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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Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Address: Akademicheskaya 27, 220072 Minsk

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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.




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Our volunteersBig thanks to all our friends, partners, volunteers for help and their tireless work! We continue to help our defenders and deliver military equipment, humanitarian aid, tactical medicine and special medical supplies to units of Ukrainian Army, territorial defense and hospitals on the front line!

Delivering help to Ukraine from the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world!

3.jpg - 197.81 KbOur organization in Kyiv, Materials Research Center, is well aware of the needs in Ukraine now. Together with our partners, fellow Ukrainian scientists, we have organized a warehouse in Lviv, where we collect cargos and distribute them throughout Ukraine, with detailed reports confirming the delivery to the final destination, including photos of the transfer. We have transportation that can pick cargo in Poland and deliver it through a green corridor for humanitarian cargos at the Polish-Ukrainian border. 
We are ready to respond promptly, as required by the situation in Ukraine. If there are individuals, foundations or volunteer organizations willing to send help to Ukraine from Europe or the United States, we are ready to accept it in our warehouses, make collection or individual parties according to your request and pass them on to those in need. All humanitarian aid, first aid, and protective gear will be delivered to the final destination.
Please contact Dr. Oleksiy Gogotsi, MRC Director: Tel / Viber / WhatsApp / Telegram / Signal: + 380 63 233 2443, Cell phone in the USA: +1 808 203 8092, e-mail: helpukraine@mrc.org.ua
Being currently on a business trip in Philadelphia, the United States, we can meet with you in person, if needed.

MRC Ukraine Foundation. Providing of military first aid medicine for the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


MRC Ukraine Foundation. Providing of military first aid medicine for the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine via volunteers. Specialized military first aid medical supplies were provided by the Special Forces Foundation, Green Berets Humanitarian Fund, USA

Delivering military first aid medicine from the Special Forces Foundation Green Beret Humanitarian Fund (GBHF) from the USA to territorial defences, army unit and 2 hospitals


Delivering military first aid medicine from the Special Forces Foundation Green Beret Humanitarian Fund (GBHF) from the USA via the Kernel Volunteer Group for the Territorial Defense of Kyiv, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Voznesensk, as well as some military unit in Kyiv and Ternopil. Also part of medical supplies is transferred to hospitals in Krasnopillia in Sumy region and Voznesensk in Mykolaiv region


MRC Ukraine Foundation. Transfer of military first aid medicine at our hub in Lviv


MRC Ukraine Foundation. Transfer of military first aid medicine at our hub in Lviv from the American Green Beret Humanitarian Fund for some military units.

BSU and LU parthers secondment visits to MRC an seminar discussion of ongoing research works under the NANO2DAY project at Materials Research Center, February 2022


During the secondment visits of project partners from BSU and LU to MRC research works were performed and a seminar discussion of ongoing research works and obtained results was held under the NANO2DAY project.

Registration is now open for the upcoming MXene Certificate Course, February 7-11, 2022 from Professor Yury Gogotsi and his team, Drexel University, USA

altRegistration is now open for the upcoming MXene Certificate Course, February 7-11, 2022! This virtual certificate course will teach best practices for the synthesis (2 days), characterization (2 days), and electrochemical measurements of MXenes with a new lecture in the biomedical applications of MXenes (you may choose electrochemical measurements OR biomedical applications - 1 day).

Visiting resracher S. Stankevich performed secondment to MRC due to NANO2DAY project

altStanislav Stankevich, research assistant from Latvias University, Riga, Latvia, performed secondment visit to Materials Research Center, Kyiv, Ukraine, due to the MSCA RISE research project NANO2DAY working on project tasks related to MXene based composites. Dates of performed secondment visit November 17-December 16, 2021.

2021 IEEE 11th International Conference on "Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties" (NAP-2021)


Director of Materials Research Center Dr. Oleksiy Gogotsi and young researcher Veronika Zahorodna visited NAP-2021 conference on nanomaterials held on September 05-11, 2021 in Odessa, Ukraine.

The prime focus of this conference, held annually since 2011, is on the nanoscale materials with emphasis on interdisciplinary research exploring and exploiting unique physical and chemical properties of these materials for practical applications.

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.

22nd Annual Conference on Material Science - YUKOMAT 2021, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, on August 30 – September 05, 2021

altMRC team members Dr.Oleksiy Gogotsi and Veronika Zahorodna visited 22rd Annual Conference on Material Science - YUKOMAT 2021.

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