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Philipps-University Marburg

The Philipps University of Marburg (UMR) was founded in 1527 and now offers its around 25,000 students excellent teaching in a broad range subject spectrum in a total of 16 departments. Forward-looking topics with high relevance for society determine the biomedical research in Marburg: Research on highly pathogenic viruses, on microorganisms or neurodegenerative diseases, both nationally and internationally improves not only the life of individuals but also life in society. Medicine has been part of the university's profile from the very beginning - at its largest today Faculty also taught the winner of the first Nobel Prize in Medicine, Emil von Behring.

 

SciFiMed Involvement:

Project Management and Communication.

Identification of structural and functional interaction partners of a protein family.

 

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PI: Ilse Jongerius

Team members: Bert Veuskens (PhD student),

Mieke Brouwer (Technician)

Sanquin Blood Supply (SAN) is a not-for-profit blood transfusion organisation active in the fields of: Plasma and Cellular Blood Products, Diagnostic Services, Blood Grouping- and Immune Reagents, Biotechnology, Fundamental, Clinical & Applied Research in Plasma Proteins, Red cells and platelets, Haematology, Immunology, Inflammation and Virology.

 

SciFiMed Involvement:

Identification of specific functional and structural ligands. Antibody production.

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PI: Felix Poppelaars

Team members: Ing. Anita Meter (Technician)

The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) has been at the forefront of advances in biobanking. In 2006, The Lifelines Cohort Study was established, a multigenerational cohort study that includes over 167,000 participants from the northern population of the Netherlands.

 

SciFiMed Involvement:

Validation of quantitative and functional assays.

 Project communication to patients.

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PI: Erik Toonen

Team members: Marijke Beenes (Technician),

Loek Willems (Business developer)

Hycult Biotechology (HBT) is a world-class manufacturer of research reagents, in particular related to complement and has extensive knowledge in development and production of assays, antibodies and proteins. HBT’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, (monoclonal) antibody generation and production, ELISA development, tissue culture and molecular biology. HBT has built a strong network with >40 scientific collaborations with leading international institutes and has developed over 60 bioassays in the field of innate immunity.

 

SciFiMed Involvement:

Development of ELISA and validation of lateral flow assays. Dissimination of ELISA and reagents.

 

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PI: Mark-Steven Steiner

Team members: Martin Kind (Scientist)

Microcoat Biotechnologies GmbH (MICRO) is a privately held biotechnology company focused on development, production and application of diagnostic products and methods. Currently with 135 people employed. Microcoat is almost exclusively B2B with approximately 50% of its revenues coming from the provision of bioanalytical services to the global In-vitro diagnostic and pharmaceuticals sector. To date Microcoat’s product innovations have focused around ELISA, lateral follow, bead-based assays, cell-based assays, etc.

 

SciFiMed Involvement:

Development and manufacturing of lateral flow assays.

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PI: Antje Baeumner 

Team members: Clemens Spitzberger (PhD student),

Florian Weinzierl (PhD student), Florian Gerstl (PhD student)

Cutting-edge research, high quality teaching, a broad spectrum of educational programs across 12 faculties, efficient and comprehensive services for both international students and researchers, this is what the University of Regensburg (UREG) stands for. The modern campus offers outstanding research facilities and an inspiring study and learning environment for its 20,000 students, 1,400 of which international, as well as the over 300 incoming researchers which annually come to the UR. 

 

SciFiMed Involvement:

Biosensor development for quantitative and functional determination of a protein family.

 

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PI: Elena Goicoechea de Jorge

Team members: Bárbara Márquez (PhD student), Cintia Rodríguez (Technician), Laura Lucientes (PhD student)

The “Universidad Complutense de Madrid” (UCM) is one of the most prestigious universities in Spain. The Department of Immunology, Ophthalmology and ORL of the Faculty of Medicine has a long track record in teaching Immunology to both graduate and postgraduate students of a wide range of specialities (medical and biosciences students).

SciFiMed Involvement:

Identification of specific functional ligands.

Development of functional multiplex assay.

Reagent provider.

 

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PI: Mihály Józsi

Team members: Dániel Bencze (PhD student)

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest (Hungary) is the largest and one of the oldest universities in Hungary, providing higher education in a broad branch of natural and humanity sciences, and with significant international relations and involvement in joint projects worldwide.

 

SciFiMed Involvement:

Identification of specific ligands.

Development of functional multiplex assay.

Reagent provider.

 

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PI: Diana Pauly 

Team members: Veronika Ehinger (Administrator),

Pratiti Banerjee (Scientist)