JTC 2017 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 :

Synthesis and physico-chemical characterization of carbon-based materials:
- surface chemistry characterization by XPS,
- surface chemistry modification,
- pore structure, surface area,
- HRTEM and SEM characterization,

Keywords : graphene exfoliation, carbon-based materials synthesis, physico-chemical characterization of surfaces


First Name : Jerzy Pawel

Last Name : Lukaszewicz

Country : Poland

E-mail address : jerzy_lukaszewicz@o2.pl

Telephone : +48 605314300

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

Disease modeling and simulation
Disturbances in the hemodynamics, generated by some defects or the presence of obstacles on the blood vessel wall, usually initiate changes of the vessel flow rate which are able to provoke serious and even fatal vessel diseases of the cerebrovascular system. These processes are basic for the formation of pathological modifications such as stenoses, thromboses and atherosclerotic plaques. These phenomena justify the great interest in studying the hemodynamics around stenosis, bifurcations and other geometric irregularities as the most probable sites of generation of pathological formations. The aim of the project presented herein is to investigate more deeply the stenosis effects on the blood flow in the common carotid artery (CCA) bifurcation and via the analysis of the distribution of velocity and vorticity magnitude for different cases in the CCA bifurcation: without stenosis and with stenoses.
There are different methods for evaluation of hemodynamics and blood flow. Numerical simulations can give details of the blood flow in the carotid artery bifurcation with stenosis. The aim of the project will be to investigate more deeply the stenosis effects on the blood flow in the common carotid artery (CCA) bifurcation and via numerical analysis of the velocity distribution and vorticity magnitude for different cases in the CCA bifurcation to study cases without stenosis and with stenoses. The time-varying blood flow in the common carotid artery bifurcation will be numerically studied for different cases, including cases with stenoses at different sites in the vicinity of the bifurcation. The numerical results of the time-varying blood flow in the common carotid artery (CCA) bifurcation can give a detailed picture of the velocity distribution as velocity and vorticity magnitudes and estimate the stenotic effect on the blood flow - the velocity and vorticity characteristics and wall shear stress. The examination of the hemodynamic profile in healthy subjects and patients in parallel with numerical analysis of blood flow and common carotid artery hemodynamics could have a prognostic value for development of carotid atherosclerosis.

Keywords: 3D blood flow numerical analysis, carotid bifurcation, stenosis, wall shear stress, whole blood viscosity

Keywords : 3D blood flow numerical analysis, carotid bifurcation, stenosis, wall shear stress, whole blood viscosity

Expertise sought : numerical analysis of blood flow, experimental analysis of blood flow


First Name : Nadia

Last Name : Antonova

Country : Bulgaria

E-mail address : antonova@imbm.bas.bg

Telephone : +35929796413

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

Our research group consisting investigators working under bioengineering department which is a multidisciplinary team. Nanofibers, smart textile, electrospinning, nanotextiles are the subjects that are studied in our group. Besides these subjects drug applications and interaction of nanomaterials, toxicology, bone and tendon healing, medical applications of nanofibers, are also investigated. Nanomaterials production (nanocomposites, nanotube) and characterization , plasma nanocoating, biopolymer recombination technology, biomaterials are the subjects that our team is also interested in.
The recent studies discourse the positive effect of graphene on cell growth in tissue regeneration. In this project we plan to create an alternative biological material to the traditional ones utilizing graphene bıodegradable polymer layered materials as a scaffold.

Keywords : graphene, nanotechnology, nanofibers, scaffolds, nanocomposite, biodegradable polymer


First Name : Banu

Last Name : ESENCAN TÜRKASLAN

Country : Turkey

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

Telephone : +905055007885

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

Our research group consisting investigators working under bioengineering department which is a multidisciplinary team. Nanofibers, smart textile, electrospinning, nanotextiles are the subjects that are studied in our group. Besides these subjects drug applications and interaction of nanomaterials, toxicology, bone and tendon healing, medical applications of nanofibers, are also investigated. Nanomaterials production (nanocomposites, nanotube) and characterization , plasma nanocoating, biopolymer recombination technology, biomaterials are the subjects that our team is also interested in.

The recent studies discourse the positive effect of graphene on cell growth in tissue regeneration. In this project we plan to create an alternative biological material to the traditional ones utilizing graphene bıodegradable polymer layered materials as a scaffold.

Keywords : Graphene, Nanotechnology, Nanofibers, Scaffolds, Nanocomposite, Biodegradable Polymer

Expertise sought : chemistry, graphene growth, material science


First Name : Banu

Last Name : ESENCAN TURKASLAN

Country : Turkey

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

Telephone : +905055007885

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Our research group consisting investigators working under bioengineering department which is a multidisciplinary team. Nanofibers, smart textile, electrospinning, nanotextiles are the subjects that are studied in our group. Besides these subjects drug applications and interaction of nanomaterials, toxicology, bone and tendon healing, medical applications of nanofibers, are also investigated. Nanomaterials production (nanocomposites, nanotube) and characterization , plasma nanocoating, biopolymer recombination technology, biomaterials are the subjects that our team is also interested in.
The recent studies discourse the positive effect of graphene on cell growth in tissue regeneration. In this project we plan to create an alternative biological material to the traditional ones utilizing graphene bıodegradable polymer layered materials as a scaffold.

Keywords : Graphene, Nanotechnology, Nanofibers, Scaffolds, Nanocomposite, Biocompatibility Polymer


First Name : Banu

Last Name : ESENCAN TÜRKASLAN

Country : Turkey

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

Telephone : +905055007885

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

we offer expertise in the following areas:
synthesis and instrumental characterization of graphemes
nano- and colloid chemistry and technology, including characterization of interactions of grapheme and substrates
formulation of lubricants and functional fluids for corrosion prevention and lubricants characteristics
environmnetal and health impact of products formulated with graphemes

Keywords : Synthesis, characterization, action mechanisms, application, corrosion, lubrication


First Name : andras

Last Name : kovacs

Country : Hungary

E-mail address : andras@kukk.hu

Telephone : +36302114101

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

Our research group consisting investigators working under bioengineering department which is a multidisciplinary team. Nanofibers, smart textile, electrospinning, nanotextiles are the subjects that are studied in our group. Besides these subjects drug applications and interaction of nanomaterials, toxicology, bone and tendon healing, medical applications of nanofibers, are also investigated. Nanomaterials production (nanocomposites, nanotube) and characterization , plasma nanocoating, biopolymer recombination technology, biomaterials are the subjects that our team is also interested in.
The recent studies discourse the positive effect of graphene on cell growth in tissue regeneration. In this project we plan to create an alternative biological material to the traditional ones utilizing graphene bıodegradable polymer layered materials as a scaffold.

Keywords : graphene, nanotechnology, nanofibers, scaffolds, nanocomposite, biodegradable polymer

Expertise sought : chemistry, graphene growth, material science


First Name : Banu

Last Name : ESENCAN TÜRKASLAN

Country : Turkey

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

Telephone : +905055007885

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

Subject: Modelling dendrites within active networks.

Current approached that model single neurons have limitations and the extraction of the best reduced order model, for neurons with distributed parameters is still an open problem. Neural
systems modelled by Biological Neural Networks (BNNs), Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) or Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) are limited since they do not consider the complexity of the human connectome.
The originality of the solution we propose consists of a new methodology based on the systematic use of multiphysics modelling for the extraction of compact biological models, allowing scientific and technical contributions at every modelling stage. By combining multiscale modelling with model order reduction we will develop a series of models (SNN Brain model => BNN for cortical area => Distributed models for neurons close to electrodes), which will cover the scales macro => meso => micro. The main original contribution is a new methodology based on the systematic use of bio-multiphysics modelling for the extraction of compact biological models, obtained by translating the paradigm of Electronic Design Automation of ULSI circuits to computational neuroscience. Both disciplines are concerned with extremely complex systems, described by electrical phenomena, influenced by the mobility of the microscopic charges. The goal is to model the brain functions, including the signalling pathways (biochemical networks connecting the neurons) and the connectome (nerve fascicles interconnecting the brain areas). Verification and validation of the models will be made, by comparison of simulation and experimental results obtained from non-invasive EEG and from Deep Brain Stimulation investigations.
This is the scientific context of our HBP project dedicated to the compartmental modelling of dendrites by active RC nonlinear circuits. The optimal reduced models will be searched. In this respect High Performance Scientific Computing Techniques will be intensively used. Main goal of our project is to find optimal computational models of dendrites, with acceptable accuracy and lowest complexity in order to be used in very large networks, able to model brain conntectome.

Keywords : Compartmental modelling of dendrites, active circuits, active RC nonlinear circuits, model order reduction

Expertise sought : Electronic Design Automation of ULSI circuits


First Name : Daniel

Last Name : Ioan

Country : Romania

E-mail address : daniel.ioan@upb.ro

Telephone : 40721296290

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

1) Graphite exfoliation in supercritical fluids ( 100-400 bar, 400C)
2) Graphite exfoliation - ultrahigh shear rate mixer
3) Graphene transfer on polyimide and processing with LIG
4) Application- batteries, fuel cells supercapacitors
5) Screen printed electrodes with graphene for electrochemical sensors
6) Nitrogen and sulfur doping
7) Graphene- semiconducting polymers

Keywords : sensors, batteries, fuel cells, nano-electrodes


First Name : ioan

Last Name : Stamatin

Country : Romania

E-mail address : istarom@3nanosae.org

Telephone : +40-21-4574838

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

nanofiber production by needle and needleless (Nanospider) electrospinning, nanofibers for medical and other applications, controlled release of nanofibers, technical textiles, smart textiles.

Keywords : Nanofibers, electrospinning, smart textiles, technical textiles


First Name : Funda

Last Name : Cengiz Çallıoğlu

Country : Turkey

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

Telephone : +905335769047

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 :

NTT is a private non-profit research company established in Prato since 1972. It has a staff of around 20 people, including employees and in-house consultants. NTT represents a reference point for research and technological innovation in the textile sector in Italy. The company is actively involved in research and demonstration projects on textile processing and textile machinery design realised at regional, national and European level. In particular for the latter, NTT has participated in many projects funded by the LIFE programmes and the Framework Programmes concerning the textile sector and has also acted as coordinator of some of them. For instance, NTT has participated in seven projects of the 6th Framework Programme concerning the textile and clothing industry. Moreover in the 7th Framework Programme NTT is involved in the following projects dealing with the application of textile in high added value application (i.e energy production and personal protective equipment): NMP-2008-SME-2-228439 (20010-2014) where photocatalytic materials were investigated; NMP-2007- 3.3-1-213903; FP7-ENERGY-2010-FET-256736; where nanosized spacer has been produced. The key expertise of the company is distributed among different divisions. The proposed technical activities will mainly involve the Division of Chemical and Environmental Technologies, dealing with: chemical processing of textiles and nonwovens for apparel and technical applications; research and development of plasma, electron-beam, microwave, ultraviolet, laser and enzymatic processes; development of photocatalytic materials; textile analyses in its certified lab; assessment of environmental footprint of manufacturing sector by means of LCA (software SimaPro).
NTT is equipped with different facilities to set-up and validate textile processes, e.g. a semi-industrial plant equipped with coating, lamination, microwave and two electrospinning modules; two plasma chambers, an electron beam irradiation facility and two electrospinning prototypes. The chemical and textile testing laboratory is equipped with different devices for mechanical and chemical tests including FT-NIR and FT-IR-ATR spectrophotometer, a UV-vis spectrophotometer, a biaxial tensile testing machine, a DSC and SEM.

Keywords : textile manufacturing, graphene


First Name : Daniele

Last Name : Spinelli

Country : Italy

E-mail address : chemtech@tecnotex.it

Telephone : +390574634040

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

Polymer-based optics overcome many of these disadvantages: they are typically inexpensive, lightweight, and can be readily fabricated with net-shape techniques, eliminating the costly need for grinding and polishing. in this project, we plan to further enhance the optical properties of polymers via graphene composite materials.

Keywords : graphene, optics, polymer, nanotechnology

Expertise sought : chemistry, physics, material science


First Name : halil

Last Name : yavuz

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : hiyavuz@yyu.edu.tr

Telephone : +905353110001

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

material science
optics
chemistry

Keywords : nanotechology, chemistry, material science


First Name : halil

Last Name : yavuz

Country : Turkey

E-mail address : hiyavuz@yyu.edu.tr

Telephone : +905353110001

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Experts in magnetic resonance brain image analysis for the purpose of extracting imaging biomarkers related to clinical expression of neurodegenerative diseases and mental disorders. Points of interests are further development of image analysis algorithms, development of novel imaging biomarkers, and clinical investigation/validation of the imaging biomarkers.

For monitoring patients with multiple sclerosis, we have integrated our image analysis tools into a functional online neuroinformatics platform, freely available at:

https://ms.quantim.eu

which enables researchers and clinicians to extract the imaging biomarkers simply by uploading DICOM MR image files. This platform can be used (and extended, if required) for extracting biomarkers of other neurodegenerative diseases and mental disorders.

Recent references:
- A. Galimzianova, et al., Stratified mixture modeling for segmentation of white-matter lesions in brain MR images, Neuroimage, vol. 124, no. Pt A, p. 1031–1043, 2016.
- Z. Lesjak, et al., Validation of white-matter lesion change detection methods on a novel publicly available MRI image database, Neuroinformatics, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 403–420, 2016.

For a full list of scientific references, please see:
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ziga_Spiclin
GoogleScholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-5SMGwYAAAAJ&hl=en

We are interested in collaboration with clinical and engineering teams.

Keywords : image analysis, magnetic resonance imaging, brain and lesion volumetry, neurodegeneration, inflammatory activity, imaging biomarkers


First Name : Ziga

Last Name : Spiclin

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : ziga.spiclin@fe.uni-lj.si

Telephone : +386 1 4768 784

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 an experimental on the synthesis and characterization of graphene based nanomaterials group led by Assoc. Dr. Kerim Yapici in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey. We are currently investigating microwave assisted synthesis of reduced graphene oxide, high yield production of few-layer graphene by high-probe sonication and shear mixing method and unzipping of MWCNTs to form graphene nanoribbons by chemical method. We are also interested applicaiton of graphene based nanomaterials such as heat transfer fluids in a heat exchanger, drug delivery systems with hypethermia treatment and energy management by improving thermal conductivity of phase change material. In our laboratory, we synthesize these materials and investigate their properties using variety techniques including SEM, TGA, IR and Raman spectroscopy.
Because of all our knowledge on graphene and related studies, we are happy to be a potential partner for your project on Graphene under Flag-Era JTC 2017 call.

Please let us know if you have any question on our research activities and interest.
Sincerely
Assoc. Dr. Kerim Yapici
kerimyapici@sdu.edu.tr
Dept. of Chem. Eng.
Süleyman Demirel University

Keywords : Graphene based nanomaterials, Characterization, heat transfer nanofluids, drug delivery system, phase change material, heat transfer management, nanocomposite


First Name : Kerim

Last Name : Yapici

Country : Turkey

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

Telephone : 00902462110876

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Our department Biomacromolecules and Biomolecular Interactions, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, is interested in modification/optimization of the surface and bulk properties of polyelectrolyte multilayers by incorporation of graphene oxide (reduced graphene oxide) into the polymer matrix.
We have an expertise in biomolecular interactions concerning both natural and synthetic molecules, and a strong background on characterization of surface properties (mechanical and electrostatic, morphology, topology and roughness) and molecular structure.
During the last 3 years the group is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science, aimed at building and modification/optimization of hybrid polymer based coatings (by incorporation of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide into the polymeric matrix), which control interaction between medical implants and biological tissue, and are therefore targeted for biomedical applications. These investigations include preparation and characterization of thin polymer coatings based on layer-by-layer deposition technique, anti bacterial coatings and self active coatings that allow for inclusion of active ingredients and their controlled release, and in characterization of the coatings surface properties and biocompatibility.

Keywords : graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, hybrid coatings of graphene oxide/polyelectrolytes, physical-chemistry of surfaces, biofunctionalisation


First Name : Stefka

Last Name : Taneva

Country : Bulgaria

E-mail address : sgtaneva@gmail.com

Telephone : +35988883359

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Keywords : single photon; TEM; electron holography

Expertise sought : growth


First Name : Beata

Last Name : Kardynal

Country : Germany

E-mail address : b.kardynal@fz-juelich.de

Telephone : 015144500818

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Laboratory with extense experience in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy technique for developing biosensors to detect specific disease markers. These can be based on DNA gene detection (detection of genes related to specific diseases) or based on aptamer detection of proteins (related to specific diseases). Already extending past experience (with graphite ink or carbon nanotube electrodes) to graphene platforms.

Keywords : impedance, disease marker, immobilization of biomolecules, amplification protocols


First Name : Manel

Last Name : del Valle

Country : Spain

E-mail address : manel.delvalle@uab.es

Telephone : 935813235

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

I have long-term expertise in studying computational methods and their theoretical properties of special solutions on nonlinear matrix equations. Recently, I have investigated different types of generalized Riccati equations (set of equations) to compute iteratively the corresponding stabilizing solutions. More specially, I was working with Riccati equations arising in H2/Hinfty control theory with a definite (indefinite) quadratic parts; in Hinfty control theory of discrete-time periodic systems and etc. I have expertise in the use of Matlab platform for scientific simulations and computations. In addition, I focused on application the more suitable computational tool - the Anaconda platform with Python for scientific simulations and computations.

Keywords : control theory, generalized type of Riccati equations, stabilizing solution, scientific experiments in Python


First Name : Ivan

Last Name : Ivanov

Country : Bulgaria

E-mail address : i_ivanov@feb.uni-sofia.bg

Telephone : +359898636339

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Research in Behavioral Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Neurosciences of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. My career reflects the multidisciplinary curriculum that has characterized my academic and experimental profile since my degree in Biology (1984-1989). After the Master on the functional role of LPL, lipase protein in rat liver in the Dept Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UAB (1991 UB) I became interested in the knowledge of the brain and moved to CSIC, Spanish Research Council for my PhD in Dept. Neurochemistry (Supervision: E.Martinez) with co-direction from the Pharmacology and Toxicology, to study the behavioral effects of NMDA system and its interactions with dopamine systems, adenosine and polyamines (CSIC and UB, 1996). It is during this predoctoral stage that was forged my core curriculum feature: studying behavior in rodents (rats and mice), from an ethological and experimental view, thanks to animal models for neurological diseases (epilepsy, Parkinson's, schizophrenia) achieved by administration and systemic drug interactions. Further adds methodological innovation of image analysis systems for measuring behavior. This page is secured during my postdoctoral stay at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden (1996-1998), where extensive experimental approaches with local administration, microdialysis and mutant animals models, the emergence of the knockout transgenic animals and 90’s, under the supervision Sven Ove Ogren (AstraZenca and KI) and working together with five members of the Nobel Committee, to characterize their new mutant mice were generated in their laboratories. In addition, during the first months of my stay (April-May 1996) I developed a new method of 'gait analysis' that helped to show the central coordination of paraplegic rats following a new strategy to repair (Chen et al., Doctoral thesis, 2006) Two computerized versions based on this method have been marketed (Catwalk, DigiGait). http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_organizations/nobelfoundation/symposia/medicine/ns103/olson.html
. Reinstated to Spain by Generalitat de Catalunya and the MEC reincorporation contracts (1999-2001), I got 1/50 first promotion of Ramón y Cajal Contracts in the Area of Medicine (2002-2006) and Outstanding Career Researcher I3 (2006-2009) immediately before the Associate Professorship in Psychiatry in 2007. Since then I have continued the behavioral characterization of animal models for neurological and psychiatric diseases, and established the Spanish colony of mice 3xTg-AD at the UAB through Material Transfer Agreement (2004, 2007,2016) with Dr. FM LaFerla (UCI, USA). Since 2004, the animals I breed have been the experimental subjects of 18 doctoral theses and 25 projects of national and international research, to highlight the European project FP7 MEMOSAD and European action COST-Action TD1005 'pain and cognitive damage' where I am the Spanish representative. Current contribution to EU projects is based on my expertise in Behavioral Neuroscience at H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017 http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/207479_en.html
Member of SGR1354 2014, RETICEF (RD06 / 0013/0003, RD12 / 0043/0018), UCM-CM ENEROINN 910 379, CORE Salut Mental de Catalunya, and founder of 4the5 Network. The translational approach is done through cooperation agreements with Karolinska Institute, Sweden (Bjorn Johansson IP, Martin Schalling, IP), Hospital Sagrat Cor Martorell, Barcelona (IP: Manel Sanchez), UVAMID Hospital Santa Katerina, Salt, Girona (IP: secundi Lopez-Pousa).

Keywords : Translational; Behavior; Ethology; Ontogeny; Aging; Animal models; Pharmacology; Methodological innovation; Neuro-immuno-endocrine crosstalk


First Name : Lydia

Last Name : Giménez-Llort

Country : Spain

E-mail address : lidia.gimenez@uab.cat

Telephone : +34-935812378

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 specialists of the synthesis of nanocarbons (carbon nanotubes, graphene-like carbon) by catalytic chemical vapour deposition. We also have some expertise in FLG production by exfoliation in liquids. We have worked a lot on the reduction of graphene oxide on the large scale without solvent and can achieve some control of the reduction in order to offer rGO with variable O/C ratio, and thus different surface chemistry. We have access to all the classical tools for the characterisation of nanocarbons (TEM, SEM, BET, Raman, XRD, IR). We have a long experience of the dispersion of nanocarbons in different kinds of matrices / solvents.

Keywords : graphene and related materials, reduction of graphene oxide, synthesis, functionalisation, dispersion


First Name : Emmanuel

Last Name : FLAHAUT

Country : France

E-mail address : flahaut@chimie.ups-tlse.fr

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Scienomics SARL is a French SME specialized in materials modelling and simulations with expertise spanning the entire chemical and materials industry from semiconductors to polymers or catalysis. Working closely with our customers, over the past 10 years we have used and developed a variety of atomistic-scale simulation approaches to the study of material properties (structural, mechanical, electronic, optic...). Such expertise can then be used for optimizing materials performance or removing defects as well as screening novel materials to highlight the most promising ones.

Keywords : simulation; materials modeling; property prediction; mechanical, electronic properties; screening


First Name : Robin

Last Name : Chaudret

Country : France

E-mail address : Robin.Chaudret@scienomics.com

Telephone : +33661432028

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

I am an assistant professor in the department of basic medical sciences, neuroscience, and science organs at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” in Italy. My research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanism of olfactory signal transduction by using a variety of techniques, including electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry. In particular i am interested in understanding how the functional properties of olfactory receptor neurons drive odor-guided behaviors.

Keywords : Olfactory, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry.


First Name : Michele

Last Name : Dibattista

Country : Italy

E-mail address : michele.dibattista@uniba.it

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

Grasping objects requires integration of information about position that modulates the transport of the hand to the object and information about the size that scales the grip according to the object’s size. In an alternative approach, some evidences from human kinematic studies suggest that the grasping movements are a combination of goal-directed movements of the digits (Smeets et al. 2002; Smeets and Brenner 2008; Smeets et al. 2010; Borchers et al. 2014; Verheij et al. 2014). In the study of Voudouris 2013, subjects grasped a sphere that rotated briefly. According to biomechanical approach of grasping studies, the results should suggest no changing in grip because the biomechanical contraints do not change (Iberall 1986). Instead, subjects started to follow this rotation indicating a planned goal directed movements for their digits (Voudouris 2013).
Areas of the superior parietal lobule (SPL) in non-human primates are described to be responsive to goal-directed movements and grasping movements to different object shapes (Fattori 2005; 2009; 2010;2012). So, in this project, we want to test whether the monkey’s hand follows the rotation of a phere to grasp and whether neural activity is correlated with this behavior. We will perform kinematic recordings of monkey grip while neural data will be acquired simultaneously.

Keywords : visuomotor behavior, hand shaping

Expertise sought : modeling of neural data


First Name : Patrizia

Last Name : Fattori

Country : Italy

E-mail address : patrizia.fattori@unibo.it

Telephone : +39 0512091749

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

We are interested in sub-topic

7. Dynamics and representation in multi-level systems of human cognitive functions

to submit the proposal to the FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2017 Topic Human Brain Project.
https://www.flagera.eu/flag-era-calls/jtc-2017/call-announcement/

The project will deal with emotion recognition and analysis of cognitive-affective processing system.

Keywords : EEG; emotion recognition; affective


First Name : Robertas

Last Name : Damaševičius

Country : Select your country

E-mail address : robertas.damasevicius@ktu.lt

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 :

We are an independent research center in Slovenia with expertise in all aspects of data science and scientific computing. We have a high-performance computer (HPC) with 1000 CPU cores, 4 TB RAM, 13 Tflops speed, 96 TB hard drive, running on CentOS 6.5 64-bit Linux system. We are associated with the PRACE consortium (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe).

We are interested for partnership in any project where data analysis of any kind is needed, and can provide both the expertise and the resources.

Please contact Zoran at zoran.levnajic@fis.unm.si.

Keywords : data science, data analysis, computing, simulations, modeling


First Name : Zoran

Last Name : Levnajic

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)

Brief description of expertise :

We have a wide expertise in the use of in vitro systems, based on the use of fish cells and cell lines for scrutinizing the mechanisms underlying the toxic action of nanomaterials. Of high interest is the fact that we not only work with cell lines in monolayer cultures, but also with primary cultures of fish cells (blood cells and hepatocytes of rainbow trout, although it would be possible also to use other species) as 3D spheroids. This last approach would allow us to study in vitro (1) long term effects of nanomaterials and (2) the fate of nanomaterials inside the cells together with the possible transfer of nanomaterials among cells.
We also perform in vivo assays using OECD test guidelines to study acute toxicity (OECD TG 203) and bioaccumulation (OECD TG 305) of nanomaterials in fish. In addition, we can carry out, also following OECD test guidelines, studies about the toxicity of nanomaterials for Daphnia (OECD TG 202) and for algae (OECD TG 201).

Keywords : fish; in vitro; primary hepatocytes; 3D cell culture; long term effects; acute toxicity; bioaccumulation


First Name : José

Last Name : Navas

Country : Spain

E-mail address : jmnavas@inia.es

Telephone : +34 - 91 347 4155

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Mathematical modeling of dynamical systems and numerical simulation. Control theory and its applications.

Keywords : Modelling, simulation, control


First Name : Asier

Last Name : Ibeas

Country : Spain

E-mail address : asier.ibeas@uab.cat

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 a research group at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (www.eie.gr), a Research Center in Athens, Greece. We specialize in versatile, scalable, and low-cost laser patterning methods for the development of solid nanostructures and nanotextured surfaces (semiconductors, metals, polymers) and plasmonic substrates for hybrid graphene structures.

Keywords : plasmonics; hybrid materials


First Name : Maria

Last Name : Kandyla

Country : Guinea

E-mail address : kandyla@eie.gr

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

The mathematicians of the PIT Bioinformatics Group (http://pitgroup.org) of the Eötvös University, Hungary develops mathematical methods and webservers for the analysis of the human connectome. Numerous results witness the competence of the group:

12, The Robustness and the Doubly-Preferential Attachment Simulation of the
Consensus Connectome Dynamics of the Human Brain, B Szalkai, V Grolmusz, arXiv preprint arXiv:1610:04568

11, The braingraph.org Database of High Resolution Structural Connectomes and the Brain Graph Tools, Csaba Kerepesi, Balázs Szalkai, Bálint Varga, Vince Grolmusz; arXiv preprint arXiv:1610:02016 (2016)

10, High-Resolution Directed Human Connectomes and the Consensus Connectome Dynamics, Balázs Szalkai, Csaba Kerepesi, Bálint Varga, Vince Grolmusz; arXiv preprint arXiv:1609.09036 (2016)

9, The Dorsal Striatum and the Dynamics of the Consensus Connectomes in the Frontal Lobe of the Human Brain, C Kerepesi, B Varga, B Szalkai, V Grolmusz arXiv preprint arXiv:1605.01441 (2016)

8, The Advantage is at the Ladies: Brain Size Bias-Compensated Graph-Theoretical Parameters are Also Better in Women’s Connectomes B Szalkai, B Varga, V Grolmusz, arXiv preprint arXiv:1512.01156 (2015)

7, Mapping Correlations of Psychological and Connectomical Properties of the Dataset of the Human Connectome Project with the Maximum Spanning Tree Method B Szalkai, B Varga, V Grolmusz: arXiv preprint arXiv:1602.03008 (2016)

6, Parameterizable Consensus Connectomes from the Human Connectome Project: The Budapest Reference Connectome Server v3.0 B Szalkai, C Kerepesi, B Varga, V Grolmusz, Cognitive Neurodynamics, (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11571-016-9407-z (2016)

5, The Graph of Our Mind, B Szalkai, B Varga, V Grolmusz: arXiv preprint arXiv:1603.00904 (2016)

4, How to Direct the Edges of the Connectomes: Dynamics of the Consensus Connectomes and the Development of the Connections in the Human Brain C Kerepesi, B Szalkai, B Varga, V Grolmusz PLoS One 11(6): e0158680. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158680 , June 30, 2016

3, Comparative Connectomics: Mapping the Inter-Individual Variability of Connections within the Regions of the Human Brain C Kerepesi, B Szalkai, B Varga, V Grolmusz arXiv preprint arXiv:1507.00327 (2015)

2, Graph Theoretical Analysis Reveals: Women’s Brains are Better Connected than Men’s, B Szalkai, B Varga, V Grolmusz PLoS One 10 (7), e0130045 (2015)

1, The Budapest Reference Connectome Server v2. 0 B Szalkai, C Kerepesi, B Varga, V Grolmusz, Neuroscience Letters 595, 60-62 (2015)

Keywords : connectome, braingraph, graph theoretical analysis, HARDI, HCP


First Name : Vince

Last Name : Grolmusz

Country : Hungary

E-mail address : grolmusz@pitgroup.org

Telephone : +36-1-3812226

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Our group is interested in how neuroinflammation and oxidative stress contribute to neurodegeneration in order to identify and validate neuroprotective strategies. We have experience in inflammatory and neurodegenerative models in primary cultures (neurons, microglia and astrocytes), cell lines, hippocampal organotypic cultures and in vivo models (inflammation, beta-amiloide, AAV, cell specific knockouts for myeloid cells and cholinergic neurons, stroke, multiple sclerosis, stereotactic injections ). We do biochemical, molecular biology and behavioral tests.
Our group also does medicinal chemistry focused in the development of multitarget compounds that regulate NRF2 in combination with other targets to treat neurodegeneration.
To see our research profile you may enter: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Manuela_Lopez

Keywords : neuroprotection, neuroinflammation, drug discovery, neurodegeneration in vitro and in vivo models, oxidative stress, NRF2, NOXs


First Name : Manuela

Last Name : Garcia Lopez

Country : Spain

E-mail address : manuela.garcia@uam.es

Telephone : +34 914975386

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 :

Our team is experienced in isolation and characterization of mesenchymal stem (stromal) cells (MSC) from different human tissues, including bone marrow, adipose tissue, as well as cells from cartilage, muscle, synovial fluid and synovial tissue and others. A wide range of characteristics of those cells have been investigated seeking to understand their properties and potential, including safety and mechanisms of action, for the use in possible clinical translational applications.
Principal topics of current research and our expertise include: analysis of stem cell application for the treatment of osteoarthritis, COPD, pacemaker malfunction, autoimmune, inflammatory and other diseases; MSC cultures in 3D scaffolds for engineering of cartilage, lung, muscle and cardiac pacemaker tissues; investigation and characterisation of aggressive cells in rheumatoid synovium and progenitor cells in cartilage; effects of epigenetically modifying agents and methyl group donors on cells; application of photodynamic therapy, nanomedicine and others. We are very much interested in participation in the projects on relevant topics.
We are well-equipped with the cell culture facilities, including 2 CO2 incubators (O2 controlled), mechanical pressure generator (Flexcell), flow cytometer/sorter (FACS Aria), fluorescent microscopes (straight and inverted), laboratory of histology and immunohistochemistry, equipment for PCR, RTq-PCR, Western Blotting, 2D electrophoresis, cell electroporation, luminescent detection system (Luminex), plate-reader “Spectramax” for measurement of absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence, magnetic particle-based cell sorter (MACS), ultra low temperature freezer (-150˚C), etc.

Keywords : cell culture, scaffold, in vitro, tissue engineering, regeneration, inflammation, disease model, stem cells


First Name : Eiva

Last Name : Bernotiene

Country : Lithuania

E-mail address : eiva.bernotiene@imcentras.lt

Telephone : +37068377130

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

- Charge transport measurements of thin organic semiconductor layers by time-of-flight photocurrent measurements in coplanar electrode geometry
- synthesis of thin organic semiconductor layers by vacuum evaporation
- synthesis of thin organic semiconductor layers and blends of graphene nanoparticles with OS molecules by spin-coating
- exfoliation of graphene and studies of initial stages of growth of OS layers on graphene by atomic force microscopy
- Equipment: AFM, glove box, TOF measurement setup, I-V characteristics measurements setup

Keywords : time-of-flight photocurrent, afm, graphene flakes, exfoliation, organic semiconductors, charge transport


First Name : Gvido

Last Name : Bratina

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : gvido.bratina@ung.si

Telephone : +386 5 365 35 00

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

speech analysis
pattern recognition
statistical modeling

Keywords : speech auditory model


First Name : Ondrej

Last Name : Such

Country : Slovakia

E-mail address : ondrej.such@gmail.com

Telephone : +421 907 031188

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 :

Our expertise is in the use of molecular imaging tools to evaluate the in vivo biodistribution of biomolecules, nanoparticles or other compounds in drug delivery or other health related applications. In terms of this activity we participate in different FP7 and H2020 related projects.

A second expertise includes the use of computational anthropomorphic phantoms to simulate clinical diagnostic imaging and therapeutic protocols, as well as perform dosimetric calculations. Among the projects that we participate, TRIMAGE FP7 aims to construct a Trimodal PET/MRI/EEG scanner, which will be used in schizophreneia, as well as other brain related applications.

Keywords : in vivo imaging, computationl phantoms, nanoparticles, molecular imaging, simulation


First Name : George

Last Name : Loudos

Country : Greece

E-mail address : george@betsolutions.gr

Telephone : +306947233203

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Doping of graphene is a desirable process for improving the properties of the material. Despite the different procedures described, the non-covalent interactions are attracting great attention because allows the design of new materials without altering the properties of graphene. We have developed a methodology based on pi-interactions that allows the incorporation of organometallic complexes on the surface of graphene under mild conditions. Although the pi-interactions are considered as “weak”, the multiplicity and the electronic structure of graphene favor a strong interaction between the metal complexes and the material. The process is simple, scalable and preserve the properties of the graphene.

Please check the following references to see the new hybrid materials that we prepare based on graphene and organometallic complexes. We have study the properties of the hybrid materials in the field of catalysis. The results show an improvement of when the organometallic complexes are anchored on the surface of graphene.

References
(1) Sabater, S.; Mata, J. A.; Peris, E. ACS Catal. 2014, 4 (6), 2038.
(2) Sabater, S.; Mata, J. A.; Peris, E. Organometallics 2015, 34 (7), 1186.
(3) Sabater, S.; Mata, J. A. In Non-covalent Interactions in the Synthesis and Design of New Compounds; John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ, 2016; pp 313–326.
(4) Ventura-Espinosa, D.; Marzá-Beltrán, A.; Mata, J. A. Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22 (49), 17758.
(5) Ventura-Espinosa, D.; Vicent, C.; Baya, M.; Mata, J. A. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2016, 6 (22), 8024.

Keywords : doping, hybrid materials, catalysis, electrodes


First Name : Jose

Last Name : Mata

Country : Spain

E-mail address : jmata@uji.es

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; Neurologic and psychiatric disorders

Specific topics: Aging and development
Learning and memory
Attention
Information processing in the brain: sensory, motor, cognitive
Emotion and motivation
Psychology and psychophysiology
Sleep research
Brain states and consciousness
Brain stimulation
Animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders
Psychopharmacology
Neural networks
Neuroinformatics
Translational medicine

Expertise in the following methodologies: EEG, multi-channel EEG recording and analyses, advanced methods of EEG analysis (time, frequency and time-frequency analysis, entropy, wavelet analysis, synchronization and connectivity), event-related potentials, brain oscillations, event-related oscillations, slow brain waves, polysomonography, transcranial direct current stimulation, cognitive experiment, psychological and psychopathological testing, psychopharmacology, analysis of brain states, performance analyses, psychophysiologic parameters and methods (ECG, EMG, EOG, GSR).

Keywords : EEG, ERPs, sleep, polysomnographie, cognitive aging, development, psychopathology


First Name : Roumen

Last Name : Kirov

Country : Bulgaria

E-mail address : roumen_kirov@yahoo.com

Telephone : 00359-2-979-37-48

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; Neurologic and psychiatric disorders

Specific topics:
Aging and development
Learning and memory
Attention
Information processing in the brain: sensory, motor, cognitive
Emotion and motivation
Psychology and psychophysiology
Sleep research
Brain states and consciousness
Brain stimulation
Animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders
Psychopharmacology
Neural networks
Neuroinformatics
Translational medicine

Expertise in the following methodologies: EEG, multi-channel EEG recording and analyses, advanced methods of EEG analysis (time, frequency and time-frequency analysis, entropy, wavelet analysis, synchronization and connectivity), event-related potentials, brain oscillations, event-related oscillations, slow brain waves, polysomonography, transcranial direct current stimulation, cognitive experiment, psychological and psychopathological testing, psychopharmacology, analysis of brain states, performance analyses, psychophysiologic parameters and methods (ECG, EMG, EOG, GSR).

Keywords : EEG, event-related potentials, brain oscillations, synchronization, cognitive development, cognitive aging, psychopathology, sleep, polysomnographie, neurodegenerative disorders, attention, memory, brain stimulation


First Name : Juliana

Last Name : Yordanova

Country : Bulgaria

E-mail address : jyord@bio.bas.bg, jyord@yahoo.de

Telephone : 00359-2-979-37-49

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Jozef Stefan Institute, Solid State Physics Department, (http://lsinr.ijs.si/) has decades of experiences in synthesis of layered crystals (MoS2, TaS2, NbSe2, WS2, etc.) using chemical transport reaction as well as in the synthesis of MoS2 and WS2 nanotubes. We are the only producer of gram-quantities of pure MoS2 nanotubes. It is important to note that exfoliation of MoS2 nanotubes leads to MoS2 monolayers with negligible tendency for restacking.
Besides supplying of unique materials, we can offer also a structural characterization (HRTEM, UHV-AFM, Kelvin microscopy, STM, Raman, XRD, friction tests).
We work in collaboration with our spin-off company specialized in commercialization of nanoparticles developed in our research, which can serve as an industrial partner.

Keywords : transition metal dichalcogenides, MoS2 nanotubes, monolayers, industrial partner, structural characterization


First Name : Maja

Last Name : Remskar

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : maja.remskar@ijs.si

Telephone : +386(0)40 640263

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Expertise in:
- genetic basis of neurodegenerative diseases
- protein-protein, protein-RNA and RNA-RNA interaction networks
- nuclear transport of protein and RNA
- structure, function and visualization of DNA and RNA
- role of ncRNA in neurological disorders.
- cellular models of disease

10 highest ranking publications in last 10 years (*first or shared first authorship; + senior authorship):
1. van Rheenen W et al., 2016, Nature Genetics, 48:1043-8. IF:31.2
2. *Vance C et al., 2009, Science, 323:1208-11. IF:29.7
3. Sreedharan J et al., 2008, Science, 319:1668-72. IF:28.1
4. *Tollervey JR et al, 2011, Nature Neuroscience, 14:452-8. IF:15.5
5. Tollervey JR et al., 2011, Genome Biology, 21:1572-82. IF:13.6
6. Miller CC et al., 2006, Trends in Neurosciences, 29:280-5. IF:13.5
7. +Prpar Mihevc S et al, 2016, Brain, 133:1763-71. IF:10.1
8. Mitchell JC et al., 2013, Acta Neuropathologica, 125:273-88. IF: 9.8
9. +Bratkovič T et al., 2012, Biotechnology Advances, 30:753-65. IF:9.6
10. Al-Sarraj S et al., 2011, Acta Neuropathologica, 122:691-702. IF:9.3

Keywords : Neurodegeneration, RNA biology, protein and RNA interactions, cell models


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 : HBP (Basic and Applied Research)

Brief description of expertise :

Main focus of my lab is behavioural neuroendocrinology with special focus on development and function of sex differences in the brain, long term effects of neonatal and pubertal stress and hypothalamic regulation of energy balance. Our lab has expertise in different behavioural studies (social behaviours, addiction, activity...) and gene expression studies in the brain. We have also experience in using siRNA approach to knockdown genes in vivo in brain, and in epigenetics, primarily bisulphate sequencing. We are using animal models, primarily mice, but have ability to work with rats.

Keywords : Behavioral neuroendocrinology, brain gene expression, siRNA knockdown, animal models, hypothalamus, sex difference, stress, epigenetic,


First Name : Gregor

Last Name : Majdic

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : gregor.majdic@vf.uni-lj.si

Telephone : 386 1 4779210

Project holder looking for a partner

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

Brief description of project :

I am interested in finding partners to set up a project on the topic "Controlling doping in high quality large-area graphene". Our expertise is growth of epitaxial graphene by SiC sublimation in collaboration with the company Graphene Nanotech (www.gpnt.es), graphene characterization by Raman and TEM, optical and electron beam lithography patterning of graphene and measurement of magnetotransport properties (Hall effect, temperature dependence, weak localization, etc.). I would be interested in finding a second partner with expertise in graphene doping. Our expertise could be joined to that of a third partner with expertise in graphene grown by CVD. Other partners with complementary expertise could join up to a maximum of 5-6 partners.

Brief description of expertise:
-Growth of wafer-scale graphene by SiC sublimation
-Characterization by Raman and TEM of wafer-scale graphene
-Optical and electron-beam lithography of graphene
-Magnetotransport measurements in graphene

Key words:
graphene on SiC, Raman, TEM, lithography, magnetotransport

Keywords : graphene doping, wafer-scale graphene

Expertise sought : graphene doping, wafer-scale graphene growth, CVD graphene characterization, SiC graphene characterization


First Name : JOSE MARIA

Last Name : DE TERESA

Country : Spain

E-mail address : deteresa@unizar.es

Telephone : +34 976762463

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Our expertise is the liquid phase exfoliation of 2D-materials including graphene, graphene oxide and MoS2. We specialize in bioconjugation of 2D-materials with proteins (antibodies) towards specific targeting of cancer cells and detection. We have long-term experience in fabrication of self-assembled and immobilized large-area templates of 2D-materials for sensor applications.

Contact:
Dr. Peter Siffalovic
Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Dubravska cesta 9
84511 Bratislava
SLOVAKIA
e-mail: peter.siffalovic@savba.sk

Keywords : bioconjugation, Langmuir film, self-assembly, immobilization, antibody, Raman imaging of cells


First Name : Peter

Last Name : Siffalovic

Country : Slovakia

E-mail address : peter.siffalovic@savba.sk

Telephone : +421949556037

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

My name is Alberto Martínez Serrano, CBMSO (CSIC-UAM, Madrid, Spain), the leader of the research group called Human Neural Stem Cells: Basic Biology and Applications. In recent years we have introduced orselves in the fiel of nanotechnologies and scaffolds, in order to manipulate stem cells and get them instructed for their differentiation to particular neuronal types. This lead to the discovery that pyrolised carbon induced the dopaminergic differentiationof human neural stem cells (published in Adv. Functional Materials; dv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 7042–7052;DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201400812).
We are looking forward to join a consotium with whom explore the role of carbon-based surfaces/materials in neuron development, together with the influence that micro/nano-topgraphy and electricity (yes, electricity input) may have on neuron development.,

Keywords : Human Neuron Development; Pyrolisd carbon; Human Neuron; Neurodegenrative disease


First Name : Alberto

Last Name : Martínez Serrano

Country : Spain

E-mail address : amserrano@cbm.csic.es

Telephone : +34 91 196 4620

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

National Institute of Chemistry (NIC) has experience in production of more than one gram batches of graphene and graphene oxide that can be treated in number of ways (doping, surface functionalization, ...). We also have partners that can deposit "vertically aligned graphene nano-sheets" on different substrates with high precision.
Besides that NIC is intensively focusing on developing advanced characterisation techniques (diagnostic tools) like identical location electron microscopy and electrochemical flow cell coupled to ICP-MS (and also other analytical tools). We are also developing novel technique for activity and stability estimations that enables much higher current densities and larger loadings of catalysts compared to RDE.
Our expiries also include modelling and theory.

Keywords : graphene, graphene oxide, doped graphene, catalysis, electrocatalysis, catalyst, electrocatalyst, diagnostic tools, characterisation, electron microscopy, ICP-MS


First Name : Nejc

Last Name : Hodnik

Country : Slovenia

E-mail address : nejc.hodnik@ki.si

Telephone : +386 1 4760 212

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Team of researchers composed of experienced scientists in the fields of structural, thermal analysis of materials and in material preparation. Expertise in:
- Crystallography X-ray, electron, synchrotron, neutron diffraction. Phase analysis, structure refinement -Rietveld, material strain analysis.
- Microscopy observation including light, scanning electron (including EDX and EBSD), transmission electron, high resolution TEM
- Spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy XANES, EXAFS measurement, full data treatment, analysis, interpretation.
- Atomic structure modeling by the Reverse Monte Carlo method, analysis of distribution, local ordering and topology.
- Thermal characterisation of materials by DSC, STA/TG
- Material preparation: arc melting, rapid solidification – melt spinning, spark plasma sintering, heat treatment.

Frequent users of the synchrotron facilities: DESY, ESRF, Diamond Light source. Partners in projects of the 5th, 6th and 7th FP EU, M-Era.Net programs.
The team includes three PhD students and two young researchers below 35 years. Head of the team Dr. Karel Saksl (ksaksl@saske.sk)

Keywords : structure, theramal properies, crystallography,spectroscopy, structure modeling, microscpy, material preparation


First Name : Karel

Last Name : Saksl

Country : Slovakia

E-mail address : ksaksl@saske.sk

Telephone : 00421 911 664654

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

The Research Institutes of Sweden (now RISE, formerly SP) is a state-owned network of research and technology organisations that together have 2400 employees working in a wide range of research and testing areas, see http://www.ri.se/en for more information.

Specific to the FLAG-ERA call, we have recent and ongoing experience in charactacterising the environmental impacts of graphene and related materials (GRMs) using life cycle assessment methodologies. We have chemistry labs capable of performing in vitro cell culture biocompatibility and ecotoxicity tests. We have much experience in developing new and improved protocols for standardized tests and regulations. We have departments that specialize in testing and characterising nano-particles as well as materials and products that are made using GRMs. Given the breadth of our expertise, we can provide a "one stop shop" to support partners that are developing new materials, products, or GRM competencies.

Keywords : life cycle assessment, ecotoxicity, materials characterisation, product testing, fire testing, environmental impact


First Name : Francine

Last Name : Amon

Country : Sweden

E-mail address : francine.amon@sp.se

Telephone : +46 705 54 51 66

Potential partner looking for a project

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

Brief description of expertise :

Our lab focuses on three different topics that range from non-primate research to behavioral studies in human:

1) we study the cortical mechanisms of visuo-motor integration in non-human primates. We are interested to know the functions of the dorsal visual stream in visuomotor behavior.

2) we analyse the anatomical circuitry and organization of occipital and parietal areas in the monkey brain. We make injections of neuronal tracers to recognize cortical connections, and cyto- mielo- and immuno-architectonic techniques are used for architectural studies. Starting with microscopic observation of histological sections, we obtain 2D and 3D digital reconstructions of the brains that visualize data.

3) we study in the normal human subjects the relationship between action and perception by a behavioral approach consisting in the recording of kinematic parameters of hand and eye movements under different sensory conditions. The principal goal is the contruction of models that investigate the mechanisms underlying sensorimotor integration responsible for interact with our social and physical environment.

Keywords : Extracellular recordings, architectural patterns, biomechanical variables


First Name : Patrizia

Last Name : Fattori

Country : Italy

E-mail address : patrizia.fattori@unibo.it

Telephone : +39 0512091749