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MIDI-CHIP Report Summary

Project ID: EVK2-CT-1999-00026
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Belgium

A DNA chip to detect toxic and non-toxic cyanobacteria

Cyanobacterial blooms are a more and more frequent phenomenon in surface waters, and are a concern for human and animal health. Indeed, certain taxa may produce potent hepatotoxins and neurotoxins.

A DNA chip was designed by 4 partners of the MIDI-CHIP project (http://www.cip.ulg.ac.be/midichip) and patented (PCT/FI2004/000310 PCT notification WO2004/104211) by Licentia Ltd.

The purpose is to use the chip for an extensive, automated monitoring of surface waters to detect toxic and non-toxic cyanobacteria.

Contact

Annick WILMOTTE, (Associate Researcher FNRS)
Tel.: +32-4-3663387
Fax: +32-4-3663364
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