Emilia got a small grant (Miniatura) to develop a bio-analytical platform for multi-site electrochemical monitoring of species such as oxygen and glucose in a 3D cell culture system. 3D cell cultures are postulated to become a bridge between 2D in vitro models and experiments on animals. They provide more natural environment for the cells, with elaborate stimulation patterns as well as chemical gradients and therefore are better suited for mimicking live systems than planar cultures.
Miniatura is a new type of small grant from NCN with a maximum funding of 50000 PLN (ca 12000 EUR) for specific purposes such as purchase of reagents and small equipment, travels etc. The maximum funding period is 12 months.