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Science at the service of Europe

Preparing the ground for nanoceramics

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The POLYCERNET project, concluded in 2012, focused on new multifunctional ceramic materials with a tailored nanostructure that are synthesised from polymers. These Polymer-Derived nanoCeramics (PDCs) have a high resistance to creep (permanent deformation due to stress), oxidation and corrosion, up to temperatures as high as 1500°C. The network published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and presented more than 67 oral contributions to international conferences, filed two national patents and organised two international symposiums.

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Supporting glycoscience researchers

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CERMAV-TRAIN, concluded in 2012, trained Early Stage Researchers (ESR) of glycosciences, which focus on the synthesis/biosynthesis of complex carbohydrates and their function. Through this project 18 female and eight male ESRs from six European and four non-European countries were supported. This scientific field impacts on research into areas such as anti-inflammatory medicine, anti-infection, immunology, vaccines and anti-cancer therapies. The field also has implications for material sciences, green chemistry and sustainable development.

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