2018 BIST Ignite Grants awarded to five multidisciplinary research projects

The five winning projects of the 2018 BIST Ignite Programme will receive 20,000€ each to develop their proposals for novel multidisciplinary research projects.

The 2018 BIST Ignite Programme has awarded five projects from within the BIST Community for their multidisciplinarity and high level of scientific excellence. The winners will have eight months to develop their projects, at which point they will be eligible to apply for additional funding through the second phase of the 2018 Ignite Programme.

The winners are:

• BIOSPAD: A fast monolithic multi-channel ASIC for diffuse optical, non-invasive blood flow measurement
Presented by: Sebastian Grinstein (IFAE) and Turgut Durduran (ICFO)

• MOFtors: Enzyme-powered, metal-organic framework based motors
Presented by: Vincent Guillerm (ICN2) and Tania Patiño (IBEC)

• ElectroSensBioBots: Towards a new generation of programable 3D printed living biobots with nanoelectronics for sensing and local stimulation
Presented by: Maria Guix Noguera (IBEC) and Steven Walston (ICN2)

• ORGANSENS: Dynamic monitoring of pancreas metabolism by combining nano-optical biosensing to organ on-a-chip technology
Presented by: Romain Quidant (ICFO) and Javier Ramon (IBEC)

• BioVac: Artificial bacteria: a novel generation of bioinspired vaccines
Presented by: Daniel Ruiz Molina (ICN2) and Eduard Torrents Serra (IBEC)

BIST congratulates the winners of the 2018 BIST Ignite Programme and looks forward to following how these projects evolve.

Details including project abstracts and a full list of project members will be posted on the Ignite Programme page shortly.

More about the BIST Ignite Programme:

The goals of the BIST Ignite Programme are to promote the initiation of new collaborations among BIST researchers, facilitating the exchange of knowledge among different scientific fields and exploring new approaches to address complex questions. The projects must be aimed at exploring new questions and technological challenges through novel multidisciplinary approaches, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, exposing researchers to multidisciplinary environments, and providing new insights to push the collaboration further. More information can be found here.

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