EXCELL is a European project within the FP7 NMP - Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new produc-tion technologies program. It started in September 2008 and will run for three years. The project has 10 partners (8 academic and 2 SMEs) and an EU contribution of € 3 780 750.
The project is a novel innovative approach to explore interaction mechanisms between biological materials and nano-structures. It involves a forward-looking cross disciplinary and design-based research to generate an integrated, biologically inspired technological platform of high complexity, able to monitor cell dynamics at nano-scale.
Expertise in cellular and molecular biology, nanosciences, material engineering, biophysics, biotechnology, modelling, and analytical chemistry, are combined to address the targeted goals, which go beyond the state of the art methods used in traditional biotechnology and systems biology.