Earlier this year, the DIM ELICIT announced two calls for proposals, aimed to support :

1) the co-development of interdisciplinary collaborative research projects that combine first application of technologies or innovative instruments or new methods to biology

2) the dissemination of competitive technology platforms and introduction of relevant prototypes in biological research environments.

The projects had to exhibit a clear impact and transformative potential in Life Science ; with an emphasis on tech transfer or start-ups creation.

In this frame, we are happy to announce that 12 projects were selected within the DIM ELICIT core technologies.

The selected projects:

WASCO – WAve front Shaping for Circuit Optogenetics

  • Principal investigator: Valentina Emiliani
  • Location: Wavefront Engineering Microscopy team – Institut de la Vision
  • Core technology: Biophotonics and waves
  • End-user application: Technologies for in vivo biology on animal models

UltraPath – Pipeline for in cellulo ultrastructure determination of dynamic host-pathogen interactions

  • Principal investigator: Jost Enninga
  • Location: Dynamics of host-pathogen interactions – Institut Pasteur
  • Core technology: Biophotonics and waves
  • End-user application: Single cell / single molecule

E²AO-LSFM – Excitation/emission adaptive optics light-sheet fluorescence microscopy for in depth high resolution functional neuro-imaging

Light-SABR – Environmental Bioengineering by Means of Laser
Photoablation

  • Principal investigator: Samy Gobaa
  • Location: Biomaterials and Microfluidics laboratory – Institut Pasteur
  • Core technology: Microfluidics, Biophotonics and waves, Image analysis
  • End-user application: Organs-on-chips, High Tech / Low Cost technologies

C. elegans development, perturbed in space and time
using microfluidics

  • Principal investigator: Wolfgang Keil
  • Location: Quantitative Developmental Biology team  – Institut Curie
  • Core technology: Microfluidics
  • End-user application: Technologies for in vivo biology on animal models

DC chip – Study of dendritic cell-cancer cell interaction on a microfluidic chip

  • Principal investigator: Oliver Kepp
  • Location: Cell Biology Platform – Gustave Roussy Cancer Center (GRCC)
  • Core technology: Microfluidics, Image analysis
  • End-user application: Organs-on-chips

isoModLoc – Isotropic Modulated localization to decipher multiple proteins 3D organization at the nanoscale

  • Principal investigator: Sandrine Lévêque-Fort
  • Location: Biophotonics group – ISMO – Paris Saclay University
  • Core technology: Biophotonics and waves
  • End-user application: Single cell / single molecule

RAFALE – Realtime image analysis for the quantification of single-cell kinetic bioassays in microfluidic droplets

  • Principal investigator: Thibault Lagache
  • Location: BioImage Analysis Unit – Institut Pasteur
  • Core technology: Image analysis
  • End-user application: Single cell / single molecule

3D-NEUROMIC – Whole-brain single-cell assessment of neurodevelopmental gene function with novel universally applicable genome-integrating vectors and large-scale multicolor imaging

  • Principal investigator: Jean Livet
  • Location: Neurogenesis and circuit development team – Institut de la Vision
  • Core technology: Biophotonics and waves, Image analysis
  • End-user application: Technologies for in vivo biology on animal models, Single cell / single molecule

DeepMetaboFLIM – Deep learning methods for the Metabolic characterization of brain function and aging by label-free Fluorescence Lifetime IMaging

  • Principal investigator: Pierre-Yves Plaçais
  • Location: BioImage Energy and Memory team – Brain Plasticity Unit – ESPCI
  • Core technology: Image analysis
  • End-user application: Technologies for in vivo biology on animal models

CortOcyte – Cortical tension: a predictor of oocyte fitness

  • Principal investigator: Marie-Emilie Terret
  • Location: Oocyte Mechanics and Morphogenesis team – CIRB – Collège de France
  • Core technology: Microfluidics
  • End-user application: Single cell / single molecule

ImQuantID – Improved quantification of Optical Imaging Data

 

The DIM ELICIT warmly congratulates all the winners and wishes them a successful start to their project.