Below are the download links for the Project's Intellectual Outputs:
1. Modifications to subjects/study programmes in the area of Advanced Analytical Chemistry (AAC) in omics sciences (PhD level)
2. Manuscript for teaching AAC in omics sciences:
3. E-materials for teaching AAC in omics sciences:
The Intellectual Outputs were created in Białystok (Poland), Aveiro (Portugal) and Madrid (Spain) in 2015-18, completed in August 2018.
Posted on 31.08.2018:
Posted on 18.06.2018:
In the period 12-16 June 2018, Michał Piernacki (MUB) took part in an additional Training Activity in Madrid.
Posted on 29.05.2018:
On 24-26 May 2018, the conference entitled "Analytical methods to study oxidative damage, antioxidants and drugs - Advanced Analytical Chemistry for Life Sciences", our project's Multiplier Event was held at MUB. It attracted a huge audience of over 200 participants, including academic, PhD students and students, representatives of pharmaceutical companies and lab equipment manufacturers, secondary school students and medical doctors. Representatives of the three universities in the AACLifeSci partnership took active part in the event in the form of lectures, posters, conducting workshops and other auxiliary roles. A truly international event, the conference was attended by persons from all over the world, including China, USA, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine, The Netherlands, and Croatia, as well as guests from Poland, Portugal and Spain. The conference included numerous additional events such as a welcome reception, a countryside social event, a chamber music mini-concert, a fireworks display, and a trip to Białowieża. The IOs were distributed among the participants, discussed and included in the workshops conducted on the last day of the conference in a transnational environment (Teaching Activities).
Also, on 24 May, the third Transnational Project Meeting took place, with 13 project participants present. During the meeting, all work leading to the finalization of the project was planned.
Posted on 20.02.2018:
In the period 19-27 February 2018, Wojciech Łuczaj and Agnieszka Gęgotek (MUB) took part in an additional Learning Activity in Aveiro.
Posted on 09.02.2018:
The last few months have been quite busy:
- Antonia Garcia visited Aveiro (2-6 October) to perform a Training Activity.
- Pedro Domingues and Michał Biernacki visited Madrid (22-26 October) to perform the last of the planned Training Activities.
- work on Intellectual Output 2 (the manuscript) is ongoing and nearing completion.
- we have started organizing the Multiplier Event (conference at MUB, Białystok) planned for May 2018.
Posted on 29.09.2017:
This month two researchers from CEU took part in Learning Activities in Aveiro: Carolina Gonzalez Riaño (11-26 September), who continued the work begun by Francisco J. Rupérez in July 2016, and Antonia Garcia (14-29 September).
Posted on 26.07.2017:
July is a very busy month in our project. Agnieszka Gęgotek has gone to Aveiro for her second Learning Activity (3-30 July). The second Transnational Project Meeting (20-21 May), a very busy one, took place in Madrid and there is ongoing work on the manuscript.
Posted on 29.05.2017:
Wojciech Łuczaj is starting his second Learning Activity at Aveiro today and will stay at Aveiro until June 10.
Posted on 19.05.2017:
Eliana Alvez and Elizabete Maciel are finishing their Learning and Training Activities at MUB tomorrow.
Posted on 08.05.2017:
Eliana Alvez and Elizabete Maciel (Aveiro) are starting their Learning and Training Activities at MUB, which will last until May 20.
Posted on 01.03.2017:
The first draft of the manuscript for teaching advanced analytical chemistry is already prepared and ready to be tested (the manuscript is one of the Intellectual Outputs of our project). The next semester will see many LTT Activities organized, some of them devored to testing of the manuscript on selected groups of students.
Posted on 09.01.2017:
Michał Biernacki finished his LTT Activity in Madrid as planned, on December 31.
Posted on 10.09.2016:
In less than a month, Michał Biernacki (MUB) is starting his long-term (90 days) LTT Activity in Madrid (CEU). The activity will last from October 1 to December 31, 2016.
Posted on 22.07.2016:
Francisco J. Rupérez (CEU) finished the first part of his LTT Activity at Aveiro University. It lasted 5 days, from 18 to 22 July.
Posted on 22.05.2016:
Today is the last day of Carolina Gonzalez Riaño's LTT Activity!
Posted on 12.05.2016:
Wojciech Łuczaj (MUB) is due to finish his first Learning Activity at Aveiro (02-14.05.2016) in two days while Carolina Gonzalez Riaño's (CEU) almost month-long visit at MUB (also a Learning Activity) is due to start on May 25 and ends on June 22.
Posted on 25.02.2016:
The first Transnational Project Meeting (25.02-26.02.2016) is now taking place in Aveiro, Portugal. Our Project Coordinator, Elżbieta Skrzydlewska, and Head Researcher, Wojciech Łuczaj, will get together with researches from Aveiro and Madrid, talk about project matters, and spend some quality time in Portugal! Agnieszka Gęgotek is also starting her 60-day Learning Activity at Aveiro.
Posted on 16.11.2015:
AACLifeSci has been kicked off today through an online meeting of our teams. Some of us had the opportunity to meet for the first time and we discussed all the important project matters.
What is Advanced Analytical Chemistry for Life Sciences (ACCLifeSci)?
Advanced Analytical Chemistry for Life Sciences (ACCLifeSci) is an educational and scientific project coordinated by prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Skrzydlewska, the Dean of MUB’s Faculty of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine, financed from Erasmus+ Programme implemented by a partnership of three universities:
- Medical University of Białystok, Faculty of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine (The Leader)
- Aveiro University (Portugal, partner)
- University San Pablo-CEU (Spain, partner)
What is the period of project implementation?
1st September 2015 – 31st August 2018
What is the subject matter of the project?
The rapid development of civilization diseases is the main reason for the increase of morbidity and mortality in Europe and quantitative/qualitative research into identifying biomarkers of civilization diseases in the context of omics, addressed by this project, is one of the possible remedies. Omics may explain the biochemical bases of an organism’s functioning through characterization/quantification of pools of biological molecules. As single compounds are ineffective biomarkers, omics give new opportunities for a more detailed understanding of diseases. This improves efficiency, monitoring, and leads to personalized therapy. Advanced Analytical Chemistry (AAC), an instrumental basis for all pharmaceutical/biomedical examinations, allows to apply the premises of omics in practice.
Omics development in European universities is imbalanced. Although AAC/omics is usually included in PhD courses through theoretical/practical classes, the number of specialized units/teams with access to dedicated equipment needed for a comprehensive approach is limited. There is also a lack of AAC-qualified academics, didactic materials or a system for an experience exchange at all levels. Thus, only few PhD students can be fully trained in AAC, instrumental analysis or data handling or acquire the skills necessary to integrate AAC with the needs of health service, hospital diagnostic labs, business or labour market.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to adapt the study programmes of the three Partner Universities to the needs of the health service in the area of the use of Advanced Analytical Chemistry techniques in omics through an exchange of experiences at the European level.
How the aim will be achieved?
The aims of the project will be achieved by:
- preparing the academic staff of the 3 Partner Universities for educating PhD students in using of AAC techniques in metabolomics/lipidomics and proteomics,
- modifications in study programmes
- creation of educational resources - the manuscript and e-materials for students /i.e. the Intellectual Outputs/
The project activities include partnership-based learning/training/teaching activities, and involve an exchange of experiences and good practices, creating a stable and active network of cooperation, and personal and social development of project participants.
What activities will be organized as part of the project?
The planned activities will play a key role in adequate preparation of the researchers/teachers involved in the project implementation and producing all the project’s Intellectual Outputs.
Learning Activities will be organized to provide the researchers/teachers the necessary theoretical and practical skills in AAC. This will be followed by Training Activities with students (workshops) whose purpose will be to expand on the previous sessions in a researcher/teacher-PhD student context (an international teaching cooperation). The last series of activities (Teaching Activities), in addition to providing a further extension of the earlier ones, will be aimed at testing the first draft of the manuscript and introducing all the necessary modifications.
Implementation of the project gives the unique opportunity for the 3 Partner Universities to combine the knowledge and experience of their scientific and administrative teams. An additional result of the project implementation will be an exchange of good practices and skills and an extension of cooperation between the 3 institutions, which may open possibilities for joint investigations in the future. Moreover, the project will create a rich multidisciplinary environment, facilitating the sharing of knowledge between each of the team members at a high academic level. It is envisaged that the impact of the project will extend to both the scientific community and patients, leading to a better therapeutic possibilities in the area of different diseases.
What is the reason for the international character of the project?
The transnational cooperation results from the inherent highly specialized nature, global character, and specific path of development of its subject area. Discussion during international events is key, so to realize the project objectives, a collaboration in a wide group of international experts, competent in various aspects of AAC and omics, is absolutely essential. As AAC and multiomics development in Europe varies, this will facilitate an exchange of knowledge, experience, and good practices. This is an EU-level added value, the outcomes impossible to achieve by one institution, or even various institutions from a single country.
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