Prof. Paolo Melchiorre group is participating in PHOTOTRAIN, an Innovative Training Network (ITN) project funded in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 2016.
PHOTOTRAIN (Entrepreneuring Dynamic Self-Organized Interfaces in Photocatalysis: A Multidisciplinary Training Network Converting Light into Products) seeks to implement photo-catalytic technologies at the industrial level for triggering stereoselective organocatalytic transformations (i.e. pharmaceutical applications) and/or solar fuels production. It is coordinated by Prof. Giacomo Bergamini from the University of Bologna and it involves 4 universities (Universita di Bologna, Cardiff University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universita degle studi di Trieste), 3 research centres (ICIQ, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and 2 companies (Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.,UK and Elvesys SAS, France).
PHOTOTRAIN has been financed with 3.6 million euros to incorporate 14 PhD students in this inter- and multidisciplinary training and research programme.
This is the third ITN project in which ICIQ participates after SusPhos (2013-14, the van Leeuwen group) and MagneticFun (2012-16, the Pericàs group).
ITN (Innovative Training Networks) are European funded projects under the MSCA (Marie Słodowska Curie Actions) and aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers raising excellence and structuring research and doctoral training through international, interdisciplinary and intersection mobility