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Exploratory Project Call 2: Digital Disease Detection: Building the toolkit

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Applications are now open for our 2nd round of Exploratory Funding to support projects themed around 'Digital Disease Detection: Building the toolkit'

i-sense currently have up to £1M funding available to support new Exploratory Projects to complement and grow our Core Research Challenge Programme to develop early warning systems for infectious diseases. Our aim is to bring in new academics from different departments across the founding partner institutions to create a national network of excellence.

We welcome applications in the following areas:

i. Advanced microfluidic technologies to handle complex patient samples and pre-concentrate biomarkers of flu, bacteria and HIV.

ii. Novel optical devices to detect nanoparticles such as quantum dots using a smartphone.

iii. Innovative methods to improve the privacy and security of mobile phone-connected diagnostic tests and early warning systems.

iv. Statistical methods to improve the early detection of epidemics and pandemics.

v. Smart design of human-technology interfaces to maximize patient benefit – including apps, devices, dashboards and health systems approaches.

vi. 5G+ mobile phone technologies for infectious diseases

We are not limited to these areas, so if you have a good idea please do get in touch.

Exploratory projects are required to be new, cross-disciplinary, collaborative projects that should last between 1.5 - 2 years. They should involve researchers from two or more partner institutions (UCL, Imperial, LSHTM, Newcastle, Surrey, Public Health England). One of the partners must be a current i-sense academic- you can see the full list of i-sense members here.

Please click here for more information. 

Key dates

Applications have now closed. Successful applicants will be announced shortly.