Multidisciplinary Research Partnerships (MRP's)

As part of the strategic spearhead research policy plan promoting excellence in research five multidisciplinary research partnerships were established.

Five consortia were selected on the basis of their established expertise, the added value of their multidisciplinary collaboration and their potential to become world leaders in their field. Each of these five groups has been allocated 2.5 million euro. The incentives ran over a five-year period (2010-2015).

An artistic impression of these partnerships by the youngsters of local Youth Theatre Group De Kopergieterij:

Overview

Biotechnology for a sustainable economy

The project Ghent Bio-Economy focuses on reinforcing the interaction between the green (plant) biotechnology and the white (industrial) biotechnology for a sustainable bio-based economy.

Contact
Prof. dr. Korneel Rabaey
website

Bio-informatics

The platform From Nucleotides to Networks (N2N) aims at setting up pipelines for the processing of the increasing flow of molecular data and the development of techniques for the integration of this data into further bio-informatics research.

Contact
Prof. dr. Yves Van de Peer
www.nucleotides2networks.be

Nanophotonics and biophotonics

The Center for Nano- and Biophotonics sets up research lines in the area of nanoparticles, microlaser technology and optical switches, biosensors, bio-spectroscopy, scanning of biomaterials, electro-optical particle manipulation and active nanophotonic implants.

Contact
Prof. dr. Roel Baets
http://www.nb-photonics.ugent.be/

Neurosciences

The Institute for Neurosciences studies behavioural control in the field of cognition and emotion, from a perspective of health and pathology and in terms of behaviour-based, neuro-atomic and neurochemical aspects.

Contact
Prof. dr. Wim Fias
Prof. dr. Paul Boon
www.instituteforneuroscience.com

Inflammation and immunity

The multidisciplinary research partnership Group-ID coordinates projects aiming at building up knowledge relating to the origins and maintenance of inflammatory reactions.

Contact
Prof. dr. Bart Lambrecht
http://www.irc.ugent.be/

Through the Department of Research Affairs a leaflet is available with a concise presentations of al five multidisciplinary research partnerschips. Get your copy by contacting aoc@UGent.be.

 

 

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