H2020 EC RISE Scheme: VISGEN project

Professor Edik Rafailov is a partner in a successful consortium led by the University of Birmingham. The team has won an award from the H2020 EC RISE Scheme. The Proposal, VISGEN, attracting €1.26 million, with €126k going to the Aston team. 
VISGEN is a multidisciplinary, international and intersectoral collaborative effort that focuses on the personnel exchange between partners located in the EU and Asia. It is designed to develop and disseminate the key enabling photonics technologies to visualise nuclear processes at single gene and single cell levels in intact brains. The delivery of significant advances in the technology of this field necessitates intensive interaction between the academic and commercial sectors to enable researchers to pinpoint gene transcription in living cells. Although this research and knowledge transfer program focuses on the brain, with an interest in nuclear processes in neurons, the technology can be used in any living cells and will be of broad interest to the community.

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