Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > DCU gets green light for new Nano-Bioanalytical Research Facility

Abstract:
DCU has been awarded €23.8m in Cycle V PRTLI, following an announcement earlier today by An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen.

DCU gets green light for new Nano-Bioanalytical Research Facility

Dublin, Ireland | Posted on July 19th, 2010

All three DCU-led projects were successful in their bid for funding, with a further two, in which DCU are partners, also successful. "The award of this funding through a highly competitive process in challenging economic circumstances is a key endorsement of the quality and strategic relevance of DCU research", according to new DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith. "These programmes underpin our commitment to the successful translation of research results into real societal benefits with a priority on issues of societal concern including health and the environment. It also builds on the track record of DCU research teams and further strengthens our proposed Translational Alliance with RCSI and NUIM".

The successful projects were:

Nano-Bioanalytical Research Facility
The main element of the DCU bid is the construction of a 3000m˛ Nano-Bioanalytical Research Facility with a primary focus on Translational Nano-medicine, which leverages key areas of established research excellence at DCU and will simultaneously address our need for additional space and integration of key existing and new facilities, to underpin future achievements within our research priorities. The location of the new building adjacent to and linked directly into the PRTLI III-funded National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology facility, will realize full integration of all major Life Sciences and Health-related facilities on campus. The new facility will also be located in close proximity to Invent DCU to ensure a seamless connection between research and exploitation, through IP identification and management, licensing and more importantly with links through to potential spin-ins and spin-outs. Coordination between DCU, RCSI and NUIM of commercialization activities will further enhance the potential for innovation and commercialization.

Bioanalysis and Therapeutics Structured PhD Programm (BioAT)
The BioAT Structured Graduate programme, which will fund an initial 32 joint PhD projects, will address the need for skilled graduates, trained in research and technologies associated with the biopharmaceutical and biomedical industries, critical to Ireland's economy . It builds on three HRB Scholars' and three PRTLI-funded PhD programmes and exploits the complementary research expertise and infrastructure of the partner institutions (DCU - RCSI - NUIM- ITTD) in Bioanalysis, Therapeutics and Diagnostics.

SmartBay
SmartBay is a unique infrastructure within Europe for marine research, a test and demonstration platform, consisting of a sensing and communications infrastructure deployed in Galway Bay. SmartBay will link in-situ surface buoys and submarine cabled systems, satellite-based sensing and shore deployed units. The critical role of SmartBay will be to pilot emerging technologies and develop sustainable industries of the future through rapid validation of emerging science and technologies in real deployment scenarios. It will contribute to the national objectives for higher education and research as set out in ‘Building Ireland's Smart Economy (2008). SmartBay will build on the successful SmartBay Pilot Project to establish Ireland as an international hub for the emergence of next-generation marine and environmental sensing technologies. The SmartBay proposal builds on ~€100m of existing state investment (since 2003) and the collective efforts of over 300 researchers. The project consortium comprises four universities, DCU, NUIG, NUIM, UCD, the Marine Institute, and key multinationals, including IBM and Intel.

DCU is also a partner in the successful Nanotechnology INSPIRE programme led by UCC/Tyndall National Institute and the Telecommunications Graduate Initiative led by TCD.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Dublin City University

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

A new, tunable device for spintronics: An international team of scientists including physicist Jairo Sinova from the University of Mainz realises a tunable spin-charge converter made of GaAs August 29th, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

Openings/New facilities/Groundbreaking/Expansion

RMIT delivers $30m boost to micro and nano-tech August 26th, 2014

SEMATECH and Newly Merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT Launch New Patterning Center to Further Advance Materials Development: Center to Provide Access to Critical Tools that Support Semiconductor Technology Node Development August 7th, 2014

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Opens an Atomic Force Microscopy Demonstration Lab in Mumbai, India July 21st, 2014

Sono-Tek Corporation Announces New Clean Room Rated Laboratory Facility in China July 18th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

Leading European communications companies and research organizations have launched an EU project developing the future 5th Generation cellular mobile networks August 28th, 2014

New technique uses fraction of measurements to efficiently find quantum wave functions August 28th, 2014

Academic/Education

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

RMIT delivers $30m boost to micro and nano-tech August 26th, 2014

SEMATECH and Newly Merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT Launch New Patterning Center to Further Advance Materials Development: Center to Provide Access to Critical Tools that Support Semiconductor Technology Node Development August 7th, 2014

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard University Present a Workshop on AFM Nanomechanical and Nanoelectrical Characterization, Aug. 21-22 August 6th, 2014

Announcements

Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles September 1st, 2014

Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014

New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE