Assembling partnerships to develop effective biorecognition assays able to address FP7 calls and other international initiatives

Network for the development of selective bio-recognition and bio-affinity platforms

Gathering several European competences, in the fields of biosensors, supramolecular chemistry and molecular biology, electrochemistry, microfabrication and nanotechnology the Network for the development of selective bio-recognition and bio-affinity platforms, launched with UNESCO support, finds important Bio-medical and Environmental applicative niches.The network pursues the participation to 7 Framework Program calls for proposals as a perfect opportunity to gather momentum, attract funds for actual research and connect to the problems and priorities of the society.Repsentatives of the groups involved together with ICB in the network on bio-affinity platforms:


M. Mascini, Universita degli Studi di Firenze Dipartimento di Chimica, Florence, Italy
J.L. Marty, Universite de Perpignan BIOMEM, Perpignan, France
E. Csöregi, Lund University Department of Analytical, Lund, Sweden
A.P.F. Turner Cranfield University Silsoe, England
G. Palleschi University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


J.-M. Kauffmann Pharmaceutical Institute Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Microfabrication Nanotechnology

S. Melinte Univ. Catholique Louvain Place du Levant, 3 B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
K. Koopal Analytic Devices, AN DEV, Brugakker 3637 3704 LM Zeist, The Netherlands


M. Barboiu Institut Européen des Membranes, Montpellier, France

Molecular Biology

O. Popescu Faculty of Biology and Geology “Babes Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Optical assays

W. Fritzsche Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany


This network has been complemented by a partnership targeting biomedical including toxicological applications (e.g., assessment of bio impact of nanoparticles) gathering:

Bio-medicine, Cell Biology

M. Schultzberg, Karoliska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
B. Popescu, ‘Victor Babeş’ National Institute for R&D in Pathology and Biomedical Sciences, Bucharest  Romania
L Manzo, University of Pavia, Italy
D. Sarigiannis, EU Joint Research Centre, Ispra Italy


Other International PartnershipsG. Rios, L.Cot  Institut Européen des Membranes, UNESCO Chair ”Membrane Science for  Environmental Concern”, France
A. Ruckenstein, Boston University, USA
S. Andreescu, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, USA
F. Kremer, A. Serghei, Leipzig University, Germany
M. Popescu, Ian Wark Research Inst. University of South Australia, Australia
F. Rossi, European Commission-Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
T. Wohland, National University of Singapore, Singapore
J. Voeroes , ETH, Zurich, Switzerland





  Opportunity # Luminometer Grants Program