Facts

Contact person:
Anette Gjörloff Wingren
Financers:
  • EU Marie Curie ITN
Responsible at Malmö University:
Anette Gjörloff Wingren
Project members:
Collaborators:
  • Umeå University
  • Turku University
  • Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing BAM Berlin
  • Copenhagen University
  • Phase Holographic Imaging Lund
Time frame:
01 April 2017 - 31 March 2021
Faculty/department:
Research environment :
Website:
http://glycoimaging.mah.se/ external link icon

A major challenge in the war against cancer is to find ways to diagnose and treat the disease at an early stage. Cancer occurs through a multistage process where cells are transformed to malignant tumors. Of essence is to discover the tumor at an early stage where the cancer is still curable. This calls for sensitive and effective diagnostic tools that can sense the cellular state early in the process.

In GlycoImaging we will address this need while exploiting novel exciting molecularly imprinted probes targeting tumor specific glycans. These "plastic antibodies" will be developed and used for real-time visualization of cellular cancer biomarkers and in low-cost clinical diagnostics. By matching 2 polymer/materials research groups with 3 leading molecular biologists and diagnostics institutes 2 SMEs and one leading diagnostic company we have created a highly interdisciplinary research-training network with ambitious scientific goals and an attractive training program.