Information Society Technologies Programme

Project : SPOT-NOSED

Single Protein Nanobiosensor Grid Array, IST-2001-38899






General Aim: The aim of the present proposal is to explore the possibility to develop an olfactory nanobiosensor array based on the electrical properties of single olfactory receptors.

  Details on the Proposal
 

                                                  The consortium

Partner  Area of expertise  Main Task in the project
CBEN , Research Center for BioElectronics and Nanobioscience,
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain 
NanoBioengineering Electrical characterization with SPM. Nanofabrication. Nanobiosensor design and characterization.Management
POLIMI, Dipartimento di Elettronica ed Informazione, Politecnico di Milano,
Italy
Instrumentation for Electronics Electrical characterization with nanotrasducers. Correlation spectrum analyzer. Low noise amplification circuitry and user friendly interface
INFM, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia and National Nanotechnology Laboratory, Lecce, Italy Theoretical modeling and Simulation Models on electrical properties of single proteins. Nanobiosensor modelling and simuation.
CNM, Centro National de Microelectronca, Instituto de Microelectronica de Barcelona, Spain Micro/nano fabrication Nanotransducer and nanotool fabrication.
Nanobiosensor array integration
IFOS, Ingenierie et Foncionnalisation des Surfaces, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France Biochemisty  Olfactory receptor film fabrication and immobilisation and transfer to substrates and nanotransducers.
INRA. Institut National del la Recherche Agronomique, Unite de Biologie Cellulare et Moleculaire, Jouy-en-Josas, France  Biotechnology  Olfactory receptor and rhodopsin production, functional analysis and purification.



 

            The INFM Partner: key people involved in the project


Prof.  Lino Reggiani (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Universita` di Lecce,
                                  Lecce- Italy and NNL-INFM)

Prof.  Cecilia Pennetta (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Universita` di Lecce,
                                     Lecce- Italy and NNL-INFM)

Dott.  Eleonora Alfinito (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Universita` di Lecce,
                                     Lecce- Italy and NNL-INFM)

Dott.  Fabio della Sala (NNL-INFM, Sezione di Lecce, Lecce- Italy)

Dott. Vladimir Akimov   (INFM, Sezione di Lecce, Lecce- Italy)
 

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