Horizon-2020 MSCA RISE Project №778157 CanBioSe: Novel 1D photonic metal oxide nanostructures for early stage cancer detection


Project ID: 778157 MSCA-RISE-2017 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) 

The project CanBioSe targeted to strengthen international and intersectoral collaboration, sharing new ideas and knowledge transfer from research to market and vice versa in the field of nanostructured metal oxide optical biosensors for cancer cells detection. Interdisciplinary project research and innovation goals are targeted to develop a new portable tool for early stage cancer detection which can solve on of important health challenges in EU society.

From 2018-01-01 to 2021-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 282 500

EU contribution:

EUR 1 246 500

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MSCA-RISE-2017 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) 

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MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)


One dimensional (1D) polimer nanofibers will be deposited by electrospinning technique. Photonic nanomaterials, based on metal oxide based nanostructures (ZnO, ZnO/Al2O3 nanolaminates, Au/ZnO and ZnO/Au) will coat the 1D nanofibers. Metal oxides and Au nanoparticles will be deposited with Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and electrophoresis, respectively. Bioselective layer will be formed by immobilization of specific antibodies on the biosensor surface. Photoluminescence and optical spectroscopy will be used for recording of the biosensor signal. Biosensor testing will be performed on cancer cells (human chronic lymphocyte leukemia (CLL) leucosis and acute lymphoblastic leucosis). The biosensor will be integrated with microfluidic system in order to minimize dimensions and simplify the use of the detection system.

The project partners will provide research and training activities in the fields of nanotechnology, surface functionalization, bioengineering, microfluidics and biosensor testing, market analysis and commercialization. Provided research and management training to experienced researchers and early stage researchers will strengthen their personal skills and CVs via new scientific papers and conference theses and strengthen a development of EU research human resources. Long lasting collaboration between partners, based on co-supervising students and preparation of novel collaborative project proposals is foreseen. Dissemination of the project results to scientific society and wide auditories is foreseen.


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 CanBioSe project news:

Horizon 2020 CANBIOSE project participant from MRC Ivan Hryshko completed secondment visit to Vilnius University, Lithuania, on February-March 2020

altHe made a presentation at a seminar to share knowledge and experience in MAX phase and MXene synthesis, received a training and also worked with colleagues from VU on nanomaterials characterization, all related issues were discussed with project participants from Vilnius University.



CanBioSe project Meeting and Workshop atinternational Conference  on Nanomaterials for biosensors and nanomedical applications in Yurmala, Latvia, July 2019  

altMRC representatives, Oleksiy Gogotsi and Veronika Zahorodna attended CanBioSe project meeting held during International Conference on Nanomaterials for biosensors and biomedical applications, Jurmala, Latvia, on July 2019.


Project Meeting and Workshop under Horizon-2020 MSCA RISE CanBioSE project, 17-18 th of April 2019, Vilnius, Lithuania

altResearch team of Materials Research Centre led by Oleksiy Gogotsi take part in CanBioSe project meeting and Workshop held in Vilnius University, Vilnus, Lithuania. MRC team met with another CanBioSe project participants, presented MRC company. Also MRC director gave a talk on 2d materials MXenes and their possible applications.




News from MRC.ORG.UA

Drexel's MXene Filter Materials will be used for Wearable Artificial Kidney Technology

MXene pores“Our fundamental study of titanium carbide MXene supported by NSF showed that MXene is biocompatible, able of adsorbing a variety of small molecules, and holds a lot of promise in medical applications, so it is exciting to see it applied for improving and really changing dialysis — an area of need in health care that can help millions of people,” said Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, who is a world leader in developing and studying MXenes.

MXene Coating Could Prevent Electromagnetic Interference in Wearable Devices

mxene-emi-fabricResearchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering have reported that MXene coated fabric is highly effective for blocking electromagnetic waves and potentially harmful radiation. The discovery is a key development for efforts to weave technological capabilities into clothing and accessories. 

MRC and Drexel collaborative article on Scalable MXene synthesis is listed among the most accessed in Advanced Engineering Materials journal for the whole year

bulk MXene

This article is also Highly Cited in Web of Science (top 1% of all papers in the field).

H2020 MSCA RISE CanBioSe project activities - EsR/ER training and scientific seminar held in MRC, Kyiv, Ukraine, July 30-August 01, 2020

Canbiose project training and seminar

Training of early-staged researchers involved in CanBioSe research works on nanomaterials processing and scientific seminar on Advances in nanomaterials research for biomedical applications, were held with invited experts.

Scalable Production System for the Promising, 2D Nanomaterials MXenes

altFor one of the most promising new types of 2D nanomaterials, MXenes, that’s no longer a problem. Researchers at Drexel University and the Materials Research Center in Ukraine have designed a system that can be used to make large quantities of the material while preserving its unique properties

CANBIOSE project participant from MRC completed secondment visit to partner organization Vilnius University, Lithuania, on February-March 2020 due to CANBIOSE project

altCANBIOSE project participant from MRC performed secondment visit to project partner organization Vilnius University, Lithuania, on February 24 - March 14 2020.

H2020 MSCA RISE SALSETH project participant from MRC V. Balitskiy started secondment at University of Novi Sad, Serbia

altSALSETH project participant from MRC Vitalii Balitskiy was hosted by partners from University of Novi Sad (UNS), Serbia, during his secondment visit according to the project plan.

SALSETH Project Kick-off meeting was held in University of Novi Sad, Serbia, on february 28, 2020

altResearch team from Materials Research Centre (MRC), Kyiv, Ukraine, was represented by Vitalii Balitskiy, who made a presentation to project partners about the MRC company, its capabilities, current research projects and main activities.

The science of the future and the use of intelligent nanomaterials in advanced technologies. Lecture by Professor Yury Gogotsi for students, schoolchildren of Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute,Feb 24, 2020


The science of the future and the use of smart nanomaterials in new technologies. Lecture by Professor Yury Gogotsi for students, and schoolchildren of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, February 27, 2020

Horizon 2020 NANO2DAY project participant A.Stepura from Polymer Institute of Slovak Academy of Science (Bratislava, Slovakia) was hosted by Materials Research Center (MRC), Kiev, Ukraine, on December 2019-February 2020

pisas--secondment-to-mrc-jan-2020_13.jpg - 86.27 KbAnastasiia Stepura from Polymer Institute Slovak Academy of Science (Bratislava, Slovakia) was hosted by Materials Research Centre  on December 2019- February 2020 during her secondment performing research works due to H2020 NANO2DAY project.

H2020 NANO2DAY project participants from MRC Veronika Zahorodna and Oleksiy Gogotsi visited partner organization Polymer Instityte SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia on January 2020

altResearchers from the Materials Research Center (MRC), Kiev, Ukraine,  Oleksiy Gogotsi and Veronika Zahorodna visited Horizon 2020 NANO2DAY project partner organization Polymer Institute of Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovakia on January 2020. In cooperation with PISAS colleagues they were working on MXene doped polymer nanocomposites.

H2020 NANO2DAY project participant from MRC Ivan Hryshko was visiting project partner organization University of Latvia, Riga, on November-December 2019

altResearch engineer from MRC Ivan Hryshko is being visiting the University of Latvia, where he held a seminar on MXenes

Secondment of project participants from MRC O. Gogotsi and V. Zahorodna to project partners from LNEC under Horizon 2020 MSCA RISE Project №690968 NANOGUARD2AR, 12/11-11/12/2019, Lisboan, Portugal

altMRC Director O. Gogotsi and EsR Veronika Zahorodna in a secondment to LNEC, Lisboan, Portugal participated in a work meeting discussing project results and performing engineering research works due to H2020 MSCA RISE project No 690968 NANOGUARD2AR.

Horizon 2020 CANBIOSE project participants from Materials Research Center (MRC), Kiev, Ukraine visited partner organization Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, on October 27-November 27, 2019

altIn cooperation with AMU colleagues they were working on nanomaterials testing and characterization.


altThe symposium brought together leading international experts and those researchers who are just entering the exciting world of 2D carbides and nitrides to explore new synthesis methods, better understand properties and find new applications of MXenes.