Initial Training Networks - Chemical Bioanalysis

The Initial Training Network is part of the Marie Curie Actions funded by the European Commission. For more information about Marie Curie Actions click here.

Chemical Bioanalysis aims for retrieving selective information out of complex biological systems. Sensors, probes and devices are the future tools of medicinal diagnostics, environmental monitoring, food analysis and molecular biology. The ITN CHEBANA provides interdisciplinary research training for early stage and experienced researchers and focuses on the most important techniques in the field. These are based on fluorescence, electrochemistry and mass spectrometry. Eleven excellently qualified academic partners along with Roche, the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics, will provide a network of research activities, short courses and classes that are complemented by skill training and career development events.

The research activities are divided into four overlapping areas:
  • sensor development for the detection of small analytes,
  • monitoring of biomolecular interactions,
  • analysis of cellular function, and
  • development of diagnostic tools.

Interdisciplinary expertise and specialized techniques are mandatory in order to accomplish these challenges, and this cannot be provided at a single institution at the required level. Therefore, a European hub for research and training in the fast developing field of Chemical Bioanalysis is assembled by co-supervised PhD theses, postdoctoral training, workshops and summer schools bringing together the individual expertise of the partners from academia and industry.