Molecular logic gates as tailor-made diagnostic tools for early identification of endothelial dysfunction
A dysfunction of cells lining the inner walls of blood vessels, i.e. the endothelium, is the primary cause of many lifestyle related diseases such as atherosclerosis. According to the WHO, those diseases accounted for 60% of all deaths worldwide in 2005. Tailor-made diagnostic tools for early and reliable identification of endothelial dysfunction are urgently needed both in fundamental research and clinical routine, respectively.
LOGIC LAB provides a multi-disciplinary research network, in which 14 Early-Stage Researchers will closely work together to overcome current obstacles in intracellular diagnostics.
In LOGIC LAB, we aim to develop a new concept of molecular logic sensors that will pave the way for their application in biological matrices. Thus, we want to bring intracellular molecular logic sensing out of its niche existence.
LOGIC LAB uniquely combines academic and industrial expertise in synthesis and optical spectroscopy, molecular modelling, organ-on-a-chip microfluidic systems, metabolic profiling, endothelium-related diseases and toxicology.
People and Projects
Early Stage Researchers
LogicLab incorporates 14 PhD students (Early Stage Researchers – ESRs) in a multidisciplinary and international research team. Each ESR is hosted in a beneficiary institution and receives additional training during secondments at the industrial and other academic partners’ facilities. The students are integrated in an exciting research and training programme, enhancing their career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sector.
People behind Logic Lab
The multidisciplinary constitution of the LOGIC LAB consortium and PIs having excellent knowledge and an outstanding international reputation in their respective research area, provide the basis for the successful realization of innovative molecular logic gates and a high-quality scientific education of ESRs.