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  • Open Access mandate for Publications and Research data
    Funder: EC Project Code: 706303
    Overall Budget: 170,122 EURFunder Contribution: 170,122 EUR
    Partners: UGR

    The aim of MultiSens is to develop a revolutionary quality indicator platform for the food industry. This innovative intelligent packaging platform will alert the customer of the meat quality adding value and benefits across the food packaging supply chain, reducing waste, providing valuable end user feedback and help Europe maintain a market competitive advantage. In the EU alone, food waste along the supply chain has been estimated at approximately 89 million tonnes or 180 kg per capita per year, and is expected to rise to 126 million tonnes a year by 2020, unless action is taken. Currently households produce the largest share of EU food waste (42%) and experts estimate that reducing food waste at consumer level in developed countries by 30% could save roughly 400,000 sq/km2 of cropland by 2030. Normally, food products are packed in a Modified Atmosphere (MA), which consists of a mixture of gases optimised for the food being packaged. Tracking the composition inside the packages can be checked if this MA has been consistent or if the produce has already started to deteriorate. However, a non-destructive method for determining this MA has not, as yet, been reported. This project proposes to exploit the development and integration of a multi-membrane sensor in meat packages using imaging and communication capabilities of smart devices for freshness detection while employing innovative packaging methods for sensor integration. If the sensor is placed within / or on the package in such a way that it is in intimate contact with the packaged meat headspace, it will allow the monitoring of key gases within its surroundings and relay information about the quality of the meat. The economic and social impact of such a platform, even if reducing food produce waste by 10%, would be significant. The novelty of this project lies in high-quality sensor preparation, the innovative methods for sensors immobilisation and the easy, non-destructive method for detection.

  • Funder: EC Project Code: 300026
    Partners: UGR
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    Funder: EC Project Code: 101064851
    Funder Contribution: 165,313 EUR
    Partners: UGR

    Problem. Coronary heart disease (CHD) patients have a 45% higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. Currently, there is no effective therapy to prevent or cure those brain-related diseases. Recent studies showed that physical activity is associated with better cognitive functioning and a risk reduction of cognitive impairment and dementia in the general population. However, studies in CHD patients are largely absent. Evidence about the brain-related health benefits of physical activity are mostly based on aerobic exercise, but recent studies showed that resistance exercise also provides potent health benefits. ART4Brain. The overall aim of the ART4Brain project is to explore the effect of exercise and physical activity on cerebral blood flow, as a potential mechanism of cognitive decline, and executive functioning in CHD patients. Physical activity levels can be an important target in the CHD population, since the prevalence of physical inactivity is high. Accordingly, I will study the following scientifically and clinically relevant objectives: 1. Examine the effects of aerobic vs resistance exercise on global cerebral blood flow and other brain health outcomes such as cerebral vascularisation, brain structure and function using innovative MRI techniques; 2. Examine the association of objectively assessed combinations of behaviours across the full physical activity spectrum (physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep) on executive functioning (cognitive flexibility, working memory, inhibitor control/attention); 3. Translate scientific knowledge into a digital exercise training program by visiting the commercial partner EXi. Relevance for science and candidate. I will use innovative approaches to investigate the potential of exercise and physical activity to improve brain-related outcomes in CHD patients. The studies and training are performed in a world-renowned research group, which will greatly expand my expertise and boost my scientific career.

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    Funder: EC Project Code: 101032216
    Overall Budget: 165,495 EURFunder Contribution: 165,495 EUR
    Partners: UGR

    Many things that are now part of our daily lives were inconceivable just few years ago. This is mostly due to great and rapid developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) and in particular micro- and nanoelectronics. This has been possible thanks to the Silicon semiconductor technology that has done marvels for the advancement of our Society, who has benefited tremendously from its versatile use and amazing capabilities. However, the miniaturization of circuits seems to have reached a possible halt, since transistors can only be shrunk down to a certain size and not further beyond. To ensure the continued progress of electronic technology and fulfill the future demands of Society, a rapidly expanding research effort is focused on finding transformative technologies by employing alternative materials for the next-generation of nanoelectronic devices. Particularly, the fascinating two-dimensional materials have attracted a world-wide attention in the recent years due to its extraordinary properties that suit for future flexible and low-power consumption electronics devices. Although there are thousands of candidate materials in portfolio, their use in integrated 2D-Si CMOS applications and for future devices beyond CMOS technology require further research and engineering efforts to overcome notable challenges. Thus, GO2NANO is proposed to undertake ground-breaking research that will contribute to the advance in the maturation 2D nanodevices by targeting the following challenges: 2D materials growth, materials interface characterization and contact fabrication. This research will contribute to the understanding of the chemical and electronic nature and role of defects and impurities, facilitating a rational development and control of the operation mode of unprecedented 2D-based transistors suitable for their co-integration with CMOS technology.

  • Funder: EC Project Code: 322276
    Partners: UGR