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Schulz S.,Jena University of Applied Sciences
Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference | Year: 2012

Schizophrenia is associated with a cardiac autonomic dysregulation which is characterized by a decreased vagal modulation. Nevertheless, there are less information about the interrelationships of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in schizophrenia.


Patent
Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissens chaften e.V. and Jena University of Applied Sciences | Date: 2011-10-12

The present invention relates to an improved process for producing highly ordered nanopillar or nanohole structures, in particular on large areas, which can be used as masters in NIL, hot embossing or injection molding processes. The process involves decorating a surface with an ordered array of metal nanoparticles produced by means of a micellar block- copolymer nano-lithography process; etching the primary substrate to a depth of 50 to 500 nm, where the nanoparticles act as a mask and an ordered array of nanopillars or nanocones corresponding to the positions of the nanoparticles is thus produced; using the nanostructured master or stamp in a structuring processes. Also the finished nanostructured substrate surface can be used as a sacrificial master which is coated with a continuous metal layer and the master is then etched away to leave a metal stamp having an ordered array of nanoholes which is a negative of the original array of nanopillars or nanocones.


Patent
Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V and Jena University of Applied Sciences | Date: 2013-05-15

The invention provides a method for increasing the order of an array of polymeric micelles or of nanoparticles on a substrate surface comprising a) providing an ordered array of micelles or nanoparticles coated with a polymer shell on a substrate surface and b) annealing the array of micelles or nanoparticles by ultrasonication in a liquid medium which is selected from the group comprising H


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SSH.2011.1.2-1 | Award Amount: 10.37M | Year: 2012

The objective of this 4-year project is to provide the analytical basis for a socio-ecological transition in Europe: the change to a new growth path with smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as is envisaged in the EU 2020 strategy. In order to support the transition, we analyse the need, the feasibility and best practice for change, specifying the institutional changes needed at all policy levels to implement these options. The old and new challenges Europe is facing define the starting point: globalisation, new technologies and postindustrialisation, demographic change and ecology in the context of welfare systems that have come under stress due to high public deficits. The vision is that Europe will become a role model for a high road growth path which actively incorporates social and ecological goals, employment, gender and cultural aspects in an ambitious, forward looking way while continuing to be competitive in a globalised world. To achieve these objectives, the consortium will carry out and synthesise robust research in research areas covering the challenges to the welfare system, the biophysical dimension of socio-economic development, the identification of drivers towards socio-ecological transition, the role of governance and institutions on the European as well as the regional level. The consortium will benefit from ongoing dialogue with international experts in the form of expert panels and sounding boards, taking into account their views on the direction and feasibility for this new growth path. The project will be carried out by a consortium of 34 partners from universities and research institutes with international and interdisciplinary expertise. It represents 12 member states. High level Scientific and Policy Boards will monitor the analysis and the policy conclusions to guarantee the impact and dissemination of the results.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN | Award Amount: 3.67M | Year: 2013

Biosensor development is a very promising and prospective field of research in food- clinical- and environmental analysis. Besides conventional analytical methods biosensors specifically detect only some decisive components. However, miniaturised sensor systems are able to detect components in the femto/ato-gramm region with almost no interference to other components in the investigated system. The advantage of such technologies is beside the high sensitivity/selectivity, the cost reduction and the very fast response of such analytic systems. Complex sensor systems will be developed for multiple parameter sensing on real samples combined with signal enhancement strategies. The network created by SAMOSS will improve the further development of biosensors in combination with optochemical sensing techniques in the fields of application and by broader distribution of knowledge. The main topics of the development will comprise the research and development of new materials for optochemical sensing and microfluidic applications, microfluidic sample handling modules, multifunctional elements, signal enhancement and innovative detection systems. SAMOSS will create a European Centre of Excellence for training young researchers in Biosensor Research and Development suited for Applications in Medicine, Food and Beverage Technologies as well as Environmental issues. Through well trained researchers SAMOSS will provide widely skilled personnel for a) the European Biosensor Research in Academia and b) the European Biosensor Industry. As a European Centre of Excellence SAMOSS will deliver a flexible and adaptable network of young researchers that is capable to accomplish the European needs in research and development of new, innovative biosensors for food and beverage analysis, environmental analysis and health care. Thus they will be well trained to become future team leaders in these research and development fields, whether in the domain of academia or in the private sector.

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