Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London, GB
The Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London recently ranked the top university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences. Professor Crisanti’s laboratory has pioneered the development of microarray-based diagnostic assays for Point Of Care applications and has developed a unique combination of skills in this field. IMPERIAL is the project coordinator and also leads the activity aimed at setting the system design and specifications. IMPERIAL is expected to play a key role in promoting knowledge transfer activities via a number of transfer of knowledge modules and networking meetings throughout the project.
Polo d’Innovazione di Genomica, Genetica e Biologia
POLOGGB is a non-profit private organization founded at the end of 2010 with the purpose of increasing the competitiveness of research and development of Perugia University and SMEs of Regione Umbria. Polo GGB represents a national and international center of excellence providing operational capacity for innovation and research infrastructure and a platform for technical cooperation and networking for projects involving genetics, genomics, biology, microbiology, human diagnostics, agro-food and environment.
University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
The Department of Public Health Sciences “G. Sanarelli” brings together research, education and training activities related to epidemiology, prevention, planning and organization of health services with activities linked to the diagnosis of diseases of microbial and parasitic origin. The laboratory of Prof. Modiano has carried out pioneering work aimed at understanding the genetic basis of population immunity against malaria in different ethnic groups of Sub-Saharan Africa. He has developed a valuable network of collaborative links and expertise to carry out epidemiological survey in the field and will therefore lead the work aimed at validating the technology in the field.
Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
The Centre of Functional Genomics has been established two years ago as part of a major effort on the Regione Umbria and the Italian Ministry of Health to increase the research capacity of the University of Perugia. It is a part of the Department of Experimental Medicine and incorporates the former section of Microbiology and general Pathology. The staff includes leading scientists in the field of microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics and immunology.
GENIALIS d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Genialis is a spin-out from University of Ljubljana and provides bioinformatics software and data analysis services to life science labs. They focus on biological data management, analysis and interactive visualization to facilitate exploratory analysis of complex data. The company will contribute to defining the specification document and to developing transmission protocols for transferring data from the instrument to the database. Genialis will also play a critical role in developing ontologies and validating the database performance.
Ministère de la Santé – Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
CNRFP was founded to guide the development and implementation of the Burkina Faso national malaria control programme, including research to identify new malaria control measures and adapt existing ones to local conditions. The Centre is an important site for genomic epidemiology of malaria because of the hyper-endemic malaria in a variety of populations with different genetic backgrounds. CNFRP is involved in several multicentre clinical trials evaluating malaria control measures funded by international institutions and is a key historical partner of UNIROMA1.