The Centre for Metabolomics and Bioanalysis CEMBIO at CEU San Pablo University participates as a partner in the European project BiACEM under the Horizon Twinning call for proposals (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03). This call aims to improve networking activities between research institutions in convergence countries and their top-level counterparts in the European Union, linking them with research institutions from Member States or associated countries.
In this case, the project coordinated by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) aims to link its interdisciplinary laboratory Biomic_AUTh with three world-leading metabolomics research groups: the bioinformatics team at Imperial College London (UK), the CEMBIO at CEU San Pablo University, and the Helmholtz Center in Munich (HMGU), Germany.
With over 1.2 million euros in funding and a duration of 36 months, the project aims to carry out short visits, exchange information, train staff in cutting-edge metabolomics technologies, and help establish Biomic AUTh as a centre of excellence in metabolomics in Europe based on the discovery of biomarkers.
Among the objectives of the project are to improve research management, to establish networks, and to transfer knowledge in specific areas. Coral Barbas, Analytical Chemistry professor at the School of Pharmacy and the Director of CEMBIO, is the Principal Investigator of the project at the University.