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Potentially ground breaking post-doctoral research on biomarkers receives 2.5 million euros from the ERC

Dr. Eleonora Macchia, researcher at the faculty of science and engineering at Åbo Akademi University, has received a prestigious ERC Starting Grant of close to 2.5 million euros from The European Research Council for her project NoOne: A binary sensor with single-molecule digit to discriminate biofluids enclosing zero or at least one biomarker. ERC Starting Grants are awarded to promising young researchers to work on a potentially ground breaking research idea.
The NoOne project aims to develop the process of detecting biomarkers indicating cancer, as well as viruses and bacteria in humans, animals, and plants.

The SUSBINCO project aims to make Finland a global leader in bio-based packaging

Eleven companies and seven universities and research organizations have joined forces to accelerate the research and development of sustainable bio-based binders and coatings for different applications in a co-innovation project that is supported by Business Finland with its ‘Veturiohjelma’ funding tool as part of the Bio and Circular Economy Programme. Prof. Chunlin Xu from Laboratory of Natural Materials Technology at Åbo Akademi University, as the Principal Investigator, is leading the consortium project.