Scientific projects

EC-funded projects

SafeRubber
Grant agreement no.: 2-243756, funded by the European Community, Call: SME-2008, University of Milano-Bicocca founded by: € 393120.00
The SafeRubber project has received EC funding under the FP7 framework to develop a new, safe, multifunctional accelerator curative molecule which can replace thiourea-based accelerators in the vulcanisation process. Thirteen partners are participating in the SafeRubber research project; the excellent partnership has a mix of SME-AGs (BRPPA, Fed, Assoc and ETRMA).
The detailed descriptions of the project is available at the web site: http://www.saferubber.eu/

Environmental ChemOinformatics (ECO)
Grant agreement no.: 238701, funded by the European Community: Marie Curie Initial Training Networks, Call: FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008, University of Milano-Bicocca founded by: € 518332.00
Environmental ChemOinformatic (ECO) Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) is a collaborative action of 7 institutions from 5 EU countries (Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Italy). The primary objective of this ITN is to contribute to the education of environmental chemo-informaticians who will receive an advanced training in both environmental sciences and computational in silico methods. The fellows of the network are expected to apply their knowledge for the implementation of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) in particular with respect to the replacement, refinement and reduction of animal tests by alternative (in silico and in vitro) methods.
ECO provides 11 positions (Early Stage Researchers in EU terminology) leading towards PhD and 1 postdoctoral position (Experienced Researcher in EU terminology, 1 year duration) starting before September 2010. The selection of fellows will be done on March 31st – April 1st. Place and details of the meeting (travel and participation costs will be covered by the ECO) will be communicated to the selected participants in March. In order to be qualified for this meeting, please, submit your application before March 1st.
The detailed descriptions of the project is available at the web site http://www.eco-itn.eu/

VICIM: Virtual Institute for Chemometrics and Industrial Metrology
Grant agreement no.: GTC1-2001-43030, funded by the European Community, period: 2001-2004
The Virtual Institute for Chemometrics and Industrial Metrology, VICIM BV is a virtual organisation that promotes cost-effective chemical measurement practices by making use of modern chemometric approaches and develops procedures for adequate assessment of the quality of methods and measurement results. VICIM brings together experts from different European institutes with knowledge in a wide-range of chemometric competencies applied in the fields of pharmaceuticals industry, food & drink industry, petrochemical industry and environmental issues.

Virtual Computational Chemistry Laboratory (VCC-LAB)
INTAS Grant: 00-0363 (2001 – 2004).
The overall objective of VCC-LAB project was to develop multi-platform software allowing the computational chemist to perform a comprehensive series of molecular properties calculations and data analysis on Internet. The software is based on three-tier architecture that is becoming widespread to provide client-server services over the world.

Italian projects

Modellazione del processo di formulazione e sviluppo di nuovi prodotti per il settore cosmetico
Programma Regionale DRIADE, Azione DAFNE (2010 – 2011), Scientific coordinator: Prof. Roberto Todeschini. In the project framework, the Milano Chemometrics and QSAR Research group organised the training course “Metodologia della Ricerca Sperimentale”.

Development of chemoinformatics tools for screening and identification of Persistent Bioaccumulable and Toxic (PBTs) compounds and Endocrine Disruptors (EDs) for REACH regulation
Funded by Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca (PRIN 2007, code: 2007R57KT7), principal Investigator: Prof. Roberto Todeschini, University of Milano-Bicocca founded by: € 55000.00, partner: Università dell’Insubria, Prof. Paola Gramatica. Period: 2008-2009