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Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0050

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state budget educational institution of higher professional learning "National Nuclear Research University "MEPhI"

Fields of scientific research:
Hybrid nano-biomaterials in possession of energy transfer properties

Project goal:
To establish the Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering (LNBE) specializing in advanced research in nano-bioengineering and capitalizing on the MEPhI infrastructure and experience in energy transfer and superfast processes occurring at nano-scale.

Key project objectives:
1. To establish a world-class laboratory specializing in hybrid nano-biomaterials;
2. To research energy transfer processes occurring at nano-scale and use them in efficient production of biofuel and photovoltaics;
3. To develop and offer a new generation of integrated diagnostic systems based on recording devices for energy transfer processes.

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
It is hoped that in 2012 the LNBE will join the FP7-NMP project under which professor Nabiyev oversees the European technological platform "Semiconducting nanocrystals", as well as the "Skolkovo" project that aims to design multiple-parameter cancer diagnostic systems.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Igor Rufailovich Nabiyev

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Academic degrees and titles:
Doctor of chemical sciences, professor

Job title:
First-class Professor, Director of the Laboratory of Nano-Biotechnologies, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Medicine, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

Areas of scientific interest:
Hybrid nano-biomaterials in possession of energy transfer properties

Scientific recognition:
The leading scientist has extensive experience in managing international and national projects as a coordinator and senior researcher (one of the largest projects, "Nano-technological tools for multifunctional diagnostics of health conditions and therapeutic monitoring" supported under the seventh EU program (NAMDIATREAM), has been recently awarded a grant in the amount of 12 million Euros to be spent over a period of four years (01/07/2010 - 30/06/2014) and includes, among its 22 participants, such partners as the Trinity College Dublin and Сentre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanomachines (Ireland), Philips-University Marburg, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Nikon SA, Becton Dickinson SA, Progenika Biopharma SA, Selective Antibodies SAS, etc.).

He is the Director of a nano-fluorescent diagnostics and monitoring platform and the coordinator of the effort of six project participants with a total project budget of more than four million Euros.

The leading scientist is the head of the European technological platform NAMDIATREAM "Semiconducting nano-crystals", and the head of a number of French national projects, including the following: "Development of highly efficient protein microchips used to analyze phosphoproteome and create anti-tumor medications", "Nano-diagnostics of micro-metastases", and "Nano-bio-hybrid materials with photovoltaic properties".

The leading scientist coordinates the NATO-sponsored project "New generation microchips" that aims to design supersensitive methods of identification of pathogenic microorganisms using fluorescent nano-crystals operating within the Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) format.

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