Disruptive materials, technologies and approaches to unravel the role of Astrocytes in brain function and dysfunction: towards Glial interfaces

ASTROTECH

ASTROTECH is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network

The project is funded by the European Community’s Framework programme Horizon2020

ASTROTECH OBJECTIVES

ASTROTECH will train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) on research, training and complimentary skills aiming at: engineering biomaterials and nanostructured interfaces to provide in vivo-like in vitro models to study astrocytes in vitro; fabrication and characterization of nanostructured /optoelectronic/photonic devices and optogenetics tools for stimulation, recording and biosensing of astrocytes; computational approaches to describe and predict neuron-astrocytes interactions.

ASTROTECH EVENTS

1st ASTROTECH Training School "Studying Astrocyte Function in Pathology" October 5-8, 2021, Prague, CZ.

ASTROTECH info day26th May 2021 The online event is targeted
to candidates and potential applicants for the ASTROTECH ESRs
open positions. Write to: postmaster@astrotechproject.eu
to get the link to the webinar
and the agenda

The ASTROTECH Kick off meeting
was held on 4th February 2021

Publications

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The ASTROTECH Consortium

The ASTROTECH network combines 11 beneficiaries and 14 partners belonging to 9 European and Non-EU countries Academia, Public Research Centers and industrial labs, gathers all complementary expertise needed to explore the several venues for glial interfacing offered by advanced materials, device architectures and operation as well as for their validation to manipulate glial cells function.

ASTROTECH Consortium

The ASTROTECH network combines 11 beneficiaries and 14 partners belonging to 9 European and Non-EU countries Academia, Public Research Centers and industrial labs, gathers all complementary expertise needed to explore the several venues for glial interfacing offered by advanced materials, device architectures and operation as well as for their validation to manipulate glial cells function. The 9 academic and public research Beneficiaries (CNR, IIT, CSIC, UCAM, AMU, UNIBA, INEB, INEM, BCAM) are internationally renowned for their research and training activities in the fields that they represent within ASTROTECH. The consortium combines interdisciplinary, intersectoral and soft skills knowledges where the private sector is highly represented and covers every step “from benchside to bedside” of the value chain. ASTROTECH Glial Engineering will provide a more complete understanding of brain health and disorders.

The contribution of the private sector in the research & training program is pivotal for the training network, as it makes available the know-how for nanomaterial processing and device fabrication, covering advanced materials for electronic (AVANZARE) and light emitting devices for brain stimulation (OPTOCEUTICS) as well as computational tools (CODEMART) and for expertise in translating research knowledge and technology into clinical practice (MEDTRONIC) and finally on professional development, knowledge and leadership in research management and administration (NCURA).

ASTROTECH is offering an unprecedented combination of complementarities of skills, competences and know-hows among disciplines and sectors. The ESRs will be enrolled in PhD programmes from diverse disciplines such as materials science, chemistry, engineering, physics, nanotechnology, neuroscience, computational neuroscience

ASTROTECH Beneficiaries