The European Commission has given the go ahead to proceed with the development of the business plan for the creation of an innovative interdisciplinary research centre of excellence and integrated precision medical technologies at the UCY to benefit Cyprus and the broader region.
According to a UCY announcement: “The Centre, which aims to pioneer new medical technologies, will focus on scientific areas such as, modelling and disease simulation, intelligent diagnostics and bioinformatics, quantitative medical imaging analysis, e-health, embedded systems and medical electronics, and technology sensors and nanomedicine”.
Professor Constantinos Christofides, UCY Rector commented: “This announcement builds on the great successes of UCY. This funding is excellent news for all of us and testament to the University’s high quality research. Moreover, nurturing successful partnerships is a key priority and strength of the UCY.”
The project proposal has the acronym IPMT (Integrated Precision Medicine Technologies Research Centre of Excellence) and is a result of a partnership between the Cyprus Foundation for Muscular Dystrophy Research, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.v., the Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red and the UCY, which is the coordinator.
The three faculties that have joined their forces on UCY’s behalf are the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and the Medical School.