) (submitted)

2. I. Markovska, F. Yovkova, M. Mitkova, Direct synthesis of graphene by using combined electrolysis and ultrasonic methods, 2021, Revista de chimie, (SCOPUS cited, Im. F. 1.316, Q2) (submitted)

3. D. Rusev, I. Markovska, P. Milusheva, Y. Hristov, M.Mitkova, D. Georgiev, High voltage deposition of graphene coating onto metal substrate to prepare supercapacitor electrodes, Journal of the Balkan Tribological Association, 2020, Vol. 26, No 3, p. 86–94 (SCOPUS cited, Im. F. 0, 737, Q3)

4. Irena Markovska, Dimitar Georgiev, Dimitar Rusev, Fila Yovkova, Obtaining of electrically conductive graphite paste from cheap and harmless materials for capacitor’s electrode coatings, Journal of the Balkan Tribological Association, 2020, (SCOPUS cited, Im. F. 0, 544, Q3) (in press)

5. F. Yovkova, I. Markovska, M. Mitkova, Synthesis of graphene – new nanomaterial for electronic’s purpose, KNOWLEDGE International Journal, Vol. 42., №3, 2020, p. 519-523.

6. Irena Markovska, Fila Yovkova, Dimitar Georgiev, Magdalena Mitkova, Eco-friendly production of low cost graphene and investigation of its properties as material for supercapacitor electrodes, Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences (JCBPS), Section C; August 2019 – October 2019, Vol. 9, No. 4, р. 274-285.

7. I. Markovska, M. Mitkova, F. Yovkova, D. Georgiev, Preparation of graphene-based materials and dielectrics suitable for supercapacitors using pure and waste materials, 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS19), Falls Church, VA United States, September 4 -6, 2019.

8. I. Markovska, F. Yovkova, D. Georgiev, M. Mitkova, Synthesis and characterization of graphene, Annual of Assen Zlatarov University, 2019, volume ХLVIII, book 1, p. 22- 26

Patents

Patent - APPLICATION № 112894 / 18.03.2019 "High-voltage technology for obtaining of graphene and its application as a surface coating on a metal substrate" with inventors Irena Georgieva Markovska - Minova, Dimitar Rusev Rusev, Yancho Hristov, Magdalena Sabeva Mitkova, Polina Ilieva Milusheva - Mandadjieva, Dimitar Vassilev Georgiev, 2019

Patent - APPLICATION №112901 / 04.04.2019 "High-voltage technology for obtaining of graphene and its application as a surface coating on a polymer substrate" with inventors: Irena Georgieva Markovska - Minova, Dimitar Rusev Rusev, Yancho Hristov, Magdalena Sabeva Mitkova Ilieva Milusheva - Mandadzhieva, Fila Slavova Yovkova, 2019

Patent- APPLICATION №113000 / 24.09.2019 "Technology for obtaining monolayer graphene" with inventors Irena Georgieva Markovska - Minova, Magdalena Sabeva, 2019

Keywords : graphene, ultrasound, chemical treatment, electrical resistivity, supercapacitors


First Name : Irena

Last Name : Markovska

Country : Bulgaria

E-mail address : imarkovska@abv.bg, imarkovska@btu.bg

Telephone : +359887947549