The NABBA project is aimed to provide cutting edge and high medical and societal impact science for the multidisciplinary and intersectoral training of 13 ESRs. The ESRs will strongly benefit from a network of internationally recognized scientists in the field of nanobiotechnology, and the participation of companies with relevant interests in nanomedicine. The planned cooperation programmes between outstanding academic laboratories and Industries, will allow the circulation of ESRs and the opportunity for them to get acquainted with all the most sophisticated technological apparatus and with the most advanced Industrial manufacturing platforms and innovative strategies. These activities will represent attractive working conditions for the candidates of the NABBA program.


Project acronym:          NABBA

Project full title:            Design and Development of advanced NAnomedicines to overcome Biological BArriers and to treat severe diseases

Grant agreement no.:    642028

Project start date:         01/01/2015

Scientist in charge of the project:

  • Prof. Francesco Nicotra, UNIMIB
  • Prof. Massimo Masserini, UNIMIB
  • Prof. Patrick Couvreur,CNRS
  • Prof. Gert Storm,UU
  • Prof. Maria Jose Alonso, USC
  • Prof. Claus-Michael Lehr,HZI
  • Prof. Jean-Christophe Leroux, ETH Zurich
  • Dr. Covadonga Paneda, Sylentis
  • Prof. Andras Dinnyes, BIOT
  • Dr. Bernd Riebesehl, Novartis
  • Dr. Anna Degrassi, NMS







Kick-off meeting:

Picture of the team

1st Project meeting, 25-27 November 2015, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, CNRS Castle, The NABBA team

2nd Project Meeting 7-9 June 2016, Erice, Sicily



This project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 642028 H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014