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Overview of selected Research Collaborations

EU funded

DERMA (2016-2019): Design of Enabling-Regenerative Materials. The objective of DERMA is to develop new treatment of dermal ulcers and related skin conditions, including stomas. In respons to identified market and patient needs the project will focus on dressings for wound odour and infection control as well as on dressings with a diagnostic indicator. For UGent, Prof Dubruel and Prof Van Vlierberghe are partners in this project in close collaboration with UZGent Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Partners from UK are University of Brighton and Portsmouth, from France Eurasanté is partner. Read more http://www.chemtech.ugent.be/upload/files/descriptionapprovedprojects_september_2016.pdf  

 MMBio (2017-2021): Molecular Tools for Nucleic Acid Manipulation for Biological Intervention. MMBio is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network covering twelve European partner groups, 8 academic groups, 1 medical school and 3 companies (Astra Zeneca, MedImmune and SP Process Development. The objective is to develop chemical and biological approaches to interfere with gene expression precisely and selectively. MMBio will focus on unconvential new therapeutic approaches, namely “genetic” drugs (New gene therapeutics) that are based on oligonucleotides (ONs).

SO2S (2013-2016): The Singlet Oxygen Strategy (SOS) is a multi-partner network funded by a Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN).The SOS network seeks to exploit Singlet Oxygen (1O2) as a green and benign oxidant for use in novel synthetic methodologies, crosslinking strategies, bioconjugation procedures and materials production. The chemistry described herein generates the means to both understand and influence biological systems by providing probes and reagents – from analytical methods to new drugs - and to modulate materials towards optimal properties.

Vector (2012-2015): A new European initiative for the telecom industry has been launched. VECTOR (Versatile Easy installable Connector implementing new Technologies for accelerated fiber Optic network Roll-outs in Europe) is a partnership between European universities and the telecom industry with the aim to conduct research activities to develop a field installable optical fiber connector system. The system will greatly accelerate the deployment of extended fiber optic networks.

National funded

POXYLATION (2013-2014 IWT-SBO) POXylation as next generation PEGylation:

the overall scientific goal of this initial SBO project is to establish the POXylation concept as alternative to PEGylation, by both developing a robust POXylation technology platform and by detailed in vitro and in vivo toxicological and pharmacokinetic studies. These targets will be pursued by an unprecedented, synergistic multidisciplinary research approach comprising experts in polymer chemistry, molecular modeling, biology as well as diagnostic imaging.

SEPOCOM (2011-2014): SElf-healing thermoset POlymers and COMposites

Development of Autonomous Self-Healing Materials combining Microencapsulation Approaches and new Chemistries

Fundamental research program within the SIM SHE Platform (Strategic Initiative Materials)

NAPROM (2011-2014): Novel active protection systems on metals

Fundamental research program within the SIM SHE Platform (Strategic Initiative Materials)

Bilateral (IWT O&O, IWT IM, pure bilateral, ...)



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