About the project

January 1, 2011 was the start date of the BIO-IMAGINE: BIO-IMAGing in research INnovation and Education Project, supported by the EU FP7 Capacities Programme (Research potential).

The Project aims at enhancing the research potential of the Nencki Institute, improving its position as a regional competence centre in bio-imaging and fostering the Nencki interactions with leading research partners in Europe.

Project duration: 42 months

BIO-IMAGINE work programme consists of 8 interrelated Workpackages that will enable our Institute to achieve the project objectives.

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Increasing Human Potential by means of recruiting 11 post-docs, 1 group leader and 1 core facility manager
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Sharing of Know-How and Technologies through Networking assuring twinning between each of the selected Institute’s laboratories with 14 European partner laboratories
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designed to stimulate Innovation and Technology Transfer
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Improvement of Research Capacity by purchasing specific research equipment
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Conferences and Workshops (six workshops, three small-to-medium size conferences and two satellite symposia to larger meetings will be organized)
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Promotional Activities and Dissemination of Knowledge
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Project Management
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Evaluation of the Institute achievements by a team of independent experts appointed by the EC

The Management Committee of the Project consists of: the Project Coordinator –

Prof. Adam Szewczyk, the Director of the Institute; Project Manager – Ms. Marta Rucinska,

a specialist at the Office of International Cooperation and Project Management, Project Support Team and all Work Package Leaders.

A project Steering Committee will be formed consisting of the following internationally renowned scientists and representatives of other stakeholder groups: Prof. Richard Frackowiak from UNIL-CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland; Prof. Benjamin Geiger from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Prof. Daniel Choquet from the CNRS-Universite de Bordeaux 2, France; Prof. Daniela Corda from the Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Italy; Prof. Paolo Pinton from the University of Ferrara, Italy; Dr. Stefan Diez from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany; Dr. Rainer Pepperkok from the EMBL Heidelberg, Germany;

Dr. Gabor Lamm from the EMBLEM GmBH, Heidelberg, Germany; Prof. Jacek Kuznicki from the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland; Ms. Anna Wisniewska from the National Contact Point, Warsaw, Poland and Prof. Jerzy Duszynski from the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland – the Steering Committee Chairman