The Lumiblast project has been nominated for the Innovation Radar Prize 2019, a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. The public has been invited to vote from among 36 innovators to identify the twelve finalists.
With 479 votes the Lumiblast project has reached third rank in its category “Innovative Science” and is among the twelve finalists that will pitch their market plans to the jury in Brussels. We are thankful for your votes and very excited to get the chance to win in our category and competing against all twelve finalists to even become the ‘Grand Prix’ winner of all four categories.
The Lumiblast consortium met on July 3rd 2018 in Valencia, Spain at the wonderful premises of one of our partners, the Univeristat Politècnica de València, to discuss the progress of the project and its future. We have been delighted that not only all partners have joined the meeting but that also two of our external scientific advisors, Herwig Kosstron and Peter Ogilby, have followed our invitation.
The partners have presented their work, progress and results and we enjoyed the intense discussions, striving for new aims together and of course the Spanish cuisine.
The Lumiblast consortium at the 2nd Annual Meeting in 2018.
Prof Dr Georgios C. Vougioukalakis and his team of young researchers opened their doors at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens to students to introduce them to their research, the LUMIBLAST project and Horizon 2020.
As LUMIBLAST is the first Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project coordinated by a Norwegian partner, it’s pioneering research has raised Norway’s attention. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Research and Higher Education Minister Iselin Nybø have visited Prof Kristian Berg and Dr Theo Theodossiou at the Radium Hospital in Oslo to learn more about the Lumiblast project.
The Plymouth Herald interviewed Dr Jan Knight on the Lumiblast project.
The ancient city of Pisa is as famous for its architecture and art as it is for its proud history in science and discovery; Galileo Galilei and Leonardo Fibonacci were both born in Pisa and Carlo Rubbia and Enrico Fermi, both winners of the Nobel Prize, studied here. Science and collaboration lie at the heart of Pisa, so what better setting for the September LUMIBLAST Project consortium meeting which saw all the LUMIBLAST Partners and two members of the Science Advisory Board coming together to discuss the latest developments in this most promising project.
Our project coordinators Prof. Kristian Berg and Dr. Theodossis A. Theodossiou contributed to a new research paper on “the diverse roles of glutathione-associated cell resistance against hypericin photodynamic therapy”, which will be featured in the August issue of the Redox Biology Journal.
The science journal Nature published an article by Theodossiou and his colleagues on the influence of microenvironmental autophagy on tumour growth.