Full title of the project:  BIO-OPT-XUV (BOX) Research Team Advancement at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

Registration No.:    MEYS ESF Project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0092
Project duration:    July 1, 2011 – May 30, 2014
Project Administrator:    Miroslava Vrbová

The aim of this project is to strengthen education and research with a focus on the interactions of the optical (OPT) and the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) radiation with biological objects (BIO), and to further build up a research team at the FBME/CTU. As a result, new innovative young academic workers (PhD and Master candidates in the fields of “Instruments and methods for biomedicine”) will be integrated into the existing team; the post-graduate education in this field will be updated, the existing XUV FBME laboratory’s international collaborative research will be advanced, and its infrastructure will be fortified by the introduction of new topics and methods.

The main parts of the project (designated as the “Key Activities (KA)”):
(Co-ordinating & responsible person in parentheses)
KA1:    Education of the team in the domain of XUV-UV-VIS-BIO interaction; dissemination of the project results (M. Vrbová)
KA2:    Training of specialists in the field of XUV laboratory sources (M.Vrbová, Jančárek)
KA3:    Laboratory infrastructure development (P. Kučera, V. Fidler)
KA4:    New methods in biomedical imaging (V. Fidler)
KA5:    New combined TR/OPT/UV/XUV spectroscopy (V. Fidler)
KA6:    Photobiology and photo-medicine of (non-)neoplastic mucosal affections (P. Kučera)
KA7:    Fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy of bio-membranes (R. Macháň)
KA8:    Fibre optics for fluorescence biosensors (M.Pospíšilová)

Partner Institutes from the Czech Republic:
The Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, v.v.i.   (P.Vrba)
J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i. (M. Hof)
The Institute of Photonics and Electronics AS CR, v.v.i. (V. Matějec)
The Institute of Chemical Processes AS CR, v.v.i. (G. Kuncová)

International collaborating laboratories and partners:  
EPPRA s.a.s., France (S.V. Zakharov)
The Laser Laboratorium Goettingen e.V., Germany (K.Mann)
The Department of Chemistry, Brown University, USA (C. Rose-Petruck, M. Zimmt)
The Dept. of Physics, Stratclyde University, Glasgow, UK (D. Birch)
The Dept. of Urology, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland (P. Jichlinski)
The Laboratory of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, University of Geneva, Switzerland (N. Lange)

The project is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech in the frame of  the Sphere 7.2.3 Human potential in research and development and has been launched at the CTU FBME in Kladno on July 1, 2011.