Project GOSPEL – Network of Excellence General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level

Basic data

Acronym:
GOSPEL
Title:
Network of Excellence General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level
Duration:
09/01/2004 to 30/06/2008
Abstract / short description:
GOSPEL "General Olfaction and Sensing Projects on a European Level" is a Network of Excellence funded by the European Community under the Sixth Framework Programme (IST-2002-507610).

It is coordinated by the Univeristy of Tübingen and integrates the expertise of 25 research groups across Europe (the GOSPEL 'Members'). It also works with over 100 Associate Members from industry and academia worldwide.

The human sense of smell is vital to our interpretation of the world around us. Therefore improving our understanding of how the human nose works and mimicking biological olfaction continues to be a major focus for research groups. Furthermore, detecting non – odorant gases, even when they are present in complex mixtures will become possible as advances are made in our knowledge of the olfactory process. The scientific area of artificial olfaction is of great importance to address the many socio – economic challenges of the 21st century.
Excellence – Hardware, Software and Biomimetics
• Hardware
Work involves the development of robust nano and micro – systems with low power
consumption to create cost effective, intelligent and reliable gas sensors.
• Software
The prime focus of the research is complex data analysis for pattern recognition and
bio-inspired computational mechanisms for enhanced olfactory signal processing.
• Biomimetics
Our understanding of the biological process of olfaction is crucial for the development of olfaction technology. An important aspect of GOSPEL’s work is to bring together biologists investigating olfaction and researchers developing models mimicking the
biological olfactory process.
Keywords:
microsystems
sensors
signal processing
Signalverarbeitung

Staff

Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPTC)
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Contact persons

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPTC)
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPTC)
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPTC)
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

Funders

Brüssel, Belgium
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