The BE-OPTICAL Project

Biomedical imaging is a research field that is producing ground breaking scientific discoveries that enhance the health and life quality of European citizens and have a huge economic impact. In order to maintain Europe's leading position in the field, it is crucial to invest in the people who will lead R&D, and to promote the academic-private sector partnerships that will transfer the novel technologies to the market.

In order to meet these needs, BE-OPTICAL will provide a unique and structured training programme to 14 ESRs in a wide range of optical imaging technologies and signal processing tools, including fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, optical coherence tomography, optogenetics, engineered nanomaterials and new techniques for the analysis of biomedical signals.

The training programme will provide the ESRs with a broad understanding of how a wide range of optical imaging technologies and data processing tools work, and will open for them a wide range of job opportunities. The ESRs will apply this knowledge to advance the early diagnosis of highly significant diseases. The ESRs will also gain insight into clinical studies of novel imaging technologies and the commercialization process.


Project Details

Project Advanced BiomEdical OPTICAL Imaging and Data Analysis 
Participants Germany, France, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom
Project start
1st October 2015
Duration 48 months
Funded under H2020-EU.1.3.1
Total cost: EUR 3 495 300,48


EU logoThis project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 675512