the 2nd of April, the MUSIQ project officially kicked-off with the
first face-to-face meeting with the whole consortium. All MUSIQ Beneficiaries
had the chance to meet at the coordinating Cardiff University, School of
Biosciences. The project Coordinator, Prof Paola Borri gave everyone a warm
welcome and started the meeting by introducing and updating all participants on
the objectives of the four year project. The meeting offered an engaging
platform to discuss the research that will take place as well as the recruiting
strategy for the 15
atmosphere was full of energy and the 11 represented partners from 8 countries
are excited to dive into the project. We will look forward to the collaborations
and results that are going to follow within the next 48 months.
The MUSIQ project officially started on 1. April and will run for
the next four years under the coordination of Prof. Paola Borri from the
University of Cardiff in the United Kingdom.
MUSIQ has received 3.9 million euro funding from the Horizon 2020
Framework Programme of the European Union. The following scientific
objectives highlight the research training goals of this project:
Investigate nonlinear optical phenomena originating from the intrinsic response of natural biomolecules.
Combine nonlinear imaging with ultrafast two-dimensional spectroscopy
Achieve single molecule detection and super-resolution in coherent nonlinear imaging.
MUSIQ is designed as an integrated research and training network
where we will recruit 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) to work towards
the central ambitious goal of developing the ‘quantum microscopes of
To enhance the career perspective of the ESRs by training them in a
broad range of cutting-edge scientific, technical and transferable
skills, through a unique combination of projects, secondments, and
tailored courses provided by world-leading academic institutions,
high-tech companies and professional partners, across different European
The recruitment phase for the open MUSIQ PhD positions has officially started. MUSIQ is looking to recruit 15 Early Stage Researchers (ERS).
The overarching training objective of MUSIQ is to form the next
generation of creative, innovative, well-connected scientists in this
technologically demanding field of multiphoton microscopy technology
developments. Therefore MUSIQ, implements a multidisciplinary
intersectoral training and research programme at the interface between
physics, chemistry and life sciences.
To enhance the career perspective of the ESRs who will be choosen by
training them in a broad range of cutting-edge scientific, technical and
transferable skills, through a unique combination of projects,
secondments, and tailored courses.
For further details check the open positions here. Apply soon for the limmited MUSIQ PhD positions and become part of this journey.
The EU funded project MUSIQ will officially start on 1st April 2019
and aims to develope with the help of 15 early stage researchers (ESRs)
the next generation optical microscopy exploitin quantum coherent
It trains the ESRs on a unique mixture of experimental and
computational skills at the physics/chemistry/life science interface. By
bringing together a unique team of 6 world-leading academic groups, at
the forefront of nonlinear optical microscopy and ultrafast coherent
light-matter interaction phenomena, and 6 high tech companies, to
translate the results into biomedical/pharmaceutical real-world
The project will run for 48 months under the coordination of Prof Paola Borri from the Cardiff University.
The MUSIQ proposal has been evaluated positively and will therefore
receive funding under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training
Networks (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018), more precise as an European Training
Network (ETN), under grant agreement no. 812992.
MUSIQ – Multiphoton Microscopy and Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Imaging
meets Quantum – is designed as an innovative and pioneering training
network, with the unique vision of developing the next-generation
optical microscopy exploiting quantum coherent nonlinear phenomena.
MUSIQ brings together a multidisciplinary team of physicists, optical
engineers, biologists, chemists, from academia and industry, using a
broad set of complementary techniques. Through their projects,
secondments and collaborative exchanges, all 15 ESRs will have access to
an excellent combination of tools, technologies and expertise.
The following scientific objectives highlight the research training goals of this project:
Investigate nonlinear optical phenomena originating
from the intrinsic response of natural biomolecules, to achieve
label-free imaging and overcome artefacts from sample
Combine nonlinear (i.e. multiphoton) imaging with
ultrafast two-dimensional spectroscopy to increase specificity and
unravel quantum coherences in biomolecules.
Achieve single molecule detection and
super-resolution in coherent nonlinear imaging via a combination of
approaches, including the enhancement of the light field in the vicinity
of metallic (plasmonic) nanostructures.